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Spice Island Tea House

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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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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Curry chicken and tea! Best night!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Vsciulli555
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  • Romantic
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English first
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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!

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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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 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
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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.

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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.

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Pittsburgh Pa
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40 reviews
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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 

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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.

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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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
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4 restaurant reviews
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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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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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5 restaurant reviews
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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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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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?