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3810 Valley Center Dr Ste. 903, San Diego, CA 92130
858-259-0889
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food!

This is another favorite when I am in the area. I love spicy food, and would still give a warning here. At our local Thai place (not this one), I order an "8" on the spice level. Here, that level did me in! I had tears in my eyes from the heat, but I was in heaven. Although the spice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2014
Vicki D
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Fresno, California
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Fresno, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is another favorite when I am in the area. I love spicy food, and would still give a warning here. At our local Thai place (not this one), I order an "8" on the spice level. Here, that level did me in! I had tears in my eyes from the heat, but I was in heaven. Although the spice... More 

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La Mesa, CA
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137 reviews 137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We love this Thai restaurant, BUT we are used to ordering a 7 on a scale of 1 to 10 for spiciness. Unfortunately, a 7 at this restaurant is SO hot it's inedible! Luckily our server took pity on us and brought us out new meals with less spice! So now we order a 4, and it's REALLY spicy. So... More 

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Jefferson County, CO
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181 reviews 181 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We have been coming to Spices whenever we return to San Diego. They just keep getting better. This lunch we couldn't resist our favorites; spices chicken salad and phad thai. This salad is wonderful. The ingredients are a great medley of vegetables, noodles and chicken. But the ginger dressing is out of this world. We could eat this salad as... More 

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Liverpool, Pennsylvania
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354 reviews 354 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I had staying at a near by hotel, the staff was friendly and helpful. They helped me pick the right level of spice for me. They ask you on a scale of 1-10 I had 3 and could have been hotter. I enjoyed the Phad Thai Noodles with chicken. It was very good. They restaurant was nice inside but I... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The service is excellent. They have a lunch special which is a set number of courses but you get to choose your mains. This is very cheap between 10 to 14 bucks, very tasty and filling. I absolutely loved all the coconut based gravies, especially the mango and the green one. I also like it when the waiters make you... More 

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is the best place for Lunch and Dinner ,,Super spicy and Hot .Really like it at lunch as the Lunch specials are so good and same Thai Ice tea..

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good Thai Food in SD ,I will totally recommand it for Lunch or Dinner .it is the place if you want to eat Tahi good .....:-)

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San Diego, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have never been disappointed with there food and service. It is one of the best places for lunch specials.

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Bristol, UK
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We enjoyed a very good meal at Spices Thai. The soups (in a hot pot to share) are delicious as are the salads, loved the Thai salad! We found there are so many available choices of different combinations of entree dishes, it was excellent for vegetarians and carnivores alike. That was particularly good as usually vegetarians only have a small... More 

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New York City, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Had not been to this restaurant in over 10 years and it is still as good as it was. Great service, great food and very nice atmosphere. Only disappointment is that they don't have mock duck. Green curry was excellent as was the seafood in pineapple

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3810 Valley Center Dr Ste. 903, San Diego, CA 92130
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 858-259-0889

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 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 - 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?