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“Adequate dining experience”

Spice Island Tea House
Ranked #4 of 39 Coffee & Tea in Pittsburgh
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch
Neighbourhood: Central Oakland
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We were looking forward to Spice Island since we knew they had some Burmese food on the menu, however we were mostly underwhelmed. We got the eggplant purée appetizer. It was Ok, a little salty. We asked to maybe switch out the naan for thousand layer bread and we were rebuffed. The dinners were both good (java fried rice, Burmese noodle dish), but not great. Portion size was really good, we had plenty of leftovers. Service was good. Overall it was decent, but we not be rushing back.

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Thank brianandkristi2010
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Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

It might be a little hidden.
Taka the path less traveled and try this place over a chain !!
Couldn't decide between Pad Thai and Java Fried Rice.
Opted for the Java Fried Rice since I had never heard of it before. IT WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD DELISH.
The food comes in one size GINORMOUS.
The price for the amount if food you get is fantastic.
It's a cute little spot.
If you are in Oakland and want something delicious and enough for 3 meals .... come here asap.

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Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

Very good experience for all members of the family last night. I had the chicken pad Thai which was very yummy, my husband had the Java Rice. Very good but watch out!!! Very hot!
We will definitely be back!

Thank Christine S
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

The outside appearance of Spice Island Tea House may turn some folks away, and if so they have missed out on a pure gem of a restaurant. A mix of Pan-Asian dishes that are off-the-charts great. The place is always full of diners - which should tell you something right away. Inexpensive and a pure delight.

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Thank A C
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

charming and funky little place with a great tea list and delicious food. service was good and prompt, and the staff seemed happy to answer questions about the menu. my pad thai was delicious, and my husband thoroughly enjoyed his mango pork curry. their dining room is small, and can be crowded for dinner. dining early can help avoid the crowds.

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Thank MSC73
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