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The Spice Room

43 Helwick Street | Next to Wanaka Pharmacy, Wanaka, New Zealand
03-443 1133
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Ranked #8 of 57 restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The Spice Room is an exciting new Indian Restaurant and Lounge, with a fresh and healthy take on authentic Indian flavours. Warm up next to the big fire in the lounge with eclectic Indian snacks, salads and curries. Or relax and dine in with our affordable wine and cocktail list. The menu has been designed keeping in mind the authentic favors of India along with the diversity of various dishes, there is a lot of emphasis given on home style Indian cooking which is uncomplicated, yet brings out the favors for which Indian cuisine is so popular.With over 25 years of collective experience in the kitchen, you can be rest assured that you are going to be treated to the finest that Indian cuisine has to offer.
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North Shore City, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

One of the best Indian meals we have ever had. The night's special of venison was excellent, but it was the prawn malabari that was the star of the night. Perfectly cooked, bursting with flavour, and the touch of lemon just added the final perfect touch. Not a BYO but the house wine was more than adequate. The service couldn't... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Awesome food , great service , friendly staff , fast service , cold beer , I would diffinately eat there again

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Overall this was a pleasant experience. Food was not as hot as I expected, and most people in my group found this. However, it was very tasty. The service was polite and friendly. The downside of this experience for me was that my dinner arrived about 10minutes after the rest of my table was served. We were all charged for... More

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We absolutely loved our meal here. My hubby got the Special Butter Chicken as he is a big butter chicken fan. He said without a doubt this is the best one he has ever eaten. I got the Garlic Chicken Tikka. It was tender, moist and full of flavour. The service was very good, the staff friendly, and it was... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Despite good reviews I am afraid I found the Spice Room to be average. We were seated but waited quite a while before we were asked if we wanted any drinks. Waiter visited infrequently and at one point I had to go up to the bar to ask for someone to come over and take drinks orders. Venison main was... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Went here second time in last 3 months n yes it's still the same. Can't complain about anything. Warm welcome lovely ambience n great food. Hosts were welcoming too with good local wine knowledge. Simply loved their goat curry. Can't wait to go back

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Noosa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The Spice Room became our go to restaurant during our recent extended stay in Wanaka. We usually went there at the last minute when the cook (moi) couldn't face another night over the stove - which was quite often actually! We loved it because we knew we would never have to wait (sometimes we wanted a longer wait actually -... More

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mumbai
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The decor of this restaurant is good.. Staff very helpful.. But we being Indian , found the food just average. But for someone missing Indian food in Newzealand can pay a visit .

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

let me tell you…The beautiful married couple who own this place run the most amazing Indian restaurant. the food is so flavorful, the service is so warm and friendly and I pray this restaurant stays forever in Wanaka!!! we love it! it's so comfortable and easy to carry on conversations due to the furnishings making for great acoustics!

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Danville, California, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The decor was very nice and the service good. Their lamb korma was the best I have ever tasted! You can tell when and Indian restaurant is good....it is crowded!

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