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Spice Market

403 W. 13th St., New York, NY, 10014
at Ninth Ave.
212-675-2322

Avg. Rating

6
Food: 6
Service: 6
Décor: 8
"Mixed Reviews"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

49% would go back.

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time & space

By brandt on 8/11/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

you step into another world.......something to take in wherever you walk or look.....no detail overlooked from the staff, to the way I watched how a table was set, to every design element, no matter where you looked. it takes you in instantly and envelopes you............we had several appetizers including shaved tuna with thin slices of Asian pears in a cool sauce, the mushroom eggrolls in a distinctive green sauce (all of the sauces were distinctive...a touch a spice, a hint of sweet.all unto themselves and the selections they were served with.......none overwhelming the others)........and a portion of chicken in a warm peanut sauce presented on a mini-mini grill with a hot stone to keep it warm.........perhaps first among equals of the really great New York spots

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196 out of 367 people found this review helpful.

hype asiatic frenchi

By vincedeparis on 8/7/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

very pleasant décor and taste

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226 out of 418 people found this review helpful.

The Singapore and Johore Straits are in the Meatpacking District

By martin_chamois on 8/2/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

In the middle of the Meatpacking District, the Spice Market captures all the senses that one experiences in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta. The overwhelming intoxication of flavors, odors, textures and light provides for a most satisfying expereince. Wonderful menu, food, preparation, service and ambience.

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218 out of 403 people found this review helpful.

Wow!

By mergaber on 7/24/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Spice Market definitely merits a return trip. The decor, the food and the drinks were incredible. Our favorite was the skewered beef appetizer - it literally melted in your mouth. We also loved the vegetable side dishes - the sugar snap peas with water chestnuts and shiitake mushrooms and the broccoli and baby corn. Only objection? Not enough really spicy food! Can't wait to go back.

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170 out of 306 people found this review helpful.

More hype than substance

By cyntseng on 7/15/2004

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

Food was only OK, nothing special. Decor was interesting.

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179 out of 364 people found this review helpful.

tantalizing taste buds

By tevye on 6/23/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

At first look, well, you don't know where to look first, the place takes you over, you want to see it all, and it is certainly worth seeing. As for the food, each new dish enticed our nostrils and titillated our palates. We devoured spice market with our eyes and with our mouths It was a wonderful, wonderful meal.

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191 out of 394 people found this review helpful.

Disappointing food in a theme park setting

By naftool on 6/23/2004

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Theme park design, mediocre and pretentious food (not even close to 66), inconsistent service.

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160 out of 310 people found this review helpful.

Spice Market has what it takes!

By tkcuisine on 5/15/2004

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Although getting a reservation was a real challenge we had a awesome meal. We were seated at a very comfortable table with a view of the open kitchen (I counted 16 line cooks and chefs)Service was timely but server was not very engaging (poured sparkling water over my wifes "NYC tap" 3 times). Food came out fast and hot, flavors were right on and prices were reasonable. Loved the Samosas, Curried Chicken and the Short Ribs were off the charts! The atmosphere alone with all the carved malasian wood makes this place feel exotic and fun.

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249 out of 461 people found this review helpful.

awful service, great food

By tratra on 5/13/2004

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 10
  • No, I would not go back!

I got obnoxious velvet rope treatment at the door & I had a reservation! Once inside , I loved the decor, food(avocado salad, halibut), and drinks(east india cocktail). Unfortunately, I won't enjoy the food again, as I don't support establishments that treat me rudely. Their loss, as I eat out at trendy places a few times a week!

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233 out of 461 people found this review helpful.

REVIEW Excellent

By JustMoi on 5/2/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Well I must say I wasnt expecting the service, atmosphere and decor to be so friggin' wonderfully GOOD. From the person KIM who answered the phone and spoke in such a professional and warming matter, to the people at the door who greet you with a BIG smile.this place rocks and will go far. The bartender (luka??? niko?)downstairs was so wonderful. I had stopped in for a quick drink and bite after work and this place fit in so well. TRY the lobster rolls (perfectly fresh mmmmm) and the Spicy pepper shrimp ( I was very very impressed). I actually stayed a little later than normal, meeting people outside in 'smokers-corner'. LOVED the music, and the vibe,just warm fun, clean. (AND to the NEGATIVE-FOLKS who sat beside me at the downstairs bar complaining about everything, SHUT THE F**K UP.....go somewhere else, this place was tres cool and fun)! ONE thing: GET A PATIO:) I will be back for sure, and would recommend it for a date, a group of friends or a quick bite. SPICE MARKET ROCKS!! You have a BIG fan:) Annie:)

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