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The restaurant has been around for more than 2 decades and the success story is fantastic. The inspiration from the travels and experiences have forced the owners to put their heart and soul to make some stellar South East Asian food and it only gets better every season. The vibe of the place is really nice and airy, especially with that outside seating and the rather soothing shades of woody, maroons and blues. Start with ordering the 'Malaka Iced Tea' that comes with Lemon Juice, Lemongrass and Condensed milk is shaken to froth. The 'Top Hats', vegetarian and non-vegetarian are both great: they are essentially crumbly and buttery tart bases filled with stuff that is totally inspired from the streets of Vietnam and other Asian countries. The other small plates include few of the really fine 'Chicken Skewers' finished with galangal and lemongrass. If you like to start with soup or salads, they have ample of variety for that as well. The 'Raw Papaya Salad' is our personal pick from the rest and the 'Malaysian Laksa Soup' from the body warmers. The mains offer a delectable spread of all the Asian curries which are generally served well with 'Jasmine Rice' and some 'Udon Noodles' by the side. The 'Green and Red Thai Curry' is probably the best in the city and it is one of the most balanced ones. You might find it to be a little high on lemongrass but that is how it truly should be and not too high on coconut milk. You can choose from the sides for each curry, most of them come with options of Chicken, Prawns, Lamb or Veggies. The dessert menu is also quite inspired by the Asian territories: 'Jaggery Icecream', 'Tender Coconut Icecream served in the coconut with fruits on the side', 'Date and Coconut Roll' or the 'Japanese Chocolate Truffle': all of them are a must actually so choose wisely!
It's a south Asian cuisine restaurant with a very unique taste. The ambience is amazing. Coriander rice is awesome. Loved the taste of green curry. The staff is very friendly. Though the restaurant is on the pricier side it's value for money.
Malaka spice is located on the 1st floor and has air conditioned and non air conditioned eating areas. The menu is vast with many options on Asian food - it so long to choose, that we took a spread of dishes across Asia. The have a good range of draught beers and wines, as well as, a range honey meads. Pitchers available for large groups. The service was very quick. We did have to wait too long for food. The food was excellent - very favourable. So full from the wide selection of food, we had no space for deserts, so cannot comment here. Service and staff very polite and helpful. Would recommend it to anyone who would like to try food from several areas of Asia (under one roof)
Very tasty Asian food. We ordered Thai rice/curry along with soup and it was really really good. Its anyway famous in Pune.
Had been to Malaka spice to celebrate our wedding anniversary ... The ambience was awesome ... We had mocktails, grilled Chicken skewers, coriander rice, Malaka Thai red curry the best of all I loved starters -The Thai mutton chops (delicious)...
Outstanding asian cusine - very pricey though for the quantity / portions served. But the quality and taste compensates for everything else including dated ambience and ignorant staff
If you aspire to experience the vibrant Bohemian culture and superb food in Pune then Malaka spice restaurant on baner Road is ideal place to go. The elegant restaurant exhibits an array of artistic paintings and artworks. Malaka Spice has opened another iconic outlet in Baner, which has become the most preferred hot spot for the young crowd of Pune .The decor is so quirky yet typically Asian. The unusual ambience is created by brightly painted walls, superb Macau style floor tiles and large cut out screens. There are number of elegantly designed sections on different levels displaying their beautiful signature lanterns The pleasing aura is creative and unique and you feel as if you are in the beautiful Island. Lively music and well stocked bar highlights the stimulating ambience. Food at this restaurant cost approximately INR 1500 for two people.
Malaka spice restaurant offers an eclectic menu of exciting international dishes. It offers a unique dimension to Asian food in Pune. The menu includes perennial favourites such as excellently prepared top hats, spicy satay, laksa, juicy Thai mutton chops, fresh basil chicken, authentic Vietnamese topaz curry, and signature Malaka Penang curry. New dishes are introduced regularly namely Thai curry quinoa cakes, anchovy tempura served with a spicy chutney, the tasty quail samosa and exotic char grilled octopus. Vegetarian food is outstanding such as morning glory banchang and Thai eggplant stir-fry. Seafood is delicious including snapper, fish basa trout and mackerel prepared in typical Malaka Spice style.
The staff of this bohemian restaurant is professional. Service is top notch and prompt. You will get useful suggestions regarding your selection of food and wines from the staff. You can sit in its terrific ambience and enjoy delectable food or simply take food in this takeaway joint