Spices has been an old favourite in Hong Kong. Regrettably there are very few restaurants on the South Side of HK Island, and this one serves a very large hungry public. But Hong Kong people are used to going in to town to have their meals. The food while good, the menu quite varied, from Thai, to Vietnam, India to Chinese, which makes it easy for most people to find something to eat, is not brilliant. Some dishes are very well executed like the pomelo salad with the soft shell crab, but while good, lacks authenticity. The restaurant plays to a Western rather than an Asian palate. I will rate the atmosphere 4 1/2 stars, as the indoors is very lovely, and better yet on the right evening, sitting outside is fantastic. Service is very variable, typical in the HK way of wanting to be efficient and pleasing yet tending to be disorganised.