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Spice I Am

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Surry Hills
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90 Wentworth Ave | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9280 0928
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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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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

Thank Sougata K
Bulli, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Thank RossMarg
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner there for the first and last time yesterday. My stir-fry tastes like oil, there where almost no veggies! I Asked for more veggies as it looked like i just had chicken for dinner (not eating rice) and they told me I was to late. I need to order that in the beginning! Rude! How would I know that... More 

Thank Tina H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first of the 3 outlets in Sydney . Small place and no reservation . Service is good Food is tasty 😋 but will feel thirsty after the meal like most of the Thai cuisine Prawn is out of the menu because of the short supply and health issue We ordered Nam Tok ( beef ). Glass noodle... More 

Thank Happy258
Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I met a friend for dinner at this bustling BYO Thai restaurant recently, and we were both pleasantly surprised. The service is brisk and efficient with a queue of hungry customers waiting for a seat, which came around reasonably fast. The cuisine is largely Issan Thai, or central Thai, and is absolutely delicious. Spice I Am punches above its weight... More 

Thank Justin L
Kingston, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

While visiting Sydney we tried this restaurant because it looked very nice inside. However the food was tasteless, overcooked and over priced. Stay away...you can find great quality Thai food at smaller take away restaurants in the same area.

Thank kerryphillips7
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

On returning to Sydney we visited my pizza place and my wife's Favourite place to eat spicy fish. It lived up again to all expectations. My deep fried fish was amazing too. So simple and casual. Just Devine.

Thank Living_luxury
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

I've lived for four years in Bangkok and therefore know how authentical Thai food should taste like. Spice I am was coincidentally right next to my guesthouse and I was super happy about that. The food tastes great and at least for the lunch menu, the prices are fairly moderate. If you like Thai food, I highly recommend a visit!

Thank Flurina Z
Blacktown, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Its a small restaurant, however, provides amazing thai cuisine. Friendly and helpful staff made the experience a lot better. However, the price is quite steep. Overall great experience and good food.

Thank Suimai
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious food: fragrant, well-balanced, satisfying, moreish and well executed. Sitting out on the street on a balmy night makes it feel as though you're back in Bangkok. It's good value too. Attentive, well-rehearsed service seals the deal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 31
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
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>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9280 0928

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