Spice & Curry

★★★★☆
  • 2105 NC-54

    Durham, NC 27713

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  • 919-544-7555

About Spice & Curry

Hours
Monday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tuesday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Wednesday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thursday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Friday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Saturday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Sunday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Spice and Curry, as promised, is "sublime and beautiful." When I want a decadent Navaratana Kurma simmered in heavy cream and even heavier spices, I'd be amiss to look anywhere else. There are at least 5 Indian places that are closer to

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★★★★★

Spice and Curry, as promised, is "sublime and beautiful." When I want a decadent Navaratana Kurma simmered in heavy cream and even heavier spices, I'd be amiss to look anywhere else. There are at least 5 Indian places that are closer to

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One of the best lunch Buffet in RTP, You have both Veg & non Veg Dishes, too many choices of dishes. Even in Briyani they so many variety in it.
You have go for dinner to try different variety of choices.

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★★★★★

One of the best lunch Buffet in RTP, You have both Veg & non Veg Dishes, too many choices of dishes. Even in Briyani they so many variety in it.
You have go for dinner to try different variety of choices.

Pros: One of the Best Indian Resturant

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I have been to S&C many times. But nowadays It has changed. Taste gone bad. Service very bad. Oil they use on chilli chicken ,poori and tandoori chicken smells bad. May be old oil. They are reusing, that too on peak hours(sunday after noon). I wonder how much stock of bad oil these people have :). On lunch buffet, they intentionally delay the refills. I have the experience of waiting more than 30mins for some items. Still I didnt get that. If you think the preparation may take time for some items, they do this for fruits too. I dont think it will take more than 15mins to cut a cantaloupe. I think this is how they match the so called reduced buffet price.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been to S&C many times. But nowadays It has changed. Taste gone bad. Service very bad. Oil they use on chilli chicken ,poori and tandoori chicken smells bad. May be old oil. They are reusing, that too on peak hours(sunday after noon). I wonder how much stock of bad oil these people have :). On lunch buffet, they intentionally delay the refills. I have the experience of waiting more than 30mins for some items. Still I didnt get that. If you think the preparation may take time for some items, they do this for fruits too. I dont think it will take more than 15mins to cut a cantaloupe. I think this is how they match the so called reduced buffet price.

Cons: bad taste and bad service

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Typically their lunch buffet menu items taste good. But at dinner, it could be a hit or miss. One of our friends had to send some food back to the kitchen to fix it. They did it, so be it a little hesitantly.

Another time, when we ordered for take out (got lentil (daal makhani), potato+caulifolower (aloo gobi) and 2 other items).
The lentil was really raw and hard, while the potato and cauliflower were half cooked.
So we called the restaurant to explain the problem and ask if they could deliver the items (and we would send back the problem items).
Their response was that it is cooked properly! Then we tried explaining that the food was indeed not cooked well, and the phone suddenly got disconnected.
So we tried calling back immediately, and got the busy tone.
After that we tried calling them 5 more times through out the next 15 min and still got the busy tone.
We figured they left the phone unhooked, and decided to go to the restaurant to return the items.

When we got there, the person at the counter, pretended as if he did not know what was wrong with the phone.
He did not acknowledge our problem. So I asked him to taste the food and let us know if thats the normal way the dish should taste. He did not taste it.
So we asked to see the cook (who happens to be part owner of the restaurant), so we can give him the feedback directly.
The person at the counter asked us to wait for few mins, went inside and came back and decided to refund our money. (This part is fine).
We waited for 15 min and got impatient for having to wait so long to give feedback (that I assumed the owner might want to hear from his customers). So we asked the person at the counter to check how long we would have to wait. He hesitated and tried to dissuade us to talk to the owner/chef. Upon insisting, he went in and comes back and tells us that unfortunately the chef has left the restaurant :)
We really did not know how to respond to this...
the owner was to scared to face a disgruntled customer
or he did not just care enough for our feedback.
Either way, the CUSTOMER SERVICE REALLY SUCKS and the AVERAGE FOOD QUALITY does not deserve a trip to this restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

Typically their lunch buffet menu items taste good. But at dinner, it could be a hit or miss. One of our friends had to send some food back to the kitchen to fix it. They did it, so be it a little hesitantly.

Another time, when we ordered for take out (got lentil (daal makhani), potato+caulifolower (aloo gobi) and 2 other items).
The lentil was really raw and hard, while the potato and cauliflower were half cooked.
So we called the restaurant to explain the problem and ask if they could deliver the items (and we would send back the problem items).
Their response was that it is cooked properly! Then we tried explaining that the food was indeed not cooked well, and the phone suddenly got disconnected.
So we tried calling back immediately, and got the busy tone.
After that we tried calling them 5 more times through out the next 15 min and still got the busy tone.
We figured they left the phone unhooked, and decided to go to the restaurant to return the items.

When we got there, the person at the counter, pretended as if he did not know what was wrong with the phone.
He did not acknowledge our problem. So I asked him to taste the food and let us know if thats the normal way the dish should taste. He did not taste it.
So we asked to see the cook (who happens to be part owner of the restaurant), so we can give him the feedback directly.
The person at the counter asked us to wait for few mins, went inside and came back and decided to refund our money. (This part is fine).
We waited for 15 min and got impatient for having to wait so long to give feedback (that I assumed the owner might want to hear from his customers). So we asked the person at the counter to check how long we would have to wait. He hesitated and tried to dissuade us to talk to the owner/chef. Upon insisting, he went in and comes back and tells us that unfortunately the chef has left the restaurant :)
We really did not know how to respond to this...
the owner was to scared to face a disgruntled customer
or he did not just care enough for our feedback.
Either way, the CUSTOMER SERVICE REALLY SUCKS and the AVERAGE FOOD QUALITY does not deserve a trip to this restaurant.

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The lunch buffet here is good... not too many options for vegetarians... staff is friendly... good place to go for lunch from office as you dont have to wait long..

3
★★★☆☆

The lunch buffet here is good... not too many options for vegetarians... staff is friendly... good place to go for lunch from office as you dont have to wait long..

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With new Management lot of changes was done. Customer service got improved, food quality got improved, especially i enjoy my dinner with the right spice and taste what i need.

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★★★★★

With new Management lot of changes was done. Customer service got improved, food quality got improved, especially i enjoy my dinner with the right spice and taste what i need.

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My family is from India and we really enjoy eating here. I will say that the lunch buffet on weekdays is a little Americanized. But if you order off the menu you get the real deal. The weekend buffet is as good as ordering off the menu any day. Weekday lunches are cater to the RTP lunch crowd and the evening and weekends to the Indian Community.

If you want only South Indian or only Vegetarian then go to Udipi Cafe in Cary. Both restaurants are owned by the same person.

The food is flavorful and authentic.

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★★★★★

My family is from India and we really enjoy eating here. I will say that the lunch buffet on weekdays is a little Americanized. But if you order off the menu you get the real deal. The weekend buffet is as good as ordering off the menu any day. Weekday lunches are cater to the RTP lunch crowd and the evening and weekends to the Indian Community.

If you want only South Indian or only Vegetarian then go to Udipi Cafe in Cary. Both restaurants are owned by the same person.

The food is flavorful and authentic.

Pros: Authentic food,

Cons: Parking

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Buffet was like one of those Las Vegas ones. It has a lot of items on the buffet. Most of the dishes were good. Rich and a fulfilling experience. Their authentic South Indian delicacies have a lot to portray about Indian dining.

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★★★★★

Buffet was like one of those Las Vegas ones. It has a lot of items on the buffet. Most of the dishes were good. Rich and a fulfilling experience. Their authentic South Indian delicacies have a lot to portray about Indian dining.

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Very tasty!. The buffet during lunch is good with many choices but even the same dishes eaten at dinner pack more flavor and spice. Very good food the best in town. Very many vegetarian choices!

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★★★★★

Very tasty!. The buffet during lunch is good with many choices but even the same dishes eaten at dinner pack more flavor and spice. Very good food the best in town. Very many vegetarian choices!

Pros: food, atmooshpere ok for kids or romance

Cons: location, not many customers (pro??)

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It's like the Twilight Zone at Spice & Curry. The food isn't as good as it used to be. A Buy-one-get-one-free coupon suddenly equals random dollar amounts taken off with no explanation. Not only has the waitstaff forgotten the concept of refilling water and providing freaking RICE with your food, but they also lost the aptitude to understand English as well. And the ability to get change after you've already paid them for your meal. Plus little kids will run around and whap your white friends in the face with balloons. Oh, and the parking lot has suddenly been taken over by the cast of 4 Fast 4 Furious. Put simply, it's a nightmare,

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★☆☆☆☆

It's like the Twilight Zone at Spice & Curry. The food isn't as good as it used to be. A Buy-one-get-one-free coupon suddenly equals random dollar amounts taken off with no explanation. Not only has the waitstaff forgotten the concept of refilling water and providing freaking RICE with your food, but they also lost the aptitude to understand English as well. And the ability to get change after you've already paid them for your meal. Plus little kids will run around and whap your white friends in the face with balloons. Oh, and the parking lot has suddenly been taken over by the cast of 4 Fast 4 Furious. Put simply, it's a nightmare,

Pros: Food used to be good, close to RTP

Cons: Forgetful waitstaff, don't honor coupons, unprofessional service

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I have never been a fan of Indian cuisine, but this is a good place try try. I went with a couple of friends who love Indian food--and I was skeptical. Keep it simple with curry chicken and salad assortment. Not too crazy during lunch rush either.

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★★★★☆

I have never been a fan of Indian cuisine, but this is a good place try try. I went with a couple of friends who love Indian food--and I was skeptical. Keep it simple with curry chicken and salad assortment. Not too crazy during lunch rush either.

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I have reviewed all the recomendation before my lunch to Spice & Curry. Now Food is excellent and customer service is improved than earlier management. I found that cheffs had highly educated hotel managment.

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★★★★★

I have reviewed all the recomendation before my lunch to Spice & Curry. Now Food is excellent and customer service is improved than earlier management. I found that cheffs had highly educated hotel managment.

Pros: Excellent food,

Cons: floor appearnce need to be improved

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We (about 5 people group) used to visit this restaurant often during lunch hours but since management changed from early 2008, the quality is no more.

Food is okay, not bad. Taste varies for regular daily dishes, no consistency.

Hall area (Function room) is spacious but Air Condition does not work and management said it is "centrally controlled" and they have "no control" switching it on. I think they have saved some bucks on power bill !! Not recommended for parties. Guests were sweating when we hosted a party for 20 people.

Nothing professional about service. New Staff is inexperienced and lacks politeness.

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★☆☆☆☆

We (about 5 people group) used to visit this restaurant often during lunch hours but since management changed from early 2008, the quality is no more.

Food is okay, not bad. Taste varies for regular daily dishes, no consistency.

Hall area (Function room) is spacious but Air Condition does not work and management said it is "centrally controlled" and they have "no control" switching it on. I think they have saved some bucks on power bill !! Not recommended for parties. Guests were sweating when we hosted a party for 20 people.

Nothing professional about service. New Staff is inexperienced and lacks politeness.

Pros: Spacious function Area; No waiting needed duing lunch hours;

Cons: Food quality and taste; poor customer service and lack of professionalism; Air condition in Hall area(function area) does not work; No bar area; Projector in hall area does not work;

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My wife and I love this place. We've gone for dinners and the weekend buffet. I agree with an earlier reviewer that the quality at the buffet is not as good. However, you get to taste a little of everything. When we go for dinner we let loose and order different kinds of naan and appetizers. Everything is so good. We are very happy with the service. It feels like you are the only one there. They wait on you hand and foot and make you feel like you are very welcome there. The atmosphere is a come as you are kind of place. It is clean and comfortable. I can't recommend anything in particular because I get something different everytime I go. Everything I've had has been 5 star quality though. Give this place a try-you won't be dissapointed.

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★★★★★

My wife and I love this place. We've gone for dinners and the weekend buffet. I agree with an earlier reviewer that the quality at the buffet is not as good. However, you get to taste a little of everything. When we go for dinner we let loose and order different kinds of naan and appetizers. Everything is so good. We are very happy with the service. It feels like you are the only one there. They wait on you hand and foot and make you feel like you are very welcome there. The atmosphere is a come as you are kind of place. It is clean and comfortable. I can't recommend anything in particular because I get something different everytime I go. Everything I've had has been 5 star quality though. Give this place a try-you won't be dissapointed.

Pros: Easy location, good service, great food.

Cons: Weekend buffet isn't as good as the dinners.

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our team of 12 members from various corners of india were upset at all the other restaurants in triangle area for one or more reasons. but lunch on a monday at this restaurant made our tasting buds craving for more and each of us had sumptious meal. there were almost 20 dishes and all of relished on everything.though the waiting staff seem to be inexperienced we continued to be there for the next couple of weeks dining either for lunch or dinner. every thing was of homemde style nad richness of restaurants.i suggest every one of my friends try this restaurant.
p.s:-it's told to us this restaurant was taken over by the well known MINERVA GROUP from VIRGINIA.

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★★★★★

our team of 12 members from various corners of india were upset at all the other restaurants in triangle area for one or more reasons. but lunch on a monday at this restaurant made our tasting buds craving for more and each of us had sumptious meal. there were almost 20 dishes and all of relished on everything.though the waiting staff seem to be inexperienced we continued to be there for the next couple of weeks dining either for lunch or dinner. every thing was of homemde style nad richness of restaurants.i suggest every one of my friends try this restaurant.
p.s:-it's told to us this restaurant was taken over by the well known MINERVA GROUP from VIRGINIA.

Pros: VERY TASTY AND AUTHENTIC DISHES

Cons: WAITING STAFF ARE INEXPERIENCED

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My husband and I like Indian food and we found this restaurant to be a nice place for a weeknight or weekend dinner. The service was adequate and the food was good. I think the problem with this restaurant is the the Bombay Grille is down the street and that place is wonderful. If Bombay Grille is too crowded you can go down the street to the Spice and Curry and get a curry that is almost just as good.

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★★★☆☆

My husband and I like Indian food and we found this restaurant to be a nice place for a weeknight or weekend dinner. The service was adequate and the food was good. I think the problem with this restaurant is the the Bombay Grille is down the street and that place is wonderful. If Bombay Grille is too crowded you can go down the street to the Spice and Curry and get a curry that is almost just as good.

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I've had dinner here a few times ordering off the menu and every time has been excellent! Probably some of the best Indian around (many of my Indian friends agree). I was however disappointed with the weekday lunch buffet. It just wasn't the same flavors or quality that I was used to from the dinner menu. I prefer the weekday lunch buffet at Sitar Indian Palace in Durham which has been pretty reliable (though not perfect) in terms of quality and flavor. Also, in my opinion, the weekend buffet at Tandoor Indian (NC55) is the best around--fresh naan delivered to your table and somosas at the buffet ( I can't speak for their weekday buffet).

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★★★★☆

I've had dinner here a few times ordering off the menu and every time has been excellent! Probably some of the best Indian around (many of my Indian friends agree). I was however disappointed with the weekday lunch buffet. It just wasn't the same flavors or quality that I was used to from the dinner menu. I prefer the weekday lunch buffet at Sitar Indian Palace in Durham which has been pretty reliable (though not perfect) in terms of quality and flavor. Also, in my opinion, the weekend buffet at Tandoor Indian (NC55) is the best around--fresh naan delivered to your table and somosas at the buffet ( I can't speak for their weekday buffet).

Pros: Great for dinner--order off the menu!

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Spice and Curry, as promised, is "sublime and beautiful." When I want a decadent Navaratana Kurma simmered in heavy cream and even heavier spices, I'd be amiss to look anywhere else. There are at least 5 Indian places that are closer to my house than Spice and Curry, but the trek is completely worth it. I prefer ordering off the menu, but the lunch buffet is superior to most, with many more vegetarian options and a higher than average basic spice level. The samosas aren't too dry and the mango lassi is perfectly cooling. What can I say about the crisp, yet soft garlic naan except "mmm." I'm an Indian food fiendess, as my reviews might show. If you're looking for a light meal, then you should look elsewhere, but if you're looking for a light meal then Indian food isn't your best bet anyway. Go to Spice & Curry when you need to bliss out on mind altering spices and rich, luxuriant sauces.

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★★★★★

Spice and Curry, as promised, is "sublime and beautiful." When I want a decadent Navaratana Kurma simmered in heavy cream and even heavier spices, I'd be amiss to look anywhere else. There are at least 5 Indian places that are closer to my house than Spice and Curry, but the trek is completely worth it. I prefer ordering off the menu, but the lunch buffet is superior to most, with many more vegetarian options and a higher than average basic spice level. The samosas aren't too dry and the mango lassi is perfectly cooling. What can I say about the crisp, yet soft garlic naan except "mmm." I'm an Indian food fiendess, as my reviews might show. If you're looking for a light meal, then you should look elsewhere, but if you're looking for a light meal then Indian food isn't your best bet anyway. Go to Spice & Curry when you need to bliss out on mind altering spices and rich, luxuriant sauces.

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If you like middle-of-the road Indian that caters to the not-too-daring crowd, Sitar is your place. Spice and Curry typically has more adventurous dishes on their menu and the quality is better, in my opinion. Weekdays cater a little bit more to the RTP crowd, but the offerings on the weekends bring out the Indian ex-pats who know what good Indian food really is. My friends and I always argue about which is better - Sitar or Spice and Curry so you can't go wrong with either, but my money's on S & C.

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★★★★★

If you like middle-of-the road Indian that caters to the not-too-daring crowd, Sitar is your place. Spice and Curry typically has more adventurous dishes on their menu and the quality is better, in my opinion. Weekdays cater a little bit more to the RTP crowd, but the offerings on the weekends bring out the Indian ex-pats who know what good Indian food really is. My friends and I always argue about which is better - Sitar or Spice and Curry so you can't go wrong with either, but my money's on S & C.

Pros: Affordable lunch buffet, Great food, Better than average selections on buffet

Cons: Decor, Real busy at lunchtime

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In an area with such a large Indian community, plus a plethora of Indian restaurants within a few miles of each other, this restaurant has to be the worst Indian food I have ever eaten in my life (and I've been around the block a few times with Indian food). My meal was soupy (when it should never have been) - it seemed like they had leftovers from the buffet, watered it down, and added some green peppers for extra spice. What was worse than that was when I started to use the naan to help balance out the lackluster food, the naan was undercooked in spots or overcooked in others. The other meal we got was exactly the same way - watered down and nasty. I wish we had just ordered take-out from Bombay Grille down the block. If we had gotten this food in their restaurant instead of take-out, we would never have eaten it and/or paid for it. Save yourself time, money, and your tastebuds - choose some other Indian restaurant to eat at.

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★☆☆☆☆

In an area with such a large Indian community, plus a plethora of Indian restaurants within a few miles of each other, this restaurant has to be the worst Indian food I have ever eaten in my life (and I've been around the block a few times with Indian food). My meal was soupy (when it should never have been) - it seemed like they had leftovers from the buffet, watered it down, and added some green peppers for extra spice. What was worse than that was when I started to use the naan to help balance out the lackluster food, the naan was undercooked in spots or overcooked in others. The other meal we got was exactly the same way - watered down and nasty. I wish we had just ordered take-out from Bombay Grille down the block. If we had gotten this food in their restaurant instead of take-out, we would never have eaten it and/or paid for it. Save yourself time, money, and your tastebuds - choose some other Indian restaurant to eat at.

 

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