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The Spice Room

43 Helwick Street | Next to Wanaka Pharmacy, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 1133
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“curry” (100 reviews)
“butter chicken” (56 reviews)
“naan” (53 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43 Helwick Street | Next to Wanaka Pharmacy, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 904 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my vindaloo was lovely and the naans great....only downer was that they had run out of kulfi......my favourite icecream

1  Thank Redbod
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Advised of 45 min wait time, & very accurate pick up time. The lamb korma was delicious & generous with amount of meat. Also had tandoori chicken with refreshing mint/ cucumber dip. All perfect for a simple Easter Sunday in Motel room after long day...More

2  Thank Liz9371
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was 4-star food. We only tried the yellow lentils with rice and raita (yogurt), and veggie kebabs. 1 star was taken away for the rude man manning the front counter. Greeted us with a smile, the restaurant was almost empty with only maybe 4...More

Thank Paprika25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place friendly hosts and very clean and tidy. The food was good with plenty per portion but lacking in a bit of spice so order a bit hotter than you normally like. We had one starter $11, 2 main courses $26 each, beers...More

Thank angelalG1997WN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were last in Wanaka in July 2011 and we had a perfect meal then, so when we came back in March 2018 we had to go again. We were not disappointed - the Venison curry was delicious with robust flavours but our favourite was...More

1  Thank EmMagPaul
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Basically went along with a very picky teen who ended up trying food she would normally not even look at.....it was that delicious. We can't complain about any of the food we have had in New Zealand, but this was a bit of a stand...More

1  Thank Janice M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had takeaway - paneer korma (which I normally have and used to be very good), and a garlic naan. The naan was good. The korma was a container of blended, bland sauce with about 8 lumps of paneer floating in it. No vegetables, flavour...More

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, nice atmosphere and price is a good value. My vegetarian dish was perfect and the mango chicken had a perfect amount of spice. Great fragrant rice and the naan was tasty too! Definitely recommend if you love Indian food.

Thank lifeisforfun
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We have just returned from a most delicious and satisfying meal at this fine restaurant. The service is very professional, the waiters and waitresses discreetly friendly and the food delicious, as four of us agree.

Thank buranbill
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Had read reviews and this restaurant was also highly recommended by our Kiwi hosts and it sure didn't disappoint. The owner Mitu is very professional and polite and since we didn't have a table reservation offered to lay out table for us at the entrance.However,after...More

Thank deepalidas2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Helwick Street | Next to Wanaka Pharmacy, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 1133
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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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