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“Great food; compromised ambience” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oriental Spice

Oriental Spice
Ranked #6 of 1,070 Restaurants in Thane
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Thane, India
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food; compromised ambience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Oriental Spice Thane continues to dole out delectable ethnic 'Indian' Chinese food to a very loyal clientele of this suburb of Mumbai. The USP of this place is simple yet authentic dishes.

Of late, however, the ambiance is gone stale as it seems no attention is paid to keeping the space clean and tidy. Even the Menu card has gone soiled with food and moisture.

Spruce up - OST !!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Thane
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Not good experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

It will give you options but taste is not up to the mark.....3rd rating is only for ambience and location

Visited January 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best Chinese Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

This Chinese food restaurant serves one of the best chinese foods & will rate it excellent. The only problem is post 830pm on a holiday the waiting is terrible plus parking not easy. Hope they expand the place further, so had to reduce 1.

Visited November 2012
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Thank RSSN
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Thane, Maharashtra, India
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“For whenever I crave Chinese”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

They say you should never order the same dish twice in any restaurant coz it may not live upvto your expectation but Oriental Spice is one of those places where no matter how many times you go to and order the same dish and it will be just as good as you remember.

However if you are expecting authentic Chinese recipes you are in for a sad time. Only recommendation I can give is DO NOT order Singapore Noodles.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Travelling-PJs
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Thane, Maharashtra, India
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76 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Not so authentic anymore”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

I used to be a frequent visitor to this place when I used to live in Central Thane and quite enjoyed the food here.

However I hadnt been to this place since I moved away and was quite happy to go there on an occasion after a long time.

Though the decor (and the lack of parking) has still remained the same, the menu didnt seem much different either.

The changes were noticed when the food came in. The authenticity that this restaurant used to be competent at is now only a false boast. It was just like any other indie-chinese restaurant now and though they serve only chinese food there to keep in line with their claim of authenticity, the taste has changed.

So basically, its a restaurant now which provides Indian tasting Chinese food, with a pretense of calling it authentic.Either that, or their cook was on holiday that day.

Beyond that, the place doesnt have a valet parking system so you have to park on a very busy road not knowing whether your car would still be there when you come back.

The staff was new and illtrained, so the service didnt live up to the mark.

The table at which we sat had the a/c blowing right in our faces and it was so chilly that I wish I had got a sweater with me in THANE !!!!! We asked for a change of table but that couldnt be done by them. We asked them to do something about the a/c and that couldnt be managed either.

The choice of desserts was okay, but the actual preparation of them left much more to be desired.

And finally the prices they charge are for authentic chinese food, so they might as well think about serving it for a change??

Finally, I wish I hadnt gone there this time. In which case my fond memories about the place wouldnt have been shattered.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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