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“Unbelievably tasty”
Review of Spice Mela - CLOSED

Spice Mela
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $60 - $130
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: From the moment guests enter Spice Mela, they are presented with delicate Indian colors and flavors that intrigue the senses. Here, the team of dynamic chefs select the best recipes from India and combine them with modern food trends and ingredients to create a classical Pan-Indian menu. To complement the meal, beverages of all varieties to suit every taste are offered. Parties, or occasions calling for a more intimate environment, can take place in the bijou private dining area where guests can relax and enjoy their meal while taking in the unspoiled views of the Abu Dhabi waterfront and the skyscrapers in the distance. Discreet lounge-inspired music is the perfect backdrop to the restaurant that pays homage to the varied tastes and history of traditional India, while saluting the country's inspirational and exciting future.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Unbelievably tasty”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

Absolutely amazing food, drinks and atmosphere.

-Spice Mela cocktail - What a creation!!!
-Kebab Platter
-Calcutta Prawn Curry- Great blend of spices
- Lamb Chops (Lamb was melting in the mouth)
-Garam Masala Rice Brulee and special birthday treat Chocolate Watalppam.
Can't fault the service or food.
So, if your looking for a restaurant for a special occasion or just a great place to eat, this is it!

Thanks to Spice Mela for arranging such a brilliant night. You made my night.

  • Visited December 2013
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8 Thank Sunitha V
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FilipaCdeSousa, Marketing Manager at Spice Mela, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Dear Sunitha,

Thank you for this amazing review on us!
You are more than welcome anytime at Spice Mela, and we hope to see you again very soon!

Warm Regards,
Filipa
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Superb flavours, beautiful setting.”
Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Spice Mela has only been open for 2 months, which is why there are so few reviews, but don't let that put you off! It is set in the super stylish Rosewood Hotel, next door to the top end designer Galleria Mall, which means expectations are high and it has to deliver. And it does!

From the moment you walk into the beautiful setting, you know you're in for a treat. The food was amazing! The chef's previous experience at London's Chutney Mary comes through in the beautiful presentation of the dishes, and the amazing subtle but decisive flavours of the food. I didn't know it was physically possible to cook chicken through and still have it be so juicy. The scallops in a lightly spiced coconut cream were to die for, the different curries, each a taste sensation in their own right. Each mouthful delivered more and more deliciousness, with spices building up gradually to a perfect flavour combination. I know, I'm gushing, but I loved it!

We would not have been disappointed if we had been served our meal at a London Michelin starred restaurant such as Benares, Quilon or Amaya. Definitely one to try whilst you're in Abu Dhabi!

Visited October 2013
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8 Thank YBB811
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FilipaCdeSousa, Marketing Manager at Spice Mela, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Thank you for the superb comment and mouth watering description of the food!

We have now completed 6 months and are very happy to celebrate Rosewood's 1 year anniversary, please do come celebrate with us from the 15th to the 22nd of May for our special Kings & Queens menu at AED365++ per couple!

See you soon,
Filipa
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best dinning experience in UAE”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

I was recommended to dine at this place, went for dinner, the restaurant looked very colourful with the looms at the reception. we had the chef tasting menu and we were blown away with the flavours, for us its was best meal we had in a long time. easily the best indian in UAE and may one the best in all cuisines.

  • Visited September 2013
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8 Thank rav_ash
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FilipaCdeSousa, Marketing Manager at Spice Mela, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Dear Rav,

Thank you very much for sharing this great review with us and for the Best Indian in the UAE nomination!

We hope to see you dine with us very soon,
Warm Regards,
Filipa
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Abudhabi
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Out of this world!!!”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Truly amazing service and food. The staff were very knowledgeable about the menu and the food served, also the waiter's recommendation on what to eat was spot on! What I also enjoyed is the view - you can see the arabian gulf with skyscrapers and their twinkling lights reflection in the water which makes it even more mesmerising. It gives a feeling as if the restaurant is just built on water. Simply a wonderful experience overall and would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to enjoy delicious Indian cuisine.

  • Visited October 2013
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7 Thank Dany W
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FilipaCdeSousa, Marketing Manager at Spice Mela, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Dear Dany,

Thank you very much for the great review and recommendation!
Chef Sid and his team are delighted to hear such great feedback!

We hope to see you again soon during our May anniversary month!

Kind Regards,
Filipa
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