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Spice I Am

$$ - $$$
Surry Hills
As featured in Best Food in Sydney
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90 Wentworth Ave | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9280 0928
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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1,229 reviews
579 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
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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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

I ordered 4 pcs Chicken Wings and One Pad Thai with Squid and Beef extra. First, they only delivered 3 pieces of the Chicken Wings to me. Second, the food is overcooked with disgusting smell. It is hard to swollen the food as it is disaster food. The sauce to Chicken Wings has a unbelievable dirty smell. The strong recommend... More 

1 Thank Cyan C
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Liked it and great vegetarian and vegan options. Clean and fast service. Good food and thumbs up from me

Thank SydneyCams
Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Went on a Saturday night as a group of four. The meals are very over priced for the quality - it's just like any cheap Thai food place. Not amazing at all which is a shame because I've been wanting to try this place for ages. One dish came out cold, they charge $4 for one heap of rice and... More 

1 Thank alysha4
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Ordered take out from the restaurant since i was staying nearby. The food as tasty as those in Thailand, very authentic! The phad thai is a must try, really nice, not too oily.The clear tom yam goong's spiciness level is just right, not overly hot. The papaya salad is normal. The thai milk tea is just as sweet as those... More 

Thank sox c
Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Heard so much about about this place. So we went and had dinner. Brilliant food. Try the crispy chicken basil. Food is great. Be careful, it is on the hot side! Service was nothing special. Would I go back? YES.

Thank Jack S

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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 Ave | 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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