Restaurant Reviews

Spice Shack

This restaurant has closed down as of March 14, 2015
photo 2 Newly opened and newly relocated, Spice Shack is a Pakistani fusion-ish restaurant in Scarborough. Since we had been hearing a lot of good things about this place, we decided to visit it for lunch on a Saturday. Walking up to the restaurant and seeing the entrance, a good first impression was made. Inside, the restaurant was warm, spacious, had ample seating and a had ethnic, yet a modern vibe. photo 1 Shortly after being seated by a very nice hostess, we were served complimentary Namak Paray with Hummus Dip for appetizer. We found the namak paray to be an interesting take on the traditional nachos & dip. We could taste the freshness very well and the hummus dip had a slight kick to it. It got us excited about the main course.

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Namak Paray with Hummus

For lunch one of us ordered the New York Strip Loin Steak (10 oz) ($21.99) and the other ordered Butter Chicken ($8.99) with Naan ($1.25). Butter Chicken was cooked very well. We could taste the spices very well and found it to be nice. It was slightly on the milder side, which we didn’t mind too much. Naan was baked fresh; we liked the the thin layer of butter on it.

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Butter Chicken with Naan

We were skeptical about New York Strip Loin Steak (medium done), but it caught us by surprise. It was seared very well and cooked to perfection! Importantly, the fusion sauce (South Asian + Western) was amazing! Though the sauce was primarily desi, it complimented the steak amazingly. For sides, we got cream of mushroom soup and fries. We loved the fresh cut fries (served with spicy mayo dip). With regards to the Cream of Mushroom soup, let us tell you, it wasn’t your ordinary cream of mushroom soup. It was delicious, especially because it had a kick to it and had a different texture than the canned version; the subtle desi taste made it all the more enjoyable. The steamed vegetables were great as well!

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Cream of Mushroom Soup

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New York Strip Loin Steak

We were served complimentary salted lussi, which we enjoyed.

Lastly, we were fortunate enough to receive complimentary desserts (one each!). We got gulab jaman and ras malai. Both were perfect and spot on!

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Gulab Jaman

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Ras Malai

Overall, it was a great dining experience with exceptional customer service. We look forward to visiting again soon, inshallah! Address: 308 Painted Post Drive Toronto, Ontario M1G 2M3 Phone number:  (647) 748-0786 Website: http://spiceshack.ca

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  1. Nauman Siddiqui

    March 2, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    HFE has always been spot on with their reviews and this time again they did it. Spice Shack is definitely worth visiting, not once but again and again. One must try out all their dishes because each is one of its kind.

  2. Nauman Siddiqui

    March 2, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    HFE has always been spot on with their reviews and this time again they did it. Spice Shack is definitely worth visiting, not once but again and again. One must try out all their dishes because each is one of its kind.

  3. Extempore Speech

    March 2, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Spice Shack has already made its mark on the Halal Food scene and now that it is no more a take away but has ample seating in a cozy and comfortable environment, it is definitely the place to visit. Whether you are in a mood to enjoy a quite and sumptuous meal or want to throw a party to your friends and family, Spice Shack is the place.

  4. Extempore Speech

    March 2, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Spice Shack has already made its mark on the Halal Food scene and now that it is no more a take away but has ample seating in a cozy and comfortable environment, it is definitely the place to visit. Whether you are in a mood to enjoy a quite and sumptuous meal or want to throw a party to your friends and family, Spice Shack is the place.

  5. Talha Raza

    March 3, 2014 at 6:28 am

    The food there was marvelous … specially “Gulaab Jamun” … Expats like me always miss traditional Pakistani food … but that search is over now thanks to Spice Shack … 🙂 worth visiting again and again … specially for those who love Pakistani Cousin ….

  6. Talha Raza

    March 3, 2014 at 6:28 am

    The food there was marvelous … specially “Gulaab Jamun” … Expats like me always miss traditional Pakistani food … but that search is over now thanks to Spice Shack … 🙂 worth visiting again and again … specially for those who love Pakistani Cousin ….

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