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Spice Guru

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23 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The best indian in town. Forget about the others. Onion Baji fantastic, even the next day down below its fantastic. Never hesitate to take friends here as they all like Indian food.

Thank Mike D
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

very poor service and food - I had the chicken saagwali and seriously the bright green colour of this dish was not due to spinach - in fact I don't think there was any spinach in the dish at all just lots of green food colouring - the worst I have ever encountered - the actual curry was also tasteless... More 

Thank cesunnyvale
Wellington, New Zealand
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100 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Was there for a takeaway and have ordered the food to be kiwi hot. The starter was not (the same spicy) as ordered however the main was. Also felt the Naan bread was a bit under done. Having experienced other Indian restaurants in NZ. It was a not a great experience overall but would not rate it too low considering... More 

Thank HPillai
Oakland, California
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176 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

I love Indian food almost anywhere, but this restaurant offered some different combinations and innovative takes on standard Indian cuisine. And they were delicious, too!

Thank Monica94601
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169 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

A very popular dining spot for authentic Indian food. It is well priced and affordable, the food is very good and of high quality. When ordering you have the choice of mild, moderate or hot spice. I feel moderate is a good choice as they seem to lean on the light side of spice. The have a liquor licence and... More 

Thank Shane N
Whanganui, New Zealand
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

After frequenting a different Indian takeaway in town for almost a year we discovered Spiceguru. It is more expensive than its competitor but the quality of the food more than makes up for the price difference. the heat levels of the curries are good. I prefer 'Indian hot' and have not been disappointed yet. One thing to be aware of... More 

Thank Shannon R
Cambridge, New Zealand
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

The lamb dish I ordered had the most meat I think I've ever had in a curry. Pretty tasty too. Good service although it was earlier on a Thursday

Thank Mrtynz
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Ate there thanks to reviews here. If you want your food thrown on the table by a surly waiter & then ignored for 2 hours by both waitstaff when the restaurant wasn't busy then this is the place for you. We would have ordered more drinks, dessert & coffee but no-one could be bothered serving. Having said that, the food... More 

Thank Brian K
Havelock North, New Zealand
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

We were really impressed with this lovely restaurant. Polite and friendly staff. Most reasonable prices for beer and wine I've ever come across. The food was tasty. Fish Tikka was moist and cooked to perfection. The Butter Chicken was also lovely. With extra rice and a wine and a beer, it all came to $44 for two people. That's good... More 

Thank Lin-Jin5
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Easily one of the best meals. Every time we go the service is superb and the meal perfect. Recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates a good Indian meal.

Thank Geridog1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: 06-348-4851

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?