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Spice Melody - CLOSED

164 Franklin Turnpike, Mahwah, NJ 07430
(201) 252-8687
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Cuisines: Indian
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English first
Syracuse, New York, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We weren't expecting much when we chose an Indian restaurant in suburban NJ, but we wee pleasantly surprised. Delicious and well prepared whole wheaqt parathas. authenticallly spiced Tikka tandoori chicken. Lovely saag paneer. Friendly homestyle cooking. A treat!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

My wife and me were walking around the botabical garden and found on tripadvisor a nearby indian restaurant I love the vegetarian platter appetizer and the karahi lamb

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Oakland, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Eaten here several times. Favorites: lamb vindaloo, chicken tikka masala, breads. Good quality ingredients, flavorful sauces, appropriate heat level ( which can be augmented with a side of chopped hot chilis). Highly recommended.

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Suffern, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This family owned restaurant is tiny but expresses it's appreciation for it's diners in every way possible from the wonderful combination of flavors, the beautifully prepared dishes, the out of the ordinary menu selections, the atmosphere and lighting to the friendly and humorous hostess who treats you with instant familiarity. All this and you bring your own wine! My family... More

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Waitress was a little nutty and would not stop talking! There was a hair, a beard hair baked into my papdoms!

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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102 reviews 102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

My wife and I and another couple had dinner a few nights ago at Spice Melody. Although not familiar with Indian food, we all enjoyed the unique flavors, spices and dishes. The vegetable platter was a good way to start off our adventure in Indian cuisine. I had the curry lamb which was excellent. My wife had the lamb shish-kabob... More

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Bergen County, NJ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

My wife and I have now visited Spice Melody twice. The food is five stars. Incredible favors, and they can turn up or turn down the heat to your desire. Plus, it is a BYOB, so that helps. I would give it five overall, but the space itself is not particularly appealing. Looks like it used to be a donut... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I eat here frequently and are always saying YUM when we are done. The food here is plate licking delicious! This place is a gem!

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New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

We are total foodies, both members of The James Beard Foundation, one of us schooled at the French Culinary Institute. One of us has been eating Indian food for more than 30 years beginning with trips to England where 'Tandoor' restaurants run by immigrants of Indian descent have been purveying the best Indian food outside of Mumbai! We rarely are... More

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Allendale, New Jersey
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Having recently moved to the area from a more rural county, I missed the places where I could walk in and feel like everyone knew me, treated me like a firend. Spice Melody is such a place in the middle of an often-snobby county. This is a wonderful family-run business. The waitresses and owners were so lovely to us the... More

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