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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
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Gold Coast, Australia
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another one of our go to restaurants when we visit Sydney. It is always busy, limited seats and there are lines outside waiting for a table. Don't let this put you off it is well worth the wait. We usually have the whole fish mango salad, parang or red chicken curry, fried or steamed rice. The food is just like... More 

Thank Malificent007
Hobart, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Locals from across Sydney recommended this small restaurant to us as a spice sensation and we were not disappointed. We were lucky to get a table and when we left there was a queue waiting to snap it up. Menu selection was extensive, the service was very prompt and the food was very reasonably priced.

Thank Jane121258
Tamworth, Australia
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really small restaurant that does not take bookings. It is reasonably priced and portions are generous. The massamam curry is succulent and flavoursome. A real winner as was the crispy pork belly special. It's byo wine and cash only. I'd recommend this place to anyone wanting authentic thai with a street food atmosphere.

Thank travelouise
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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352 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small BYO restaurant is quite a surprise in Surry Hills. A big menu, with different options for everyone, and even a "spicy scale" to check before ordering. Everything was nice, the attention, the food. The prices are also OK.

Thank Paloma F
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We actually wanted to eat at this place the day we arrived at Sydney but it wasn't open at that time. Few days later, we just realized that this place located just across our apartment. This place is small and always packed, we arrived around 6 or 6.30 pm. We're lucky to have a table because the restaurant is already... More 

Thank Irenearst
Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was re-heated, lukewarm, tepid and lacking in flavour. I suspect that the lack of taste/flavour has something to do with being prepared hours in advance, and then being microwaved befor it is served. The Pad See Ew - lacked the wok charing necessary to be a true example of the dish, let alone the lack of egg, and... More 

Thank Frank V
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not your usual suburban Thai, a little more authentic. Usually a line up, but they will ring you if you leave your number. B y o with corkage at a reasonable price. Other different Thais nearby is the one above the triple ace bar. Sugar cane around the corner or so and mumma s boui, all great and different Thais

Thank mel6961
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207 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 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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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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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

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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
Good for
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 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.