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“Awful food” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Urban Spice

Urban Spice
Ranked #4 of 66 Restaurants in Iselin
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: just google it!
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awful food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

We went for dinner yesterday. The vegetable platter appetizer was dry and tasteless. The shrimp black pepper fry was too spicy. But the killer was the entree .. Fish tikka. The fish tasted and smelled horrible. Inefible.
We had requested the chef to cut down on the oil but our mushroom curry and chicken tikka masala came swimming on oil. Very disappointed. Only saving grace was the waiter who was nice.

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English first
Edison, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Dissappointed - this place is heading downhill. AVOID.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

I use to love this place, but am COMPLETELY disappointed by my recent visit.

QUALITY DOWN
I was one of the first customers, when this establishment opened doors a few years back. I really enjoyed their weekend buffet than.

Recently returned after a few years and was GROSSLY disappointed. The number of choices and quality of food has gone down drastically.

TYPICAL of Indian eateries to start with fanfare but slowly water down the quality and delivery as the clientele builds. This place is no exception and is heading downhill.

PRICE UP
Surprisingly I noticed in my bill a DEFAULT 18% surcharge on top of the 14.95/per person price. I thought it was gratuity but after my card was swiped I was expected to add on a TIP. That brings the total per person to ~22 including NJ tax.

Other places nearby are offering the same fare at less than half this price.

Sorry but I will NOT return.

  • Visited September 2012
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“Great food....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2012

Good ambience, awesome service, great hospitality, Delicious and rich food... Keep it up Urban Spice...

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Thank Thomas3422
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Edison, New Jersey, USA
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food, environment and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2011

I like going back to this place for it's consistent food quality, drinks option, and excellent starters.
Daal makhani, meth Malai matar, kebabs are really good.

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Thank Lalit K
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NJ
Level Contributor
39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Delightful dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2011

We dine out in Edison fairly regularly. Urban Spice is a great place to experience North Indian and Moghul cuisine. The food is very good, arguably the best in Edison currently. The decor is great. Service is attentive and yet not intrusive. The waiters remember us from previous visits and know our preferences. For those not familiar with Indian cuisine, the lunch buffet - open daily - is highly recommended.

Urban Spice fills an important role in Edison. Indian dining places like Moghul declined and Urban Spice picked up wonderfully.

Please keep it up!!!

  • Visited April 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank unklez
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