We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Spice

#15 of 136 Restaurants in Ames
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
402 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6150
+1 515-232-0200
Website
Today
11:00 - 14:15
17:00 - 20:45
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:15
17:00 - 20:45
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 77: English reviews
Ames, Iowa, United States
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice restaurant, and the food is quite good. I haven't found the food to be as spicy as other Thai places though. It seems very Americanized, but I can understand they are appealing to the masses. Overall it is a nice place with clean & appealing decor, good food, and decent service. I would recommend.

Helpful?
Thank Brooke K
Appleton, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I love Spice! We always enjoy the food that we order here. The servers are kind and prompt. Spice has a gluten free menu for those who must avoid wheat or gluten. There are a nice variety of options on both the regular and gluten free menus. They also serve alcohol, appetizers, and dessert. The fried rice... More 

Helpful?
Thank Caitlyn H
Hyderabad, India
Level Contributor
115 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my friends in November, 2012 as one of our friend had been there before and liked the food. Thai food is my favorite and I have tried Thai food in US, Singapore and Thailand. By far, it is the worst Thai food experience I ever had. Food does not even remotely close to authentic Thai... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank sehgal01
Texas
Level Contributor
41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We picked this restaurant because we are both vegetarian and I'm gluten free. When we went in, the owner himself came to our table and discussed our needs and personally recommended some options, and then went to the kitchen and told the cooks how to prepare it. It was a fabulous meal, delicious and nutritional.

Helpful?
Thank Paul S
Ames, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We went to The Spice at the prime dinner hour (6:00) and were able to be seated right away. The atmosphere was quite nice and the staff were extremely helpful, especially as it was our first time eating there. They offer both a vegetarian and a gluten-free menu and all of the food is prepared to order so it is... More 

Helpful?
Thank mehanson0
Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Tried this restaurant about 8 years ago and was not impressed. Gave it another try and was not impressed. The staff was friendly but seemed distracted. The appetizer was highly recommended by our server, but meh. My husband's beer was warm, my wine glass was removed before empty and never saw a refill on our water. I ordered the Pad... More 

Helpful?
Thank Zeker213
Ames, Iowa
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

If you like Thai food, you will love The Spice. The food is consistently delicious and I, for one, am absolutely addicted to the Pad Ka Prow with chicken while my best friend loves the Pad Thai. The atmosphere is comfortable and the wait staff is friendly.

Helpful?
Thank Linda L
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We use to live in Ames and love this place then. We also try to make it back once a year when we are there. Usually during football season when we are there a lot.

Helpful?
Thank Dede S
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

If anyone likes thier thai food then you have no idea what thai food is suppose to taste like. the fried rice was something i never seen in my 15 years of living in thaland. I also had the thai soup, what a mistake that was. I came to ames to visit family but i be happy to return home... More 

Helpful?
Thank ITDASO S
Paris, TX
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our dinner at this restaurant. The atmosphere was lovely and the food delicious and reasonably priced. We were traveling through and wanted Thai food. We will certainly return here again when in the area.

Helpful?
Thank azurerusse

Travellers who viewed Spice also viewed

 

Been to Spice? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:15
17:00 - 20:45
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:15
17:00 - 20:45
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:15
17:00 - 20:45
Thursday
11:00 - 14:15
17:00 - 20:45
Friday
11:00 - 14:15
17:00 - 20:45
Saturday
11:00 - 14:15
17:00 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 402 Main St, Ames, IA 50010-6150
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-232-0200

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Spice staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?