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The Spice Room
Ranked #10 of 88 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The Spice Room is an exciting new Indian Restaurant and Lounge, with a fresh and healthy take on authentic Indian flavours. Warm up next to the big fire in the lounge with eclectic Indian snacks, salads and curries. Or relax and dine in with our affordable wine and cocktail list. The menu has been designed keeping in mind the authentic favors of India along with the diversity of various dishes, there is a lot of emphasis given on home style Indian cooking which is uncomplicated, yet brings out the favors for which Indian cuisine is so popular.With over 25 years of collective experience in the kitchen, you can be rest assured that you are going to be treated to the finest that Indian cuisine has to offer.
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We recently ate at The Spice Room and found the staff lovely and the decor appealing. Unfortunately, our table was next to the kitchen entrance, so we were blasted with noise and cold air each time the kitchen door opened which was often as they were so busy. We also had to wait quite a long time for our meals. The food was nice but not the best Indian food we ate whilst in Wanaka (Sagun has better tasting food but not the type of place to go if you are after a restaurant dining experience). Overall, our night at The Spice Room was pleasant but I felt our experience didn't live up to the reviews that we'd read.

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Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

Say no more... Authentic... Real tandoor... Very good... A1. Highly recommended. Friday night special a very good deal. Go there.

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Enjoyed our meal here a lot. Arrived off the street late on Friday night but they couldn't be more friendly. Excellent food, tasty and fast with good portions. Warm restaurant after a day on the ski field. Gave us a takeaway bag as well.

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Reviewed August 26, 2012

The Spice Room is the best restaurant in Wanaka. The food is superb, even for those with dietary requirements such as vegetarian or dairy free. Ingredients are fresh and I know much is made fresh on site. Fish malabari and goat curry are two to try, as is the sizzling platter.
You can get good food in Wanaka, but often service is variable or consistently poor. I'm not prepared to spend my money on food - even good food- served by someone grumpy, or someone disinterested or someone who treats their customers variably depending on who they are or how "local" they might be. At the Spice Room we have been treated on numerous occasions with the most excellent and friendly service. They are knowledgeable about their food and beverages and do everything they can to make customers comfortable. I recommend booking ahead

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

This was our first dinner in Wanaka and we made the perfect choose for ethnic food.

This is a pretty restarant with open fireplace and confortable decor.

The food was of the highest quality - delicate curries with subtle spices, and tender chicken and fresh vegatables. The service and responsiveness of the staff was impressive.

I asked the secret of their craft and the host said "love and devotion" to food.

This is as good Indian food as you will find in London or SF. Highly recommended.

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