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The Spice Shop

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No.19 Xinguang Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Name/address in local language
+886 3 571 0687
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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17:00 - 21:30
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Jakarta, Indonesia
1 review
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Went there last night in the recommendation of a friend. I don't eat Indian a lot, but I was impressed The food was delicious. Service was very good as well. It was about 1000nt for two people and we got a lot of food. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Kevin L
New Delhi, India
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Not the best or authentic Indian food, but still very decent. It was possibly one of the very first Indian restaurants in town. It used to be in downtown. I went there first good 10+ years back. Nothing has changed. Except that the girl who serves has grown up. Not sure what is the Indian connection of the owners. If... More 

3 Thank JP_Delhi
Taipei, Taiwan
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147 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

While spending time in Taiwan you may want a change of food. If you happen to be in Hsinchu, and need a little spice. Then head over to The Spice Shop. Great food, and the owners are very accommodating when needed. The food is a fusion of India, and Taiwan with levels of spicy to choose from. Enjoy! ExploreTraveler

Thank ExploreTraveler
1 review
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Spicy food. A rather impolite lady waiter. Became very noisy environment when behind customers, a table should be cleaned and prepared for new ones. Not visiting again !

Thank Gvg2015
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

Reasonably good food, but both waitresses were rude and impatient. Also, the wait times are pretty ridiculous.

3 Thank JourneysOnQuest
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Accidentally walked by at this restaurant during its non-business hours. Came back to check out the food and service. The service staff is very watchful, taking your order very quickly and the waiting time for the ordered food is extremely short. I chose a very spicy meal (labeled with 3 chillis). The cook personally brought me the food and asked... More 

Thank Josef B
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Good Yellow Dal and rotis. Non veg is average. Service is Ok Ok. But getting Indian food in Hsinchu itself is beyond words.

Thank Vikas M
Hsinchu, Taiwan
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Really enjoyed their food. Much better than I few places I visited in Hsinchu!!! Will go there everyday if I could!!!

1 Thank Anel L
Meridian, ID
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Tasty dishes, and nice decor. Good service. Street parking is much easier than most places in Taiwan because restaurant is on a large street with little traffic. Suggest the beef vindaloo, if you like a lot of heat. It is very good, although sometimes the beef is too tough. Mango lassi is good, as well as many kinds of naan,... More 

Thank Marko99
Hsinchu, T'ai-wan, Taiwan
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114 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2013

The first time I visited, I was a little disappointed as it wasn't the same as I was used to in the UK, but I have since become a regular visitor. Its different, but its nice. Good food and good flavours - possibly the best restaurant in Hsinchu. Prices are very reasonable, and staff are friendly and speak good English.

Thank James P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.19 Xinguang Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Hsinchu
  • Phone Number: +886 3 571 0687

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?