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“Outstanding!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Spice Room

The Spice Room
43 Helwick Street | Next to Wanaka Pharmacy, Wanaka, New Zealand
03-443 1133
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Ranked #5 of 65 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Columbus, Ohio
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14 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The Spice Room is one of the best restaurants we've ever visited. Our meal was flawless, the service was friendly and timely, and the ambiance was very modern and cozy. I had a chicken dish with crushed mint, and my wife had lamb curry. Both dishes were superb.

Had we spent another night in Wanaka, we would have returned!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 restaurant reviews
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“Nice place and yummy food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We had heard of the restaurant, so we had high expectations. And delivered it!
Very nice place, beautiful decoration. Friendly service. And delicious food. We weren't too sure of what to order and the waiter was very helpful. Everything was fantastic!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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“5 Star Indian Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Visiting from Gloucester UK, we were offered some very tasty 'nibbles' by a member of staff from The Spice Room whilst looking around Wanaka in late afternoon. Having heard of this restaurant on 'Tourism Radio' in our Maui Motorhome we decided to eat there that evening. We were greeted with a smile as we walked in, & decided to opt for the 'specials' we had sampled earlier.
The whole experience was first class, with perfectly cooked food & attentive service, in modern surroundings with a blazing fire on a chilly May evening.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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“Great Indian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Arrived without reservation and were greeted warmly and seated promptly. Lovely decor and atmosphere, warm with a great fire. Lovely area at the front of the restaurant for take out, that does not affect the diners. The wait staff were friendly and efficient. Food was great, great spices and well presented. It was great to see crockery dishes as opposed to metal dished at other Indian restaurants. Also a good wine list to choose from-great!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Akaroa, New Zealand
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“BEST INDIAN FOOD”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Four of us dined here, and all agreed this was THE best Indian food we've had. Contempory decor, the interior is warm and inviting with a lounge area at the front of the restaurant. An excellent menu and wine selection, featuring local wines. We didn't get past the special that was on offer - and what a supreme taste-bud experience. The rice so soft and fluffy, the garlic naan fresh and soft, meats softly falling-off-the-bone with such delicate yet deeply ingrained flavours. Excellent, attentive service. Will be a definate on our next visit to Wanaka.

Visited May 2013
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