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Spice I Am

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Central Business District
As featured in Best Food in Sydney
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90 Wentworth Ave | 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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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Brisbane
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for a casual meal where you can bring your own drinks? This place is perfect. Good selection, prompting service and if you like spicy it great. Worth a go.

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Thank Smeetos
Sydney, Australia
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416 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 505 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Others have made comments that this place has declined and after last night, I'm afraid that I have to agree. Fish ball entree was pathetic. The "specialty" mains were hit and miss with the prawn being a big miss whilst the duck was very good - a far cry from previous visits over a year ago when everything was good.

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Thank Lexus51
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's breaking my heart to write this review since this little cozy restaurant near the heart of Sydney CBD has been my favourite for years. It's been a long time since the last time I dined at Spice I Am, so today I decided to take the family to an old time Thai favourite restaurant. Even without looking at the... More 

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Thank David T
London
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

A very small restaurant in Surrey Hills area of Sydney. It is not very big, and is more like a street food place than a proper restaurant. However, the food is excellent. They don’t serve alcohol and will only take cash. Whenever we walked past the restaurant was always busy.

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Thank Wetravelalot12
San Jose, California
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Desperate for dinner late on a Sunday, we were grateful just to find a place open. It takes cash only, so be prepared. Green papaya salad in pretty spicy, so for the more gentle dish, order the pad Thai. They were out of some items, but what we had was good.

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Thank CABUMPKINS
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Only 50 metres away from our hotel (Wyndham Sydney Suites), this place was packed on a Wednesday night..! As we had a friend with a baby and pram the best option was for take away. The place is quite small in any case and the line up for tables indicated it's popularity..! The menu was quite extensive and the staff... More 

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Thank Jarrod T
Chicago, Illinois
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

If you like great inexpensive Thai food and it's BYO, give this place a try! This restaurant was just down the street from our apartment. We liked it so much we came back a second time. The service is quick and friendly. The menu is outstanding Thai street food. The ambience is very basic, but you come here for the... More 

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Thank davidm1014
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Can't recommend this place enough! The food was absolutely delicious, with a menu offering huge variety, even catering for one or two fussy eaters in our group of 6 adults. A couple of dishes had unfortunately sold out- we took this as a sign of a good restaurant with high demand. The soft shell crab was especially good & I... More 

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Thank Natasha B
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Mar17- pad Thai was delicious . The decor isn't much. Simple but good . Sitting outside can be a bit noisy . The service was quick .Great place for lunch

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Thank Sougata K
Bulli, Australia
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We ate at a table in the street. Great atmosphere and our whole fish was cooked to perfection. Plenty of ginger and garlic, with some very hot chilli. Delicious!

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Thank RossMarg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
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 Ave | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9280 0928

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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