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The Spice Room

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43 Helwick Street | Next to Wanaka Pharmacy, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 1133
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17:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, beautifully cooked and presented. Shared the samosa starter, followed by mango chicken, butter chicken, rice and naan bread. Couldn't fit in a dessert!

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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner here. We had dinner in several Indian restaurants around the world but this was definitely one of our best experiences. Food taste was authentic and presentation showed passion. The French waitress was very friendly and so was all other staff! The atmosphere in the restaurant was very pleasant. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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Thank Hans M
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy restaurant with good food, attentive staff and a pleasant atmosphere. We all had different dishes and they were all very good. Worth a visit.

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you a real Indian food lover then this shoud satisfy you. Food is usually tasty and reasonably priced in a nice setting. Staff are friendly and attentive but sometimes can be scattered and disorganised (when the boss isn't working I find). But overall I would recommend it if you fancy Indian tonight. Their onion bagees are great as they... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner at The Spice Room on our first night in Wanaka was an absolute treat. The food was delicious, impressively healthy and I was impressed with the gf and veggie options. They had a good wine selection and the service was very professional and friendly. I've eaten a lot of Indian food in India, Australia and NZ and found this... More 

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Thank Bernadette M
MeetuSaklani, Owner at The Spice Room, responded to this review

Hi Bernadette M Thank you very much for such a nice review, I'm very happy you enjoyed all aspects of our restaurant. Cheers Meetu Saklani More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The meat was cooked to perfection and spices were absolutely amazing. Excellent wait staff, will definitely be going there again!

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MeetuSaklani, Owner at The Spice Room, responded to this review

Hi L1830EZmichaeld Thank you very much for a nice review. Cheers Meetu Saklani More 

Tenby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Initial service seemed poor from first interaction with hostess, it seemed we weren't as important as the locals.....however as the evening went on customer service got much better, thank you. Food was delicious with plenty of it, best fluffy rice I have had!

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Thank Tubbritt
MeetuSaklani, Owner at The Spice Room, responded to this review

Hi Tubbritt I'm glad you had a great night with our food, thank you for taking time. Cheers Meetu Saklani More 

Palmerston North
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here a few years ago and at that time I liked the fact it was offering some options that were not your standard Indian fare. At that time I would have given it a 4. Sorry to say it's now no different to any other okay Indian. The food lacked the spiciness I'd expect. The service was good (but... More 

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Thank David S
MeetuSaklani, Owner at The Spice Room, responded to this review

Hi David S I'm disappointed your experience wasn't upto scratch. Apologies for the same. Cheers Meetu Saklani More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two of us went here on a Friday night. It was very busy so I am glad we had booked in advance. I had the onion bhaji starter which was delicious and for the main I had the bhuna gosht which was a lamb dish. This was probably one of the most delicious Indian dishes I have ever eaten, the... More 

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Thank bohica-nz
MeetuSaklani, Owner at The Spice Room, responded to this review

Hi bohica-nz Thank you very much for an awesome review. Bhuna Gosht is our most selling Lamb dish and goes perfectly well with a cold Kingfisher, Im glad your evening went well. Cheers Meetu Saklani More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Spice Room for dinner after a long day of walking. We ordered the butter chicken and Saawala with chicken with rice and 3 different naans. The food was delicious, served quick and the staff was friendly. There is nothing we could complain about.

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Thank Oliver S
MeetuSaklani, Owner at The Spice Room, responded to this review

Hi Oliver S Thank you for taking time to review us. Our Butter Chicken is certainly very tasty and extremely popular. Cheers Meetu Saklani More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?