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Spice Island Tea House

Certificate of Excellence
Central Oakland
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253 Atwood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4052
(412) 687-8821
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lemon Grass Beef is AMAZING!

Love this little restaurant. Food, service and atmosphere is amazing. It's hard to find, but once you do, you will definitely go back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Stephanie O
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this little restaurant. Food, service and atmosphere is amazing. It's hard to find, but once you do, you will definitely go back.

Thank Stephanie O
Cleveland, Ohio
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

....and you may miss it if you walk by....not marked so well. There may be a reason for that. This place is just plain great. ---service is good ---great variety of asian/Thai food ---very reasonably priced ---discount for paying cash ---have nice beer/wine selection ---go early, it gets crowded ----in U/Pitt area Highly recommended.

Thank Larz V
Long Island, New York
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I have wanted to go here for a long time but circumstances worked against it. When I finally sat down for lunch on a recent Thursday, at the only open table, I found it had been worth the wait. Everything our party of 4 had was delicious. Prices were very reasonable. Service was excellent. While a small, simple place, it... More 

Thank jmh882
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Panang curry chicken, vegetable spring rolls, and jasmine green tea.... All amazing quality and very quick service! We brought our own bottle of wine with just a $10 corking fee. So worth it. Small place but high quality food, best curry around, fast service and cool atmosphere!

Thank Vsciulli555
Erie, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We have been to this restaurant 3 or 4 times . One time we were disappointed but all the rest were great. We usually have the Pad Tai and the Java Rice. I think these are the most favorite dishes there. This last time it was excellent and the food was served very quickly. The also have many specialty teas... More 

Thank sparbok
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My husband and I have been coming here for something like 15 years. I have had nearly everything on the menu~ all delicious!! My husband gets the pad thai every time without fail. This can be a great spot for a romantic date night or meeting up with friends.

Thank Corrie H
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Everything I have had here is full of favor and you better be prepared to wait for a table if you come after 6 pm. We had a Corey and spicy noodles with samosas as an appetizer.

Thank Jen G
Pittsburgh Pa
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I went yesterday--I love Spice Island. However,they've revised their menu and no longer (sob) have my beloved "Rangoon Night market noodles".I really loved those noodles. I still go for Sate and Pad thai their sping rolls are Heavenly as well as the pepper oil you dip them in.I just split an order of shrimp sate with my niece we loved... More 

Thank GigiBean_12
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Enjoyed the pad thai lunch special with soto curry chicken soup as a starter. The soup was very flavorful with pieces of vegetables and white-meat chicken - great broth - perfect on a cold day. The pad thai also was very good, but adding vegetables is extra.

Thank pghdem
United States
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117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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!

Thank YKL1

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 253 Atwood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4052
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Central Oakland
  • Neighborhood: Central Oakland
  • Phone Number: (412) 687-8821

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children


Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?