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“Must try”
Review of Malaka Spice

Malaka Spice
Ranked #6 of 6,775 Restaurants in Pune
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Asian, Malaysian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Pune, India
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Must try”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

1. Connoisseur's Delight:

Just like a well-written article would have an interesting start, an enthralling premise and an equally fascinating finish awaits you @ Malaka Spice. So,take timeout on a weekend and treat your taste buds to scrumptious dishes @ Malaka Spice.

2. Exclusives:

Adding a different kind of spice is an on-site caricaturist who hops from table to table producing quirky keepsakes by which to remember your evening here. The food, too, is quite memorable. Start with the duck momos, and then follow up with one of their famous curries: Vietnamese Topaz curry, or flavorsome Penang curry. They do wonderful things with prawns like the lemony steamed tigers and the wild ginger mutton deserves a special mention. Finish with mango or watermelon sorbet.

3. Decor & Atmosphere:

The look is minimalist, spiced up with good-looking art on the walls that double as a gallery for contemporary Pune artists.

4. A word to the Wise..

As you finish all the three courses ( starters, Main & desserts), I am sure you'd be stuffed not just with the delicacies but also with a wealth of knowledge and a memorable experience to share with your followers online.

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank ArunKoshyThomas
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PiyushDeshmukh, Manager at Malaka Spice, responded to this review, November 5, 2016
Hi,

Thank you for your review.

We are glad to know that you liked the food, service and ambience at Malaka Spice.

Thank you again for your feedback and hope to see you soon.

Cheers,
Team Malaka
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Pune, India
Level 6 Contributor
131 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Wonderful Evening at Malaka Spice”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

I loved every bit of this place, went to a dinner on a not so hot evening, and ambiance of this place just made my evening a perfect one. I took an outdoor seating and lanterns and showers made the place just splendid. We ordered pepper mushrooms and duck dumplings for starters. Mushrooms were cooked just to perfect though dumplings did not got much to my taste buds. Then we moved to salads and main course, thai green curry with steamed rice was really good, just a perfect blend of spices and very near to being the authentic preparation. I have had thai green curry at many eating joints and sure this was the best one without doubt. malaka herb rice went good with some prawn dish we ordered, cooked in coconut milk. Spices were in a good proportion and nicely cooked jumbo prawns, made this dish a 9 on 10. They have nice collection of wines but please try avoid their mocktails. We ordered for a mango tango and green apple punch, which was just not up to the mark. But desserts made for the gap Honey noodles with ice cream, flat noodles wrapped in honey were crunchy and were served in a very good quantity with ice cream. To sum up, good things in food overcame the short comings and perfect ambiance added to the pleasantness.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank rimpi
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PiyushDeshmukh, Manager at Malaka Spice, responded to this review, November 5, 2016
Hi,

Thank you for your review.

We are glad to know that you liked the food, service and ambience at Malaka Spice.

Thank you again for your feedback and hope to see you soon.

Cheers,
Team Malaka
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Pune, India
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Experience and Delightful candle light Dinner !!!”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Been there on our anniversary, I was quit confused to go there in first place because I am a foodie but never tried Southasian food Except MOMOS !!! :P
The ambiance is Perfect for candle light... Personal advice sit outside to enjoy more and If you are not mosquito pron. :D
We tried veg Delights - LOTUS STICKS [Spiciest Biting ;) ], TOP HAT [spicy stuffing filled inverse hat with sprouts on top of it !!] And Chef recommended crispy lady Fingers [Ask for special menu (not a part of regular menu) ].
And ended the treat with DUCK SALAD and DUCK MOMOS !!! :D
They also serve couple of deserts, we had hot brownie with Ice cream.
I wish they start serving Sizzling brownie... [Expecting too much!!]

Overall its nice place to visit and yeh don't go by word of mouth for veggies there are also lots of options for NON VEG lovers its a FEAST !!!.

  • Visited May 2013
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8 Thank Vatsal N
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PiyushDeshmukh, Manager at Malaka Spice, responded to this review, November 5, 2016
Hi,

Thank you for your review.

We are glad to know that you liked the food, service and ambience at Malaka Spice.

Thank you again for your feedback and hope to see you soon.

Cheers,
Team Malaka
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Mechelen, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great food in lovely,unforgettable ambiance”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

I loved every bit of that place ever since I've seen the lampions that literally lit up the sky over Malaka Spice. I generally love using the space like that and playing with light by installing lovely star-lampions really met my taste. That could only introduce a great evening(s) spent at Malaka Spice. Food is exquisite, choice is great. Menu welcomes you to a journey through best South Asian dishes, tasty curries, marvelous selection of side dishes. One cannot simply go there only once. Perhaps the only issue I had was ice in our drinks, as I had the feeling it changed the flavour of the drink, so if you could skip the ice- I would recommend that.
Be sure to reserve a table in advance, and reserve one on the terrace. There is plenty of space indoors as well, however the atmosphere outdoors is just overwhelmingly better.
Once leaving, do not forget to visit the small but very well organized merchandise shop. Don't leave without buying a star lampion, for as little as a 100-200 rupees.
If I ever get back to Pune, Malaka spice will be my first choice, again.

  • Visited March 2013
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6 Thank AgataStar
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PiyushDeshmukh, Manager at Malaka Spice, responded to this review, November 5, 2016
Hi,

Thank you for your review.

We are glad to know that you liked the food, service and ambience at Malaka Spice.

Thank you again for your feedback and hope to see you soon.

Cheers,
Team Malaka
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“awesome eatery.. wat an ambience”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Beautifully set up in Koregaon Park, the place is designed for the food lovers! Classy! Not so expensive and good people.. You are taken care of!

If you are in Pune, and a foodie.. defly visit once

Visited March 2013
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6 Thank GoldySunny
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PiyushDeshmukh, Manager at Malaka Spice, responded to this review, November 5, 2016
Hi,

Thank you for your review.

We are glad to know that you liked the food, service and ambience at Malaka Spice.

Thank you again for your feedback and hope to see you soon.

Cheers,
Team Malaka
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