WAITE PARK - A new upscale south asian style restaurant is opening on Monday in Waite Park.

"Spice" will open at 11:00 a.m. for a lunch buffet until 2:30 p.m. The restaurant is at 1001 Division Street in what used to be the Hacienda restaurant.

Spice features a full bar and renovated interior. They also cook their own fresh naan bread in a clay oven.

Owner Asad Asaduzzaman says he has previous experience in the restaurant business and wanted to bring something different to the area.

The Hacienda Family Mexican Restaurant closed in early September.

The bar inside Spice. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
The bar inside Spice. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)