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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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86% Recommend
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English first
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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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
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
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We had a beautiful meal at The Spice Room in Wanaka. The staff were really friendly and the service was excellent. The food was delicious, they do a brilliant job with the use of their spices and the servings were generous (we were so full when we left!). We were really impressed and would highly recommend The Spice Room.

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Abhishek S, Owner at The Spice Room, responded to this review

Hi There Thanks so much for an awesome review, i think i remember serving you guys. If Im not wrong you had the banquet, it was great chatting with you folks. Cheers Abhishek More

New Delhi, India
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Had dinner at The Spice Room during our stay for a night in Wanaka. Overall it was a very good experience for us. Nice, courteous staff that gave us a warm welcome. The restaurant served authentic Indian food which is at times can be quite difficult to find abroad. The location is also good, the restaurant is ~500 mts away... More

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Abhishek S, Owner at The Spice Room, responded to this review

Hi Mr Gagandeep Thanks for the positive review, and cheers for the chance of hosting you. Kind regards Abhishek More

Darwin, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Been away travelling for 6 months so didnt mind spending out for a curry but wasnt great. Curry tasted like it was out of a pataks jar, i like pataks but could have made it cheaper myself. The popadoms were attempting to be posh, ruined it. Staff were very friendly though but did feel slghtly rushed. Dont spend the money!... More

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Abhishek S, Owner at The Spice Room, responded to this review

Hi There Firstly thanks for giving us the chance to host you in Lake Wanaka and please accept our apologies if it didn't go as per plan. Given how vague your comments are, either you were having a bad when you dined in or you love your pataks spices a lot. We don't mind taking criticism if it is explained... More

Westbury, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Recommended by hotel to try this place. Well, really not alot you can say about this place, well located and very clean. Food was just fantastic. Enjoyed well flavoured and service was very good as well.

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Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The meal was "middle of the road" as far as this type of cuisine is concerned. We left with a feeling of having had a satisfactory evening but it didn't quite hit the spot

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