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“Not much to say loved it”
Review of Spice Temple

Spice Temple
Ranked #181 of 6,492 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Description: This is a restaurant by the famous Neil Perry, one of the top chefs in Sydney
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Reviewed January 23, 2010

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Reviewed January 2, 2010

great chinese food delivered with creativity. had lamb and cumin pancakes and wagyu beef for entree followed by 3 shot chicken (theatre at the table) and probably the hottest dish ever tasted - beef in firewater. delicious. service was fantastic. highly recommend

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Reviewed November 9, 2009

Delicious food - pity about being hurried out at 8:15 because they have another booking!!!!

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Reviewed November 5, 2009

Just had lunch for two at this hot new Neil Perry restaurant. The front door was quite inconspicuous from the street and descending into the cool darkness was like entering a secret club. We tried the chilli peppers (capsicums) with black bean & chilli oil, stir fried wagyu brisket with baby eggplant and chilli, and Hunan style crisp belly pork with chillies. We ate all the dishes with rice, Chinese style. The first dish, with its wok-blistered yellow and red chilli peppers and fried green chiilies, had a delicious flamboyance that was tempered by the smoky salty black beans and chilli oil. The wagyu brisket was tender and tasty, though a tad dry. The third dish consisted of melt-in-your-mouth belly pork morsels with chillies on a bed of diced snake beans. The fire of a hot wok was evident in the pork. The service was efficient and friendly. Spice Temple is definitely worth a pilgrimage if you're a red hot chilli lover.

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Reviewed October 21, 2009

We were drawn into Spice Temple by their amazing special effects plasma door, in the mood to explore and experience something different we descended down a very plain staircase into a fabulous dark bar restaurant. Loved the decor, it reminded me a bit of Blakes in London in the 80's (but far better) in that it had an atmosphere of a well kept secret. The staff were on the ball and very welcoming from the minute we walked in. We chose to sit up at the bar rather than have a huge dining experience as it was fairly late in the evening. The barman/manager tempted us with exciting cocktails 'monkey' (lots of ginger) and a 'libra' (tasted great but got snorkled by my husband) I just remember it was orangey looking , tasted fruity - then it was gone! both were fresh and delicious. We sat and read the menu which was so different and interesting kind of nuovo Chinese, everything about the place seemed good - hence: though we weren't particularly hungry we ordered mussels and ribs just because it would have been criminal not to try something from this menu . We could also see maybe half a dozen chefs still very busy in the kitchen behind frosted glass. The mussels were excellent, small and delicate in a spicy sauce, I'm afraid I polished off the whole bowl. The ribs in smokey bbq sauce were the best ribs I'd ever had, more Chinese style than American style.
The service was excellent, we were treated as distinguished guests, and also enjoyed our conversations with the very experienced and professional staff. I probably spent a bit more than I normally would, but it was worth it for a great dining experience.
I am already looking for an opportunity to go back.

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