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Spice Monkey

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1628 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612-3353
510-268-0170
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food and Entertainment Too

We visited on a Saturday night when they had a show with about 10 up-and-coming comedians in the dining and showroom upstairs. Intimate setting, friendly audience, professional comics and had a blast. Food was very good and unusual in a fusion Asian way. Also within easy walking distance of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2014
mfmccart
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Livermore, California
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San Francisco, CA
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Went for lunch today with a friend and had a delicious filet steak salad. It was very interesting flavors in the marinade and very fresh. My friend ate a chicken salad wrap that was fresh and good and quite large. Also had a great selection of draft beers. Would highly recommend a visit for lunch. Not cheap but well worth... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Spice Monkey definitely has an interesting menu with various spices used in theirs entrees. I ordered the Something Like Sisig, which is a braised pork shoulder with rice and an egg. First thing I noticed was that it wasn't very hot and it looked like it was just assembled together with pre-cooked items. The pork shoulder was just ok but... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I'm not a foodie, but if I was one, this would be my 'go to' spot. They have a fantastic menu that is a blend of asian and contemporary food styles. Their menu is always changing, where they are brining in new dishes and flavors! I never get tired of going here. And did I mention that they have a... More 

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Vallejo, California
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

To say this place is unique is an understatement. There was only one thing on the menu that I knew. Even the ingredients were all unknown. Now I know what a Mung bean is, although I didn’t eat any. They did have one familiar item in the midst of the unique stuff, Mac & Cheese. It was good even though... More 

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Livermore, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We visited on a Saturday night when they had a show with about 10 up-and-coming comedians in the dining and showroom upstairs. Intimate setting, friendly audience, professional comics and had a blast. Food was very good and unusual in a fusion Asian way. Also within easy walking distance of Bart subway.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The staff, service and food was outstanding! Located in downtown Oakland we took a table outside on the street for lunch. I had a grilled chicken wrap that was seasoned like no other! Excellent restaurant for a lunch stop in the Bay area!

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Ojai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place is unique in that it has a Mexican fountain in the middle of the dining room and feels like being in another country. The bar is friendly and the servers are too. I had the Asian tacos and, like many other reviewers have said, they were tasty and different from anything I have had before. The cocktails were... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Enjoyed dinner with friends who knew the place. Very interesting menu without being intimidating. If the place was busy, it might feel crowded...not much of a problem on a Monday night when we visited. Had a Shepard's pie that was quite satisfying. Pricing in the upper half of downtown restaurants, yet reasonable. Great service. Nice drink menu.

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Davis, CA
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

After reading reviews of this restaurant, I decided to drop by on a weekday evening. An early dinner, I was the only person there. I asked for the Asian Tacos - "sorry, we are out of them today". OK, so how about the Flying Noodles? "sorry, we are out of them today". A bit frustrating. I ended up with the... More 

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Medan, Indonesia
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My friends recommended this cafe to us, so we tried and not disappointed at all. The seating arrangement a bit crowded, but it was okay. I ordered ramen (since I missed my home so much) and it was very tasty! They have various of menu, and the monkey potato is one of their specialty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1628 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612-3353
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-268-0170

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?