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The Spice Room

43 Helwick Street | Next to Wanaka Pharmacy, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 1133
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (93 reviews)
“butter chicken” (53 reviews)
“naan” (48 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Indian, Asian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
43 Helwick Street | Next to Wanaka Pharmacy, Wanaka, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We followed Trip Advisor’s recommendation and headed to The Spice Room for Dinner. We were not disappointed. Perfect, knowledgeable service and excellent food. The special of the evening was a Malay Chicken served on a sizzle platter with a raspberry and mint sambal. I cannot...More

Thank chrisso53
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only went to The Spice Room because it was close to our accommodation. But what a choice!! We like Indian food occasionally, but this was GOOD. The host was attentive without being imposing, our drinks were regularly replenished and we ate way too much....More

1  Thank Brett S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice decor which can be unusual with Indian restaurants. The staff were friendly and attentive. The food was excellent. I had the Chicken vindaloo and my partner had the Venison. Both dishes were very tasty and spicy just as we ordered. The service was...More

1  Thank Shane B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite the fact that this place advertises home delivery on Wanaka Central Map it sends your food in a cab that costs between $10/20. Can't comment on food. Had pizza delivered for nothing instead.

Thank Polly M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in group of 22 members, last week there for dinner. They told us that, there will be Mango Ice cream in desert !!! They have served Chocolate NAN in Desert instead of Mango Ice Cream and told us that in New Zealand, we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After the best part of three weeks in New Zealnd we were tiring of menus that all looked the same... belly pork/fish and chips/salmon etc etc...and were delighted to find this restaurant. in Wanaka. We ordered the Tandoori Murgh Malai and I have to say...More

1  Thank CheltenhamJim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here early in 2016. This place is so lovely. Run by an Indian couple who are now settled in Wanaka, we stumbled upon this place while strolling on the streets near-by. We saw Indian, which we had not expected in a small town...More

1  Thank Instant-Nids
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Looking for spicy food as weather was bit cold. Nice place and welcoming staff. Excellent food but was not that spicy.

Thank drvijaypshah
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Wonderful menu, service, and delicious food! Not too spicy, ask for it if you want it. The garlic naan is a must have!

1  Thank rohringa
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Selected the venison, butter chicken and tikka masala among the whole family. Good quality great taste and with a side of chilli we enjoyed by all

1  Thank David C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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, 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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