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Nestled off Mission Boulevard at 859 Hornblend Street is a warm and exotic Indian restaurant with family recipes. At this home away from home, Chef Raj Mutti and Gubi Khinda craft balanced feasts with flavors for all. The flavors at this family owned restaurant will transport you on a journey — the shortest trip to India you will ever take. One bite in the atmosphere at Spice Lounge and you will be coming back home for more. Dive into the rich cuisine, deep colors and inviting smells of India in Pacific Beach, San Diego, California. Spice Lounge is truly a feast for the senses. With specialty cocktails, selected Indian beers, unique small bites, spectacular curries and fresh baked naans – Spice Lounge skillfully translates authentic Indian flavors to the American palate. Our signature dishes include samosas stuffed with mozzarella cheese and spices, curry Nirvana made from a mixture of authentic spices with chopped red onions, bell peppers and fresh coconut with chicken, lamb, fish, shrimp, paneer, vegetables or tofu.


Food

Lounge Bites

SPICE WINGS

Chicken wings marinated in yogurt with spices then barbecued in our clay oven.$4.95

BOMBAY FRIES

Fresh cut potato fries, sprinkled with cilantro & indian spices.$3.95

CHEESE SAMOSA

2 Turnovers stuffed with mozzarella and spices.$3.95

CHICKEN PAKORA

Marinated all white chicken fritters served with
homemade chutney.$5.95

ALOO TIKKI

Mini potato pancakes topped with onions, chili and tamarind chutney.$4.95

CHUTNEY SAMPLER

Three freshly-made chutneys served with wheat flour chips.$4.95

MASALA PAPADAM

Stone ground lentil crackers flavored with black pepper
and cumin, topped with fresh tomatoes, onions, cucumber and spices.$4.95

Appetizers

SAMOSA

2 vegetarian turnovers stuffed with potatoes, peas, spices, herbs and served with chutney.$4.95

CHEESE NAAN

Homemade bread stuffed with mozzarella.$5.95

BHEL PURI

Puffed rice, potatoes, onions, wafers and crisps noodles, mixed with chutney.$5.95

CALAMARI RINGS

Breaded calamari rings with ginger and garlic served with chutney.$7.95

CHICKEN NAAN

Homemade bread stuffed with minced chicken baked in clay oven.$5.95

LAMB NAAN

Homemade bread stuffed with minced lamb, finely chopped onion and cilantro, baked in clay oven.$6.95

PANEER PAKORA

Marinated paneer (cheese) dipped in chickpea batter.$6.95


Soups & Salads

CHICKEN SOUP

Basmati rice, spinach. Flavored with onions, ginger, garlic & spices, garnished with cilantro.$6.95

KARMA SOUP

Veggie or Chicken. Lightly spiced coconut flavored soup with lentils. V$5.95|CH:6.95

VEGETARIAN SOUP

Mixed vegetables and lentils with ginger, chilli, tomato and cilantro.$5.95

MIXED GREEN SALAD

Fresh mixed greens, fine cut onions, sliced tomatoes in our extra virgin olive oil & vinegar dressing.$5.95


Curries

Served with a side of Basmati rice. Add Naan $2 Add Garlic Naan $2.50

1st, Pick Your Curry

MASALA

A flavorful mixture of spices simmered in a rich tomato & onion puree with a touch of cream.

VINDALOO

Cooked with tomatoes, onions, potatoes; infused with paprika, lime juice & tamarind chutney.

KORMA

Sinfully rich but mildly spiced cashew & raisin curry sauce.

NIRVANA

Curry paste made from a mixture of authentic spices with chopped red onions, bell peppers & coconut milk.

JALFREZZI

Fresh broccoli, cauliflower carrots cooked in a thick and savory yellow curry sauce with coconut milk.

SAAG

Puree of fresh spinach cooked with ginger, garlic, roasted cumin, fenugreek.

What would you like it with?

Chicken— $11.95

Lamb— $13.95

Fish — $14.95

Shrimp — $14.95

Paneer — $11.95

Tofu — $11.95


TANDOORI

Served with a side of Basmati rice & Masala Sauce
Add Naan $2.00 Add Garlic Naan $2.50

CHICKEN TIKKA

Skewered strips of boneless chicken marinated in home made sauce.$11.95

LAMB KEBAB

Lean ground australian grass fed lamb marinated in mint, onion, green chili and herbs.$14.95

TANDOORI CHICKEN

Chicken on the bone, marinated in yogurt with spices, baked in our Indian clay oven.$11.95

FISH TIKKA

Fish of the day mildly marinated with garlic, cilantro and black pepper.$14.95

TANDOORI SHRIMP

Shrimp mildly marinated with garlic, cilantro and black pepper.$14.95


Vegetarian

Served with a side of Basmati rice.
Add Naan 1.49 Add Garlic Naan 1.99

DAL MAKHNI

Slow simmered mixed Indian lentils sautéed with tomatoes, ginger, onions and spices.$10.95

MIXED VEGETABLES

Cauliflower, carrots, potatoes and green peas sauteed with onions, ginger, and green chili.$11.95

PANEER TIKKA MASALA

Homemade cheese in a flavorful mixture of spices simmered in a rich tomato & onion puree with a touch of cream.$11.95

VEGETABLE JALFREZZI

Fresh broccoli, cauliflower, onions, bell peppers & carrots cooked in a thick and savory yellow curry with coconut milk and paneer (cheese).$11.95

VEGETABLE KORMA

Mild creamy dish prepared with ginger, onion, roasted garlic, fenugreek and tomato.$11.95

SAAG ALOO

Pureed spinach leaves and potatoes cooked with onion, green chili and ginger.$11.95


Biryani

Sauteed basmati rice mixed with nuts and raisins in our homemade onion and tomato based curry sauce.

Choice of:

Chicken — $13.95

Lamb — $14.95

Veggies — $12.95

Fish — $14.95

Shrimp— $14.95


Sides

KACHUMBER

Chopped cucumber, red onions, tomatoes and cilantro with a splash of lime juice.$3.50

RAITA

Home-made yogurt with grated cucumber and spices.$3.50

CHUTNEY

Your choice of mango, tamarind, mint, sweet chili & spicy.$1.25

RICE

Steamed imported rice.$3.00

ACHAAR

A variety of Indian vegetable pickles.$1.95

MASALA SAUCE

A flavorful mixture of spices simmered in a rich tomato & onion puree with a touch of cream.$3.95

GARLIC NAAN

Homemade bread baked clay oven topped with garlic & cilantro.$3.50

NAAN

Homemade bread baked clay oven.$3.00

LENTIL PAPADAM

Stone ground lentil crackers flavored with black pepper and cumin.$1.95


Dessert

GULAB JAMUN

All time Indian favorite. Golden fried dumplings simmered in rose water.$6.00

PISTA KULFI

Homemade pistachio Indian ice cream.$6.00

CHOCOLATE SAMOSA

Pastries filled with chocolate and hints of cinnamon.$7


Drinks

SPICED ICED TEA

Homemade iced tea flavored with fresh mint, cloves, green cardomom, cinnamon.$3.50

MANGO LASSI

Homemade yogurt & mango shake.$3.50

MASALA CHAI

Hot tea made with milk, spices & indian tea leaves.$3.50

NIMBU PAANI

Homemade lemonade, indian-style with fresh ginger and lime.$3.50

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