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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
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Saint-Astier, France
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a really excellent takeaway from this place last night. The sauces are rich and tasty, with good depth of flavour and you can tailor the heat that you'd like. The peshwari naan was outstanding. Portion sizes are just right and price is not too bad. Definitely recommend!

Thank Fiona H
San francisco
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We got in a cab and asked him to take us to his favourite Resturant. He took us to the spice room. What a great tip. Excellent authentic Indian food. Nice people working there. Is busy so worth booking in advance.

1 Thank Mark D
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

TripAdvisor reviews led me there and The Spice Room met all our expectations. The menu was varied and the food excellent. The poppadum starter was unusually served as cones and were beautifully crisp and light. The chicken korma was mild but full of flavour and my lamb curry was meltingly tender and although well spiced the lamb was never overwhelmed.

Thank Alan B
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came here yesterday for dinner with a friend; we had poppadums with chutney, the sizzling mixed platter, a veg curry with rice and peshwari naan bread. It was delicious! We asked for it Indian hot so it had a good warmth to it and the fish in particular had some great flavours going on. I also enjoyed their Rabbit Island... More 

Thank brylorelei
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wanaka was crowded - but most people missed a treat. We had a great time - the service was good, but unobtrusive, each of our dishes was as we expected, tasted as it should, and was different from the others. Perhaps the spice on the venison kebabs overpowered the venison a little. The popadoms were good, but I have had... More 

Thank John M
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food here is always top notch with amazing service. one of the top Indian restaurants in Wanaka!

Thank beckyhO716AB
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been to a movie, didn't book and just walked in. Great service and excellent flavored food. As we will be moving to the area soon, this will be a regular. I did look on the menu for a Goat dish, but couldn't see anything.

Thank Russell W
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate at the Spice Room this evening. I had the butter chicken and he had the venison curry. Both meals were delicious. We also had the chutney, garlic naan and the garlic and cheese naan which was amazing! We would definitely eat here again.

Thank Leslie D
Gerringong, Australia
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered takeaway here. Mango chicken curry was delish. All dishes served with rice so very reasonably priced.

Thank Neet W
Alstonville, Australia
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is beautiful authentic Indian and the setting is casual and rowdy. It is a popular restaurant and it seems that bookings are essential (we booked) as the tables were full all of the time. They also do takeaway was was also very busy. The service is quite good for the number of people they are serving and... More 

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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, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?