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Spice I Am

#242 of 4,200 Restaurants in Sydney
#262 of 4,538 Places to Eat in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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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, Late Night, 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
Good Food

We were looking for Thai food and quite enjoyed the Massaman beef and A spicy pork belly dish. BYO which was easy as there is a bottle shop across the road.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Vivienne B
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Brisbane, Australia
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Hamburg, Germany
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128 reviews 128 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were looking for Thai food and quite enjoyed the Massaman beef and A spicy pork belly dish. BYO which was easy as there is a bottle shop across the road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

great thai food in a cosy upstairs restaurant. good service with attentive staff. close to our stay at the Central Station Hotel.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

We were regulars there for 2 years recently moved to Melbourne & we can not find anything like it! My fave crispy fish in Pad Prik Khing paste is out if this world!!! I wish there was Spice I Am here in Melbourne

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I had a vegetable green curry and there were barely any vegetables in it. It was mostly filled with kaffir lime leaves and too many chillies which meant that I picked about half my plate out. On top of that my friend's serving of cashew nut stir fry was so small that he wasn't full even an hour after eating.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Guys, here is some tips for you we were a party of three, The waitresses need lots of training on how to do table service to customers. No engagement, un energetic, mumble, dont re-check the order with the customer. The food needs a make over, while delivery was quick, a minute or two for 3 mains, the quality just wasn't... 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, Thai, Diner

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