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Spice I Am

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Neighbourhood:
Surry Hills
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90 Wentworth Avenue | 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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773 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank Happy258
Perth, Australia
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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank Justin L
Kingston, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank kerryphillips7
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51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Living_luxury
Bern
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

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Thank Flurina Z
Blacktown, Australia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Suimai
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank YaulRaula
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Hole in the wall with a top shelf extremely tasty menu, great specials - banana flower salad and massamam duck is outstanding - a little expensive but totally worth it. cash only.

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Thank b1ackfriar
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

A freind suggested I go here with my adult daughter and recommended the pad thai and crispy fish. The pad thai was amazing and I'm sure the fish was too but they forgot to bring it out which was fine since we were stuffed! One thing to note - it's CASH only AND BYOB!!!!! Worth the cab ride - very... More 

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Thank Tracey V
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Spice I Am is terrific Thai. Been going there for many years. Food quality is a constant, authentic, spicy and thanks to a range of specials varied menu. The fit out is incredibly basic, queue rather than book, very fast service as they want to turn over your table but HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$31
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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 Avenue | 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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