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Spice Creek Cafe

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230 West 3rd St., Chico, CA 95928
+1 530-891-9951
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Creative food in Chico

Chico can not be called a foodie destination, but this restaurant gets pretty close to deserving that title. In a pretty bland food scene, Spice Creek stands out with better ingredients than most a lovely setting and a real chef with real skills!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
Vivica M
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Forest Ranch, California
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Forest Ranch, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Chico can not be called a foodie destination, but this restaurant gets pretty close to deserving that title. In a pretty bland food scene, Spice Creek stands out with better ingredients than most a lovely setting and a real chef with real skills!

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Thank Vivica M
Chico
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72 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

If you want a large selection of creative selections of breakfast fare this is the place. A nice breakfast place to take out of towners. There is usually a wait, but it is worth it!

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Thank Jodie D
Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Spice Creek, has been in Chico for a number of years. It is (was) one of the best in the area. Apparently, the owners decided to do something else. A tragedy. Now we only have Leon's Bistro for eclectic food.

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4 Thank max1111111
Chico, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

So fantastic to be able to get delicious, organic food from a 5 star chef right here in Chico. It's our go to place whenever we have friends visiting and for a great night out.

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Thank Lisa O
Chico, California
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was my favorite restaurant with flavorful, unique combinations of fresh ingredients and a nice wine selection to go along with them. Unfortunately, they closed this past Saturday, June 27, 2015. We can only hope and wish that Spice Creek opens again in Chico, or elsewhere, definitely worth a road trip if they do.

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Thank Gail0922
chico,ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

everything on the menu is so tasty! the atmosphere is wonderful. The wine menu great. The owners and chef are fantastic.

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Thank giantfan25
Chico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Fresh, authentic flavors in the heart of downtown Chico! Spices are the key to rich flavors in this foodie experience at Spice Creek. Along with some of the most sophisticated dishes in town, we always appreciate the warmth and friendliness of the service-especially from the owner. One of our favorites in Chico!

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Thank Heather L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was a first time visit to Spice Creek for us. The atmosphere and seating was perfect, the waitress was friendly and knew the menu well with every detail of spices for each entre' it was a little overwhelming but she had no problem going back over any detail we inquired about! We haven't been able to get back there... More 

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2 Thank Twinsisterdot
Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I made a reservation for a Saturday night for 2. We arrived a little early and were sat immediately at a window seat. Great for us, because we like to people watch. The ambiance is perfect for a table of two or even six. We ordered the Korean duck meatballs served over vegetable kimchee. To die for!!... More 

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3 Thank Django G
chico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Spice Creek is absolutely the finest restaurant in Chico. My wife and I have visited the best eateries in Europe and San Francisco and we consider Spice Creek the best ever. Wonderful staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 230 West 3rd St., Chico, CA 95928
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-891-9951

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Thai

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