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Spice Avenue - CLOSED

1027 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2710
+1 805-965-6004
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
22 Oct 2013
“Good Indian Food in Santa Barbara”
3 Sep 2013
“Nice buffet”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Indian, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1027 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2710
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Reviewed 1 May 2011

This restaurant was a great find for us whilst on holiday in California. The fish curry was superb and the lamb shank was a creative Indian twist on the more traditional version. The service was spot on. By far the best restaurant we experienced in...More

Thank Grasnat
Reviewed 19 October 2010

We opted for the buffet on a Wednesday night. The restaurant was empty when we came in but people filtered in shortly after. The buffet selection was limited and a few of the dishes were lacking in "oomph". They only served one naan bread at...More

Thank Wonderer21
Reviewed 2 September 2010

We really enjoyed our experience at Spice Avenue! The food was terrific, and the host made us feel very much at home. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for the quality of the food as well as the ambiance and friendliness of the staff! Right...More

Thank kflo0202
Reviewed 28 November 2009

We really love this place. The people are kind and welcoming and the food is excellent. My husband highly recommends the fish madras--which we've never found the like of elsewhere. As fish frowner, myself, I've tried just about everything else on the menu, and never...More

Thank jkozyrev
Reviewed 23 December 2008

As former New Yorkers who dined weekly at Sonali's on 6th St. we are constantly in search of recreating that experience here on the west coast, with mixed results. I would have to say Spice Ave was as close as we've gotten. We popped in...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2008

Small portions but great flavors. And BEST Mango Lassy! Good ambience and clean place. Orders came quickly. However, may not have the most friendly service when busy.

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Reviewed 23 December 2007

portions are tiny.

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Reviewed 12 November 2007

Really good for lunch as it is a buffet. There's not many choices, but it is directed to a general, non-adventurous public. However, the garlic naan is delicious and is great with the tandoori chicken and mango chutney.

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Reviewed 10 October 2007

From the Ambiance & Service to the Food, this is my favorite Indian Restaurant. I've travelled to India many times and eating here reminds me of all that is good about India. The owners care about their customers, making one feel like part of the...More

Thank blu3swan
Reviewed 18 July 2007

We love indian food and hospitality and were looking to take our visting dad to a good Indian restaurant during our stay in SB. We saw this place was highly rated (Zagat) and stepped in expecting great food. But the food went un-noticed because of...More

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  • Address: 1027 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2710
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-6004
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