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

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 26
    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
Neighboorhood cuteness and flavorful

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Jen G
Good for:
  • Romantic
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 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.

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Pittsburgh Pa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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United States
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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10 reviews 10 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?