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Review of The Spice Room

The Spice Room
Ranked #6 of 85 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Overall this was a pleasant experience.

Food was not as hot as I expected, and most people in my group found this. However, it was very tasty.

The service was polite and friendly.

The downside of this experience for me was that my dinner arrived about 10minutes after the rest of my table was served.

We were all charged for rice which was a first for me at this kind of establishment.

Thank Mackenzie M
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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

We absolutely loved our meal here. My hubby got the Special Butter Chicken as he is a big butter chicken fan. He said without a doubt this is the best one he has ever eaten. I got the Garlic Chicken Tikka. It was tender, moist and full of flavour. The service was very good, the staff friendly, and it was a cosy atmosphere. Definitely would recommend this place. The price was good...about $75 including 2 beers, naan, rice and the meals

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank debinnz
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2014

Despite good reviews I am afraid I found the Spice Room to be average. We were seated but waited quite a while before we were asked if we wanted any drinks. Waiter visited infrequently and at one point I had to go up to the bar to ask for someone to come over and take drinks orders. Venison main was tasteless and disappointing. My husband liked his biriyani though so that was something...disappointing

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Sue W
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An Indian gem for this lazy cook”
Reviewed April 13, 2014

The Spice Room became our go to restaurant during our recent extended stay in Wanaka. We usually went there at the last minute when the cook (moi) couldn't face another night over the stove - which was quite often actually! We loved it because we knew we would never have to wait (sometimes we wanted a longer wait actually - there is good reading material and a cozy fire in the waiting area) and the welcome was always so warm. The restaurant had nice decor and was usually quite busy with a nice buzz. The food was delicious with all the favourites and some interesting specials (scallops, goat and venison...). The service was efficient and friendly with the charming owners themselves serving at front of house, smiling all the time and taking genuine pride in their business. For a lovely relaxing meal this lazy cook can't recommend The Spice Room highly enough.

Visited April 2014
Thank JulietteNoosa
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Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Average Indian restaurant”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

The decor of this restaurant is good.. Staff very helpful..
But we being Indian , found the food just average.
But for someone missing Indian food in Newzealand can pay a visit .

  • Visited February 2014
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