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“Disappointing experience” 2 of 5 stars
Review of 5 Spice

5 Spice
3/4, Dheeraj Pali Arcade, Dr Ambedkar Road, Pali Naka, Bandra West | Pali Naka, Bandra West, Mumbai (Bombay) 400050, India
+91 22 2269 1257
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Ranked #358 of 11,007 Restaurants in Mumbai (Bombay)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Disappointing experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I have been to 5 Spice many times over the last few years, and have had decent experiences so far. Perhaps one of the reasons I decided to revisit this place yesterday with some office colleagues. This time however, the experience was rather unsettling. We had ordered some starters, followed by rice, noodles and gravy for main-course and dessert to finish off the lunch. The starters were served cold, the noodles felt half-cooked, were slippery and wet, rice seemed like it was just boiled and rushed out, and the gravy tasted like vegetable soup, the unhealthy kind! It was so bad, we cancelled the desserts and went to McDonald's next door for ice-creams!

Now I understand during peak hours and a packed house the chefs might want to rush the orders, but certainly not at the cost of quality. This episode left a us with a pretty bad taste and the only saving grace, the reason I have given them a rating of 2, was that they didn't make us wait during peak hours, treatment is usually the opposite.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The chinese food served may not be authentic but will surely rocks your taste buds. .. They understood the Indian taste pallete completly and serve flavours accodingly .. their helping sizes are huge ... so order carefully... deserts are must try

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Doha, Qatar
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Trully gastronomic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

If you are in Mumbai and a food lover, this is the place to go. I have enjoyed the food, ambience and everything else this restaurant has to offer. My personal favourite is the one at Pali market.

Must try:
1. Butter Garlic prawns
2. Roast lam with vegetables
3. Rocky road (Dessert)

The portions are the best amongst a lot of restaurants i have been too. The service is upto the mark and beyond. Value for money.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Pathetic food callous service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

Went for dinner with friends. The food was so surprisingly bad!! We had steamed chicken wantons - sticky and tasteless. Stewed fried rice was bland and flavourless. Shredded chicken in hot sauce was like eating a sauce with no real ingredients. A local Chinese serve better food. Service was so poor and lousy. Please be aware billing takes forever. An absolute avoidable place.

Visited February 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Food Quality is Good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

My friend and I are from the U.S. and are visiting our husbands who are working in Mumbai. I had the Chinese Chicken Chop Sue and it was wonderful. Everyone agreed that the chicken spring rolls were the best we’ve ever had. We also had a spicy breaded chicken appetizer which was tasty as well.

My husband had a noodle/vegetable dish which he ate every bit. My friend had a lamb dish topped with a lot of garlic, which he said was good too. His wife had a meat and noodle dish with rice. Everyone at our table was impressed with the quality and quantity of our meals.

The entrees were big and we were unable to eat it all. We took some home to eat later. Our food was served hot and fresh. We asked for a take out menu as we would definitely eat there again.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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