Rafi's Spicebox Ltd

Rafi's Spicebox Ltd, York: Hours, Address, Rafi's Spicebox Ltd Reviews: 4.5/5

Rafi's Spicebox Ltd
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
At the Spicebox we flippin’ love food! We want to share with you our passion and knowledge to help you create delicious food for your family and friends. We have shops in Sudbury, York, Harrogate, Newcastle Fenwick Food Hall, Leeds, Burscough (Booths) and online. Pop by for tips & advice, menu planning ideas and our handmade Curry Packs, tailored to your tastes. We also have a large range of loose spices, gift sets & kitchenware, pickles & chutneys, snacks & sweets, breads, rice and much more. Whether you’re a novice cook or avid foodie, we’ll have something to tickle your taste buds and help you get creative in the kitchen.
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4.5
102 reviews
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Richard Mattison
Barnard Castle, UK1 contribution
Unbelievable
Jul 2019 • Family
Have been past many times, but have only just taken the plunge, and boy am I glad we did. Have just made a Chicken Tikka Masala, thanks to Rafis spices, and I’ve been given ten out of ten.
Best curry ever. Will be going again very, very soon.
Fantastic. Thanks Rafi.
Written July 16, 2019
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Thanks for your great review, we're so pleased that you finally stopped by! Our Tikka Masala recipe was one of Rafi's favourites, she would use a whole chicken cut into portions to bring out the maximum amount of flavour. See you again soon!
Written July 23, 2019
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kateben2013
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK101 contributions
Amazing
Jun 2019 • Couples
Amazing tasting curries to cook yourself at home. We always stock up when visiting York. It's amazing to see them make them up so quick and smell is amazing too.
Written June 9, 2019
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Thanks for your review! The mixing of the Curry Packs is always part of the fun when visiting our shops, we're happy to hear that you are enjoying your mixes.
Written June 10, 2019
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Richard B
Todmorden, UK624 contributions
Night out with my wife
Feb 2019 • Couples
We called again after a few years whilst in the area.

Its still as good as it was with a very helpful chap who sorted out what we needed for a meal for 8 people.

Very nice selections of ingrediants , chutneys etc.
Written February 25, 2019
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Potter
2 contributions
Hygiene is not high on their list!
Dec 2018 • Couples
Went in today to buy a curry pack. The woman serving was counting out coins and did not acknowledge us until she finished. She then went on to put together the ingredients of our pack without wearing gloves after handling all of those coins.
Needless to say we walked out without buying the pack. Health and hygiene would have a field day!

Standards have hugely dropped here over the years.

Avoid.
Written December 27, 2018
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Hello, We are very sorry to hear that you have had a poor experience in our shop. However, I would like to take this opportunity to state that we have a top rating (5 - Very Good) with the Food Standards Agency. Hygiene is a top priority within our stores and our team are trained to use the antibacterial hand gels behind each spice desk between each order to ensure a high standard of cleanliness. I apologise that on this occasion you did not see our team member do this. In regards to gloves, as our team should be sanitising their hands between each order we do not use gloves as this is how we have created our packs for 30 years. This has always been passed by the FSA and we received our most recent rating for the York store in April 2018. I apologise that you did not find the experience in our shop met your standards and we hope that if you have any further comments or feedback you will contact us to discuss them.
Written January 15, 2019
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david n
Manchester, UK3,512 contributions
Lovely shop
Dec 2018 • Couples
This is really curry mix central. we saw plenty of flyers for Rafi's all over York and judging by the business of the shop, this tactic does seem to be working. Also plenty of offerings in jars not found elsewhere in York.
Written December 22, 2018
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Hello David, Thank you for your 5 star review! We are very proud to have a unique and interesting offering unlike anything else in York.
Written January 15, 2019
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Kevinholloway
Birmingham, UK44 contributions
Sweet tasting
Aug 2018 • Couples
Brought 2 of these spices from this Rafi's Spicebox a jelfrazi and a balti, I'm have to say for cost we was very disappointed, the week before we brought a curry jar from a supermarket, and I have to say there wasn't much of a difference, there was a sweet taste to both currys, that me and my wife just didn't like, shame really as we was looking forward to have a authentic tasting curry
Written September 15, 2018
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Hello Kevin, We are sorry to hear that our Curry Packs were not to your liking. We use a blend of whole spices and pastes to create unique and authentic curries unlike those found in British Curry Houses, therefore the flavours of the curries you chose may have been very different to those you have eaten before.
Written January 15, 2019
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CAS555
Saint Thomas, Canada15 contributions
Rafi has the best idea
Aug 2018 • Friends
I have bought 5 different curry mixes so far. And all are outstanding, such good quality. Smooth, wonderful flavours Rafi has mastered. Looking forward to returning to try something new. I live in Canada and wish I had a Rafi's close by. A lovely place to shop, he has all the extras to pick up to make your whole meal. Staff were fun and very informative.
Written September 3, 2018
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TankNet
Nottingham, UK63 contributions
Amazing Aromas
Sep 2018 • Couples
Amazing Aromas Hit you as soon as you Walk in the door. With a nice selection of spices and not a bad price either. Will defo be ordering online when I need more.
Written September 3, 2018
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jwb333
Montrose, UK12 contributions
Excellent
Jul 2018
Great shop with a superb selection of herbs/spices. Also helpful, knowledgeable members of staff willing to make up the spice mix required according to taste/heat levels.
Written July 13, 2018
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Hi jwb333, Thank you for your review! We always make sure to have the freshest (and tastiest) spices in stock - we're happy to hear that you're enjoying them. We're also very proud of our staff and their passion for what we do! Hope to see you again soon.
Written July 18, 2018
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jjsmith90
12 contributions
Every visit is a delight.
Mar 2018 • Couples
It has been a while since a last visited Raf's Spicebox, and I'm happy to say that the standard of service hasn't dropped at all. I visited 31/03/18 and I was served by a tall boy and a young girl, who made me 3 Xacutti's and recommended some other mains.

The girl was as nice as she was last time I was there, she was also very patient with my wife haha. Taking out time to explain what the spices were and let her smell them as well.

I am really excited to try out the side of tangy greens and Dhal I was recommended as I was told it's quick and easy to do.

They also told me about the new Leeds shop which I hadn't heard about until yesterday and my wife and me, can't wait to visit it.

I am happy to say that ever since discovering Rafi's Spicebox, the shop and the website have been a massive help with introducing us to cooking Indian Cuisine.
Written April 1, 2018
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Rafi's Spicebox Ltd is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM