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“excellent food”
Review of Spice Mela - CLOSED

Spice Mela
Price range: US$60 - US$130
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: From the moment guests enter Spice Mela, they are presented with delicate Indian colors and flavors that intrigue the senses. Here, the team of dynamic chefs select the best recipes from India and combine them with modern food trends and ingredients to create a classical Pan-Indian menu. To complement the meal, beverages of all varieties to suit every taste are offered. Parties, or occasions calling for a more intimate environment, can take place in the bijou private dining area where guests can relax and enjoy their meal while taking in the unspoiled views of the Abu Dhabi waterfront and the skyscrapers in the distance. Discreet lounge-inspired music is the perfect backdrop to the restaurant that pays homage to the varied tastes and history of traditional India, while saluting the country's inspirational and exciting future.
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Spice Mela has the excellent food which i ever tested & its service is beyond expectation. Testing menu was full of flavors, great view of city .

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8  Thank VIR P
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FilipaCdeSousa, Marketing Manager at Spice Mela, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

Thank you VIR for such excellent feedback on Spice Mela!
We have shred your comments with the Chef Sid and the team.

Kind Regards,
Filipa

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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Wow this tasting menu was full of flavour and well worth the price tag with the wine paring!
I would definitely recommend and would return.
Please note it is smart dress so trousers for men.
If you are not staying at this hotel there is a shopping mall attached that is open until 11pm. Unfortunately we were savouring the food so didn't get to do any shopping.

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11  Thank 5_Bucks_5
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FilipaCdeSousa, Marketing Manager at Spice Mela, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

Dear Bucks,

Thank you for the outstanding review on Spice Mela!

We hope to see again very soon,
Warm Regards,
Filipa

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

I would like to start this review in a very positive light, the menu is fantastic and has changes regularly with regional variations, I have been to the restaurant 5 times in as many months, the service is always efficient and courteous, the staff having good knowledge on the dishes that are available. The chef at Spice Mela has great creativity and some of the in between tasters are truly magnificent. The prices are definately on the higher end for Abu Dhabi, but that said the quality is absolutely first class as is the environment and the hotel itself. If I had one negative point, I would suggest that the wine list is over priced for general dinner wines, it's a shame, we would eat more regularly but we enjoy a glass of wine with our meal but a bottle of mediocre wine makes spice mela to expensive for anything other than special occasion dining. On balance it's still a great dining venue and great food, the best in a Abu Dhabi for Indian fusion fare.

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8  Thank Neil H
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FilipaCdeSousa, Marketing Manager at Spice Mela, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

Dear Neil,

Thank you very much for your review, we highly appreciate your feedback on the creative dishes Chef Sid and his team prepare for our guests. We will review the pricing of our wines with our sommelier and double check the need for a change.

We hope to see you once again at Spice Mela in the near future,

Kind Regards,
Filipa

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

I happened to be in Abu Dhabi for a short visit and wanted to try something new and exceptional. Heard through some friends about Spice Mela and went to this restaurant located in Rosewood Abu Dhabi.
Its beautifully decorated and the ambience so relaxed. The view of waterfront from the restaurant through glass is something that will mesmerise anyone.
Food and service was definitely top notch. No wonder why this is the best Indian restaurant in Abudhabi .
Had the Tasting menu paired with wines and it was a killer. Different foods, different flavors and different wines all perfectly done.

This experience for me was by far the best in Abu dhabi and considering Indian food done like this I must say Hats off to Chef. Looking forward to come back soon.

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8  Thank Avery C
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FilipaCdeSousa, Marketing Manager at Spice Mela, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2014

Dear Avery,

We highly appreciate your time to wright this review on Spice Mela, we have shared it with Chef Sid and his team.

We agree with you on the incredible view from the restaurant and when you paired it with the delicious dishes it truly is a mesmerizing experience.

Hope to see you again at Spice Mela next time you come by Abu Dhabi.
Warm Regards,
Filipa

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

With so many great low-key Indian restaurants in Dubai to choose from, its hard to justify going to a luxury Indian restaurant. Spice Mela made it worthwhile! It was modern Indian food with delectable aromatic spices and delicious curries. Now, its going to be hard going back to all those low-key Indian restaurants!

8  Thank KatLebrasse
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FilipaCdeSousa, Marketing Manager at Spice Mela, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2014

Dear Kat,

We greatly appreciate your feedback, you are more than welcome at Spice Mela anytime, we are not that far from Dubai, so don't be a stranger.

See you soon,
Filipa

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