Excerpts from YELP:
“I have eaten at a lot of Indian Restaurants and most of them are usually outdated in decor, slightly unclean, and sometime a little too much grease in the cooking. Regardless we are big fans of Indian Food and stumbled across Spice Route for the lunch buffet. This is very authentic Indian food. The decor was beautiful, elegant, and very clean. They had nice linen table cloths, crystal ware, and he buffet was filled with a great selection of classic cuisine. The staff was very kind, attentive, and pleasant. I like that the waitress asked us if we would like lemon on the side with our water. We accepted & she brought it on the side freshly sliced on a small plate. I tried a little bit of everything on the buffet and there was not one item I did not enjoy. This is the BEST INDIAN and PAKISTANI cuisine I have ever tried. It was not too greasy. The goat curry had no bit of gaminess (which goat can be a challenge to prepare). The garlic naan was perfect. The food was perfectly seasoned with wonderful combination of spices. The ambiance was very relaxed and comfortable. My favorite was the Keema Samosa and naan bread.
At the end of the meal, the owner , Tariq (sp?) came out and introduced himself and asked how our meal went. He was very kind and interested in our opinion. This left a very good impression on us.
I highly recommend this place and I am so excited to have found a wonderfully classy, affordable, and authentic Indian/Pakistani restaurant in my town!
I will recommend this place to EVERYONE, and I will be returning many more times to come.”
“Spice Route just opened on Saturday - in fact, I had to add it on Yelp via my phone. :)
It was very quiet when we came - we were the only ones eating but I relished that because our server was very attentive and sweet - Channel.
Spice Route replaced House of Ribs (r.i.p. - I loved that place too). The new owner completely redecorated the interior. It has a nice touch of elegance -reminds me of eating in Europe because they use stemmed water glasses and linens on the tables. Turns out, the owner, recently moved from Berlin where he owned and operated a successful India/Pakistan restaurant there for 15 years. He stopped by our table and was very personable and we really enjoyed chatting with him.
Now, I know good Indian food because my good friend and her husband make amazing lunch spreads for us - and well, you know how good homemade tastes! So my taste-buds are dialed into the right tasting frequency!
They have a very extensive menu - in fact, I missed two of the pages - sorry. You'll just have to stop in and check it out yourself. I ordered the Tandoori Chicken it was a 1/2 chicken portion and my husband ordered the Chicken Curry. These dishes are served family style and you get rice. We also ordered the garlic naan.
Our server brought over complimentary dipping sauce and a thin deep fried cracker - sorry I don't know what this is called but I snapped a photo for you.
My husband took one bite of the curry chicken and swooned! He swore when he ate the Tandoori chicken - it was so tender! Please note, if you do get more naan, they do charge you $2.50 for 3 pieces - I didn't mind - but thought you should know this. I think their prices are reasonable. You can also do take out - I noticed someone was picking up an order.
Lunch Buffet - M-F 11:00 - 3:00
Weekend Buffet Sat-Sun 11:00 -3:00
We will be returning and we are very excited that there is a good Indian food close by to us now. : )”