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Spice Bazaar - Modern Indian Dining, Westfield, NJ

Spice Bazaar - Modern Indian Dining

4.4
4.4
419 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Spice Bazaar- Modern Indian Dining is pushing the culinary envelope to a more modern interpretation of Indian Cuisine. Join us in this dining experience where one has the comfort of dining with our signature dishes along with new explorations in Modern Indian Dining.
Spice Bazaar is BYO and offers a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.
Our outdoor area is weather permitting and walk in only.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (908) 389-1888
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, South Asian/Indian, Women
  • Catering
    Our goal is to ensure that our guests are left with an overall satisfying experience. Eliminate all the hassle of planning for food for your event, and just fill out our catering form and submit your requests.Please provide us with a advanced notice so that we can coordinate your menu and provide accommodation accordingly.
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Manager: (908) 389-1888
  • Neighborhood
    Westfield
  • Cross street
    Elm St.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Westfield Train Station
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Delivery, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Experiences

  • Three Course Tasting Menu

    $55.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 15 - Apr 30, 2024
    Chef's Three Course Tasting Menu Each person picks any Appetizer, Entree and finish with Chef's choice of Dessert. First Course: Small Plates Selection Delight in a choice of innovative small plates. These dishes showcase a fusion of traditional flavors with modern culinary techniques, offering a tantalizing start to your meal. Second Course: Signature Entrees Savor the rich and aromatic flavors of our main courses. Each dish is a testament to the depth and diversity of Indian cuisine, cooked to perfection with authentic spices and herbs. Third Course: Chef's Special Dessert Conclude your culinary journey with the Chef's Special Dessert. Chefs choice of Naan Breads and Rice served family style.

What 419 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Union

    Healthy

  • Union

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

419 Reviews
  1. Bakertaitague

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Flavors are distinctive and complex. And service was exceptional! We order out all the time but the food and experience is far more enjoyable when we actually dine in!

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  2. Anonymous

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great and service was top notch! Rio was taking care of us and his service was one of the best we have experienced.

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  3. Vyas

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    They already had a table of 2 but still kept us waiting until our reservation time.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit! We enjoyed the food. Two families had so much fun exploring this restaurant.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered appetisers to start with as usually they’re a lot better than the mains and we are glad we did just that because the food wasn’t great. Dosa balls were cold, cauliflower one had tomato sauce with chunk of tomatoes in there which doesn’t go. Wouldn’t go there again

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  6. DanielQ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Experience, food presentation, taste, music, sexy atmosphere. Overall great experience for my special occasion. Will be ordering take out as well!

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  7. JoeD

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was very delicious. We went for a girls night on Thursday. Our reservation was for 6.30. The music in the back ground was odd many of the songs were played at a very loud level with very loud base which made it very hard to enjoy each other’s company. It wasn’t a dancing scene and it wasn’t very late at night which some restaurants do when they change over to more of a club scene so this was weird. Also in the beginning the service was good; there was one dietary restriction at the table and the waiter was very helpful. But we were very rudely, and more so abruptly, asked to leave because they were ‘closed.’ There were two table still dining (one just got a cake!) so we were confused why we needed to “get up ASAP.” We checked the closing time on google and it looked like it was at the closing time (9.15pm) but as an avid diner and former waitress, there are different way to have a table get the hint that it’s time to go. Upon reflection, at one point the host left the front door open to possibly make the restaurant’s temperature uncomfortable as it was extremely cold out. I wonder if this was a way to get us out? This experience definitely rubbed our whole table to wrong way. Is this how customers are treated? From the original reservation I was kind of annoyed that I had to use a credit card to secure my reservation and there was a cancelation fee. Then when we went to pay the waiter said he couldn’t take more than 2 credit cards. There seems to be a lot of rules at this restaurant. Your instagram shows a fun and relaxed vibe but this may be smoke and mirrors as there’s rules and you get rushed out. Happy to chat further.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. TerriS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and a fun night out! Perfect place for a date or nice dinner out with friends!

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  9. RobertJ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    was special occasion on the reservation but they did not ask about it

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  10. ShikhaS

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and ambience was good but quantity of food was less.

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  11. MIHIR

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most delicious food. Cannot wait to be back there again..

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  12. MIHIR

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, best Indian restaurant in Usa.. Amazing service too

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had very good experience and food was amazingly tasty.

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  14. ChristianB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy eating at this quality establishment. The food is excellent and the service is generally quite good as well! Highly recommend a visit.

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  15. RussN

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service, nice ambience but the food was not up to standard. The chicken in the chicken tikka and korma dishes didn’t look fresh.

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  16. JSNJ

    Charlotte

    38 reviews

    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service staff, ambiance and the presentation of the food was terrific. Unfortunately the food quality was inconsistent.

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  17. JamieB

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Finally tried this place. Food was really good but not amazing for me to drive 45 minute. Service was questionable. Had to wait for someone to open wine, had to ask for more water, and changing to entree plates was awkward (waiter made me keep my silverware and put his hand over most of my entree plate). No hot beverages for dessert. Plus, there was a table that was next to us that was extremely loud and gave a negative vibe.

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  18. Experimentalfoodie

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and attentive staff. Food portions are more than adequate and the food was delicious!

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  19. Michelle

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent flavors and nuances in the dishes. Service was very good. This is Indian food elevated. Very different than your typical Indian venue. I gave this 4 stars and not 5 because they played this very annoying club type music, which we all found to be very annoying and distracting. I asked the waiters twice to turn down the volume and they could not or did not. Not sure why. I asked for the music to be changed and they said the owner has the music set to this genre and they could not change it. I found that odd. If the owner of Spice Bazaar is reading this please change the music. Club music is not appropriate for an Indian restaurant. It was loud and it was distracting. Something quieter and more relaxing (Indian music) would have been perfect.

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  20. RebeccaM

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and service was great with our waiter Rio.

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  21. NamitaV

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both the food and service was excellent. One of the best Indian food I have had in the tri-state area.

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  22. DeepakM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is THE best indian resturant in NJ! A must try place.

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  23. Stacy

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. I loved all of it. Great atmosphere and not overly busy.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great find!! Phenomenal food, excellent service!! Has the NYC restaurant feel inside!

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  25. AmitM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service was amazing. The staff went out of their way to explain the menu and serve the food in the best possible way they also gave us a few complimentary dishes to try and they all were amazing This is a real hidden gem in New Jersey, and the food high quality and is great value for money.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is awesome! This is our 4th visit in few months. Yummy food 😋

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  27. SuruchiB

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good cuisine; the appetizers in particular were delicious and well presented. A few of the entrees, however, lacked flavor. Thank you.

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  28. FoodieInPlainfield

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious! The only negative was that we asked if the chef could make the Saag Paneer with potatoes instead of with cheese and were told the chef said no. This involves swapping out the paneer with potatoes (Saag Aloo). It’s an easy change and we’ve never had a chef say no to this request, maybe they don’t have potatoes on the menu.

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  29. MyriamD

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always great food and great service! The garlic naan is a must!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Will be back. Food great and service very friendly!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Creative and delicious food. The menu is updated with new and fresh take on the classic foods.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Average tasting food and average ambience for way too high a price.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great way to spend my birthday! Really enjoyed the ambiance and the food. Went with four friends ordered three apps, two entrees and the biggest naan and was plenty of food for all of us, including some food to take home. The food was delicious! Our server Rio was very friendly and attentive. We really appreciate the burfi squares for dessert that were on the house at the end of our meal. We will definitely be back!

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  34. ShaheelD

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our recent visit to Spice Bazar was a saga of disappointment, primarily due to the appalling behavior of the manager, Akhil. With a reservation for four, we were uncomfortably squeezed into a table for three, despite the restaurant being largely vacant. Our reasonable request for a more suitable table was flatly refused, setting a tone of disregard right from the start. The indifferent attitude of the staff, particularly towards my young toddler, was disconcerting. However, the pinnacle of our negative experience was Akhil's conduct. His arrogance and rudeness, evident not only towards us but also towards his own staff, were shockingly unprofessional. His demeanor suggested he was either under the influence or just outright aggressive, creating an unwelcoming and tense atmosphere. On the culinary front, the attempt to mimic Rasika's signature Palak Chaat at Spice Bazar was a dismal failure. The dish was overly sweet, missing the delicate balance and flair of the original recipe. The Chicken 65 was merely passable, but it did little to uplift our overall dining experience. Ultimately, we felt compelled to cut our visit short, requesting the check much sooner than anticipated, unwilling to tolerate the hostile environment perpetuated by Akhil. It is a real shame to witness a restaurant's potential being so drastically undermined by poor service and a manager who seems more intent on alienating patrons than welcoming them. We left feeling disrespected and thoroughly dissatisfied, and it is without hesitation that we will neither return to Spice Bazar nor recommend it to others.

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  35. Donna

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant - my only quibble is that the service is so fast. Feels like we are being rushed so they can get more tables turned over.

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  36. CurryChef

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The quantity of food was very little compared to the price. The food didn't meet my expectation and was rather stale. I've had better tasting food for less price at other places.

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  37. JanetL

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a celebratory dinner after a wonderful concert at St Paul's Church in Westfield. Two of our party had specific dietary needs and the staff were very helpful in suggesting dishes to make sure their needs were met. The food was delicious and the restaurant was not too noisy, allowing us to talk and celebrate comfortably.

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  38. JoeP

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Our server , Rio was attentive, personable and professional

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  39. Never

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Horrible food, super loud music. Would never go back...overpriced and tasteless

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  40. Foodie

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Too expensive and service was normal. Ambience was ok, not that great.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Spice Bazaar - Modern Indian Dining does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Spice Bazaar - Modern Indian Dining also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (908) 389-1888.

Spice Bazaar - Modern Indian Dining is rated 4.4 stars by 419 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Spice Bazaar - Modern Indian Dining

39 Elm St, Westfield, NJ 07090

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Elm St.
  • Neighborhood
    Westfield
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Westfield Train Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, South Asian/Indian, Women
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Delivery, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Phone number
    (908) 389-1888
  • Catering
    Our goal is to ensure that our guests are left with an overall satisfying experience. Eliminate all the hassle of planning for food for your event, and just fill out our catering form and submit your requests.Please provide us with a advanced notice so that we can coordinate your menu and provide accommodation accordingly.
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Manager: (908) 389-1888
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