Spice is a well-reputed Indian restaurant on the corner of Avenue des Travaillers and Avenue du Haut Congo in the Gombe district of Kinshasa. While it does not have any great visual appeal, the food is pretty good even if the price is typically high.
The avenues around Spice are not the most bustling so it does take a little bit of finding to discover the restaurant. After dark there is not really much going on so it is helpful to have the security guide the street parking. Given the roads are quiet of a midweek evening, parking on the side of the road is easy to find.
From the outside, Spice looks ok. It is obviously an Indian restaurant just from the style. Inside there is nothing much to speak of about the place. It just looks fairly innocuous. Distinguishing features are hard to find but at least the place is clean and in good order. It is boring to look at and there were not many patrons so atmosphere was self-generated.
The food is pretty good. The menu has a decent range and includes a set of vegetarian options. Most of the typical choices are available. The difficulty is price. Kinshasa is expensive to eat out in and Spice is no exception. The value for money is not great but that is the way of things in this city.
Food was definitely tasty. Various starters went down well even if they were not especially remarkable. Main courses also had success including dhals and a well-constructed aloo gobhi. While not world-beating, the food is decent and that's a great result here. Textures were generally good, sauces were ok, and the flavouring was a little light on heat and to be honest, spice, but it did just enough to keep the tastebuds interested.
Service was really good. Local staff conversed in French but some of the Indian staff were more comfortable in English. Suggestions as to what types of dishes to spread across a large table worked well.
Although price is an issue and the place has no visual appeal, Spice is a good Indian restaurant in Kinshasa. There is a reason it is regarded as one of the better restaurants in the city as it provides a decent and fairly flavoursome meal which makes it a reasonable enough place to eat.
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