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Deccan Spice

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771 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306-3889
+1 201-604-1772
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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New Jersey
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Deccan Spice is a small joint that remains open till very late on weekends and serves pretty okay Indian grub. We have tried their goat and paneer makhani biryani, both of which are a hit miss kinda dishes. Some days good, on others okay. Their parathas are pretty decent and if you have a dosa craving late at night, you... More 

Thank PallaviSh
Clifton, New Jersey
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We went over for a late dinner past midnight. the food leaves much to be desired. it seems that they use the same blend of spices for all of their curries. we tried the gobi manchurian and lamb curry and you could feel the same base blend of spices in both. the spices are hot which as an indian is... More 

Thank Reji V
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Never ever go there. Food was not edible. Service was horrible. Unfriendly and scarry. We were not welcome. Scarry servers and service. HORRIBLE

Thank Jeff N Carol J
New York City, New York
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264 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 929 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Never in my life did I ever leave the food on my plate before trying food at Deccan Spice. Tried the Biryani and it was nothing but rice mixed with Indian pickles.. Its neither Indian, nor anything. Its neither Biryani, nor anything. Avoid it. There are much better eats in Newark Ave for all your food needs.

1 Thank Suryavarman
New Jersey
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

I had been to Deccan Spice for dinner expecting decent Indian food. I had ordered Egg biryani from the menu. When the biryani arrived on my table I saw the bowl of biryani rice with half cut boiled eggs on top of it. The rice was hot as expected but the eggs were cold as if they were just now... More 

1 Thank Nilesh Z
Jersey City, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Very worst manager person called Mani. He is cheating people as mentioned below. Kindly request to you don’t encourage Deccan spice restaurant. Story goes here…I ordered party package on Jan 23rd and not deviled food. Also food is NOT delivered and even money NOT refunded. It’s not matter of money and he treated very worst with customers. Other friends shouldn’t... More 

1 Thank Kalyani V
Jersey City, New Jersey
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

I've always ordered in from Deccan Spice as I feel that they deliver within reasonable timelines as compared to some other restaurants in the vicinity and the food is consistently good, if not great. Some things I regularly get are the egg curry, the chicken biryani and the pepper chicken fry. On no occassion has the chicken or the rice... More 

Thank rks286
New York City, New York
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Been here couple of times initially when we moved to NJ but I might not go back to this place again.. decent food but I personally dint feel the chicken was fresh. We ordered for some chicken 65 and biryani and some curry and the chicken pieces were too hard and dint feel fresh at all I felt they were... More 

Thank NivviS
Bengaluru, India
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

My wife and me love Biryani, and we try a lot of Indian places to check out which has the better one. After trying most of the places in Jersey City, we have finalized Deccan Spice as our go-to place for Biryani in Jersey City. The food is really good and as per our liking. Never really had main course... More 

Thank Neelay T
Jersey City, New Jersey
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

I am a biryani LOVER. And a Biryani SNOB. Call me what you will, but this is by far the best Biryani I've had after searching for that satisfaction all over! This place may be a small shack.. but it's big on food. Their goat biryani gets my mouth watering just thinking about it! a MUST HAVE. Call in. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 771 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306-3889
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: +1 201-604-1772

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