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The Spice Room

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Indian, Asian,
43 Helwick Street | Next to Wanaka Pharmacy, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 1133
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“curry” (92 reviews)
“butter chicken” (53 reviews)
“naan” (63 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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43 Helwick Street | Next to Wanaka Pharmacy, Wanaka, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 854 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

I was here early in 2016. This place is so lovely. Run by an Indian couple who are now settled in Wanaka, we stumbled upon this place while strolling on the streets near-by. We saw Indian, which we had not expected in a small town...More

1  Thank Instant-Nids
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for spicy food as weather was bit cold. Nice place and welcoming staff. Excellent food but was not that spicy.

Thank drvijaypshah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful menu, service, and delicious food! Not too spicy, ask for it if you want it. The garlic naan is a must have!

1  Thank rohringa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Selected the venison, butter chicken and tikka masala among the whole family. Good quality great taste and with a side of chilli we enjoyed by all

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Would have given 5 stars but the food wasn’t as spicy or authentic as I was hoping. Not an expert on Indian food by any means but after travelling around India I have somewhat of an understanding and expectation. Have been suggested Spice Room by...More

Thank MatchstickTraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I agree with the previous post - as an English person I am spoilt for excellent curry. This just isn't very good - lots of different coloured sauces which were smooth with no texture, covering a variety of different meats. Too salty and not flavourful...More

Thank rachelbabic
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Most cuisine in New Zealand isn't that spicy so if you come from a culture where you like a bit of zing in your food then prepare to be underwhelmed. Don't get me wrong the food itself was okay but definitely lacking in spice and...More

Thank speedsister
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Staff were friendly and the food was delicious! The restaurant was full and the atmosphere was great.

Thank 963Marika
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The Staff at the restaurant was welcoming and attentive throughout our meal. The restaurant soon filled and it had a good atmosphere. Both curries was excellent with good size portions with lovely light garlic nan bread.

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We have not had much experience with Indian food but the food at the Spice Room was absolutely delicious. The service was excellent and it was a really lovely night out. We had a chicken dish and a lamb dish, garlic and cheese naan bread...More

Thank Sue G
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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