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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I lived in malaysia for more than 20 years so had my fair share of Malay, Chinese, and Indian cuisine (both north and South India). So I was pleasantly surprised at how good our dinner was. I had Malai kofta, the others were, chicken tikka...Masala, prawn malabari, and lamb afgani. Excellent. The cheese and garlic naan was also noteworthy. Highly recommended here.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 23 March 2021

Great service, nice ambience, great food with lots of flavour. I will consider dining again next time we visit Whakatane. Nothing more to say.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 11 June 2020

Big venue but nice atmosphere and very gracious courteous staff. Food served quickly and VERY delicious. Especially Tawa lamb. Mangoe chicken good too but perhaps a bit sweet.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 18 March 2020

This restaurant had excellent vegetarian choices! My meal had so much flavor, and my husband enjoyed his as well!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 11 March 2020 via mobile

The food was delicious, And the staff were very friendly . I had the scallops as my main and I was amazed how many scallops I got for the price!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 10 March 2020 via mobile

Wow! Absolutely beautiful fresh food. Such good value for money, Spice Junction in Whakatane never fails to please. They will even deliver to local addresses. Great staff, great food, on time, every time. Happy to recommend

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 9 March 2020

Since many places are closed on Sunday, it’s nice to have a reliable choice like Spice Junction open. The restaurant is street level under Quayside Apartments, where we were staying. We had a delicious meal of Dal Tarka (with spinach) and Vegetable Korma, along with...Garlic and Cheese Naan and a bottle of Tohu Sauvignon Blanc. Rachel did a fine job as our pleasant and personable server, who is planning to go to university to become a veterinary nurse. Since we are “cat people” we enjoyed learning about animal adoption practices in NZ. Centrally located, clean, pleasant atmosphere, and excellent food - and most importantly, open every day. We heartily recommend Spice Junction.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 23 February 2020 via mobile

Was very excited when I entered this restaurant to recognise the owner from an Indian restaurant in New Plymouth that we used regularly. They had moved to Whakatane five years previously. I hoped for a fabulous experience and was not disappointed. The food was outstanding,...so flavoursome and delicious. Service was exceptional. No criticism at all. A fantastic experience, if you like Indian food you must try this restaurant, I wish you were in Auckland.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 5 February 2020

We used the Spice Junction for takeaway twice for dinner and both meals were really good both in quality and value.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 29 January 2020 via mobile

We ordered the buffet for 2, $35 each. Poppadoms tasted as if cooked in old oil, and out of a packet. Starter was delicious but then let down by main meals: small portions, with little meat (veg dish had freezer veg!!) and watered down sauce...with little flavour. Service: although staff we very friendly it was very slow and disorganised. Overall not very good value for money!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Spice Junction

  • Yes, Spice Junction offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Spice Junction offers delivery services.

  • Spice Junction is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5