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Spice Island Tea House

253 Atwood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4052 (Central Oakland)
(412) 687-8821
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Ranked #61 of 1,901 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
Neighborhood: Central Oakland
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch
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United States
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I heard so much about this restaurant from a friend and decided to give it a try. Stopped by for lunch on a Saturday and I was in for a treat! Java fried rice and pork curry were delicious and the service was prompt. No complaints!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Spice Island is slowly becoming a Pittsburgh classic. Great veggie options. Massive portions. Everyone I know loves this place. Only downside, if any, would be the oily nature of some of the dishes.

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Dublin, OH
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

After a weekend of loud restaurants, I was happy to find Spice Island. The atmosphere is perfect -- it is a narrow little restaurant; the window is filled with dracaena and rubber plants giving the entrance a tropical feel. Every table was filled, but the restaurant was not too loud to prevent conversation. I tried a couple vegetarian options. The... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had the pad thai, fish cakes, corn cakes, fried egg and spring rolls. Fish cakes too salty, fried egg ok, the rest just average. Had not visited in a long time and was disappointed.

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Lumby, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I recently visited the Spice Island Tea House in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh, Pa. It is a smallish establishment; but not too small with wooden tables/chairs and a dark interior. The cuisine is Asian with a variety of Thai, Malaysian, and maybe even a touch of Caribbean influenced cuisine. The lunch menu also included a good number of veggie... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a very unique Asian cuisine experience. They have a mix of Asian fare from China, Thailand, Indonesian and more. Decor and furniture is very eclectic e and has a feeling of really traveling outside the traditional US everything matching chain restaurants. Staff is friendly and helpful. You can BYOB. They also have vegetarian fare, but most of all... More 

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Columbia, MD
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96 reviews 96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It looks like a hole in the wall, but the menu (which is a kind of ratty handmade booklet) has a wide variety of options. The tables and chairs are all different and look like they were picked up at sidewalk disposals. But this is part of the charm . Almost everything is $10.50. Since the Spice Islands cover a... More 

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Brookville, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I lived in Los Angeles for thirty years, where there is a Thai restaurant on every corner. I ate pad thai once a week at Singapore Express in the Venice district, (I understand from the Internet that it has since closed.) Now I live in northern Pennsylvania where the nearest thing to a Thai restaurant is a pseudo-sushi restaurant operated... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food, very fresh. Plenty of options for vegetarians and you can order as spicy as you want. Nice cozy atmosphere and they have some great drinks and teas.

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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

If you like posh decor and white tablecloths, this place is not for you. BUT, if you like wonderful, fresh, and unique pan-Asian food, run to Spice Island. Do not be deterred by the lackluster exterior. My melt-in-your-mouth chicken curry with coconut rice and small side salad was $11.50. I could barely finish it. My friend could not finish her... More 

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Additional Information about Spice Island Tea House

Address: 253 Atwood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4052
Phone Number: (412) 687-8821
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Central Oakland
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese

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