The Spice Room

The Spice Room

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Hours
Sun
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$8.00 – $33.00
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Grill
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$8.00 – $33.00
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Grill
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,180 reviews
Excellent
740
Very good
302
Average
84
Poor
33
Terrible
21
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Sue Irons
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
We enjoyed a delicious meal. Great options on the menu. The owner and his wife were super friendly and engaging. Highly recommended.
Written 23 May 2024
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Nalini N
Greater Sydney573 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
No stand out dishes, usual ones seen in Indian restaurants, slow service too. Disappointing for visitors especially when there is much to choose from
Written 27 April 2024
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swattsthomas
Sydney2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
Had the most amazing food and service tonight. Loved every minute of it. From the moment we sat down to the food being served and the hospitable staff and owners. My whole family walked out raving about the place.
Written 23 April 2024
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Mark T
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 solo
The owner and his wife are both so friendly and the food was excellent! I was pleasantly surprised when the owner sat down for a brief chat before taking my order. He then asked what I liked and recommended a delicious dish I’d never tried before (he said it was like a deconstructed samosa). Anyway, it was a delight and if I had another night in Wānaka I’d probably go back!
Written 9 April 2024
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Brendan F
Laurel8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
Really amazing food and great hospitality that makes you feel like family! The samosas were delicious as was the Bhuna Gosht.
Written 7 April 2024
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Susan C
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
What a find! Over from UK to stay with family. Owner was fantastic and kind. Made recommendations and we ended up trying a chocolate naan bread ! This was the best food we had in Wānaka.
Written 3 April 2024
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Safari04499087432
Dunedin1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
This place is special. The food was amazing and the host was even better. We had dietary needs which where looked after very well and ambience was special. If we could give them 6 out of 5 stars we would. Can’t wait to go again. If you like real Indian food. Please try it. You won’t be disappointed. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Lee and Mike.
Written 26 March 2024
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John A
Christchurch86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 solo
One of the best Indian meals I’ve had anywhere (including India) in my entire life! I had the firecracker chicken, which the owner told me he conjured up during Covid. It was excellent, accompanied by a delicious chilli chutney. Easy to eat in the form of mini drumsticks and packed with flavor. Then I had the Jaalfarezi which was amazing. Rich and multi layered flavours developed through a thick sauce with tender pieces of chicken and vegetables. I was very tempted by dessert which I’m sure would have been excellent, but decided enough was enough. All in all a great find in Wanaka, the external appearance is unprepossessing, but definitely a must visit if you enjoy Indian.
Written 13 March 2024
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weechancer
Delamere331 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Arrived in Wanaka after a long day travelling and decided on a take-away rather than spending time in a restaurant. Saw this place as we drove towards the supermarket and decided to give it a try - glad we did. Received a warm welcome from the owner who suggested that we shared some of the food as the portions were large - glad we did. The food was very tasty and large portions - was surprised by some of the previous review comments, the food was as stated on the menu and was well and caringly made. Had a wonderful chat with the owner as we waited for it to be cooked - really made us feel welcomed. The only downside? The owners choice of ring tone - made me feel my age! Give it a go - you'll not regret it.
Written 24 February 2024
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dianneoliver
Perth9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Our experience at this restaurant was excellent. Very engaging and friendly staff, excellent food in a good setting in Wanaka.
Written 18 February 2024
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Meetu Saklani
Thank you for spending few moments in complimenting our food and service. We love having conversations with our guests ! After all , you make our evening interesting by sharing your experiences with us. Warm regards The Spice Room Team
Written 19 February 2024
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pedro00
Kinross373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
What a great Indian restaurant! We were met and shown to our table by the ebullient lady front of house who it turned out is the owner with her husband. She did an amazing job covering all the tables and takeaways on her own with good spirit. She gave us great advice on the menu and the food was first class, full of flavour and taste. I have to say it was one of the best Indian meals I have had and I have had a few. I can’t compare with other restaurants in town as I have not eaten in them, but I would highly recommend the Spice Lounge for a meal of great flavour and authentic taste.
Written 17 February 2024
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Meetu Saklani
Some days we are a few of us while on other days we are a handful. It is always a pleasure to cook & serve. We appreciate that you acknowledged small things that were happening around you. Wanaka , being a resort town , it is always a new day and limited number of staff members at work. All of us operators are doing our best to bring best we can, to make our travellers feel welcomed and enjoy their stay. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Thank you The Spice Room Team
Written 19 February 2024
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Joe H
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
The chef must be allergic to coconut. Peshwari naan with cherries? (The only good thing about our meal), the korma was like baby food and tasted of porridge (not a slither of desiccated coconut in sight) and the tikka masala was anything but. Went here based on Trip advisor reviews and was very disappointed.
Written 8 February 2024
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KiaOra Joe or whatever your real name is. If in this world if you can be anyone then be kind. Clearly these words have not crossed your path. Social media gives all of us a platform to openly state our responses and reactions. You made your choice of words and have showed to others who you are. Our menu clearly states the main ingredients used in every dish. Peshwari Naan : chopped dried fruits, nuts & cherries. Coconut is used to bind them together but not as a main ingredient, hence not mentioned in the menu. Korma: Recipe where the dish has originated from, does not have coconut in it. Our menu ( following the recipe ) has clear words - caramelised onions, cashew nuts, green cardamoms & white pepper. If you were unable to decipher simple English language on our menu then there is no one who can help you except for Google translate ( perhaps in whatever is your first language). It is with great pride that we speak on behalf of our team, that you go wherever you like but do not come back to Wanaka, as no one in Wanaka likes the Joker from Batman . Warm regards The Spice Room Team
Written 10 February 2024
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WAtraveller1
Mandurah and Peel Region47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
We chanced upon this lovely restaurant when walking beyond the waterfront at Wanaka. We were early, before the chef started. The staff welcomed us to stay and wait. Good indian food, lovely surroundings.
Written 1 February 2024
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It is always a pleasure to have a guest or two on the lounge. We are glad we were in the bar to invite you in. Hope you had a wonderful rest of your stay in Wanaka. Warm regards The Spice Room Team
Written 5 February 2024
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Ron C
Sturminster Newton39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
Excellent food and friendly service. Authentic Indian taste. Set back from busy lakeside restaurants so a little quieter.
Written 16 January 2024
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Lakefront is gorgeous with more than enough options , so we are very very glad that you found us and enjoyed your evening with us. Cozy lounge, fireplace, comfortable booths and heartwarming food - that’s all we have . Thank you for your review. The Spice Room Team
Written 10 February 2024
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Catriona H
Greater Hobart131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
Best Indian food you’ll get! Love this place, ambience superb, staff super-friendly and helpful, and a contemporary setting. Highly recommended and much better than other Indian cuisine options in Wanak❤️❤️
Written 12 January 2024
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We love when guests have tried a restaurant with same cuisine in town and we know that makes them write their feedback here. Thank you for taking time out to compliment us. This encourages other guests to come and have same experience you had. Warm regards The Spice Room Team
Written 5 February 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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