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Spice Temple

#42 of 4,572 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
As featured in Best Food in Sydney and 1 other guide
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City Mutual Building 10 Bligh St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8078 1888
18:00 - 22:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Singapore, Singapore
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170 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Overall, a good restaurant to dine at. The menu choices are ample and refreshingly new. The food taste is awesome and the ambiance is absolutely fantastic. Finding the door of this restaurant is a game in itself :-P It's always booked, so go early.

Thank MananShamihoke
Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was good but the service and ambiance didn't impress. It is very dark, so much so that the waiters drop and spill things. The tables are small. The food was nice (tasty) but not really out of the ordinary. The serving sizes were moderate to small. Overall I thought it was over priced and didn't understand what all... More 

Thank cyclingviolin
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to the popularity of the restaurant it is usually difficult to get a reservation. We tried our luck around 9.45 pm and were rewarded with an excellent late night shared meal. The servings are generous and very tasty with the extra spicey dishes highlighted in red. Plenty of choice to suite most spice lovers.

Thank Rozelletraveller
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance to the Spice Temple is easy to miss, and then you have to walk down the stairs to the basement. But once you are there, it has great ambiance and service. The food is Chinese infusion, taste great! I am a Chinese, and was a bit skeptical about the food: how can Aussie do better Chinese than the... More 

Thank jojochen1228
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my third time at spice temple & it never disappoints . Great vegetarian selection with a real depth of flavor. The pickles & cucumber are a nice cleanser. I highly recommend the two eggplant dishes, the mushroom got pot & salt & pepper tofu. The staff are so friendly & helpful. The cocktails are a bit pricy but... More 

Thank Claudia O
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a celebratory dinner for 6 people. Aside from the good food, this review is to acknowledge Emma - the server taking care of our table. Have been to this restaurant in the past but this evening was made special by Emma who arranged both our food (including vegetarian and vegan dishes) and non alcoholic drinks. A great night... More 

Thank Hjk88
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second trip to Spice Temple, and we had just as much (if not more!) an enjoyable experience as the last time. The food is absolutely amazing- our best compliments to the chefs! I would definitely recommend the kung pao chicken & mushroom hotpot. Both times we were served by Michael, and both times he exceeded in meeting... More 

Thank Skrish0501
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was very ordinary did not live up to expectations. Over priced and our group would not go back. I could not recommend to anyone.

Thank Mary S
Melbourne, Australia
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103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a large group and had a private room. I've eaten here before and I loved it last time. This time I wasn't quite so impressed. We had the Golden Banquet - some of which was magnificent and some of which wasn't. The good: - cucumbers with smashed garlic and ginger - cabbage and radish - white cut chicken... More 

Thank travelbug666666
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entrance to the restaurant was challenging as it was not at all obvious so we walked past it initially without realising and then the winding, slightly worn out steps were not a great introduction on our recent visit. The reception was friendly and happy to place us at a position at the bar, which we have loved in some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: City Mutual Building 10 Bligh St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8078 1888
This is a restaurant by the famous Neil Perry, one of the top chefs in Sydney

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

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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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