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Spice Island Tea House

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Central Oakland
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253 Atwood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4052
(412) 687-8821
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
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Farmville, United States
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Had not been to this place in over 6 years due to my family moving to another state. We were back in town and went for lunch. We were happy to find the place stil has decent service and good food. We got a Burmese Curry, Pad Thai, and Malaysian Beef They were all good. My wife got a Jasmine... More 

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State College, PA
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140 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

I would describe the menu as Asian fusion as it draws from different regions. We split two orders, a special of curry with butternut squash that was marvelous, and BBQ chicken thighs (2 large meaty ones) that complemented it well. The decor is nothing special but pleasant enough. We arrived about 6:30 on a Wed. night and there were few... More 

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Thaxted, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

From the outside we weren't all too sure this was the visit, but look past the dirty walls and Rough and ready surroundings and superb cuisine - helpful waitress - would definitely recommend.

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Houston, Texas
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

I love this place because it serves Southeast Asian Food. We had Roti Canai, Tea Leaf Salad and Burmese Pork Curry. I love the curry sauce they serve with the roti Canai. The tea leaf salad was saltier than I liked but was still delicious. I really loved the Mango Pork, this is just such a great dish. I wish... More 

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Thank LinneGQ
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Love this little restaurant. Food, service and atmosphere is amazing. It's hard to find, but once you do, you will definitely go back.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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161 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

....and you may miss it if you walk by....not marked so well. There may be a reason for that. This place is just plain great. ---service is good ---great variety of asian/Thai food ---very reasonably priced ---discount for paying cash ---have nice beer/wine selection ---go early, it gets crowded ----in U/Pitt area Highly recommended.

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Thank Larz V
Long Island, New York
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I have wanted to go here for a long time but circumstances worked against it. When I finally sat down for lunch on a recent Thursday, at the only open table, I found it had been worth the wait. Everything our party of 4 had was delicious. Prices were very reasonable. Service was excellent. While a small, simple place, it... More 

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Thank jmh882
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Panang curry chicken, vegetable spring rolls, and jasmine green tea.... All amazing quality and very quick service! We brought our own bottle of wine with just a $10 corking fee. So worth it. Small place but high quality food, best curry around, fast service and cool atmosphere!

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Thank Vsciulli555
Erie, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We have been to this restaurant 3 or 4 times . One time we were disappointed but all the rest were great. We usually have the Pad Tai and the Java Rice. I think these are the most favorite dishes there. This last time it was excellent and the food was served very quickly. The also have many specialty teas... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My husband and I have been coming here for something like 15 years. I have had nearly everything on the menu~ all delicious!! My husband gets the pad thai every time without fail. This can be a great spot for a romantic date night or meeting up with friends.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Chinese
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 253 Atwood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4052
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Central Oakland
  • Neighborhood: Central Oakland
  • Phone Number: (412) 687-8821

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?