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“"BEST CURRY" in Victoria”

Spice Jammer Restaurant 1996
Ranked #197 of 1,186 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 434 helpful votes
“"BEST CURRY" in Victoria”
Reviewed 28 October 2012

We have eaten at the Spice Jammer on several occasions and never been disappointed.
I would recommend reservations for prime time weekend dinner hours, but we have always been lucky in getting seated quickly, even though it was busy. I enjoy the Butter Chicken, individually cooked to order regarding the spice with naan bread. The appetizer for me is the veggy somosa and the sevice from the staff is outstanding. I do find the pricing on the individual dishes to be pricey, as it does not include any rice dish, however, this is still one of the cities "Best Curry" restaurants. I would suggest that the best value for eating here would be to eat midweek, as they have dinner specials.

  • Visited October 2012
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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Excellent Indian Restaurant”
Reviewed 20 October 2012

I agree with the previous reviewer about the Tikka Masala. It is delicious! My wife and I were able to spend a few days in Victoria -- beautiful days, with glorious weather! (Unfortunately, the entire west coast of Canada needs rain.) Before we went, I signed up with Groupon for their offers in Victoria and purchased one from the Spice Jammer. I'm glad we did. We got a great bargain, and some wonderful food. (Don't miss the garlic naan -- the sauce that comes with it is great.) Being sort of cowardly from the plains of the US, we ordered our food mild. It was seasoned just right for us -- not too spicy, but with just enough kick to keep it interesting. When we return to Victoria, we will definitely eat here again, even if we don't have a Groupon coupon. Oh yes, the service was excellent. There were two waitresses, and both of them made sure to stop by our table to assure that we were being taken care of. And both of them were very friendly and fun to visit with.

  • Visited October 2012
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Victoria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Delicious food & friendly service!”
Reviewed 16 September 2012

We had lived in Victoria for years without hearing of this restaurant, until we bought a groupon for it. Now we are hooked! Every dish we have tried has been delicious. Our favorite so far is the tikka masala. Everything is made to order so the wait may be a bit longer than other restaurants, but the atmosphere is comfortable and the wait is well worth it. Prices are a bit high so it's definitely a treat, but we are already looking forward to our next visit! Very friendly, knowledgable servers with great recommendations as well.

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent, as usual”
Reviewed 6 September 2012

We hadn't been to the Spice Jammer for quite a while but this time they had a special on - three course meal for $20, pick any two from four main dishes. So we ordered two different dishes each - three of them we hadn't tried before - and shared them. All quite excellent, and very good value.

Service was a little slower than it used to be but the food was well worth waiting for. We always recommend the Spice Jammer to visitors and will continue to do so.

  • Visited September 2012
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St. Louis
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“Excellent Indian dishes made to order”
Reviewed 29 August 2012

Visiting Victoria for just two days and decided on Spice Jammer for a dinner the first night. Although the name may indicate a casual venue, the Spice Jammer is a very nicely appointed restaurant with a full bar. The selections are wide and varied and are made to order. If you are in a hurry for your curry, this is not your place. We found the wait well worth it. We found the prices to be rather high, but they may be in line with similar restaurants in B.C. (we are not Canadians).
My only fault with the menu and the pricing was the extra charge for rice with an entree. Most Indian meals are served with rice. There should be no extra charge for the rice!!
Staff was pleasant and helpful. Would definitely return on a future visit to Victoria.

  • Visited August 2012
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