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392 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good22%
  • Average22%
  • Poor22%
  • Terrible0%
10 Oct 2016
“Closed on this site”
19 May 2015
“Quite satisfying experience”
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392 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

We went for a meal here at 392 Riccarton Road (Church Corner) last night and discovered that it has gone. There is another Asian restaurant in its place (Jolins)

1  Thank Kiwi_rua
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We made a booking for early on a Sunday night. When we arrived there was one other couple dining there. When we left an hour later the only other customers, a group of three, had arrived. We felt curious and rather sorry for the staff...More

Thank Kiwi_rua
Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

This is the 8th review of an Indian restaurant in Christchurch and the worst so far. The restaurant needs some love as it was tired looking and very cold inside. When we arrived there were just a couple of people there and they still had...More

Thank AndrewNZ76
Reviewed 17 January 2014

I dined at Spice 'n' Life on Friday 10 January 2014 with a group of 8 people. We dine there habitually, and always get a table. We go back time and again because the food and the service are phenomenal. The service is very discreet...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 8 August 2013

I really do not know why this place has so many good reviews! I'm going to put it down to kiwis not knowing about what good curry is!! Ok so the starter was good. We had the paneer with mushrooms and samosa which was also...More

1  Thank carly y
Reviewed 25 July 2013

Friendly staff member, but really small servings-- we shared tandori chicken as on tray, and two curry dishes , naans and rice still get room for dessert afterwards. there're only two tables on a Thursday night

Thank ahhlili01
Reviewed 14 April 2013

I worked in Northern India for a year and really missed 'real' Indian food. The food here is yum! It took me back to the amazing flavours I experienced in Delhi. I have been back many times. Highly recommended.

Thank KiwiCandiCane
Reviewed 14 December 2012

We went to the restaurant yearning for an indian meal...after days of bread, pizza and pasta...during our New Zealand sojourn.....being from India...I usually find most indian restaurants overpriced for the quantity and quality.....however...this one just bowled me over...for the delicious food and the huge portions....we...More

Thank rajdeep_rds
Reviewed 13 March 2012

We went to Spice'n'life because our friend had just had a birthday, and we all love curry having lived and traveled around Nepal and India. The facade of the restaurant is very low-key, and we were confused for a moment about which door to enter...More

1  Thank JillMM_NZ
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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  • Address: 392 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
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