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“Great Indian food”
Review of The Spice Route

The Spice Route
Ranked #24 of 41 Restaurants in Diani Beach
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Personally I found it relatively difficult to find somewhere to satisfy my craving for a curry after a few days in Diani. There do not appear to be a great many dining options offering good Indian cuisine, however this place ticked all of the boxes.
It has erroneously been labelled as a Thai restaurant on Trip Advisor but the food is very much Indian and from what I experienced, pretty good quality too.
Tucked away beyond the main buffet restaurant of the Swahili Beach Resort it was virtually empty when I visited and for some reason does not seem to be particularly well promoted. However, the menu offers a good, if not especially vast choice of dishes and the setting is modest but smart, not entirely out of keeping with the somewhat impressive hotel and grounds.
I had the chicken makhani and the sauce was excellent, although the chicken was a bit disappointing - it seemed almost like processed meat. The naan bread was freshly baked and very good and the complementary masala poppadum as an appetizer was a nice touch. Considering where it was (within a fairly high end resort) the food was reasonably priced and offered good value for money.
Overall then a great option if you fancy a curry, although I'd probably recommend going for the paneer over the chicken.

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Thank Steve C
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

We were a group of 14 who went to the restaurant for dinner to celebrate my dad's 60th birthday.

The ambiance is really very nice. The chef came to take the order personally and suggested some off the menu dishes. Excellent sea food varieties prepared really well and tasted extremely delicious.

There is not a single complaint we had on the food and service. Par excellence in terms of food, ambiance and service. The dishes are a little pricey but well worth the money.

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Thank Bhavesh S
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

Huge party, maybe 17 of us, in February 16. Fabulous! The atmosphere was cheerful and the service professional. Most of the all, the curry was fabulous. Poppadoms and cold beer... life is amazing!

Thank ZebraCalls
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Reviewed 3 November 2015

The Spice Route offers lovely Indian food, in a great atmosphere. Been there many times, and planning on dining there many more in the future. Recommended!

Thank MarieLeeWeb
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Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

We are welcomed by the chef who will take the orders. The paneer tikka marination was really good and different from what we have been used to. The menu is not too big but has enough choice for veg and non-veg. Service is good. Ambiance is nice too.

Thank Aasit S
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