21 Spices by Chef Asif

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883 reviews
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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.
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Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific menu - lots of choices and all are delicious. You can dial in your heat, which is always important with spicy food. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave us great service. The ambiance is a little Bollywood, which makes it fun. They had a guy playing guitar the night we were there and we were afraid it might make it difficult to talk, but it was really just background music and did not impact conversation at all. We ordered a huge amount of food because we wanted to try everything, and all was excellent. The prices are very reasonable for the quality of the food. Will definitely be back!

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D
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Menu descriptions don’t match what you actually get on your plate.

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Naples
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! What an experience. We have never had foods with these flavors and everything from fish to chicken to pork to lamb. All with fantastic sauces and you can order mild or spicy. The interior of the restaurant is smashing with an open kitchen and the service is impeccable. We will definitely return.

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Naples
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our fave Naples restaurant. Food and service are always excellent!

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

We wanted to check it out for a while and decided to venture out for our anniversary. We have tried making a few dishes at other restaurants and at home. We were both very happy with everything at 21 Spices. We will definitely be back.

The lighting was a tad bit low and made the menu hard to read. It took some adjusting but the ambiance was nice.

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GM
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. I like spicy food. I got one above medium, which the call spicy, and it was perfect. They offer two levels above that! My wife got medium and a seafood special, one part of it was a bit too hot for her. Fortunately I got the salmon...
So unless you really like it hot, err on the side of “less spicy”. Waitress knew the menu well and could give good recommendations on bot food and drinks. Definitely a place you need to try at least once if your in south Naples.

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MR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our place for special occasions and excellent Indian fare.

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

We had a wonderful night at the 21 Spices restaurant in East Naples. The service was wonderful, the food was amazing and the staff brought out a surprise birthday dessert for our aon. Half of our party was vegan and they have a nice menu for the vegans. The only suggestion I could make for the restaurant, is to include the vegan menu on the regular menu.

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VW
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here with guest’s and they couldn’t stop raving about the food. This was my second time here and I will go back again.

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Naples
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

21 Spices is one of our favorites so we took some friends along with us. I had heartily recommended the food because of the sensitive way all the different spices are blended with the food so that you can almost taste each one separately. We ordered a range of meat and vegetable dishes at a mild to medium spice level but the sauces were practically indistinguishable from each other and, apart from the meat, it was difficult to tell the dishes apart. Nevertheless, the food was very tasty and our friends enjoyed it so we were prepared to overlook it. I hope for a better experience next time.

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RV
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service nice ambience and friendly.

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AT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Tremendously good food, we drove up from Marco Island for good Indian cuisine, and were happy the recommendation turned out to be spot on! 615 reservation, so a busy time, but the server was not so spot-on. About a 5 minute wait for first service after being seated, then 20 minutes before we ordered dinner and another 20 minutes before we got our entrees. And we were hungry! Not sure what the reason was for the delays other than poor organizational skills on the part of the server. The food was delicious, drinks were good, naan exceptional, so really disappointing experience as far as the service. One more issue with the server (I heard an adjacent table complaining about this) was heat level for the food. My family has a lower tolerance for heat than I do, so we requested MILD spiciness/heat on all the dishes. That was fine for me, but a little too much for my family, and I heard the next table over complaining about the same thing. If you're going to reassure people that the level of spice/heat can be adjusted, then make sure it can be done, otherwise advise them to order another dish! I'll say again, GREAT food, uneven experience.

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Naples
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed 21 Spices! Wonderful staff is happy to recommend the house favorites and explains the 5 levels of heat. For our second visit, we tried “hot” and the favor was delicious. Live music and the cozy lighting makes for a nice atmosphere! Definitely plan on returning here on our next visit to Naples.

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G
Naples
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service like always

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful‼️Our waitress was a sweetheart. After eating she suggested a beautiful picture spot and took our picture. I will be back again and I have told many friends that they need to go.

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CK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

I had eaten at this restaurant last year and loved it. This year I ordered the same thing and it seemed very spicy even though I ordered it mild. There were also spices in the Nan fruit and nut and it was over cooked to the point of being burned.

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SY
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service once again. Had some questions about the dumplings but was satisfied with the results. 21 Spices is definitely one of our favorite restaurants.

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CO
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought Canadian friends and they were very happy with everything!! As were we as usual.

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Naples
52 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

We arrived at our reserved time and mentioned that we were an Open Table reservation. We requested to be seated inside. We were ushered to the sports bar section with televisions on all the walls, given a very wobbly table facing the restrooms. Not exactly what three 70 year old women relish. Our server was wonderful (and apologetic about the table). The food was very good and plentiful. When I returned home I received an email asking why we were no-shows at the restaurant. Not the best experience when reservations were made a month in advance. Disappointed since I had promised my guests that this was going to be the best meal on their brief visit.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Varied menu for all tastes. Hot sauces available for added heat.

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EW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I cook often and enjoy it. Usually I can identify the spice used in the food but at your restaurant I could not identify the use of spices. I was impressed by that. Also the way heat was added to the food was present but very well done. Heat was there but was subtle,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,not knock your socks off. It's unfortunate that the food was so pricey or I would be there on a regular basis. Presently it is in the 'special occasion' category for me.

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PW
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent/authentic flavors. A nice treat in Naples.

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New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food ......flavors were multiple, different and most enjoyable.

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MN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice Indian restaurant. Upscale with excellent service. Terrific menu with many interesting and tasty offerings. We had vegetarians as well as non vegetarians at our table and everyone really enjoyed the food and the evening. I recommend heartedly......

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TF
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here several times for the exceptional food but was always sad about the service but NOT this time. Our server, Zoran, was fabulous, attentive but not hovering and timed everything right. Now I will return again for outstanding food and fabulous service. Well done!

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Naples
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were impeccable. I would recommend for a date night, friends night, or special occasion. We are frequent customers and never have been disappointed.

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Naples
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very flavorful. Our server was wonderful.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space with unbelievable food and great service! Naples can be lacking in diversity, and Chef Asif has been kind enough to share his gifts with our community. I can’t recommend 21 Spices enough! Everything was first class. If this will be your introduction to Indian food, you are ensured a delicious, enriching experience!

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JH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing every time I go . The food, atmosphere ,service and entertainment never disappoints .

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NF
Naples
34 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love 21 Spices! The ambience is beautiful and in a Saturday night they had a guitarist strolling through and playing beautiful music. New cocktail list is creative and delicious. The food (Tikka Masala, Naan, Lamb Chop Appetizer) were amazing and flavorful. Be careful! We ordered ours spicy and it was no joke. We love spicy food, but I might do medium next time and ask for hot sauce. Great date
Night and we also bring our Vegan friends here.

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KH
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

21 Spices would have received a Five Star review but the waitstaff timing was terrible. It's hard to say if the issue was entirely the server or if the kitchen and bar contributed to the disappointing experience.

It took our server 15 minutes to appear at our table and the restaurant was NOT crowded. At least a third of the tables were empty at the time we were there which was around 7pm. Our appetizer appeared before our drinks and our second course were served 10 minutes apart, my wife receiving hers first then me. Our dinner was excellent, but I was only told after my meal was served that the wine pairing that I ordered at the time I ordered the meal was not available.

On the bright side our server worked with our food allergy concerns very well and the food was excellent as was the ambiance and live music.

We will try this restaurant again to see if this poor coordination was a fluke or not.

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T
Montreal
33 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great list of cocktails and draught beers as well as extensive wine list - by the glass and by the bottle. Service was excellent and the menu is extensive. Level of spice was as one wished and the portions were quite generous.

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TA
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Terreffic meal from start to finish. Portions were larger than I remember and that was a pleasant surprise. Will definitely be going back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere

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M
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and quiet environment. Service was exceptional

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JP
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food——-many choices .
Service was terrific and our server was helpful by answering all of our questions.
the seats were comfortable ,which was a plus since two of us suffered with back issues. Will look forward to returning in the near future and will feel very comfortable recommending this restaurant to others.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

Had signature dish, was excellent. Service and dish take away poor.

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Naples
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time having dinner at 21 Spices. The restaurant is beautiful and very elegant.
The meal was amazing. I had the “Kohinoor of the Ocean”; it was so delicious. My wife ordered Chicken Tikka Masala,
It too was very good. The garlic naan was really good!

We will definitely return with friends to share this wonderful restaurant experience.

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience with authentic cuisine from India

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AV
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Well done from decor, food, to service. Brought friends and they were very impressed.

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