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“Regular haunt that does good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Indie Spice

Indie Spice
Ranked #327 of 1,044 Restaurants in Belfast
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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“Regular haunt that does good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

I go here regularly after training with my friends. It has modern styling (rather than 'traditional' Indian) and a lengthy menu. Food isn't too spicy, if that matters to you, and between us we have had many different items on the menu, all of which were good. I don't think any of my friends hasn't enjoyed it. Actually one of the guys had his first spicy meal and sweated a bit but that was just cos he wasn't used to it. He still liked it!
We have been given a free round of sambuca on a few occasions too

Visited June 2013
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English first
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“glad i gave it another chance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

have not been for awhile as the food had gone down hill
i was pleasantly surprised
we went for lunch and had a lovely experience
the food is back the way it used to be years ago.
the staff were very up beat and very pleasant, and we had lovely authentic indian food in a lovely atmosphere.
will be back hoping for consistency

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank MRSFATTYBelfast
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Northern Ireland
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“A taste of the real India”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

Having had a recent bad culinary experience at one of the growing number of curry stops in Northern Ireland using sugar as the base ingredient apparently in an effort to "accommodate and provide for the demands and palettes of our customers" in the words of the Public Relations Manager of the offending restaurant I ventured, with guests, to Indie Spice with some apprehension. It would be hard to fault this gem - this diamond- of Indian cuisine. Jokingly we asked the waiter to go easy on the sugar and he responded politely but firmly that they don't use sugar in their cooking. What we encountered was an exhilarating taste experience as we shared our choices of Chicken Bhuna, Chicken Dansak and Lamb Rogan Josh each with its distinctive flavours and freshly prepared. The meats were succulent and tender. Chapatis were not on the menu so we ordered roti’s – perfectly cooked. Pilau rice comes with each dish and included in the price. I ordered a side of chana dal which was not on the menu but they offered the dish without hesitation. The starters of pakora, somosa, Murgh Chaat (chicken chat) and tandoori mixed were excellent. Wonderful aromas and tantalising blends of spices. Charming, welcoming and super efficient staff who when asking if you were enjoying your meal really meant it and took time to answer questions and discuss the menu.
Fantastic experience. What a treasure!
Anyone whose palette needs “to be accommodated” should bring their own sugar.

Visited May 2013
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“Hits the spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

Many times when I look at, for instance, world class gymnasts or ice skating champions, I wonder how the judges can possibly pick a winner when they are all so good and all are offering similar routines. Of course, one of them has that little bit extra. And so it goes for Indian restaurants. Ubiquitous in their profusion throughout the land and all the same. No. The occasional one has "that little bit extra". In this instance, it's Indie Spice in Stranmillis. I have travelled extensively in India on many occasions and have a reasonable idea of what constitutes decent Indian fare. This place has it. So. Excellent food, a strangely eclectic decoration scheme and a very attentive and friendly staff, all go to create a fine mix; leaving a post-prandial glow of satisfaction. What more could a diner want?

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank MartinJi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

We are lucky enough to live opposite Indie Spice. We order a take away from here at least once a week. The food is always delious and is good value for money. I would highly recomend Indie Spice to anyone!!

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank ashlingmccann171
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