Spice 505 is open for takeout, delivery and pickup. Masks are mandatory and hand sanitizer is available at the counter.
Spice 505 is an Indian and Nepalese restaurant specializing in dishes including tikkas, biryani, steamed momos, and tandoori-style dishes.
Originally from Nepal, a small country that borders India and China, the owner of the Danforth restaurant, Dinesh Sapkota also makes sure to incorporate a variety of special Nepali starters on the menu.
Lamb Sekuwa ($12.95), generously sauteed in Himalayan herbs and cooked in the clay oven, is one of the many Nepali-style starters worth tasting.
The Butter Chicken ($14.95) and Lamb Curry ($15.95) are just a few of the tikka dishes on the menu.
Both are ideally paired with some buttery Garlic Naan.
Their tandoori-style dishes are also popular. Depending on the dish, chicken or lamb is first marinated and stuck to a large skewer.
The meat is then placed in the large clay oven to be cooked in the traditional tandoori-style. Only escapable through the top, the direct heat of the fire is reflected by the ceramic sides intensifying the heat until it reaches 500 F.
Chicken Hariyali Tikka ($14.95) is one of the tandoori dishes, marinated with fresh mint, coriander, green chili pastes, and herbs.
They also have a lot of vegetarian options, including Aloo Gobi ($11.95) consisting of potatoes and cauliflower and cooked with fresh tomatoes, onions, and sauteed with ginger and other spices.
The Paneer Tikka Trio ($13.95) is another vegetarian option.
The trio comes with an assortment of mild, medium and spicy paneer.
If you’re looking for a drink to accompany your meal, there are three different types of lassi beverages on the menu. The Mango Lassi ($3.95) provides a refreshing and delicious option.
A full selection of alcohol, including imported and domestic beers, wine, and liquor are also available.