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“Believe them when they say it is hot”
Review of Spice Temple

Spice Temple
Ranked #165 of 4,579 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Southbank
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Tried a good selection - with 3 starters and 3 mains between 4 of us. Could have done just 2 mains as there was plenty. We tired 2 of the meals where the menu says they are hot and it was right, so if you are not keen on having tingly lips then stay away from those items. All items we tried had great flavour.

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Fortunately, my daughters, wife and I all enjoy spicy food. This place achieves delivers triggered tastebuds, tingling lips and more. We love it, but for those less keen on the full spice extravaganza, choose dishes in black on the menu, and not the hotter ones in red.

On the hot front (and we do choose mainly red dishes), both the Bang Bang Chicken and the Yellowfin Tuna Tartare entrees are great dishes, and both are more that matched by the Hot and Numbing Duck main dish. The Firewater Beef also used to be fantastic but is not quite as great as it once was.

Service is attentive, atmosphere suits both family and business dining, and the wine list is decent. But be warned, a cheap meal it is not. Expect $30+ on each entree and mains $50+ (with some much more). But if spicy food is your thing, it is worth going the extra mile to treat yourself here.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We carefully chosen Spice Temple for our son's birthday. I would think twice next time as the food was great but the waiter was really snappy.

2  Thank Hugo K
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

I love all of the different types of Asian food but this one takes the cake. Great atmosphere, excellent service and the food was the best take on modern Asian that I have ever had. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Dined here for our 40th anniversary and could not fault if from start to finish. Decided quite late to try and get Booking on a Sunday night and that was no problem. Chad, our waiter was amazing - nothing was too much trouble for him. Explained dishes and answered our questions promptly and knowledgeably. Service was prompt, ambience was great . Restaurant busy but not noisy or rushed. Food was exceptional from our entrees of chicken wings and lamb dumpling (omg sooo good) to the Hapuki fish dish and delicious pork belly. Seriously no room for dessert - we will have to revisit and maybe share one main course so that we can fit in dessert. Highly recommend this restaurant for food, service and ambience.
Loved the special touch of the maitre de congratulating us on our wedding anniversary when we left. Just those little touches make the night.

Thank Karen B
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