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Spice I Am

#350 of 4,187 Restaurants in Sydney
#387 of 4,601 Places to Eat in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Asian, Thai, Diner
As featured in Best Food in Sydney
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90 Wentworth Avenue | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
02 9280 0928
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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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
thai food

best thai food i have tasted for the price very good it is straight across from central station hotel.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Neville S
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Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

best thai food i have tasted for the price very good it is straight across from central station hotel.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Management instructs staff to push patrons to scoff food like hyaenas so they can get another sitting down. Half finished plates are whipped away by seagulling waiters.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The two of us arrived early before the crowd, around 6.00 pm. It was full apart from a table for 4. We were asked to wait for a table for two. Subsequently another single man turns up, known to the owner who promptly seated him at the table for four. Another table for four became available but was offered to... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

People lined up outside and hotel staff seem to rave about it. But the food is plain and not as flavorful. It was also so loud. When comparing this restaurant to others in Thai town, we were utterly disappointed.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Great food.... But! Cash only. Empty restaurant . Did not want to fry steamed prawns in a stir fry dish. Told at 10pm last orders for any food or drinks. Bill was given 20 minutes later without being asked for. 10:30 glasses were removed from table literally as we put them down. Staff had coats on and outdoor tables dragged... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had lunch here 2 years ago and revisited yesterday. 2pm and only one table occupied could have been a warning. We had two starters (Mini Spring Rolls and Fish Balls) for $9.50 each - an exorbitant price for six dwarfish Spring Rolls of 3 cm length and not much more in it but pastry. Main course was spicy noodles „Pad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

So flavorful - best fried rice with chicken I have ever had! My boyfriend and I have several great Thai places back home in Seattle and this did not disappoint. It's easy to miss the sign to this little place. Definitely check it out - fast, delicious, and good price point. Probably going to pick up the cookbook so I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Having frequented Spice I Am on many occasions, it has just dawned on me I have never reviewed this little gem. Inconspicuous and unpretentious, this almost little hole in the wall restaurant delivers big on authentic Thai flavours. The menu is small compared to most Asian restaurants and it stands to reason as the food is as delicious and very... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I really love coming back to this restaurant. Okay theres no fancy chairs and tables, you pay for the food and its wonderful. Duck red curry on saturday brought tears to my eyes but was very tasty. Snapper was spicy. Soft shelled crab and fishcakes always very tasty. No bookings but if there is a queue give your mobile and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Speed - phenomenal Taste - we tried the specials so I cant comment on any key Thai dishes, but these dishes were great Service - general sydney service, nothing over the top or unimpressive. Atmosphere - I really hate siting on backless chairs/stools and ours were out side slanted on the concrete Price - incredibly over the top $80 for... More 

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Address: 90 Wentworth Avenue | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Phone Number: 02 9280 0928
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
Average Prices: USD 6 - 31
Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Diner

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  • 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, Thai, Diner

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