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Spice I Am

$$ - $$$
Surry Hills
As featured in Best Food in Sydney
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90 Wentworth Avenue | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9280 0928
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Kingston, Canada
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While visiting Sydney we tried this restaurant because it looked very nice inside. However the food was tasteless, overcooked and over priced. Stay away...you can find great quality Thai food at smaller take away restaurants in the same area.

Thank kerryphillips7
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81 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On returning to Sydney we visited my pizza place and my wife's Favourite place to eat spicy fish. It lived up again to all expectations. My deep fried fish was amazing too. So simple and casual. Just Devine.

Thank Living_luxury
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've lived for four years in Bangkok and therefore know how authentical Thai food should taste like. Spice I am was coincidentally right next to my guesthouse and I was super happy about that. The food tastes great and at least for the lunch menu, the prices are fairly moderate. If you like Thai food, I highly recommend a visit!

Thank Flurina Z
Blacktown, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a small restaurant, however, provides amazing thai cuisine. Friendly and helpful staff made the experience a lot better. However, the price is quite steep. Overall great experience and good food.

Thank Suimai
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food: fragrant, well-balanced, satisfying, moreish and well executed. Sitting out on the street on a balmy night makes it feel as though you're back in Bangkok. It's good value too. Attentive, well-rehearsed service seals the deal.

Thank YaulRaula
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Hole in the wall with a top shelf extremely tasty menu, great specials - banana flower salad and massamam duck is outstanding - a little expensive but totally worth it. cash only.

Thank b1ackfriar
Phoenix, Arizona
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

A freind suggested I go here with my adult daughter and recommended the pad thai and crispy fish. The pad thai was amazing and I'm sure the fish was too but they forgot to bring it out which was fine since we were stuffed! One thing to note - it's CASH only AND BYOB!!!!! Worth the cab ride - very... More 

Thank Tracey V
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Spice I Am is terrific Thai. Been going there for many years. Food quality is a constant, authentic, spicy and thanks to a range of specials varied menu. The fit out is incredibly basic, queue rather than book, very fast service as they want to turn over your table but HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Thank Farquar_Gourmet
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

As someone who has traveled a lot around Thailand, I was beyond excited to try Spice I Am after reading the reviews and that it has the best Thai food in Australia but I left a little disappointed. The food was fine with good heat but it was pricey and more refined than what I am used to. The server... More 

Thank Shelliu
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33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Came across this buzzing restaurant while staying in a hotel up the street. We definitely chose 2 spicy dishes! It was great to try some different dishes from the Thai we've tried before.

Thank Brooke A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $31
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Wentworth Avenue | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighborhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9280 0928

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