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The Spice Room Restaurant

43 Helwick Street | Next to Wanaka Pharmacy, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 1133
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“malai kofta” (9 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 1 week ago

This was a fantastic meal only steps from our accommodation. We had the shared meal that allowed us to choose from several options, included naan, dessert, etc. Service was good in spite of it being quite a busy night. Staff were attentive and the food...More

Thank echoriath
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the spice room. Especially the goat and venison if they haven't sold it already. Plus they do takeaways!

1  Thank Rosa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had takeaways from here last month. Good portions and delicious. Slightly expensive which is why I gave it 4 stars. All gf and very knowledgable about what is and what isn't. Nice people too

Thank gilll
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not expecting such tasty Indian Food in NZ, but this was one of the best We took parcel and all the things were good but slight overpriced.

Thank madyy283
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure if the cook was ever in India,... we went there because of the review's. My paneer was ok, but nothing special. My partners vegetables was just cooked in oil, to much oil ! And never seen that in 4 years of my time...More

Thank India2012
MeetuSaklani, Owner at The Spice Room, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi We make our own Paneer and have been told only good things about it, not too sure what you would expect in cottage cheese. Also I wouldn't call $21.90 for a main meal overpriced in this day in age. Regards Abhishek Saklani

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here over the weekend and thought the curries were delicious and the prices were fair. The staff were friendly and even gave us some tips for wanaka. Thanks :-)

1  Thank AndrewDNZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely one of the nicest meals, if not the best, we had during our 9 day stay in Queenstown/wanaka. We usually go for something hot like the vindaloo but went for the tikka masala and butter chicken for something different, both were excellent! Service was...More

Thank Yvonne O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The spice room is a favourite of ours. Can always rely on the food being cooked in the restaurant (and not imported Indian sauces.) Beautifully cooked. The staff are always polite and helpful.

1  Thank cruznjones
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friendly welcome from the owners and staff at this busy Indian Restaurant where it pays to pre-book at busy times. Plenty of choices on the menu and an adequate reasonably priced wine list featuring local Central Otago wines. We chose 2 x "Specials" to...More

Thank miles52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We choose this place as it had excellent tripadvisor reviews, however in our experience this was nothing special. The dishes lacked good spicing were mild and not that good. The poppoms were home made and burnt around the edges the mango chutney had no taste....More

Thank hjohnnacepilot50
MeetuSaklani, Owner at The Spice Room, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi There Im disappointed that your experience wasn't upto our standard. If only you could mention this issue when checked up on, we would have happily sorted it out. Also $8.00 for a 350 ml beer is standard across NZ. Kind regards Meetu Saklani

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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