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2335 Augusta Road, Westside Place Shopping Center, West Columbia, SC 29169
8037089158
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 because this used to be my favorite place in Columbia. They had the best Indian buffet and I used to go once a week or else I would get withdrawals. However, last summer they decided to change their buffet style layout to a confusing menu where you pick certain... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 because this used to be my favorite place in Columbia. They had the best Indian buffet and I used to go once a week or else I would get withdrawals. However, last summer they decided to change their buffet style layout to a confusing menu where you pick certain items and they... More 

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Walnut Creek, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We too made a return trip only to find that the buffet had been eliminated. We stayed and enjoyed our dinner once we deciphered the menu. Very nice family that owns this operation and totally understand why they stopped the buffet. We truly enjoyed trying different dishes and this was the perfect location to do so.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This was our first time at Spice Junction. My wife and I have eaten at all the other Indian restaurants in the Columbia area, so we decided to try this one. First off, I have no complaint with the taste of the food. It was cooked well and just the right amount of heat and spice. The trouble was the... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I reviewed this restaurant a couple years ago, and at the time I thought it was the best Indian in Columbia (despite some odd signs and policies about wasting food). Since then, first the prices went up, then the food got worse, and now the buffet has disappeared, replaced by an odd system that seems much more wasteful. Recently, I... More 

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South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I do not like the new format at all. The combinations are odd. I would rather pay more and eat what I would like to eat from the buffet.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Had enjoyed Spice Junction for several years but they no longer offer a self serve all you can eat buffet. Under the new business model, they serve you "combos" which limit your choices and there are no return trips to the buffet unless you pay another $9.99. No thanks. I'll go to Bombay Grill or Village of India and have... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I would advise customers to search for other places to eat Indian food. I strongly recommend that you avoid this restaurant. The food was not how it should be and it was cross contaminated. My friend has gluten allergies so we asked what food choices on the menu would be suitable for her to eat. She ordered the Chana pindi... More 

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Columbia,SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Cleanest indian restaurant i have ever been to. food is prepared very well. i would call this clean mild indian. very good but i tend to like wider scope of intense heat and flavor. they no longer have a buffet. the food is in the buffet but they serve it to you. that's a bit unusual. same price as the... More 

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West Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The food here is excellent!Atmosphere very plain but the have a nice setup for self service.Nice couple runs it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Anytime someone suggest Indian food I recommend this place. Food is always hot and fresh. The naan is yummy. The only downside would be its just buffet but good selection of food on the bar.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2335 Augusta Road, Westside Place Shopping Center, West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: 8037089158

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Thai
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?