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Spice Island Tea House

$$ - $$$
Central Oakland
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253 Atwood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4052
+1 412-687-8821
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 8:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:45 pm
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Brookville, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

After a considerable passage of time I returned to this inexpensive, student restaurant just outside the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in the Oakland section of the city. This time I had the Singapore noodles with shrimp, chicken and beef. Also a Thai iced tea. The tab came to $14,45 before tip. They have beer and wine too but... More 

Thank Louis Mark L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We were in the mood for Asian but could not agree on what type. Spice Islands mix on Malaysian, Thai and Chinese gave all five of us delectable choices. We will return upon our next visit to Pittsburgh.

Thank Telcomboss
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

We were looking for a dinner spot within walking distance to f our hotel (Quality Inn on Blvd of the Allies). This place hit the spot! Delicious food. Reasonable prices. Friendly and attentive service. My husband had the pork curry and I had the Malaysian grilled chicken. Both were very good!

Thank Todowoz_12
Farmville, United States
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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Scott M
State College, PA
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150 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank DT25
Thaxted, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Kiaora58
Houston, Texas
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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170 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Thai, Chinese
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
11:30 am - 8:45 pm
11:30 am - 9:45 pm
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: +1 412-687-8821

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?