21 Spices by Chef Asif

4.6
670 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
21 Spices by Chef Asif invites you to join us on an epicurean adventure, an indulgence of flavors, style and artistry, all lovingly and carefully presented for your enjoyment.

Explore the diverse flavors of classical Indian cuisine, featuring the freshest season ingredients with a modern presentation, innovative culinary techniques. Our focus is to create a unique “culinary journey” that taps into and encourages the emotion and pleasures of eating while being respectful of authenticity.

The menu includes include a wide selection of outstanding biryanis, curries and vegetarian delights, refreshing salads delivered in artistic fashion, mouthwatering Tandoor-roasted lamb, prawns, fresh fish, chicken, and kabobs flamed in an open-style kitchen. Chef Asif’s delicious homemade chutneys accompany many of our courses.

Elegant appetizers and an array of stuffed tandoori naan are offered. Saffron-ginger ice cream and unique desserts.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian, Contemporary Indian
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour
Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(239) 919-8830
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Asif R. Syed
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Private party facilities
21 spices by Chef Asif is dedicated to creating an unforgettable dining experience for any type of event, proudly offering wedding catering, event catering, and private dining services to our Naples family.
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Private party contact
our Private Event Coordinator: (888) 574-9393
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 670 People Are Saying
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Naples
5 reviews
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for any occasion.

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DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rich, flavorful Indian cuisine, with attentive service and beautiful decor!

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JB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a Naples jewel! We have been here a dozen times and have never been disappointed. The food is outstanding.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic. From the moment we came through the door, we were graciously welcomed. The decor is to be experienced. It’s elegant yet very comfortable.
Our waiter made an excellent wine pairing recommendation and the food must experienced. Not only was the presentation picture worthy, everything we ordered was rich with subtle flavors. And you must leave room for the award winning bread pudding. ( not your grandmother’s recipe)

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PJ
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great foodie experience! The Chef came out to talk to his customers and was so gracious! Our waiter was superb and the food was delicious!!! Be sure to experience this delightful restaurant!

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P
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at 21 Spices several times - every dish we have tried has been delicious - always a treat to go there - parents, children and grandchildren. Service has also been outstanding.

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Naples
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love it! AND he beat Bobby Flay! Chef Asif is so creative and friendly and has a great personality. His food is so authentic and delicious. I can’t say enough. You have to try it!

Cookie Warren

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DC
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food and service! Awesome flavors! congenial and welcoming Chef Asif! I am recommending 21 Spices to all my friends!

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CD
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and attentive service made my birthday celebration very special indeed. This is one of our 'go to'restaurants!

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Cleveland
97 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the Chicken dish that chef beat Bobby Flay with. So good. Great flavors. Our whole meal was great. Service was very attentive. Highly recommend if u like Indian food. If not you should try anyway:)

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Naples
29 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When can I come
Back? It’s the best we have in Naples without question. I’m a FAN!

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Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Love the restaurant and the food ,however we had to turn on the flashlight to be able to read the menu so the lights need to be ramped up. it would also be nice to see our neighbors although not in a bright light but dimmed

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KG
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Chef Asif creates amazing food! The flavors are unique and delightful. We took my parents, who claimed they didn't like Indian cuisine, but they loved the food here! Can't wait to go back!

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Naples
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious! We will definitely return. A must try for everyone.

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m
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have not been exposed to Indian food often. Loved our food. The server was patient with us and very helpful with explaining the dishes to us. We will be back to try again!

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Naples
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food prepared with just the degree of requested heat. Would recommend Chicken Tikka Masala and Lamb Rogan Jhosh. . Shrimp pakora appetizer was was nice and the diver scallops were exceptional. We wouldn’t order the Peshwari naan again as there was little or no dried fruit. The server and busser were attentive.

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DB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great, and the food was delicious for all three of us. Not inexpensive, but in our opinion, you get what you pay for. They are in the process of remodelling or making some repairs, so that was of note, buy did not dampen our enjoyment of the meal.

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JS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very authentic Indian cuisine, really enjoyed our meals. An explosion of flavor in every bight. Especially the onion cheese naan

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SM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good Indian dishes! Unique ambiance. Service was great.

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DR
Naples
74 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've always enjoyed any dish that they offered. All were full of flavor and were wonderfully presented. The service is just great as is the wine list. Now that the chef has won on "Beat Bobby Flay" reservations will be more difficult to get in season.

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A
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Second time at the restaurant - apps and dinner very good. Dessert was a bust :(

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Naples
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken Tikka Marsala was over the top!

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Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I hate to add to my review but our meal was charged twice to American Express. It was American Express that caught it!

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KH
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate that Chef Asif Rasheed Syed beat Bobby Flay. We were not disappointed. We had visited this restaurant many times before and the food and service have always been "top shelf!" Friday night was no exception (09/21/2018). From start to finish and everything in between, the evening was perfection and we even had a visit from Chef to our table, and snapped some photos. The entire place was electrifying! So much fun and such great food!

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Naples
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We have been multiple times, but it is so much fun to take friends for the first time like we did again this past Friday!
The food is fantastic, the spice is per order and the environment is so cool!
This is a MUST Naples restaurant!!

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F
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Fun evening. The spinach appetizer was fabulous. The receptionist was extremely rude when showing us to the table. She obviously did not enjoy her job. As the first person we interacted with, it's her role to be welcoming, not condescending. That is the reason we won't return.

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NE
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! Excellent service! Award winning chef! Close to home

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AC
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Indian meal I've had in a long time. The food was fresh, beautifully seasoned and delicious. Highly recommended.

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i
Western NC
26 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent just sad it’s notbin North Naples. We do love to eat there always exceptional!

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New England
29 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We moved to Florida last year and had been hoping to find some good Indian food and we just did. The lamb vindaloo is fantastic. The level of spiciness explained and offered is tremendous for those who are not familiar with how hot Indian food can be. The restaurant itself is beautiful inside as well. Our waiter was extraordinarily helpful, friendly and efficient. Looking forward to a return visit soon.

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Naples
29 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love love this place however way too dark. Brighten it up. Can’t read menus or see the delicious food!!

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Naples
19 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my daughter's birthday but have been here several times. The food is always impeccably delicious!

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d
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with lots special Indian spices & flavors. Had excellent lamb dish.

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MC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

21 Spices is a must! The food was so delicious. Our server was genuinely friendly, attentive and was extremely knowledgeable about the food, cocktails and wine. The restaurant is beautiful. This was the first time my husband and I have eaten Indian food! It will certainly be difficult to beat our experience! We both agree the Saffron Chicken Khorma is one of the best dishes we have ever eaten!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food!

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TD
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to place for Indian food / something out of the ordinary for Naples . I always bring out of town family members and friends to this restaurant . Great authentic food for fish lovers , vegans , lamb chop lovers - really for anything . Great wine list also . One of my top 5 restaurants including my favorites on 5th and 3rd st .

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Naples
31 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was outstanding from our knowledgeable waiter, to the bus boys&girls, and even included Chef Asif who stopped by our table to ascertain if we were enjoying his food. The 21Spices vodka martini is a special drink ... the flavor was superior to most other vodka specials we’ve experienced. The Chef’s Appetizer lamb chops were so delicious we ordered a second round! Since Indian Food is rated the highest (10) of all types of “Flavors” you’ll find sophisticated diners returning often to 21 Spices on East Trail.

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Naples
89 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was my first time at 21 Spices. The food was prepared and served beautifully. I am not used to the flavors which are used but it is definitely worth trying if you're adventurous. My shrimp appetizer was quite bland but my steak with peppers and onions was very spicy which I enjoyed. Service was terrific!

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MH
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have dined at 21 Spices with friends at least every other week for the past 3 months. I love the spicy vegan options, my wife likes the salmon not so spicy. The food reminds me of the time we spent in India before we were married. Very authentic. Good wine list. Good summer special.

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j
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A very pleasant suprise. We are locals, and this was our first visit. The dining room was very comfortable, with very unique decor. Our server was very helpful and knowledgable with the menu. We recommend everyone to try this restaurant and be as pleasantly suprised as we were.
Several return trips are a definate

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