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“This is fabulous flavor”
Review of The Island Spice

The Island Spice
Ranked #25 of 41 Restaurants in Holmes Beach
Price range: US$5 - US$16
Description: Authentic Indian Cuisine, South Indian Cuisine, Dosa, Uthappam, Vada, Idly, Beer & Wine, Indian Beers, Samosa, With Plenty of Parking on the Island, Dine-in, Carry-out, Reservations, Gluten Free and Vegan options, Vegetarian, Lamb, Chicken, Sea Food, Curries, Mild, Medium, Hot or Extra-Spicy
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Description: Authentic Indian Cuisine, South Indian Cuisine, Dosa, Uthappam, Vada, Idly, Beer & Wine, Indian Beers, Samosa, With Plenty of Parking on the Island, Dine-in, Carry-out, Reservations, Gluten Free and Vegan options, Vegetarian, Lamb, Chicken, Sea Food, Curries, Mild, Medium, Hot or Extra-Spicy
Reviewed 8 December 2017

The cafe style, strip mall shop does not reflect the fabulous melt in your mouth flavors. Now I understand why Europeans wanted to discover a faster route to the spices of India. These guys are from southern India and brought their flavors, if not their decorations. Spices do not have to be hot. Any dish there is fine with me. Add naan bread, basmati rice and abig botttle of beer. Heaven. NOT fast food, delicious instead.

Thank Flora6760786
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We ordered lamb tikka masala and mango ginger chicken curry for take out. Both were excellent! We also had onion bajji appetizer and naan. Absolutely delicious take out dinner!

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Thank biddyw
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

The food was good, had the mussels and 2 other dishes. But the service was bad, getting a drink refill nearly impossible despite and almost empty restaurant. The portions did not justify the pricing in any way. I know everything on the island is overpriced but this was roughly one small chicken breast and a cup of rice in a $17 dish. I would not likely go back there are too many other great choices to spend $100 on a meal.

Thank cmmattes
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I go there all the time. I love the mango lassi with the lamb palak/vindaloo. Last time lamb was melt in the mouth good. Ask for the hottest spice possible!

Thank michelange99
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We decided to give this place a try tonight. We were both pleasantly surprised. It looked like a take away from the outside but there is plenty of seating inside.
A good menu with plenty of choices.
We went for the veggie samosas, plain uthappam and do main the chicken tikka masala and mango chicken curry.
Some customers seemed impatient but it's cooked as ordered not mass produced. We loved all the food and it's definately going to get another visit before we leave.
Only criticism is the decor needs a bit more of an Indian touch.

Thank MSellars1963
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