Durham >Food & Dining > Spice & Curry
2105 E Nc Highway 54 Ste E, Durham, NC | Directions 2771335.902873 -78.894712
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
this must e the best indian cuisine in N.C. – 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.
Great for dinner, so-so lunch buffet – 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).
BEST OF THE ALL INDIAN RESTAURANTS IN SOUTH – 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.
Better than Sitar – 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.
Worst Indian food in the Triangle. – 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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