66 Reviews / 75 Ratings
Most innovative chinese dish ive ever had
Having heard a lot about the place I tried it out for a weekday lunch.The location is not great and the a great drain which is the size of a small river flowing just beside it dosent help its cause either. However as you step inside its better. The ambience is pleasing but not exceptional , although i could not point it out the overall feeling was of it being unclean and untidy perhaps it was the symmetry perhaps the color combination .We decided to attack the food directly and had 4 dishes. Spring rolls,chicken dragon balls, Burnt garlic fried rice & exoitic veggies in basil and wine .We also ordered a cocktail. The disappointment were the spring rolls which were too broad,too filled and soggy. They were dripping with oil and could have given any delhi road side chola bhatura a run for its money in terms of oil content. But that is where the disappointment ended.The burnt garlic rice were one of the best chinese rice i have had as i am a noodle lover and rice dosent impress me unless its really good. This one did. The innovative part about it was the crispy deep fried onion which were mixed alongside the rice which added that slight crunch to it. The rice were not too spicy and yet hot . The chicken dragon balls i was told were exceptional as well , the chicken was soft and the flavor balanced. But the dish of the evening was the main course- Exotic veggies in basil and red wine. It was one of the most innovative chinese dishes i have had in a long time. They had mixed the chinese sauces and reduced them alongside some red wine . The end result was a dish which i feel was the perfect fusion . The spicy chinese balanced the red wine aftertaste superbly and along with the rice it was a combination par excellence. The portion sizes are huge ....one main course and one noodles is more than enough for two couples or 3 guys . The cocktail that we ordered was a khus cocktail which was another pleasant surprise. They cut the sweetness of khus with lime and balanced both with apt amount of vodka. The quantity of vodka was huge too . Overall 5 spice is on the top of my list for one of the most innovative chinese dishes i have tasted.
absolute value for money... with class..!!
its a fine dining place with amazing quality, taste and quantity...
the menu is wide spread where u will be spoilt for choices...
the deserts are to die for... if u love Chinese food and good dining experience too then 5 spice is your pick...
Both veg and non veg delicacies are equally fantastic.
Indian Chinese zindabad!
This being the nearest 5 spice for people living in Ghatkopar! Near a 100% commercial area this outlet is never empty. Lunch or dinner you would always have people coming in to have their famous kim chu. None the less 5 spice being far from where i live i always make it a point of visiting it once-twice a month. Lets start with the starters they have superb panner made in house. The panner chilly and the crispy corn water chestnuts are to die for. The paneer melts in your mouth. Virgin mojito is also a great. Paneer Pot rice/ Vegetable pot rice is the staple food you cant miss if you are in 5 spice. Their portions are large and you can never complaint about that. To end it you cant complaint either with 'Mission Impossible' their signature dessert. Its basically a three tier pastry with mousse and chocolate gathered to bake a cake. It is served with vanilla icecream and you need 5-6 people to complete it. All in all its a superb experience.
I love being here. Its a must visit for Chinese lovers. The portion size are humongous, thus makes the pricing appropriate. Th e ambiance is perfect and cosy.
usually have Chili garlic burnt rice and Manchurian and paneer chilly. Dessert called Mission impossible is to die for.
Love visiting here.. :)
5 spice taste maintained, quality a bit of issue
We visited as a large group at 7pm on a weekday. Given the time and current occupancy, we would have expected quicker service. The food was all good, except that there was a fly in the rice that put people off, and we didn't order anything beyond that. However, folks came back to life when the Rocky Roads arrived; perfect 5 spice taste.
YUMMY FOOD..BUT SEEMS FULL OF AJINOMOTTO
I used to frequent this place v often ... but not anymore..the food is no doubt v tasty, but alot of AJINOMOTO is used..well all the chinese joints use ajinomoto..but the food at 5 spice is v oily ...The permissable level for Ajinomoto powder to be used is around 5mg for around 800mg..but most of the chinese joints use excessive powder inorder to enhance the taste.. an informative article here
Served Non-veg for Veg food
I had always thought of 5 Spice to be a place where you can get good quantity of Chinese food for fair price but with my last order to their Sakinaka Restaurant it all vanished. I ordered total veg food for 9 people on 31st as i had many guest visiting our place and received the food in 1 hour 30 minutes. There were 2 items missing from the food and there was another item which we didn't order was included seemed like veg fried rice. Though there was one item missing we still started eating the food, as we were eating the food someone who is familiar with Non veg food suggested that the rice we were eating was chicken rice which was mistakenly included in our food. All of us really felt almost sick as we don't eat non-veg food except for the person who pointed out that it was rather chicken fried rice. We called up the restaurant but they just kept apologizing for the mistake, after few times of complaining from my end they put me to the manager Ravindra and he also though apologized but kept on saying that he can't do anything beyond that. The manager though sent the missing item in some time but these people have no sense of responsibility that the least level of caution that they need to maintain is at-least not hurting people's sentiments. Not serving good food is one thing but serving non-veg for veg is something unforgivable. I am not going to leave them like these but i request people to seriously reconsider if you are planning to order food from them.
I am frequent to five spice as I like their food very much. Hence I ended up as choice for dinner here as well. The place is warm and welcoming. Ambience is good and service is also good. The ordered items were quickly brought to the table and water glasses filled after every interval.
The food as usual is good and enjoyable.
Quantity matters! Delicious Chinese food eatery
This place is located adjacent to McD of Sakinaka Junction.
This is one of the finest restaurant I had awesome Chinese cuisines.
We were a group of 6 guys went for dinner (1st week of Oct'12) and we had ordered: Dragon Chicken, Crispy Chicken,Red chilly Paneer and Fish Chili Basil as starters and in main course we had 5Spice chicken along with one Burnt Chilly Rice(prawns) and Thai Pot Rice along with Red Hot Dragon Paneer.
I tell you we were utterly surprised and delighted by the quantity and size of portions, its enormous. The quantity is well matched with quality too. I fell in love with the taste of Burnt Chili Rice which was the star attraction.
The restaurant is primarily divided into ground floor and basement with fine touch of classy ambiance. the staffs are courteous, prompt and ready to help out.
The service is also good.
I had Chinese food a zillion of times from different eatery still I think it is very good in maintaining their quality and quantity consistently.
Dont miss out Mission Impossible and Choco Brownie with Icecream in desserts.
Highly recommended for guys who appreciate good Chinese food.
If you are throwing a party or treat, this is the best eatery with enormous portions and per serving quantity is on a very higher side.
HAIRY FOOD ON PLATTER!!!!! .. Worst place to go...
The HAIR STRANDS were complimentary... Served along with the food.... at 5Spice, Sakinaka, Andheri.....
We ordered two dishes.... and got HAIR STRANDS in both the Dishes/..... This happened twice.... consecutive dishes we ordered... consecutive HAIR strands....
On reporting it too the Captain, he wasnt too concerned about the quality .... and we were forced to PAY for the HAIRY Food... Dont think.... the place is worth goin anymore.... Made me think ... are we liable to pay for such food????
Anyone... still wishes to go... Please make sure... that ur food ,... doesnt have any HAIR in it!!!!!
@People - need to know... your inputs.... as to where to complain about such things.... so that 5SPICE guys get booked for Quality Negligence and.... the FDA may serve them a NOTICE for serving such food to customers.......
Decent Chinese affair
We were working this weekend and calling for some lunch is like a pre-requisite for doing so. We Mumbaikars always crave for some good Chinese food in monsoon and finding a good restaurant that serve some decent Chinese is a little hard to find. Luckily, the tried and tasted 5 spice delivers in my office area.
We went for a different menu than the regular choices and were left satisfied and burping in the end. What all we ordered? Here's the list and what our stomachs felt.
Red Chilly Pepper Paneer: Ok!!! we have eaten many starter dishes with Paneer in it, but this was surprisingly different. Needless to say, it had the Chinese touch to it, but enjoyed this one with all the fingers. The Red Chilly sauce with Pepper infused all the flavors perfectly in the soft Paneer. A great combination of all the ingredients used. Thumbs Up!!!
Roast Cantonese Chicken: Unanimously, this was the show stopper of our lunch today. The Chicken, cooked beautifully in the spicy sauce and in no time was the cynosure of every taste buds around. Double Thumbs Up!!!! Highly recommended.
Veg Korean Fried Rice: We thought of ordering some rice from a different country this time, considering we have tried Singapore, Hong-Kong, Malaysia etc before. Nothing disappointing about this dish, but can be avoided. It was just some rice cooked in vegetables with a tangy flavour to it.
Chicken Fortune Rice: I had heard about this dish from a lot of people, forums, blogs and recommended this time to others. "Fortunate"ly, it turned out to be the same as mentioned everywhere. A good mixture of rice with a nice chicken gravy to go with it. The gravy helps to raise the dish and keeps it away from drying out.
Veg Malaysian Rice: It was a very bland tasting preparation of rice in a Green Curry based sauce. Nothing like what they serve the other rice preps with. There seems to be too much of uncooked grass in it. Not recommended.
Overall, a great lunch and worth the money. We were even lucky to have the order delivered in time, because we were just dying of hunger.
Stadards are falling
5 Spice used to be a good place to hang out, but i guess if your visiting the restaurant be greeted by the most oathetic service staff you will meet in Mumbai. I really donno whats gone wrong. Apart from being VFM this place is now beginning to go downhill. I was utterly dissapointed by their service, foods also just "OK", These guys have a tremondously loyal customer base, but they need some serious thought to maintain quality,
Never order from here.. ordered today at 730 and in spite of 6 calls, the order was not delivered till 930.. every time they said it is reaching in 10 min.. at 930 they coolly said thet the delivery guy returnd since he had no cell phone to contact us and could not find our place.. these guys are just plain liars.. their food is not worth dealing with their dumb employees and shitty service
Best chicken pot pie....!!!!!
Best Chinese i had so far....This place deserves a 5-star solely on the amount they serve and Quality they serve
Rocky road dessert is massive like all other dishes (pile of chocolate, cake, icecream)
Service is not that great so we they definately have to improve on service part.. Bandra is bestest among all the 5ce spice...
Need to spruce up their delivery
we nearly went off 5Spice,we were looking for placing take-away order.we were shuttled between numbers where either they would not pick up the call/give other branch numbers.
Finally somehow got through .Opted for the Red chilly pepper paneer which was the perfect blend of spices & well marinated paneer.The red pepper chicken starter somehow paled in comparison to the veg one.
The Veg Schezwan rice was a tad bland ,the Veg Manchurian was slightly watery,just average.The Chicken S'pore rice was well done.
The rice portions were generous so was the chicken starter.
Revised review: Utterly pathetic
Been there a month back, and hopefully thats the last time I will ever go. The standards have dropped to dismal levels. There is no constitency in the food but whats worse is the utterly gross service. The waiter serving us got our orders wrong for all 3 courses, starters, main course and desserts. He was insolent about all the goof ups.. When my husband asked for the manager at the end of the meal, he was told he will be there in a moment. After waiting for 15 minutes, when we again asked the waiter, his reply was "Bolana aa raha hai. Wait karo". This is when we lost it. We left only after we had an apology letter from the manager. Its works a reminder tfor us to never think of 5 Spice again
It was my Birthday yesterday (18th Dec) and we were planning to have dinner at 5 Spice since quite some time. So yesterday I took my family to 5 Spice Sakinaka and i was very much disappointed.
My kids love veg fried rice and manchurian and so I ordered for a fried rice and Veg manchurian in sauce for them. The waiter had repeated the order 'VEG MANCHURIAN GRAVY'. When the manchurian arrived, it had very less of sauce in it and the manchurian dumplings were very chewy. The meal was becoming too dry for my kids, so I asked the waiter to get some more gravy. Nothing happened for some 5-10 mins and I repeated that I wanted some gravy. At that time, the captain arrived at our table and informed that they do not serve gravy separately. I was quite surprised because I have had Chinese food in several top restaurants and I remember at least 2-3 such instances and I have been presented with a bowl full of extra gravy very gladly by the restaurant. However, at 5 spice I was refused and I said OK, you can charge me for the gravy. To this the captain had the audacity to tell me that he will charge for the full dish even tough i just want the gravy! I didn't want to ruin my kids evening so I said OK fine whatever. And I made it very obvious to the captain that I did not like what he said. To my utter dismay, when I was presented the bill (Bill no F-168) I was charged for 2 Veg manchurian in Sauce! Mind you, this restaurant is not cheap, Manchurian costs Rs.245 + Tax and I surely expected them to give me some extra gravy at no charge or at nominal charge. But it is quite ridiculous that they charge me for a full plate for just the gravy. I think this restaurant needs some heart. I have vowed not to go to this place again and will inform the people I know that they can also avoid going to such a heartless restaurant.
The Best in Indian Chinese
Have been wanting to review the restaurant as I have been a frequent patron but it was only a horrible Indian Chinese experience at some other restaurant that had sorely reminded me of good old 5Spice. As they - it is difficult to appreciate the good in absence of the bad.
5Spice has been my favorite takeaway place for Indian Chinese -- have tried many dishes and have always been satisfied. the favorite being Veg Burnt Chilly Rice with either Paneer in Sapo Sauce or the Prawns in Chilly Oyster Sauce. And my bill with 2 rice and 2 gravy dishes was always below INR 600.
Must say that it is one of the few places - who have mastered the trio:
Quality - The taste is amazing and rice they use is of great quality
Quantity - No comments as anyone who has eaten there would attest
Price - Absolutely no competition here considering that they are top notch in quality and quantity
Pathetic - In one word !
The last review posted is true ! The staff & the restaurant to an extend that even if the order for 2 people is late for 1.5 hrs & you call back the staff all you would hear in a rude & arrogant tone is "aisa hi hai sir...humari delivery is 2 hrs..apka toh 1.5 hr hua hai"
Even if I take a rick n go there, place a order & come back it would not take me more than 40 min (including buffer). I have no idea how do they still continue to run with such a service level. To add, the food was all cold (obviously due to late delivery) and it tasted really bad. It was as if someone had prepared it in a hurry..the quality of chicken was also quite bad. It seemed they had kept it since a week & re-heated it...I would agree with all the bad review's for this outlet as they continue to live up to the (bad) standards & more than that..they are proud of it & throw arrogance at customers who order ! Do I even dare to visit them...is the real question
i have always been a fan of 5 spice u last few times this place has horribly let me down.
1) on busy days or hours they recommend us to send our delivery person so that they can prepare and give us the food and wont take 2 hrs to deliver-i appreciate tht part-. unfortunately in spite of sending my delivery boy they made him wait for 1.5 hrs to deliver a decent sized meal for 5 people.
2) The food delivered dint have salt at all. when we got in touch with them for the goof up they give a lame reply like they were lot of orders and people waiting at the restaurant so this must have happened.
3) some dishes which is usually not so spicy was way too spicy and vice versa
4) They have an attitude problem. their offer is ''we will offer you some shit complementary dessert on your next order' '
you think ill bother ordering from this slow painfully long horrible restaurant.
5) This restaurant is worth it on weekdays/ non festival days and weekends/ dining.
Should be renamed to 5 Salt
The food is bloody awful. The Tom Yum soup was rasam with chicken :). And rest of the food had so much salt, it didn't matter what we ordered, it all tasted the same. Yeah the portions are huge. But that's pretty useless when the food is this bad.
Honestly, they weren't this bad before. But know it's just a disaster.
Best Chinese i had so far....This place deserves a 5-star solely on the amount they serve and Quality they serve
Rocky road dessert is massive like all other dishes (pile of chocolate, cake, icecream)
Service is not that great so we they definately have to improve on service part.. Bandra is bestest among all the 5ce spice...
Best Chinese... its gotta be 5 Spice
I have been a regular visitor to this place, and they never disappointed me with the food. Awesome, Yummy and just perfect kind of Chinese is what they prepare.
Right from starters, main course, veg and non veg, they got it all perfect.
I have been to Fort and Sakinaka outlets.
And I have taken my family, friends from other cities, relatives. All I got after coming out was lots of appreciation for selecting this place.
The only reason I deducted 1 star is the seating arrangement.
While fort one is little cramped, the basement section at Sakinaka is not well maintained.
But You can avoid all these small glitches once you get lost in food.
5 Spice- You guys rock man.
Best VFM Chinese in Mumbai
Enough has been mentioned and read about this place...In short Food is great, quantity is always more than anybody can expect, its not surprising than that every second guest moving out of here is carrying a parcel bag. Dessssertsssss.....cant be explained in words...i have not had anything better than 'Rocky Road' in India.
almost after a year since my last awful experience with 5Spice, i did my life's biggest blunder by walking in again.. atleast I should have taken the lack of waiting crowd as a warning, that this place has lost it completely!!! last time it was hair in the noodles, cracked n chipped plates and no one to serve us.. this time the food was the hosts choice, with no regard what so ever to our preferences or order placed by us!! apologies, don even expect one from the waiter who was struggling to read out whats printed on the menu card!!! thought Bandra might be better than Goregaon, but i was proved completely wrong.. peach ice tea still remains good, thankfully.. but dats not gonna drag me in 5spice again!!!
Spice for life
This is one place which will always live up to the standard, not only would you be content with the taste n qaulity but also with price & quantity, whatever you do dont miss out on the Godlike dessert (rocky road), you would need to book it at the start of you meal as it invariably get over just too quickly....(Viv)
Can do better
This is one joint I would have loved to rate a 4 on 5 purely for the food quality & the serving potions!!
They lose out big time on the service front...Although I visit this place very often I feel the service of a roadside dhaba is better at times. On weekends consider yourself lucky if they deliver the takeaways on time....
However the food is pretty decent ...try out their crispy corn with chestnut, chicken in barbeque sauce, chopsueys...quite good
I hope and wish they read this review and improve their service .....
Good but has its weak points
I have been a fan of the food and the portions they serve. From our office too we keep ordering food from here now and then. But recently I've come across hygiene issues there. I heard from many people about instances of strands of hair in their food and about a month back I too discovered a strand in my dish. We showed it to the management and they offered a free piece of cake to us which was again delicious. But we came back with seriour reservations about visiting the place again. I'll miss its tasty food.
Today, we ordered food for 12 persons for Diwali celebration from 5 spice (for delivery in our office ) at around 12.15 PM, the guy told that it would be delivered in 50 minutes. but the food was not delivered till 2.15 PM....
We were continueously trying to get in touch with them on listed phone numbers. but were not able to contact. the phone was continueosy busy / not answered.
Finally, we had to go to our office canteen & order for snax....
When we were about to finish the snax the delivery boy came with the food.
We had no option to return the same.
Authentic Continental Food
Being a regular visitors of 5 spice of Bandra, I am now also addicted to 5 Spice at Saki Naka. This place wins at every point, be it food quality and quantity , ambience, service. Let me walk through the menu of the place:
Starters: Try Potato Starter, Mushroom Paneer Babycorn Dish, all of them are very good. Soups are very bad except Veg Munchow Soup
Main Course: In Rice - try Veg/Paneer Pot Rice (My Favourite), Chilli Burnt Rice, Pecking Rice or Nanking Rice (Combo or Rice and Noodles). In noodles you can try anything except the flat noodles.
Desserts: Desserts have been a popularity at this place and I think they know this very well So they have increased their price of dish from 165/- to 200/- since the past 15 days. Dont know this is the effect of inflation or their growing popularity in the area.
Try Rocky Road, Mission Impossible, Cheese Cakes, Chocolate Pastries, each one better than all the other in the menu.
You can also try Eggless cakes from here on birthdays Death By Chocolate Cake is mind blowing guys.
On the first look the price is on the heavier side, but trust me any dish listed in the menu card cannot be finished alone by a single person. An average meal for 2 heavy eaters and 3 moderate eaters will be around 600/- (Including starters, main course and desserts)
An advice to the management: Don't take the popularity of the place as an excuse to raise the price of items.. Cheers!!
awesome food !!
The food here is just too delicious....starting from starters to the desert....every1 needs to check out this place the ambience is also very friendly and family oriented.....you must try out the desert named "rocky roads" its just mindblowing and out of the world....I would defiantely want to keep cumin back to this place...the cuisine here just rocks !!!
A must go-checkout-dine like a dinosaur place for ppl with craving for chinese. The excellent service and minimalistic ambience adds to the whole experience of dining. Have yet to try out the desserts... exhaustive menu and delicious recipe.
Caveat - Each dish/serving is large enough for two people.. so better not go alone.
Chini Mini Chow
Well visited this place just now and I am writing this review.
This place is just too goo and the food is delicious .
The 5-spice soup is really spicy and good
We started with "kung pao chicken and "paneer mushroom babycorn fu - stly". It was just finger licking good.
Mid Way with a nice mongolian Pot rice which was very authentic in taste with black mushrooms and zucchini.
And ended up nice brownie with hot chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream
The whole meals very just scrumptious and hugh in quantity. Ambiance is descent and relaxing and VALUES FOR MONEY as well !!!
One of my favourite places.
Do try the Cantonese lamb, chicken in red chillies and this weird sounding chicken that was sweetish and had cashewnuts in it (kung pao or something). And they have this melt in the mouth veg starter. Forgot what its named but its this golden fried crust with a corn filling inside that's unbelievable. And the fried garlic prawns are to die for! They have this perfect blend of well fried garlic and this sweetish tinge all in a mouthful.
Main course I would recommend burnt chilly garlic rice. And any gravy (all are decent).
And much as you'd definitely stuff your face, do make sure you reserve some space for the desserts. These guys make the best gooey chocolate cake. The mud cake's awesome. So is the creamy Cheesecake. They have baked cheesecake as well as the... erm... non baked one? Blueberry and strawberry. Both Fantastic! All desserts are good, I cant pick a favourite!
The best thing about the this place is the quantities. Very generous indeed! I would definitely recommend it for a birthday treat or a large party affair, as the price, quantity and taste do justice to each other (very rare).
Only drawback is that they don't accept cards if you just go to get a piece of cake at the dessert counter outside.
Apart from that, it's splendid.
A good option for Indo-chinese fare!!
Me and my wife visited this place after I read some comparatively positive reviews of the place out here..
Well- the place has been done up modestly and we were guided to a dining area in the basement which kinda smells of Chinese food (in a good sense thou :))
In keeping with the other reviews, even we found the quantities of the meal served quite good...3 hungry guys can stuff themselves with a 3 course-meal of 1 starters, a rice/noodles and a curry dish followed by the desserts...
Since we were just the 2 of us, we skipped the starters and digged in straight to the main course (Spicy Fried Rice and Chicken Hunan)
Just one downer- the waiter was not too much of a help when we asked him for medium spicy curry options..Chicken Hunan was a bit sweet in taste...
Even the beverages they serve are good in quantity...
I would definitely recommend this place if you are looking to stuff yourself over an indo-chinese meal...
(5star+1star)divided by 2 = 3Star
Scene 1: Ordered paper blasted lamb with schezwan noodles and some veg stuff for collegues and it almost blasted us out of the orbit. Home (or should i say office) delivered to feed future night outers in the group. The group was successfully revived to carry out through the night with heavenly taste of the lamb and noodles lingering on the tongue. Sumptous quantity and great taste makes for a 5star rating.
Scene 2: Home ordered just 2 starters to help tide over the midnight hunger. The delivery was successful in ordering at midnight but everything else was a disaster. From veg spring rolls to Veg. Schezwan fingers (dry). The prices that we didnt care for first time pinched us really hard as if to make us come out of the earlier dream of 5 spice experience. The quantities ironically were too much but we felt no remorse in throwing them to the abyss of our dustbin (where they rightly deserved to be). Hunger is the best sauce and i wish i could have just passed my night with that sauce only.
Overall by simple average the rating is 3. Dont be comfused just avoid starters :D
Great Place to give a treat to family and friends
Scenario - You have a group of people in your office pestering you for treat. You don't want to spend too much but you also want to impress your boss/potential girlfriend by taking them out to a great place. Enter 5 Spice
This place is one of the most VFM places you would find in Mumbai
Ambience - Minimalistic but classy decor. Nice lighting. wide tables for big groups. Little loud at times.
Food - This place is known for its portions. I am going out on the limb here but I can say for sure that one bowl of rice is going to satisfy 3 hungry people or 4 people who have eaten starters and soup. I recommend the following dishes (you can choose veg/non veg in each selection):
Starters - Schezwan fingers
Soup - 5 spice soup
Rice - Mangolian Pot Rice and nanking rice
Noodles - Pan fried noodles and Hakka
Dessert - Death by chocolate (Cold chocolate ice cream and chocolate brownie with hot chocolate sauce on top)
9 of us went to 5 spice and ordered 5 soups, 6 starters, 2 rice, 2 gravy and 4 desserts. The bill was less than Rs 2200/-.
One note of caution. If you are taking your girlfriend out for dinner, this place is not for you as the place is too loud and the portions are too much for 2 people to eat. Please bring atleast 4 very hungry people to really enjoy this place.
slurrp it off
Food - It's a good reason to drive you back here all the time. I love everything i have eaten here.Burnt Chilli Rice/ Shanghai Fish or something/ Pepper Chicken are the few names i recall, but all of them have been superb.
Quantity - They're known for their quantity, but I somehow feel that the portion served for the appetizers are lesser than the other 5 Spice outlets I have dined at, but never the less. The portions for the nice / noodles are humongous. Pretty difficult to get it down your throat after a soup and a few starters .
Service : They are pretty cordial and they're own their toes all the time. The food doesn't take too long to arrive.
Ambiance - It's strictly okay, not that it is not well done, but it's very bland, just white washed walls with steel frames on the walls, nothing very extraordinary.
Dessert : Chocolate Brownie is heavenly, and it tastes even better with Vanilla ice cream!
Overall - It's a good place to binge on some good(fattening) chinese food once in a while.
Ambience is good(bandra and oshiwara..not been to other outlets)
CLassic tasty food with awsome quantity.
SECRET: If you go for a parcel.........it turns out to be 30-40% cheaper without any compromise on the quality or quantity.
Starters:Kung pao potato(best),crispy schwezwan fingers,wanna try other starters also.
Pot rice(awsome)...can tell him not put the vegetables as per you choice....mushrooms,baby corn,broccli,cabbage.
5 Spice spice noodles.
Wanna try paneer pot rice and fu chi rice.read it somewhere.
Per person bill.....200-300 if ordered smartly.....as the quantity is awsome......and if you parcel if less than 200 or even 150.
Wonderful...feels authentic chinese
I haven't tried out the other branches at oshiwara and bandra, so would not run into compare, but for me this was a bliss.
I went there during the noon for lunch and was not planning for anything heavy. The outside look doesn't give an feel of what's at inside but that how i like the surpirses :)
The ambience is perfect the place looked quite though it had a good amount of people which really felt nice. Then running through the menu for a while I decided to go for veggie pot rice + rosted chilly chicken ( I am not a veggie but it was for my company ;) ).
Time of serving was fine and the quantity was more then enough (thinking of 2 persons). The rice pot came in heavy for we 2 (finally packed the left over).
Coming to the quality of food, this was the first time for me and I haven't tried everything out there, but let me tell you it will be great. What I had was absolutely authentic chinese.
Serving time: fine
service: nice and decent
variety: abundant for veg and non-veg
I will definitly like to go there again.
Good to have it close to my place
I have tried both the options for this, going to the restaurant and ordering at home.
First when i went to the restaurant, i felt the food was bit oily(wrote that in the feedback also). Next when i ordered, the oil content was low in the dishes. Guess they learned from the feedback and reviews here.
The ambience is good. I was really happy to know 5spice so close to my place.
The service is good and prompt.
The quantities they serve are huge. Remember that while ordering.
Ofcourse the place doesnt have the same appeal as that of Bandra, but a better and VFM option in the place.
With Mainland china on the opposite end, its like 2 main chinese joints opposite each other.
The 5spice noodles and burnt chilli rice are really yumm. Also Kung-pao potatoes are one of my favourites.
Well, more than me, my sister was happy to know that 5spice has opened close to my place. When she was in mumbai, she dragged me to 5spice bandra so many times....
Now i have to take parcel for her whenever i go to my home town.
And 5spice people if you reading this, she is offering an outlet in Indore, and believe me you will have a great business there...as indore ppl are very foodie... ;-)
The chinese is really good at 5spice....everyone should definitely go.
Good food, great price
Been here once and have ordered in thrice... Its a boon for people living nearby to finally have a good restaurant that delivers food in good time... I had some 20 odd friends over and we ordered in... We were suprised how fast they delivered and how economical it was... Sure the food is not the best of chinese one has had.. but its definately good..
only 3 spice for the sakinaka outlet
Yesterday I visited 5 spice sakinaka outlet along with one of my colleague , was really excited to visit this place because the bandra outlet has always lived upto the expectation.
The moment I entered 5 spice I somehow missed the buzz that we have in the bandra outlet.This outlet was too silent for a 5 spice joint.
I started with my favourite at 5 spice THE Kimchi (This is awesome) had plenty of it.Then I called the waiter and told him to refill the kimchi for me,but he wasnt able to understand what I was asking for finally he asked me "sir do u mean cabbage?" and yah I said,cabbage only.Comeon you should know the names of the food where you and working calling Kimchi as cabbage doesnt do justice to it.
Then we ordered Chicken Peking soup..which was not at all good and was tasteless so guys please avoid this.
After that we ordered for apple chicken it was good but not the best, I have tasted a better apple chicken at Maharaja restaurant in chakala.The quantity was nice and it was an average dish.
I had no room for anything more and was all ready to call in the cheque but then I remembered the best thing to have at 5 spice "Blueberry cheese cake".wow it was yummy and delicious as ever.This is the reason for the 3rd star that I have given to 5 spice.
Total damage done = Rs 445(1 chicken peking soup+1 apple chicken+ 1 blueberry cheese cake)
Guys if you happen to visit 5 spice please dont miss the opportunity of having a blueberry cheese cake.In the bandra outlet we have to book the cheese cake in advance as they get over very soon.
pull up ur socks
after being to the 1 in oshiwara (good food ) thought of trying the 1 at sakinaka being close to my house ordered a home delivery...........
burnt chilly rice -120(tasteless, a lill spicy with sauteed chopped onions in it )god knows what the chef was thinking while preparing the rice was sweet,,,,,,,chicken chilly - 160 average ..............service was fast ,,, quantity was good
doubt ill order again
Stay Away...Don't Go. Its a disaster
While this is the same 5 Spice chain with other restaurants in FOrt, Bandra W and Oshiwara, their new one in Sakinanka is a disaster! Please don't go, you will repent and its no comparison to Mainland China which is right opposite.
The decor is good, they have a cool sit out for deserts which I really liked and once you enter the place still smells of the paint which is not a bad thing as it happens everywhere.
The menu is vast which is the same, just like Bandra W and Fort but the captain and the servers are really dumb and can fustrate you. We asked them to recomend some spicy chicken starter and they recomend Honey Chicken. That's how dumb they are....
The service is really fast but the once the food arrived, everything we ordered was soaking in oil. I've never ever seen so much oil used in chinese cusinie and that blew my appetite. I just did not eat! Our order was a portion of chilli chicken roast, pan fired chilli fish, steamed wontons and a portion of crispy chiili which was below average.
Since, our appetite was spoilt with all the oil, we decided to just do mains to fill our stomach and go home so we did not try anything fancy and just ordered a portion of American chopsuey. 5 Spice has always been famous for their potions in the main course and this one was the same.
Ate a but just to get some food into our system and left.
Never again, and please do not ever compare Mainland China to this place. Mainland is a class apart. But I will definately vist the 5 Spice at fort and bandra and even though I reside in powai.