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The Spice Room

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43 Helwick Street | Next to Wanaka Pharmacy, Wanaka, New Zealand
+64 3-443 1133
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well situated in the centre of Wanaka, serving varied Indian cuisine. The two mains dishes we had were excellent, specially the venison. The poppadoms were nicely presented in slices well layed out on the plate.

Thank MexBrit1951
Fife, Scotland
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had been travelling all day, and needed something tasty - and quick! Found this restaurant on tripadvisor's website, and liked the reviews. It didn't disappoint. We went for one of the set menus for 2, and in hindsight, it was so good that we might have added to it. Quick preparation, and a comfortable lounge to wait in while... More 

Thank ChrisA-S
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a reasonable meal, but were really disappointed about the lack of spiciness. They said this was due to the kiwi taste and that you could ask for this. However this was never mentioned upfront. So ask!

Thank Frank D
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45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A cut above a lot of Indian Resturants. Excellent food, very pleasant staff I think the owner was from New Delhi. Slightly more expensive than a lot of Indian resturants, but well worth the extra

Thank screennamechalky
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delecious meal! Large portions and friendly staff. The rice could have been more fragrant seeing as it cost 90c extra and the curries could have been a tad spicier. But that didn't stop the meal being amazing and by far one of the best I have had in New Zealand 😊 also the naan bread was prefect!

Thank Fran C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sooo... you want Indian for dinner? YOU GOT IT! Great menu and each generous fish is flavor packed to satiate your curry cravings. Polite professional waiters, a pretty good wine list and takeaways for home or watching the sun set over Lake Wanaka! Do it... you'll be glad you did!

Thank Bruce W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a really good meal at The Spice Room. The food was delicious and the menu offered a lot of authentic indian meals.

Thank Ozzulu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meal was beautiful, staff were wonderful (and they handled my Dad's sense of humour) and didn't feel rushed at all. And they dealt with all the difficulties of my Grandma who is 98.

Thank 944fih
Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very glad we chose the Spice Room. Great, friendly service. Very generous portion sizes and great flavours. The muttar paneer, chicken tika masala and venison masala were all excellent.

Thank wandernotlost1
falmouth, maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Spice Room Wanaka # 1 on TA at the time we were there and probably deservedly so….with some good competition…first night we walked in without a booking and were turned away, a bit curtly. May have been a miscommunication….went back to our hotel and the owner raved about it….so we went back. Glad we did. Typical (and by that... More 

Thank chimayred

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Indian, Asian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?