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Spice I Am

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Surry Hills
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90 Wentworth Avenue | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9280 0928
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Today
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a Saturday night as a group of four. The meals are very over priced for the quality - it's just like any cheap Thai food place. Not amazing at all which is a shame because I've been wanting to try this place for ages. One dish came out cold, they charge $4 for one heap of rice and... More 

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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered take out from the restaurant since i was staying nearby. The food as tasty as those in Thailand, very authentic! The phad thai is a must try, really nice, not too oily.The clear tom yam goong's spiciness level is just right, not overly hot. The papaya salad is normal. The thai milk tea is just as sweet as those... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Heard so much about about this place. So we went and had dinner. Brilliant food. Try the crispy chicken basil. Food is great. Be careful, it is on the hot side! Service was nothing special. Would I go back? YES.

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Thank Jack S
Sydney, Australia
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189 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in here last night as some friends were staying locally. You can't book and it is BYO. The food was very good and the service quick and attentive. Because people queue up to get in they are keen to turnover the covers quickly so not somewhere to relax and in fact very Asian in that regard

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Thank Brook R
Springfield, Illinois
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818 reviews
526 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Luch specials from noon to 2:30 pm. Quick and fast eating and this joint has received many awards. A true hole in the wall. It is 2 blocks down the street from the travelodge hotel on Wentworth. Ask for meals that have an 'S' next to it. Ask for #29 if you are adventorous (very very spicy) and the Panang... More 

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Thank Clevlander
Newcastle, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here on my own for dinner. A very small place that is byo. Great staff. Really fast service. The green chicken curry I've had in ages. Very spicy and super fresh. Dinner in Sydney for under $20!!!. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank Suzycue2014
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Ordered food for a medium group of people. Half the order didn't turn up. When we spoke to the restaurant, they advised that we would have to ring the whole order through again, and would be required to wait another hour for the other half of our food. We have some very hungry people here. Will not be ordering from... More 

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Thank Marissa P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Some cracking Thai Food at reasonable prices compared with the local area. However be ready for some spices and inflexibility from waiters. Caught up in the bustling small restaurant, the front of house staff were the biggest disappointment with their churn & burn mentality rather than a customer centric focus. The waiters were bland to their tables, one example of... More 

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Thank James1465
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is our favourite Thai eatery as the flavours and tastes are unsurpassed!! The crispy pork belly and duck curry are not to be missed! The only downside is that it is a small and crowded place

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Thank Natalia K
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

For a small crowded restaurant it has a great atmosphere with fast service. There is usually a waiting line for a table as they don't take reservations but the wait is worth it. The service is fast but not rushed. Spending a week in Sydney we went twice for dinner. The prices are moderate but the food quality is very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Wentworth Avenue | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9280 0928

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Surry Hills
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