SPICE XING

4.5
534 reviews
$30 and under
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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Eddie
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service...amazing food! Ambience was perfect.

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vipAlanH
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious as usual. The wait staff is very attentive. We dined inside as the dining room is quite spacious with high ceilings and there were few others there at the time.

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Kryger
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really fantastic food! We tried a variety of items (ordered way too much) and everything was delicious. We had the Malai Kofta, Tofu Jalfrezi, Vegetable Korma, Yellow Dal Tadka, and of course some Naan. Had lots of leftovers, which were great the next day. Some interesting cocktails on the menu as well. Server was very friendly. Was pretty quiet, wish the place well with everything going on.

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CCar
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We ate out doors and as a result, it was noisier than it would have been inside. Trucks, backup beepers, fire engines, etc. Not the restaurant's fault but be prepared if you choose to eat outdoors. The chicken korma was delicious and the lunch portions were way more than adequate as well as a real bargain.

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MoniqueD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious. The location is super convenient.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Could not have asked for better food. Wish we'd had a slightly nicer table outside. When I arrived, although the reservation had specified outdoor seating, they had not set up a table (it had been raining earlier in the day). The host immediately set up a table at the edge of the sidewalk next to a bank sign, not under one of the lovely trees, and the iron chairs were a bit uncomfortable. Also, we didn't get a drink menu; luckily I knew what I wanted, as did my dinner companion. Other than that, the service was attentive (they even let my friend bring her dog) and the food truly was remarkable.

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oceano
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for a birthday celebration and all our requests were accommodated. Excellent service, nice ambiance. Food was good, all guests enjoyed it.

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vipAlanH
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and delicious food as usual. We have been to Spice Xing many times over the years and it is very consistent. Happy to see so many familiar faces among the wait-staff. Eating in or carry out you can't go wrong. So many delicious items to choose from. Our favorites are the Chicken Tikka Masala, Tandoori Chicken, and the Baingan Bharta.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and the food was very authentic. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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SondraW
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were there during the Super Bowl, and the place was nearly empty. Food was tasty, well spiced and well presented with ample portions. Service was attentive. Indian cuisine is a favorite, and we will definitely go again.

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vipAsava
Washington DC
117 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

we've been before and enjoyed but this time not so much

will likely not return. v sad

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vipDonna
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a good experience here. Wonderful food and a lovely place to eat!

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vipFOODIE
Washington DC
106 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice buffet

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CoupleMd
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remains one of our great places to eat!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive service. Definitely a new favorite.

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vipGreenie
Washington DC
133 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food is good but we still find the sister restaurant Passage to India better in regards to choices and tastiness of the food. Service was so nice...wait staff v=brought us a dessert for our anniversary

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FredG
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Menu needs more items.

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vipGOOUTTOLUNCH
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Yes but with a caveat. We've been to Spice Xing many times over many years — the first was just after they opened — and have always enjoyed it. However, the lunch menu has been changed to an abbreviated menu and all of the dishes that we enjoyed are now only available at dinner. The selection now available for lunch does not give us many options and I doubt we'll be going there again.

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vipAlanH
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good meal. Served quickly. The wait staff was friendly as usual.

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vipDenRH
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Team dinner with several folks from India. They enjoyed the food.

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vipDonna
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food! Brought a guest this time and she thoroughly enjoyed her meal as well.

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vipGreenie
Washington DC
133 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not as good as its parent restaurant, Passage to India. Not the place to go for Indian food in Rockville!! Curry dish was bland and Tandoori chicken dish was ok...nothing special

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vipAlanH
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious as usual. We had prompt attention from our server and our meal was out of the kitchen really quickly. This was what we have come to expect here even when we are not the last ones in the restaurant like this time.

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vipDoctorDad
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I haven't been to Spice Xing in years, and after this experience I probably won't be coming back any time soon. We had a late family dinner at a time when there were very few diners in the restaurant. Yet despite there being more staff than customers, service was painfully slow and we had to ask for items repeatedly. The food itself was fairly good. Among our appetizers both the baby dosa and chili cheese toast were quite good. The lamb chop was also a hit. The main courses were a mixed bag with the salmon tandoor coming out somewhat dry and the butter chicken getting a thumbs down from our daughter. The dinner took so long with the slow service that we didn't have time to stay for dessert.

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Matt
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food and service.

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Goldbug
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was quite good and service very attentive. Chicken Marsala was nicely spiced, accompanying salad had a tasty subtle dressing. The prawn dish seemed to have shrimp that didn't quite reach the size one expects of prawns but had lots of flavor. Garlic naan was near perfect; one could actually taste the garlic, unlike some Indian restaurants that just wave the garlic over the naan leaving one to imagine the garlic flavor.

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Lika
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Mediocre service. ordered drinks. Finished them, waiter never came and offered another round. Were waiting for 30 minutes and had to waive our hands to get her attention.
Same goes for food -someone dumped our dishes in front of us ; waitress never bothered to come and check whether all is good.

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vipTriveni
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mother in law here for Mother’s Day. It was a hike, given we live in Arlington, and we had our fingers crossed. Came away really impressed. We ordered a number of dishes and most were as close to authentic recipes; the only exception being the Konkan shrimp curry. The goat curry (not on the menu), the daal, baked fish will bring us back here for more. Most Indian restaurants have a couple of mother curries that they just dress up and serve as different dishes; we’ve learnt to accept that there is Indian food and then there is restaurant-style Indian food. Glad to run into Spice XING with much higher standards!

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Ranju
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I loved the relaxed feel of this place and the decor is beautiful. The part I didn’t like is the food is very bland to my taste.

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vipDavidS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating. 2 Birthdays and it couldn’t have been a nicer experience. Good food, good service, great restaurant. One of our favorites.

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VirajS
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food was very disappointing!!butter chicken was too bad not at all tasted the way it was before.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AH
vipAlanH
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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RKL1957
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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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HilaireS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice that GF options are clearly marked

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Tess
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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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TroyW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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Delphine
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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SarahR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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You can order delivery directly from SPICE XING using the Order Online button. SPICE XING also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 610-0303.

SPICE XING is rated 4.5 stars by 534 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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