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“Outstanding!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Spice Of India

Spice Of India
Ranked #1 of 84 Restaurants in Gros Islet
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Spice of India,currently rated as number one restaurant in St Lucia, is a sophisticated Indian restaurant situated in the heart of Rodney Bay. Owner and Restaurateur Chef Adil has travelled across the Atlantic Ocean creating scintillating dishes to satisfy the palates of eager patrons throughout the Caribbean. Along with his sous chefs, Chef Adil has brought the modern Indian style of cooking based on ancient tandoor techniques to Saint Lucia. Get a feel for India in the uniquely designed restaurant, and succumb to the wiles of fine dining. Also newly opened waterfront restaurant at Capella Marina in Marigot Bay---MASALA BAY--serving Indian and Indo Chinese fusion cuisine.
Augusta, Maine
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

The staff were the friendliest we encountered and the food excellent. Best restaurant on the island if you want great food and quality for price.

Visited November 2013
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Thank 2thTravel
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Adilchef, Chef owner at Spice Of India, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Dear 2th Travel,

Thanks for a brief but very effective comment about your experience at SOI. You are right about the friendliness of the staff. We get that a lot at the restaurant and the entire team is always looking forward to please our guest.

Happy holidays,
Chef Adil
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Munich, Germany
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very nice restaurant with amazing food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

We had the Chefs Tasting Lunch Menue which was amazing. I really liked the variety of Indian food. Good price and very good service. We recommend this restaurant!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Julia G
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Adilchef, Chef owner at Spice Of India, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Hi Julia,

Many thanks for your comments. It is always satisfying to know that our guest enjoyed their experience with us at SOI.

Happy holidays,
Chef Adil.
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Cranbury, New Jersey
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358 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Excellent food, knowledgable staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

This was the best meal we have had in St. Lucia. I asked the waiter to assist in my selection and he did a great job. I would rely on the staff recommendations at this restaurant any time. Both our meals were excellent. The service was perfect. The restaurant is located in the mall but once inside that is easily forgotten as the decor is very nice. The owner came to our table and is obviously very proud of his restaurant and accomplishment. The only thing that I found a bit off putting was the emphasis that is put on trip advisor even so far as bringing a book to the table. i can't blame the owner for taking advantage of a great marketing tool but at this point the food and service speak for itself. I will definitely return.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank VacaAllie
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Adilchef, Chef owner at Spice Of India, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Dear VacaAllie,

Thanks for your feedback about the restaurant and I am pleased to know that SOI was the best meal you had in St Lucia. You are right about the staff. They do a good job in recommending dishes to our guest based on their likes, dislikes and allergies.

I am sorry to know that you found our in house Guest comment book to be too much. Actually the idea of in house Guest Comment book is nothing to do with tripadvisor at all. It actually is a medium for us to discuss the feedback next day during our staff discussions. Not all gust go on tripadvisor to post their comments and that is where the in house book comes in handy. I am in the business of getting feedbacks from our patrons and that is the only way to know our strengths and weaknesses and to improve.

I appreciate your opinion on tripadvisor and we will learn from your comments and yes you are right, tripadvisor is an amazing marketing tool.

Many thanks and happy holidays,
Chef Adil.
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Muskoka Lakes, Canada
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Not all its cracked up to be”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013

While there wasn't anything wrong with the food it just wasn't worth all the hype. #1 on Trip Advisor, not sure why. And, sitting in a mall surrounded on 3 sides by traffic is not my idea of a nice atmosphere. Really not sure what all the hype is about but we won't be going back to SOI....rather we prefer the ambiance, delicious food and delightful staff at the authentic Tandoori restaurant Razamataz and it's less expensive!

Visited December 2013
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Thank Carrie T
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Adilchef, Chef owner at Spice Of India, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Hi Carrie,

Thanks for the feedback. All the elements you mentioned in your feedback are not a surprise to anyone before they enter SOI. The surprise is what one gets after they experience the restaurant in terms of food, decor,cleanliness and service which makes you forget that you are in the corner of a mall. I am sorry to know that It did not work for you though. Mostly all the restaurants in Rodney Bay overlooks the traffic and the road. Besides the indoor air conditioned seating our patrons love to dine outside in our semi partitioned covered outdoor dining area.

I wish you had a valid suggestion which we could have taken into consideration and done something about it.

Happy holidays,
Chef Adil.
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“5 Star +”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013

Yes Its True this is simply one of the best dining experiences anywhere in the Caribbean if not the World. “5 Stars” simply do not do this restaurant justice. We were one of the first customers when this restaurant opened in St Lucia, and every time we are back we make it a point to have a meal at Spice of India. The consistency is unbelievable, and the quality has not diminished one bit since its opening.

The Lunch Tasting Menu we ordered two weeks ago featured 5 different items, all with their own distinct taste and amazing flavor. Our 7 year old has had butter chicken from many restaurants around the world; he claims that Spice of India’s is the best he has ever had.

The service has always been exceptional. The restaurant is vibrant, spotless and always inviting. If you are a fan of Indian Cuisine then you must visit Spice of India when you are in beautiful St Lucia.

Thanks Chef & Team – see you all soon.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank WeLoveSLU
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Adilchef, Chef owner at Spice Of India, responded to this review, December 17, 2013
Dear Chinsammy,

It is always a pleasure to see you and your family and serve some good Indian food. I am glad that you found SOI to be one of the best dining experiences you have had.We appreciate your valuable feedback and will ensure that our standards are kept and met at all times.

Warm regards and happy holidays,
Chef Adil.
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