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The Spice Room

43 Helwick Street | Next to Wanaka Pharmacy, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 1133
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (92 reviews)
“butter chicken” (53 reviews)
“naan” (48 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43 Helwick Street | Next to Wanaka Pharmacy, Wanaka, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Thank goodness that someone in Wanaka serves dinner after 9 pm. Not many do. We stopped in to The Spice Room desperate to get something to eat other than chips and beer.. The Spice Room gave us a nice table outside and great service. The...More

Thank Joe A
Reviewed yesterday

The food was excellent. I've had Indian food many times before in other countries, and this one ranks as one of the best. The lamb briyani especially was flavorful and had lots of spices. The meat was tender. We also had a side of naan...More

Thank thepurpleninja
Reviewed 3 days ago

Always difficult to find tasty gluten free options at restaurants when travelling. The Spice Room was the perfect find. So good we had it two nights in a row.

Thank The_Andres
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were greeted promptly and ordered mixed entrees to share, butter chicken, tandoori chicken masala and keema naan. All were very tasty. The staff pointed out that many customers like their food a little spicier than the usual fare and a bit more heat is...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very good Indian food. Good service but not a great wine list with disappointing options. If you like a beer with your Indian then it's all OK.

Thank Chardnuts
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not sure we wanted to dine here. I LOVE Indian food and have eaten it all over the world, but hubby isn't so sure. It was getting late, and we stumbled upon this place. So we went in, and boy! was I glad...More

Thank Tricia512
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is brilliant. We wanted authentic Indian and we were not disappointed at all. As we went in it smelt amazing and the food was off-the-scale delicous, to the point we decided we would go the next day too. I highly recommend this restaurant....More

Thank KarrieFalcon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to The Spice Room with our granddaughter and thoroughly enjoyed the food. The server was very accommodating to our granddaughter substituting chicken vindaloo on the children’s menu. She was served a beautiful chocolate sundae for dessert

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had no prior bookings and we hopped into Spice Room thankfully they accommodated us we a caveat that we had to leave the table before 8 since they had a booking. The food was really yummy. Chicken was juicy and savoury (Feels as if...More

Thank priyanka p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn’t fault it. Great service, knowledgeable staff, food was fantastic. Easy to divide 4 papadams into 3.33 recurring shares. Important 😀

Thank Midnightandim
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Helwick Street | Next to Wanaka Pharmacy, Wanaka, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 1133
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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.
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