Spice & Curry written in gold on a maroon background

49 Keil Drive South, Chatham, Ontario

There is a new player in Chatham-Kent cuisine. Chatham finally has an Indian restaurant, and its customers are raving about the delicious flavours it has brought to the area. Visit Spice & Curry  to welcome this locally-run business and enjoy a fresh made, authentic Indian meal.

Before Spice & Curry

Opening a restaurant was far from Rajnish and Shelly Sakhuja’s minds when they came to Chatham-Kent almost twelve years ago. In 2001, after immigrating to Canada from New Delhi, India, the couple found themselves in Chatham-Kent, where they discovered their knack for business, running Home-ology in the Downtown Chatham Centre. As parents of two young children, the couple came to enjoy the friendliness and affordability of this community, and made Chatham-Kent their home.

For years, the Sakhujas were aware that Chatham was missing an Indian restaurant, but it wasn’t until 2010 that they started thinking about opening one of their own. There were many challenges to consider before they could move from retail to the food business. However, by the end of 2011, both Rajnish and Shelly had come to the decision that they would bring Chatham-Kent an Indian restaurant at last—Spice and Curry.

Sweet Satisfaction – Indian Food in Chatham-Kent

Spice & Curry opened on August 13, 2012, and has been winning over a steady flow of customers, including experienced and novice eaters of Indian cuisine. Posts on their Facebook page testify to fantastic meals, great people and thankfulness that Indian food is finally available in Chatham-Kent.

Positive feedback and excitement about Indian cuisine has been the most fulfilling part of the job for the Sakhujas. The restaurant has demanded more commitment, time and work from their family, but they feel blessed to be bringing high quality food and Indian dishes to their home community. An exceptionally heart-warming moment for Shelly was hearing a customer say “I’ve waited ten years, I can wait for an hour”, when advised of the twenty minute wait for her meal.

Visit Spice & Curry

Whether or not you are familiar with a dishes like Chicken Tikka Masala and Tandoori, Spice & Curry is a great place if you appreciate:

  • Freshly prepared dishes
  • Healthy cooking methods
  • Delicious flavour
  • Owners that take pride in their product and community

The restaurant staff are conscious that some customers are unaccustomed to the menu and are happy to advise people. They highly recommend that people hoping to sample try the Mixed Thaali lunch special as a first experience. Mixed Thaali includes:

  • Butter Chicken
  • Raita (Yogurt based dip)
  • Daal (Lentils)
  • Sabzi (Vegetable sides)
  • Basmati rice
  • Naan Bread (Soft flat bread)