SPICE XING
SPICE XING

SPICE XING

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.spicexing.com/
  • Phone: 3016100303
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm -10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian, Contemporary Indian
  • Executive Chef: Sudhir Seth
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer catering for all your needs - whether a small family gathering for a dozen or a wedding for 500 people. All menus are customized to meet your discerning taste and we pride ourselves to meet or exceed your expectations.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can arrange for a semi-private area for a party, meeting or presentation. We are also also available for lunch buyouts on Saturdays & Sundays.
  • Private Party Contact: Sudhir Seth 3016100303
  • Entertainment: CURRY-OKE, it is Karaoke with some Spice. Every Friday evening starting at 9.30pm. Come earlier and dine in style, then join the fun - singing, drinking and dancing.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: WALKING DISTANCE FROM ROCKVILLE METRO .
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: PUBLIC PARKING LOT - two hour validation STREET PARKING - metered
A word from SPICE XING
Spice Xing is an upscale, family-casual dining restaurant serving contemporary Indian cuisine and dishes influenced by foreign cultures which came to settle, rule or conquer the Indian subcontinent since millenia. The dining hall is adorned by a rich fabric ceiling and the walls have a plethora of the unique Indian spices in pictures. The restaurant has a full bar and offers comfortable booth and chair seating. The restaurant serves a sumptuous lunch buffet and has a Happy hour followed by dinner service. It is conveniently located in the Rockville Town Square, with ample parking and easy accessibility by Metro.
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SPICE XING reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.3
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
62% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (14)fit for foodies (12)great for lunch (9)good for groups (7)special occasion (5)romantic (5)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (2)hot spot (1)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Good Food, Service a Bit Slow
    JP2013VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Our food was really tasty, and I got a dish recommended by the waiter/manager (I think the manager waited on us). Our food was a little slow to come out, but once it came out it was delicious! Overall, good food and decent service.
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  • Lovely Celebration Place
    FirstTimeVisitor
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We selected Spice Xing as we wanted to treat a friend to an Indian cuisine buffet for her birthday. We all were very pleased with our first visit and decided we'll go back again. As someone who is not generally a fan of this cuisine, I found much that delighted me that wasn't too hot.
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    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • When the menu says hot, it's hot
    FionabertVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I can't say I wasn't warned. The menu has very spicy stuff in red and has the adjectives to go with that. But, i thought, I like spicy. Then I discovered that they meant it. Too much for me--tears in the eyes, runny nose, glasses of water, and an extra raita proved it. But the non-red dishes were great. Try the eggplant pyramid of three different preparations of eggplant combined. Try the seasoned martinis. I'd go back readily. I'd recommend it (in fact I am right now recommending it). But believe them about hot.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Always Good
    Mamatweega
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We are never disappointed when we eat at SpiceXing. The food is consistent, the service attentive. Whom ever we bring there, always enjoys the meal and generally goes back again on their own.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Basic Indian, Karaoke On The Side
    beatlemaniacsVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We dined here Friday evening the 23rd. Right to begin with, I felt that the ambience and menu had declined since our previous, memorable outing here several years earlier. The menu is sparse and tired, with no combination dinners. Our waitress was nice enough, but not helpful at all with menu choices. The chicken I ordered was dried out. Service was only adequate, except until the end when the server went AWOL and I finally had to proceed to the cashier/hostess to retrieve our check. This came amid the first amateur singer in the SpiceXing karaoke night...Not too many reasons to return very soon, I'm afraid.
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    good for groups
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  • Authentic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I LOVE SPICE XING! I love their food here. I have had 3 different dishes and have loved every last one! Although wonderful the food took a little long to come out. We were there way over 2 hours... Food is the most important thing, so I'd still go back!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went for Mother's Day brunch and the service was table. I'll try to be brief: 1. They sat us at a dirty table. 2. They brought us WARM water. When we asked for cold water, they brought out a cup of ice, sat it on our table and walked away. Please tell me WHAT are we supposed to do with that? 3. We had to ask for a menu, and when we did they brought out ONE menu for four people. 4. One of us did not have a fork, and waited for 10 minutes to finally get one. When we finally got the fork, they waitress brought out two as if saying "Don't ask me again." 5. We had to use small plates for the buffet because that was all they had. Then the manager had the nerve to ask "Why are you using those small plates?" -_- Because that's all you have!
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 359 reviews are from the SPICE XING reviews archive.
  • Excellent choices for vegans
    kbetancoVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Several vegan items available and noted on the menu. I've tried all of the vegan items and they are all good, with the one exception being the okra... the one time I got it it was soggy. The channa masala is excellent. No vegan desserts, unfortunately.
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • super
    lovetosing
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Awesome DJ Sanjay. Wonderful Karaoke experience. Food is okay, nothing outstanding. But the whole experience was good.
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    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great fusion in downton Rockville!
    BizLunch
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Spice Xing features great variations on Indian cuisine, along with some of the best traditional dishes. Very friendly service staff. Always humming but rarely too busy.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocrity
    SimpleFoodie
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    I guess an almost empty restaurant may have been the first clue that this wasn't a great choice. But, OK, we said, this is a weekday, we said, the service should be quick, we said... Nope! The service was not very quick, although professional. But the food was borderline awful. Salted lassi - very watered down and no spices at all, just yogurt with lots of ice and a little pepper. Paneer brochettes - dry to the point of rubber, and tasteless, topped with a tiny amount of fresh chopped onions and bell peppers... again, no spices to speak of. Tandoori chicken - very dry and barely spiced. The rice was cooked well but tasteless. About the only tasty bite was the side - veggie saute with carrots, mushrooms, and eggplant. Overall - zero taste!
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  • Outstanding
    Picky
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Food was excellent--flavorful with just the right amount of spice. Lots of menu choices and great options for vegetarians/vegans. I was dining with longtime friends and the wait staff didn't badger us to order. They were attentive without being overbearing. We stayed long after we finished eating and they were very accommodating--didn't make us feel like they wanted the table for another party.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spicy and great service
    JohninDerwood
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We went to Spice Xing for the first time and will definitely return. The restaurant has a very pleasant ambiance and the service was generally excellent. We had two lamb dishes that were hot, spicy and delicious. I have to recommend the chicken roll appetizer which was delicious as well. I look forward to our next visit.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Great saag paneer
    Tasteful
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    On the whole a good experience and I will return. The lamb with apricots was very good, although the meat could have been more tender. The saag paneer was outstanding, probably the best I've had in the area. The appetizers were a bit disappointing. The mango lassi was excellent. The decororations are pretty, but the wood tables were scratched and worn. Our waitress was excellent. I can't eat very spicy things, and she was able to recommend dishes and tell us which ones could have the heat level adjusted.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good
    Mamatweega
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We find ourselves eating at SpiceXing quite often because the food is consistently good. The service is friendly and it is well located in the Town Square area of Rockville.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • No service!
    AmandaVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I went here for Valentine's Day and made reservations for me and a friend since we had plans after at Visarts in Rockville town center. When I sat down I was waiting for my friend, but nobody came up to me to ask if I wanted something to drink or anything. I waited about 15 mins because my friend was running late, then I had to go up to the hostess booth and ask if a server could come and take a drink order or something. The hostess came over and did it, then a server finally did come over just as my friend walked in. Probably will not ever return. The food was fine but not exceptional; I'd rather go somewhere else with good service.
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  • Great time
    EdwardVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Had a Friday night dinner and it was good. Service was great and food was very good. Had the lamb (with ginger) and samosas. Both were very good. Friday is karaoke night so it gets loud, and crowded, around 9.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is always attentive
    BubbeVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Service is always attentive and pleasant. We think they are the best Indian restaurant in the area. Food is delicious and the restaurant is very attractive.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All you can eat lunch was wonderful
    Dyann301VIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    We went here for lunch with friends, one of which never had Indian food in her life. We all loved the buffet and service. My friend, who is usually very picky, found some dishes that she actually liked very much! I have had Indian food a lot and could tell that it was very well prepared. There was a fish dish that was especially delicious.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aptly named
    Tigger
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Wonderful mixtures of flavors! I always crave to come back here and try yet another dish: exceptional flavor, just the right mixture of spice. Every dish I have had as been succulent and full of flavor without being overpowering. Interesting cocktails as well. Not your average Indian restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Brunch/Lunch Buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Love the Brunch/Lunch Buffet here Extremely reasonable and wide selection of items
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    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • If you want to eat. Best Indian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    If you want to eat. Best Indian cuisine, this is it! I can not wait to come back for more.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Food generally good but have
    lennyVIP
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Food generally good but have had better on other visits. Service was slow though considering they were very busy Sunday evening.
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  • Average food, poor service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Below average food. Poor service. We had a Living Social coupon. Glad we didn't pay full price!!! Having said that, the waitress ADDED the value of the Living Social credit to the bill instead of deducting it. She seemed surprised when we pointed this out to her. The bill was adjusted, and so was the tip we left for her! I would not recommend this restaurant. There are other Indian restaurants in the area worth patronising.
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  • More than just Indian fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    The menu offers uncommon twists on Indian food, such as persian-inspired. Plus, there are many dishes available beyond those on the menu. Just talk to your server about what you are interested in and how spicy you like your food and you will not be disappointed.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh food and friendly staff
    Happy
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    My husband and I had dinner there. The service was excellent. The food was fresh and very tasty! We look forward to trying it again. They have a fireplace for those romantic meals.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Nice Time
    Phroggue
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We come here fairly regularly. It's menu is certainly not the same as "typical" indian restaurants, so don't be surprised to see things you haven't seen before.The food lives up the the restaurant's name -- spicy -- but that does not always mean "hot", just flavorful. Our favorite thing to do is to make a meal out of the appetizers. We'll order 5 or 6 of them plus dessert. It's kind of like having Indian Tapas. If you're in the Rockville Town Center area, it is definitely a place worth trying.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Indian Food
    SparkyVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    This was our fifth visit to this restaurant. The food was very good as was te service.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • always love this resturant
    Lewes
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    The only problem this time was the waitress was not up to par with the usual service we receive at spice xing.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Food was very good. I guess
    StanVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Food was very good. I guess my only negative feedback was that we felt a bit rushed by the waitstaff.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very flavorful Dadale lamb
    RWoodBVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    I was disappointed the first time I came to this restaurant, but was persuaded by a friend to give it another chance. I am glad that I did because I had a very good lamb dish. It was far superior to the almost flavorless vegetarian entree I had on my first visit. The wine selection is very good, and the mark-up is very reasonable.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Enjoyed the evening at Spice
    lynn
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Enjoyed the evening at Spice Xing as we usually do. One friend thought the food was too spicy, but I like it just the way it is. Great vegetarian options and the naan bread is always delicious.
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  • Had not tried the restaurant
    NKcekl
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    Had not tried the restaurant for awhile but with a gift coupon, we went back. Food was excellent and the service timely and friendly. Good selection of dishes to choose from as well.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I visited Spice Xing for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    I visited Spice Xing for lunch in order to try the lunch buffet. The buffet offered a variety of vegetarian and meat dishes. Overall decenr dishesm but nothing outsanding. Off street parking is at a premium - consider parking in a nearby garage or taking metro and walking to this restaurant. The staff is polite and try to make sure the buffet line has food available at all times.
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    good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    WW13VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    Food was okay, I had the butter chicken. The service was extremely poor, the waiter was very unhelpful when asked questions about the menu. Went with a party of 5. Refills on drinks took for ever . Wouldn't be back.
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  • All around great
    outtakitchen
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    We had a fabulous meal at SpiceXing. Chicken and lamb dishes were tender and tasty. I was worried about the spice level of the food, but I loved it all - just the right amount of spice with great tenderness to the meat. Shrimp appetizer was also quite good, Extensive bar menu with a truly decent pour on the wine.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • no black eyes, no feathers
    dcshrink
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    an entirely acceptable dining experience, without any high notes
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  • somewhere between
    hirospens
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    I recently "re-discovered" Spice X-ing. I used to come here every so often, but hadn't visited in a few years. I love this restaurant! The food is consistently excellent, as is the service. I eat at other Indian restaurants with some regularity, but Spice X-ing's versions of the usual dishes add an extra "oomph" that distinguishes the place from all the others. Prices are about average for a good restaurant. What's somewhere between? Spice X-ing is somewhere between a place for a special occasion and your everyday neighborhood eatery. Tasteful subdued decoration.
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    EdwardVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    I really enjoy Spice Xing. A bunch of friends went on Friday night and had a great time. Food was outstanding and the service was good. Great place for a meal with friends.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Potentially very good
    RWoodBVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    The eggplant dish was good, but would have been very good had not the seasoning and sauce overwhelmed the vegetable. The server lacked training, especially in knowing the wines and the breads, but training might make her very good. The decor is institutional and needs to be warmer.
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    neighborhood gem
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