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“They deserve their poor ranking”

Spice Indian Restaurant
Ranked #38 of 93 Restaurants in Port Vila
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 25, 2013

We love curry and had dinner here once

That was enough. Terrible food cooked by an amateur. Uninspiring decor and poor service

They refused to honour our "Free Beer...buy one get one free voucher" even though they had beers in the fridge and their restaurant was listed on the voucher as a participant

Poppadoms were undercooked and greasy
Dahl was tasteless
Eggplant and potato was undercooked and poorly flavoured
Naan was badly prepared and oily
Got bitten by mosquitoes

Not cheap but very nasty. I would not give the stuff to my dog....avoid

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

I have never been to a restaurant that more than half the menu is not available for lunch, but it took 45 mins to be told that nothing was available, was a great place for lunch when they first opened, and visited often on my visits to Port Vila

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1  Thank Amber M
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

We arrived and it was a sauna, no air con on and was very muggy after a late rain.
Drinks took 20 minutes to get ordered, 15 more to arrive.
We ordered entrees and mains.
chicken 65, chicken tikka and samosas.
The chicken 65 was floating in a layer of oil, chicken tikka was ok but a bit bland and same with the samosas.
But then, half way through our entree, they bring the mains out! This is meant to be Vanuatu, island time doesnt apply here!
The rice came from a rice cooker and it was terrible, all bunched together. The garlic naan that one reviewer previously said was the best she had tried in the world was terrible, paper thing, crispy, not naan at all.
The mains were average but the night had been ruined from the start.
After reading the reviews we were keen to try it as I love my indian food. We shouldve tried indian at seaside, looks more upmarket yet still for the same price.
$170 for this meal was NOT worth it.
My suggestion, dont bother with this restaurant if you enjoy a long, enjoyable evening of indian food.

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1  Thank Chris_and_Dani
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Food was reasonable quality.
Service very slow.
Plates size of food quiet small for Indian food.
Qty of meat/fish poor.
No credit cards accepted so get plenty cash

1  Thank Dkkeeling
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Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

Very expensive for Indian food, not overly spicey but okay ish
Aervice very slow but got there eventually. Clean and tidy
Wouldn't go back ! Would I recommend it, yes if your expectations aren't too high. We also got caught out as they didn't take MasterCard only cash or Visa card

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1  Thank LynneK4
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