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Spice I Am

Surry Hills
Asian, Thai, Diner
As featured in Best Food in Sydney
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90 Wentworth Ave | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
02 9280 0928
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Staying up the street for three nights, we found few restaurants in the immediate neighborhood but dined (?) at Spice I Am at the suggestion of the hotel. Once we found it (it's very small) on Wentworth, we waited for a table (there couldn't have been more than 10) as the place was packed. Wait staff was scurrying around with... More 

Thank overthehill79
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What Spice I Am lacks in size and setting it well and truly makes up for with bang for buck. Absolutely terrific and very spicy food, served promptly. Every dish that came out to other patrons smelt and looked delicious and our own orders didn't disappoint either. Great for lunch on the go, though it is good for a quick... More 

Thank HeatherSW
Fiano Romano, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Maybe 9.00 pm it's too late to have dinner? ? We took the day's special: pork belly very cold and dry. Rice cold and sticky. I'm sorry to say even the waitress couldn't understand my order and I had an entree instead of a drink..

Thank AriannaLag
Denville, New Jersey
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112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

My husband and I ate dinner here on a Tuesday night. This restaurant was cash-only and didn’t take reservations. It was a small restaurant and very busy, but we were lucky as we were seated right away. (We actually witnessed a large argument during our meal as two men got into a fight over an open table.) The service seemed... More 

Thank CherryTravels17
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The food at Spice I Am is delicious. The chef using local ingredients as well as exotic vegetables imported from Thailand. The restaurant is BYO and is located right down the street from a shop with wine and local beer. The neighborhood is charming and full of beautiful architecture from the 1890s!

Thank CandieTravels
Cessnock, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I wanted to try so many things from the menu because the descriptions were making my mouth water. My friend had recommended the Soft Shell Crab so ordered it for takeaway. Not too long to wait even though the restaurant was packed on a Saturday night. I wish I had told them 'mild' for the curry sauce that accompanied the... More 

Thank April S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This was my first time at Spice I am great spicy Authentic Thai food like in Thailand , good selection of Dishes to share ,we had a red curry Prawns and a spicy stir-fried chicken with fried basil ,also had the soft shell crab, plus a vegetarian Pad Thai noodles , the noodles were not flat but vermicelli type, the... More 

Thank Citizengastronaut
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Food was authentic thai and good value. Excellent that it was just downstairs from the where I am staying at Zara Towers Hotel and Apartments..

Thank ng_khenghua
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

We went to the Darlinghurst restaurant for a company dinner with 17 people. Food was great as usual, but service was lacking. We were rushed through 2 courses ( shared dishes) in under an hour, they obviously wanted the table back. We then had to wait for 20 min for the bill to get sorted. Not very professional, I wouldn't... More 

Thank jfromsyd
Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I just had dinner with my friends at Spice I am. Price wise, it's slightly above average. We were a bit doubt with our dinner choice,, until the pork belly menu came out and turned out to be really good! Nice place with a great vibe. The staff also really helpful and nice.

Thank StephenAndelo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $31
Asian, Thai, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations
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 Ave | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighborhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: 02 9280 0928

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Staying in Surry Hills

Neighborhood Profile
Surry Hills
Once regarded as the traditional fashion area, Surry Hills has broadened its appeal. This neighborhood continues to distinguish itself as a shopping destination, offering the best collection of one-of-a-kind boutiques, designer brands and flagship stores in the city. Today, this area has evolved into a hub of media, design and professional services - a colorful and diverse place equally known for its antique dealers, art galleries, cafes and pubs. Strolling down the street on a Saturday morning, you’ll see a mix of students, artists, hipsters and a few all-nighters from Oxford Street, the “Gay Capital of Sydney”. In this vibrant neighborhood you will find bohemian chic and modern style co-existing side by side.