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“pleasant experience all round”

Spice Jammer Restaurant 1996
Ranked #161 of 1,205 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Victoria, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“pleasant experience all round”
Reviewed 29 January 2014

Friendly staff. Authentic east Indian food. You can select how spicy you want it and service is prompt. I have gone several times and I am never disappointed.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank johndown880
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English first
Victoria, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Terrible service”
Reviewed 26 January 2014

It took over an hour. We arrived at 6:00. After sitting , no one came and asked if we wanted something to drink. A server did bring a menu and then disappeared. Finally came back and took orders. Still didn't ask if we wanted a drink. We were ignored for 50 minutes until I called the server and said we had theater tickets and needed to eat shortly. The dinner came about 15 minutes later. We asked for chutney , twice. We asked for the bill at about 7:30 It didn't come so we got up and left, paying the bill finally on the way out.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Janine L
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Victoria, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Always excellent...”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We really enjoyed our meal at the Spice Jammer recently. There were three of us, and we shared two appies, and three main dishes. There were even leftovers to take home and enjoy the next night. It is always a special experience at this restaurant; the ambience is pleasant, the servers are very polite and helpful. We ordered mild spice for two dishes and medium for the other, and when our server asked us how the food was she even offered to bring us some of the house sauce to make it more spicy if we wanted (we didn't, it was delicious just as it was). Two of us had drinks and combined with a Groupon, the total bill was a very reasonable amount. (under $60 with tip). We will definitely go back, maybe for another special occasion.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank sunnygirl1217
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117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“More than once”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

I have been to the Spice Jammer on a number of occasions and as other reviewers have said the service is slow. The reason I keep going back and will continue to go back is that the food is very good. Have not been disappointed with flavor or portion size. I like the fact that you can order different intensities of heat for your curry. The wait staff have always been very friendly. I will be back.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Craig B
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Victoria, BC
Level 5 Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Long wait for food, expensive and tiny portions!”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

I have heard about this restaurant and have been wanting to try it out. Big disappointment as we waited an hour for our food. All dishes were expensive and nothing special. On top of that, portions were very small.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank rockcrazy
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