Spice Affair

4.6
265 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indian
Spice Affair invites you to indulge in traditional Indian cuisine such as tantalizing kebabs and luscious curries with a modern flair. Exotic Indian spices accentuate an award winning menu featuring a number vegetarian, vegan, and gluten Free dishes.

Located in the prime "Restaurant Row" of Beverly Hills our facility includes an intimate lounge, a cozy private dining room and a large banquet hall designed to suite the needs of both individuals and corporations.

Spice Affair is able to accommodate every type of celebration and custom packages are available. We invite you to inquire about how we can make your next event incredible.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Indian, Contemporary Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
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Phone number
(310) 400-6800
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
Invite your guests over to have the finest Indian culinary experience in the privacy of your home or favorite location.

Plan your event with our event coordinator with a special handcrafted menu and personalized service of our staff.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wilshire and N La Cienega
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Parking details
Street Parking
Valet
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Public transit
MTA at Wilshire and La Cienega.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact our event coordinator and arrange all you Special Events.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 265 People Are Saying
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SH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The variety on the lunch buffet was amazing. Several chicken dishes and one lamb dish, as well as many vegetarian dishes. The butter chicken was the best I have had. The restaurant offers three types of naan, served hot to the table.

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s
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Hello,
We had dinner on Friday 11/23/18 at 8pm , the waiter was Josh. We enjoyed the amazing yummy food , drinks and outstanding service by Josh (not sure of name ) Which I missed in lot of Indian restaurants as per quality of food and service, we decided to come back and feel the same. So we have been there on 11/24/18 for dinner around 9pm. Won’t believe our experience was worst than any other Indian restaurant. The service was really worst by the waiter. He didn’t greet well and we got cold food and there was no check back on us for further order or how the food was until I asked for second drink. As the main course arrived , we were still having at the end of appetizers , plates were suddenly grabbed off. Main course was served without knifes. We ordered onion salad but we got crumbled pieces.
Overall first day - Friday we had enjoyed the food a lot. We felt this was an amazing fine dinning restaurant in LA. As to Saturday it was not worst were we lost the impression. Instead of leaving a review I wanted to send this message. Please train Indian waiters to treat everyone equally and sever with a smile and proper way.
Thanks,
Sai
From Utah

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AK
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Food was cold and not fresh. Appetizer were cold and not fresh papar were stale. It was not a good experience. Food quality was very poor.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service and excellent experience. Will surely come back. Very unique fine dining Indian place.

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Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The food is superb. The service was fine, except the waiter couldn't hear us & got my husband's drink order wrong. The noise level is excessive for an excellent restaurant. We could see people at other tables leaning over their table to hear their companions. At our request, the maitre de turned the background music down, which helped, & he ultimately turned it off, apparently at someone else's request, but the sound level remained unpleasant.

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d
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for dinner prior to a show and the food was amazing and the staff was wonderful. We always had our water glass filled. The waitress was very informative about different types of dishes.

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SJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Spice Affair is my favorite Indian Restaurant in Los Angeles area. Everything from ambiance to service to drinks to menu is perfect. They keep changing their menu items so even if you go there often it's not always the same menu.
Also great vegetarian selection. My favorites are golden elixir cocktail, dumaloo lababdar, any variety of Bhindi, All the vegetarian appetizers especially the aloo spinach chat and most importantly the tomato tea. I must have the tomato tea everytime. I'm glad that they keep that on the menu even if the other items change. I would love it if they added authentic masala papad in their menu. I have not found any Indian restaurant yet that served proper masala papad.

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c
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

As always the foo is authentic and excellent here. Service is always fabulous. Saturday night is crazy busy so the noise level is really high. Really good crowd. Best Indian food in LA.

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JW
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Upscale ambience. We would come back.

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L
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a special evening with my husband for our first time at this very classy restaurant. We went early and mid-week so it was nice and quiet. We had cocktails at the fabulous bar and a starter of chili pesto and parmesan naan. Perfect snack to start us off. We then sat in a lovely booth, had wonderful and nicely attentive service and very much enjoyed the ambience. We ordered the coco-li-flower (cauliflower appetizer) which I dipped in the mint chutney. Quite yummy. Our main was the shrimp and scallops moillee which was very tasty with a side of basmati brown rice, garlic naan, and Dum Aloo Hara Masala (stuffed baby potatoes.) We highly recommend all the dishes that we devoured. However, we do not recommend the deserts. We tried two—chocolate molten cake (very disappointing) and the gulabo which was icey. We have had the rose flavored ice cream several times at other restaurants and it was always much creamier. Overall, although somewhat pricey it was a lovely meal in a beautiful setting.

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R
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice spot for dinner in Beverly Hills if you’re craving Indian. Exceptional service.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic, place was great, just the food wasn’t very good. Presentation was nice, but I’ve had much better Indian food elsewhere.

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I
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Over priced for mediocre Indian food with just a nice decor and nice food appearance. Trade is average

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e
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They changed the menu but the food was great Tandori Lamb chops and chicken were excellent! the duck on a skew was wonderful. The only draw back was the price of cocktails at $16 a little on the steep side - Had no Rye Whiskey at the bar for their signature drink,
But I would certainly return to fine Indian cooking.

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CC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely magnificent to see the type of service they provide. I have been to many restaurants, but the type of courtesy, patience, calmness, these gentlemen showed at Spice Affair was absolutely worth the visit. I would go there for any type of occasion and grab some food and drink and just enjoy the time and the positive vibes around.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely location. Nice authentic Indian food, just a bit on the pricey side for what you get.

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RB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. I will be returning!!

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JV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best Indian food in Los Angeles. The food is incredible and they cater to every request. Service is exceptional with kind, knowledable, and quick servers.

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V
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Very good surprise of a nice Indian restaurant. Food was very good and as well as the service. The only BUT, not many people so you feel quite lonely. Also not a great place for best wine tasting.

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SS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Too expensive. Price does not justify the quality of the food.

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AA
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

My favorite place to dine . Service needs to get better .

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff. Maxwell, our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and the wine.

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F
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant. Choices for all types of diets. Nice decor-a good restaurant for romantic dinners but can also accommodate a larger group.

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MB
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I can't recommend it. Not authentic in some regards and for what the experience was, it was very expensive. Would not return.

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SN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding as always. We are regulars and this is our favorite restaurant in LA.

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r
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

This indian food was not good. The uses of spices to bring out flavor was not on point. The menu was eclectic, but just not good. I hate writing this but the service was nice and the decor of the restaurant was fine.
I think the value just is not there. Its better to eat at a hole in the wall but for fine dining indian food, this is not it sadly.

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VB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I came in for lunch one day . It wasn't too busy, but it was filled for such an intimate place. I guess they do buffet lunch for $19 which is a excellent price compared to their menu item prices.
The buffet did come with a basket of nan bread for our table though, which was very nice. Their service is great
They do try to be attentive.
Their Banquet manager Mr Naresh is excellent.
They do validate parking which is very good as parking is a problem in this neighborhood and they have plenty of it under the restaurant.

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D
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, creative choices with an abundance of vegetarian options. Sunday brunch buffet had many choices and everything was superb.

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AS
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

This place has a beautiful ambience. The starters were delightful! The main course was like of any other restaurant in town but way to priced.
Expect a huge bill!

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KM
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome food. Awesome ambiance. Price a little towards the higher side.

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SC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We’ve been to Spice Affair before. The food quality had been declining. Butter Chicken was bland and the chicken was dark meat and not tender. Delhi Dahba chicken was similarly bland. Dal Makhani is supposed to have some spice to it, but had no kick whatsoever. For the amount we spent (over $200), we expected the food to be exceptional which it definitely was not. Service as always is great. Still, food is way overpriced for the quality, and will try other Indian restaurants in the area next time.

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RD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Good place for dinner and date night. Not worth the price.

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GB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, nice environment. I really enjoyed. Price was right for the quality. The only thing way overpriced was the $12 bottle of sparkling water!!! Come on guys that's not right.

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AA
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Indian restaurant with excellent service. Have been here for several occasions and the experience has always been good. It's a bit expensive place but serves its value.

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D
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite selection of our family’s . The service is the best, with professional, knowledgeable, helpful and friendly staff. We splurge when we dine at Spice Affair, making sure a takeaway amount.

We were disappointed the chickpea patty has been removed from the menu, but quickly found a few starter replacements.

Another welcome feature is the background music, a nice vibe, and not the typical.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it! Great service and wonderful food!

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E
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family dinner. Great experience!!!

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SA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Food and service is always spectacular.

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Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are so happy to find delicious Indian cuisine close by, reasonably priced, in a pretty environment, with a full bar, great service, & quiet enough to have a conversation. We highly recommend it, & we will definitely be back.

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GG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food here is always exquisite,,

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