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931 Monroe Dr NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030833.779005 -84.367040
Mon-Thu 11:30am-2:30am, 5:30pm-10pm
Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Midtown, Northeast
Awful – When you walk up the stairs and see Desi Spice it appears to be just the kind of place to go if you're looking for authentic, delicious, and cheap Indian cuisine. It's not.
The food is extremely over-priced, but that's not as big of a problem as the cooking issues of the food itself.
The lamb was so tough my friend could not bite through it, the sauces were watery and very spicy. I appreciate a fair amount of spice, but nothing says amateurish so much as curries that taste of nothing but spice. Also, the mulligatawny soup was mush, it tasted like paper.
The iced tea was OK, and the vegetable samosas were palatable, but if you're looking for good Indian try Mirch Masala, not Desi Spice.
Disappointed – I had been a huge fan of "Touch of India" until they sold it off..it became a horrible place to eat...these were the original owners(Deli Spice), so I was happy to try the new place. My favorite was always Chicken Kashmiri...OMG..DO NOT ORDER!! It was awful..it had so much gristle and fat and was extremely chewy! Naan was fine, Somosas was luke warm. Such a shame too...geuss I'll continue my search for GOOD Indian cuisine...this just isn't the place!
Great Indian food... in my opinion. – I'll go ahead and put this out there: I really like Indian food, however I'm not experienced enough to say "Def go here vs. going there." I've traditionally been taken to Indian restaurants, where my partner-in-crime knew what to order. Plus. even when you love something, it doesn't make you an expert.
That being said, I think Desi Spice is fabulous. It's tucked away among the seedy bars (Highlander, Independent) in the Midtown Promenade. The service is super-friendly and helpful and I found the food to be flavorful and elegantly presented. It's not so expensive to break the bank, but it's not Buford Highway prices either. The nan bread was to die for, and the vegetable dishes we got (one had spinach and cheese, and one was eggplant) were absolutely addictive.
I can't tell you how this truly stacks up... but for a nice Indian meal, good service and colorful location, you can't beat it.
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Indian home feel – I am natively indian myself, and so I was extra critical of this place. I loved the way that I felt like I was in an indian home in India. My parents house is too american-washed, but I felt like I was in India again and my aunt and uncles house sitting down for a quiet meal. There were bollywood movies playing on the tv's. The food was amazing, the perfect amount of spice to satisfy my tastebuds and my american friend who isn't a spicy-fan's tastebuds. We got goat, chicken, and samosas. All of it was so good.
Good service but not typical Indian flavors – Read the reviews and thought I'd give it a try. The people working there are really nice but the food was really bland. I don't know if they're trying to be conservative with how they flavor things, but this was probably some of the least flavorful Indian food I've ever eaten.
Desi Spice is the best!!! – This is the best Indian food in Atlanta. The service is astounding and I love how the place looks! I like to have little gatherings there all the time. The spiced chai is really good too!!!
I normally order the chicken vindaloo with garlic naan and a side of onion pakoras!!!
GREAT INDIAN FOOD!!! – This is a great Indian place to eat at!! They have the best tandoori chicken and garlic naan and lamb vindaloos. The service is great as well!!! The family-owned restaurant has a lot of class and a very homely feeling. Desi Spice is GREAT!!!
This Place Is Awful, the portion is soo tiny it looks like it's from a Kid's Menu. As For the Tea that was not Indian Spice tea it was scorched black and horrific flavor it was worse with sugar. – The Portion is so tiny it seems I ordered from the Kid's Menu.As for the tea that was not Indian Spice tea it was scorched black and had a horrific flavor that it was worse with sugar. Worst of All the Attitude of the Staff was really ugly and short with Us when we ordered. I will never return and I suggest you and anyone you know that LIKES Indian Food finds somewhere else to fill your craving. You'll leave this place BROKE with no leftovers to revisit the next day.Better yet learn to cook it at home so you know what's in your food. This place gets FOUR THUMBS DOWN!!!!!!!
Best Indian food in ATL – Great food, service, & location!!! This was my first time at the restaurant and I loved the food...everything was cooked just right & I received great service! I will definitely come back & recommend this restaurant!
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