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“Dunbar neighborhood gem!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Spice Islands Indonesian Restaurant - CLOSED

Spice Islands Indonesian Restaurant
3592 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
(604) 266-7355
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Cuisines: Indonesian
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Vancouver, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
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“Dunbar neighborhood gem!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Over the past few years Spice Islands has become one of our favorite restaurants in a city that has a huge choice of wonderful restaurants. Its Indonesian cuisine is consistently delicious, there are plenty of choices on the menu, and prices are reasonable. I usually don't eat dessert, but I can't leave this restaurant without having the banana fritters with ice cream. The owner, Rod, who acts as host in this small room, is charming and accommodating. The restaurant is seldom crowded and we find this surprising because it's so good. Perhaps it's because of the out-of-the-way location on 41st Avenue near Dunbar Street -- no other restaurants nearby. Good service, delicious food, and reasonable prices! Try it!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“The Sambal Terasi was just like grandma used to make”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We ordered gado2 for appetizer and it was good. A small portion is enough for 2 persons. My husband ordered the special Prawn, which in my opinion was ok but not great; I ordered The Flying Dutchman which was good and the portion was very very generous. For dessert, we ordered Lapis Legit and Ginger Spiced cake with ice cream which were really really good. But the star for me was the sambal terasi. It was just like grandma used to make. Overall the food is good and we'll be back to try other dishes.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Apple Valley
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Spice as you like it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Wonderful little restaur. ant with great food. The staff will determine the right level of spice for your indvidual taste, and have the dish made to perfection. Lots of choices whether you are a meat, seafood or veggie lover. They also have a wide varity of wines to accompany your meal.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Great Indonesian restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

The food is excellent and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The decor is average but the quality of the food and service made that seem trivial.

It's a must do again.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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