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Spice Island Tea House

Certificate of Excellence
Central Oakland
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253 Atwood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4052
(412) 687-8821
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Unenticing entrance but pleasant surprise

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Thaxted, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Thaxted, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Kiaora58
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

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.

Thank Stephanie O
Cleveland, Ohio
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115 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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.

Thank Larz V
Long Island, New York
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

Thank jmh882
Level Contributor
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!

Thank Vsciulli555
Erie, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

Thank sparbok
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

Thank Corrie H
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Everything I have had here is full of favor and you better be prepared to wait for a table if you come after 6 pm. We had a Corey and spicy noodles with samosas as an appetizer.

Thank Jen G
Pittsburgh Pa
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I went yesterday--I love Spice Island. However,they've revised their menu and no longer (sob) have my beloved "Rangoon Night market noodles".I really loved those noodles. I still go for Sate and Pad thai their sping rolls are Heavenly as well as the pepper oil you dip them in.I just split an order of shrimp sate with my niece we loved... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?