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AU$8 - AU$30
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Indian, Asian, Grill
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious meal. Great options on the menu. The owner and his wife were super friendly and engaging. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No stand out dishes, usual ones seen in Indian restaurants, slow service too. Disappointing for visitors especially when there is much to choose from

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the most amazing food and service tonight. Loved every minute of it. From the moment we sat down to the food being served and the hospitable staff and owners. My whole family walked out raving about the place.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 10 April 2024 via mobile

The owner and his wife are both so friendly and the food was excellent! I was pleasantly surprised when the owner sat down for a brief chat before taking my order. He then asked what I liked and recommended a delicious dish I’d never tried...before (he said it was like a deconstructed samosa). Anyway, it was a delight and if I had another night in Wānaka I’d probably go back!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 7 April 2024 via mobile

Really amazing food and great hospitality that makes you feel like family! The samosas were delicious as was the Bhuna Gosht.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 April 2024

What a find! Over from UK to stay with family. Owner was fantastic and kind. Made recommendations and we ended up trying a chocolate naan bread ! This was the best food we had in Wānaka.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 27 March 2024

This place is special. The food was amazing and the host was even better. We had dietary needs which where looked after very well and ambience was special. If we could give them 6 out of 5 stars we would. Can’t wait to go again....If you like real Indian food. Please try it. You won’t be disappointed. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Lee and Mike.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 March 2024 via mobile

One of the best Indian meals I’ve had anywhere (including India) in my entire life! I had the firecracker chicken, which the owner told me he conjured up during Covid. It was excellent, accompanied by a delicious chilli chutney. Easy to eat in the form...of mini drumsticks and packed with flavor. Then I had the Jaalfarezi which was amazing. Rich and multi layered flavours developed through a thick sauce with tender pieces of chicken and vegetables. I was very tempted by dessert which I’m sure would have been excellent, but decided enough was enough. All in all a great find in Wanaka, the external appearance is unprepossessing, but definitely a must visit if you enjoy Indian.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024 via mobile

Arrived in Wanaka after a long day travelling and decided on a take-away rather than spending time in a restaurant. Saw this place as we drove towards the supermarket and decided to give it a try - glad we did. Received a warm welcome from...the owner who suggested that we shared some of the food as the portions were large - glad we did. The food was very tasty and large portions - was surprised by some of the previous review comments, the food was as stated on the menu and was well and caringly made. Had a wonderful chat with the owner as we waited for it to be cooked - really made us feel welcomed. The only downside? The owners choice of ring tone - made me feel my age! Give it a go - you'll not regret it.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024

Our experience at this restaurant was excellent. Very engaging and friendly staff, excellent food in a good setting in Wanaka.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Meetu Saklani, Owner at The Spice Room, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2024

Thank you for spending few moments in complimenting our food and service. We love having conversations with our guests ! After all , you make our evening interesting by sharing your experiences with us. Warm regards The Spice Room Team

Reviewed 18 February 2024 via mobile

What a great Indian restaurant! We were met and shown to our table by the ebullient lady front of house who it turned out is the owner with her husband. She did an amazing job covering all the tables and takeaways on her own with...good spirit. She gave us great advice on the menu and the food was first class, full of flavour and taste. I have to say it was one of the best Indian meals I have had and I have had a few. I can’t compare with other restaurants in town as I have not eaten in them, but I would highly recommend the Spice Lounge for a meal of great flavour and authentic taste.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Meetu Saklani, Owner at The Spice Room, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2024

Some days we are a few of us while on other days we are a handful. It is always a pleasure to cook & serve. We appreciate that you acknowledged small things that were happening around you. Wanaka , being a resort town , it...More

Reviewed 9 February 2024

The chef must be allergic to coconut. Peshwari naan with cherries? (The only good thing about our meal), the korma was like baby food and tasted of porridge (not a slither of desiccated coconut in sight) and the tikka masala was anything but. Went here...based on Trip advisor reviews and was very disappointed.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Management response:Responded 11 February 2024

KiaOra Joe or whatever your real name is. If in this world if you can be anyone then be kind. Clearly these words have not crossed your path. Social media gives all of us a platform to openly state our responses and reactions. You made...More

Reviewed 2 February 2024

We chanced upon this lovely restaurant when walking beyond the waterfront at Wanaka. We were early, before the chef started. The staff welcomed us to stay and wait. Good indian food, lovely surroundings.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Management response:Responded 6 February 2024

It is always a pleasure to have a guest or two on the lounge. We are glad we were in the bar to invite you in. Hope you had a wonderful rest of your stay in Wanaka. Warm regards The Spice Room Team

Reviewed 17 January 2024 via mobile

Excellent food and friendly service. Authentic Indian taste. Set back from busy lakeside restaurants so a little quieter.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Management response:Responded 11 February 2024

Lakefront is gorgeous with more than enough options , so we are very very glad that you found us and enjoyed your evening with us. Cozy lounge, fireplace, comfortable booths and heartwarming food - that’s all we have . Thank you for your review. The...More

Reviewed 13 January 2024 via mobile

Best Indian food you’ll get! Love this place, ambience superb, staff super-friendly and helpful, and a contemporary setting. Highly recommended and much better than other Indian cuisine options in Wanak❤️❤️More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Management response:Responded 6 February 2024

We love when guests have tried a restaurant with same cuisine in town and we know that makes them write their feedback here. Thank you for taking time out to compliment us. This encourages other guests to come and have same experience you had. Warm...More

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The Spice Room is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5