SPICE XING

4.1
503 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very pleased with the service, menu selection and our menu choices.

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AH
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious as usual. The staff is quite attentive and friendly. One of our go to places for sure.

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RK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Need to confess at the outset that I don't love Indian food but was with a group and wasn't going to be a wet blanket. Was an unusually quiet Saturday night at SX and maybe that contributed to the underwhelming experience. Food around the table was good - it always is - though my seafood something or other in a creamy/white sauce was underwhelming and bland - but the service was indifferent. No one checked in on us after entrees were delivered, drink refills (other than water pouring) weren't offered, and the staff almost to a person didn't look happy to be there. If you want Indian food before your movie in Rockville, this is the stop but the overall experience would not make it a destination for me.

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HS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food and usually good service. At last visit, although not crowded there was a bit of a wait for drinks and first contact with server.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice that GF options are clearly marked

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T
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I loved the decor. Service was sparse. Our server would disappear for long spells.
Major complaint......very few white meat chicken options. All the dishes that interested me did not come with white meat. And couldn’t substitute. I had to order 2 appetizers that were what I wanted.
Lime cocktail was perfect!
Parking is difficult around the area.

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TW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I enjoyed the valentines day special (food), service, and environment.
We will be back!

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D
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The lunch was really tasty, the ambiance was nice, quiet and smart !

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SR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing!!! Will definitely be back and recommend to friends.

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GD
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The atmosphere was more like Chuck E Cheese than a nice restaurant. There were only two other tables dining, and it’s no surprise if they let out-of-control kids run among the tables, shrilly shrieking at the top of their lungs like they did when we were there. Upon asking the waitress if the parents could stop the child from disrupting others’ ‘dining experience, we were told “they were regulars.” Food was average and service highly lacking. Needless to say, we won’t be returning.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Food was great! Service needs lots of work.

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JK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I moved to Rockville recently and lost our ability to order from Passage to India in Bethesda, which is our favorite Indian food in the area. Fortunately, Spice Xing has the same owners and virtually the same menu. We went on Saturday before a movie and were not disappointed. The Tikka Masala is the same recipe and best in the city in my opinion, even compared to high-priced (and super delicious) options like Rasika. If you haven't been to Passage to India or Spice Xing and you love Indian food, I couldn't recommend them more.

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G
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Prawn dish made with quite small shrimp, sauce tasty. Mixed vegetables in cream sauce very good but could have had more spice. Potato in crepe appetizer was good.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Service and food was good. Nice location steps from Town Center.

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RH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Good food. Friendly service.

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PB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our favorite Indian restaurant in Montgomery County, after having tried about a dozen. The staff is friendly and attentive, but the focus is on the food. It's always rich and flavorful, creative, and very satisfying. Now that I am vegan, it's even better because there are so many vegan choices as well.

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TB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vegan options on the buffet and the regular menu. Was not crowded on a Sunday Afternoon, which was perfect. We will go back for sure. I am already craving the veggie dish I had

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G
Washington DC
124 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Passage to India is a nicer restaurant with a more varied menu, but the food was delicious and the service was great

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GT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is exceptional. This is our second visit and again the entrees were not just good but fascinating.

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MG
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a really nice time. Had a couple preparations that I've not seen on menus before.

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DS
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an anniversary dinner. The food tasted great. Even though we often bring leftovers home, the food was so good there was nothing left.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good buffet, $30... not sure totally worth the price, but variety was nice.

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E
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is very nice inside and the happy hour pours and prices are good. However, the food was quite bland and lackluster. Not bad food but just kind of "meh".

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k
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

food was just average. Couple of dishes on the saltier side

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T
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Watered down version of classic indian cooking.
Slightly overpriced and not a value play.

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G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Spice Xing is consistently warm and friendly with excellent dinner options for a variety of tastes. The friendly wait staff show the perfect blend of helpfulness but not overbearing. Our personal favorite drink is the mango lassi, which pairs deliciously with the spicy chicken. We highly recommend this restaurant!

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A
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nicely varied Indian menu, with choices to suit all palates. We went on a weekday evening, and we were surprised to discover that the restaurant was virtually empty. In all the time we were there, only one other party came in to dine, so the high reviews about ambiance and noise level may not be operative when the restaurant is busier. Prices seemed a bit on the high side for what was furnished, though not so high that we wouldn't choose to return.

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DF
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was quite delicious.

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L
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Authentic Indian food in a relaxed casual atmosphere. The service was excellent, the food was spicy but delicious.

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B
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good and very consistent with previous visits.

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AN
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a special find! We love all Indian Food choices and the ambiance here is unique and special. You can have a conversation easily, yet it is a "hot spot". The décor is comfortable, elegant and always calls for comment by new people we bring here. It is a beautiful setting~!

We had three vegans with us, and they had lots of options and enjoyed their dinners immensely! Tried a "new to me" Indian dish of Lamb with beet and pomegranate juice, Khandari Lamb. VERY DELICIOUS and beautifully presented.

We had to make a 7pm movie and the wait staff was very accommodating for us.
Looking forward to going back soon!

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SS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Restaurant was empty on a Saturday night. we had been quite awhile ago and remembered the food as being good but this time, the food was just fair. The sauces with the dishes seemed watered down and the chicken pieces were not of good quality. Not sure we will be back.

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ME
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Ambiance was good, choices of food and service were great. The food display was like fine cuisine restaurants. The food was cooked in authentic Indian spices. This is my 3-4th time in the restaurant in the last 2 years and I noticed that the quality of the food has declined. Last night I felt that food was undercooked and microwaved. The chicken was cut in large pieces unlike traditional Indian cuisine were chiken breast is diced. We all had stomach upset the next day! I highly recommend the owner to fix the restaurant kitchen ASAP as this is one of the few remaining fine cuisine Indian restaurant in Montgomery county Maryland.

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M
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for Indian food. Staff was attentive, but not pushy. We were there for over two hours, never felt rushed. Flavors were wonderful. Heat adjusted for the local pallet.

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R
Washington DC
148 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Our first trip to Spice Xing, convenient in downtown Rockville. We felt it was very authentic in terms of the food preparation, but we are no experts. Everything was delicious. We both liked our dishes very much. The atmosphere is casual, plenty of larger tables and strollers.

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OT
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I don't agree that customers need to pay extra for the staple Indian food like Naan

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D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love this restaurant. The food is excellent as is the service. And the prices are moderate. We have taken relatives and friends there.
We will definitely continue to come!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice restaurant and ambiance, tasty food. Went because of happy hour sign outside, but no one explained that happy hour deals were only at the bar. We eventually moved to the bar, but only after ordering beer that was not eligible for happy hour pricing. Would be good if staff asked and explained the options before seating. Nice place, reasonable and good food -- so I plan to return.

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DS
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate dinner at SpiceXing to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We always look forward to dinning at this restaurant and enjoy their take on Indian food.

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D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolsutely love this place! Food & service is always great!
Keep up the good work.

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