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Spice I Am

#174 of 5,421 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Asian, Diner, Thai
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90 Wentworth Avenue | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
02 9280 0928
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 169
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    Very good
  • 19
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  • 10
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
AN OLD FAVOURITE FOR GOOD FOOD

This sweet little place is still churning out great food in a handy location with the atmosphere of Thailand.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
mackenziejr
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Killarney, Australia
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Killarney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This sweet little place is still churning out great food in a handy location with the atmosphere of Thailand.

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Noosa, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Great Thai food and wonderful staff plus BYO make this a great choice for a tasty meal. Be aware that the seating is all on stools and the tables are quite close to one another - so it's a good choice for a quick, delicious, good value meal rather than a long evening of chatting.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Came for lunch on a recommendation. We were not disappointed. Open air ambience and asian charm. I was properly warned that my dish was spiced for Thai people and I went for it. It was. I loved it. Not just hot, but flavorful. My friend's pad thai was well prepared and a nice balance from the heat of my selection.... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Just had Sunday lunch here and it was excellent. The crispy pork was wonderful and our chicken dish was very flavoursome. The food is served very quickly and yes, the bill does indeed come without the need to request it, so it's not the sort of place where you could enjoy a long leisurely meal. It's fast in and out... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

There are so many good Thai restaurants in Sydney, it's beyond me how this place could possibly be attracting so many customers. The food is so ordinary, poor seasoning, lack of flavours, average quality of ingredients. Very disappointed.

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Hobart, Tasmania
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157 reviews 157 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Really fancied thai food and found this place. Small, open and with very zippy service. Some have commented below but my thinking is that they're just pushing through the service. Good starters, so-so Pad Thai. Excellent Larb Gai....really good. Crispy Basil chilli chicken the waiter asked how hot and I (whoops) said go for it (as I'm sick of restaurants... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

We just returned from dinner. This was a delightful find. The food is some of the best Thai food we have eaten anywhere. The restaurant is very small, with seating at casual tables. Service was quick. The food was delicious. We will definitely fit in one more meal here before this vacation is over.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Just back from our first meal in Sydney and it was very disappointing . Sloppy service by very bored looking staff,no atmosphere . Have to say it has been one of the most tasteless Asian meals I have had. I wouldn't recommend to anyone.

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York, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Went to this Thai restaurant twice (it was that good) during our stay in Sydney.. Both times with my partner and daughter and boyfriend who recommended it. Always very busy so had to wait a little on both occasions but well worth it. Great selection of food, which arrives at different times, but this adds to the experience and gives... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I really don't understand how this place can be packed and people can give it a good review. Had a table for 6, we were sat on the street (which I wonder if they have a council permit for) felt pressured into ordering quickly so I just had pad Thai, which was lumpy and sloppy, I have paid less for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 90 Wentworth Avenue | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 02 9280 0928

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 31
  • Cuisine: Asian, Diner, Thai

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