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The Spice Room

££ - £££Indian, Asian,
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” (101 reviews)
“butter chicken” (57 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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to the Spice Room for dinner for my birthday. Food was great. Very flavoursome. Service was pleasant. We didn’t have a reservation, but they were happy to fit us in if we could wait a few minutes in the lounge. Very busy place, so...More

Thank Madmatty76
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had dinner here and the food was amazing. We didn’t have a booking but they made space for us. They were extremely busy but got our food and drinks out in time. The flavours in the meals was incredible and cooked to perfection. Definitely...More

Thank BradandMatty
Reviewed 1 week ago

We’ve been eating here for years and the quality has gone down....not one dish we ordered was anything better then average, you’re better off going to Gusto for Chinese!!!

Thank Gumby111
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried this place as recommended by our friends. Very good lamb sagwala, Fish madras and vegetable biryanis. Ordered take away rather than eat in and the food was ready for collection promptly and was good value for a family dinner.

Thank Anne_W503
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2 friends and I visited after a long day skiing at Treble Cone and a few pre-dinner drinks on the waterfront. The Spice Room is a bustling and cosy family restaurant with a nice friendly vibe. We opted for the banquet and while it wasn’t...More

Thank simonislawson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and cosy, warm and welcoming. Generous portions and very reasonably priced. Super friendly staff - delicious food - would highly recommend. The butter chicken had such a unique taste - it was yum :)

Thank Lynsey M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fancied a curry so returned here last week. Service is always very good. Peswari naan isn’t the best we have had, but acceptable. Jalfrezi was spicey as we asked , interested mixture of vegas in such as potato and broccoli so unsure about that. but...More

1  Thank macfod
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Had reserved a table for a week day dinner to take business partners since all they wanted was Indian Food. We ordered the saagwaala chicken and tikka masala. The serving portion was generous and food tasted like home. So for all the Indians who would...More

Thank gunjan m
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Best meal I had in NZ. The banquet consisted of 3 different types of curries and entrees and desserts.

Thank Matthew L
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Great food. Highly recommend the lamb dishes and chili garlic naan. Left very happy and satisfied!!!

Thank Anand G
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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 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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