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“Very good and could easily be excellent”
Review of Spice villa indian restaurant - CLOSED

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Spice villa indian restaurant
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed May 10, 2014

As with a few other reviewers, we dined here with a 'deal' voucher that offered six different dishes between the two of us.

Dishes one and two were both very good and the samosas were some of the best that I've tasted. All too often, restaurant samosas in Sydney are just boring chunks of lightly spiced potato deep fried in a thick pastry. Those at spice villa were made with thin pastry with plenty of peas and onion and probably not quite enough potato.

Our third and fourth courses were also very good however the dosai would have been better had the pancakes been a bit more crisp.

The final two courses consisted or our choice of a veg and a meat curry. We chose a veg curry of spinach and cottage cheese which was good and the chicken varutha which was superb; described on the menu as "hot", I found it just medium by Asian standards which is just the way I like it but what really made this dish exceptional was the juiciness of the chicken and the flavour of the sauce...Yum!

As with a previous review, we also found the atmosphere somewhat drab however with a bit of professional advice, it could easily be made quite smart.

Byo with a moderate corkage added to the already great value and service was friendly and enthusiastic. Looking forward to going again.

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1  Thank Lexus51
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

My friend and I had a really great 6 course banquet dinner (a deals.com deal) last night.
Very pleased with the food and service. Especially the spinach chat which I had never had before.
Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed April 5, 2014

We visited Spice Villa on a Saturday evening, using a voucher which offered us a large variety of starters as well as two mains. The spinach chat and the saag paneer are to die for and everything else we tried was tasty too. Service was friendly and attentive despite the restaurant being near-full. While the voucher is a steal at $29 for two, prices are low and we would definitely return to have more of the same as well as sample the rest of the menu.

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1  Thank Hila5
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

We went to Spice Villa because it was rated highly on TripAdvisor, "second-best in Neutral Bay". The trouble is, Neutral Bay is a small area, so this rating didn't mean much. "Best on the Lower North Shore" would mean much more. As it turned out, Spice Villa was very ordinary indeed. The decor was tired and showed little effort made. The food was common Indian dishes: I know at least three places on the Lower North Shore that do these better. The service was neither particularly good nor bad. Value is good, if you are satisfied with a drab experience.

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1  Thank Tosca08
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

This is a firm favourite but unfortunately so many of the times we go there it is almost empty. I hope people start discovering it soon as they offer fantastic, tasty Indian food - everything on the menu is a winner, and fairly generously proportioned - and the staff are so friendly! They make a delicious Spinach Chaat which can't be missed. I'm salivating just thinking about it!

1  Thank tron412
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