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Rafi's Spicebox Ltd

17 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LW, England
+44 1904 638119
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A taste of spice

A friend introduced me to Rafi's curry mixes so next time I was in York I searched out this little... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2017
Evelyn M
Amazing aromas

Found this great little spice shop whilst looking around. If it wasn't for the fact that we are OK... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2017
David S
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Huntingdon
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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 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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17 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LW, England
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Reviewed March 19, 2017

A friend introduced me to Rafi's curry mixes so next time I was in York I searched out this little gem of a shop. I am now a firm fan. The spice mixes are so easy to use and taste so authentic. I have never...More

Thank Evelyn M
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Spicebox, Manager at Rafi's Spicebox Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2017

Thanks for the review Evelyn, hope to see you in the shop again soon.

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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Found this great little spice shop whilst looking around. If it wasn't for the fact that we are OK for spices, we could have bought loads! The aroma was amazing. Anybody interested in home-made curries should visit here. I'm sure the staff could give good...More

Thank David S
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Spicebox, Manager at Rafi's Spicebox Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2017

Thanks for the great review David, will be ready when you're low on spices!

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Reviewed January 16, 2017

The curry mixes might be good but don't expect any help from very rude ladies serving. I will not be going back for this reason. They need a lesson or two in customer service and learn to smile!More

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Spicebox, Manager at Rafi's Spicebox Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2017

Hello abyott21, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and I am sorry to hear that your experience shopping with us was not a positive one. We spend a lot of time training our team and pride ourselves of providing excellent customer...More

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Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

Being that I was in town for christmas market I couldn't help but visit Rafi's Spicebox, as the last time that I was there I had a really pleasant experience. The currie packs I got for me and my fiance were fantastic but this time...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2016

We went to the lecture on cooking with curries put on by Rafi's son. Then went a few blocks to the shop and bought four packages. We were very excited with the tastings at the demo. Are anxious to get home (usa), have friends over...More

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Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

We have been to Rafi's spice box three times when visiting York for the day over the years, we always make sure we visit there shop to buy curry mixes to take home and we love them especially the Xacutti curry which we highly recommend....More

Thank Sue C
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Spicebox, Manager at Rafi's Spicebox Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2016

Hello Sue C, Thanks for leaving a review, really happy to hear you have enjoyed our curry mixes. The Xacutti is one of my favourites too, I like to make it with grilled whole sea bream! Just to give you a bit more info about...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2016

Before the children left home we cooked Indian/Thai meals from scratch but now it is not worth having all of the necessary spices in the cupboard. We did not enjoy bottled cooking sauces. But then we discovered Rafi's. Now we enjoy curries just as good...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2016

I had been following Rafi's spice box on Facebook and wanted to go there myself. The curry spices are put together on the spot. There is a menu on the wall. Choose your curry and how hot and they will mix it up for you....More

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Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Love this place been visiting for years and have always found the staff knowledgable and efficient.. ( must admit shocked at bad reviews!) the shop is like a treasure trove never come out empty handed.. So much selection and the curry packs are amazing better...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2016

I've been here before and had fantastic service. This time I was served by a young girl who had zero interest in taking any custom. I went to ask for some spices for tagine for a Father's Day present. She started reeling off a script...More

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Spicebox, Manager at Rafi's Spicebox Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2016

Dear annarosejames, Thank you for your feedback, and I apologies that on this occasion the service you received was not up to the standard expected. We always aim to provide customers with the highest level of service we can and make sure everyone leaves our...More

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