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“Best Thai in Sydney”
Review of Spice I Am

Spice I Am
Ranked #309 of 5,856 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $6 - $31
Cuisines: Asian, Diner, Thai
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Thai in Sydney”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

The Title says it all. Be sure to hit the smaller restaurant on Wentworth Avenue as its incredible value for fabulous food. Service can get a little rushed but the food makes up for it.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Spice I Am, surry hills”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Another best thai restaurant in Sydney along with Chat Thai, but what I can say is the crispy pork belly dish is the best! If you don't like chili maybe you can ask them to reduce the chili (milder). Also I like the papaya salad and crispy fish with mango salad on top, very yummy! I will come back next time to try more and more dishes. Always come early if you don't want to be in queues as this is a very small restaurant compare to the one in darlinghurst.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank neonxxx78
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Kansas City, Missouri
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41 reviews
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“Great Food but Let's Keep 'em Moving”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

After a less than stellar Thai experience in Melbourne, a business associate recommended Spice I Am while in Sydney, touting it as the "best Thai around". And I must say...it was pretty dang good!

1. They are closed on Mondays.

2. They are BYO so if you didn't arrive with a bottle, hop across the street to the store that sells a limited selection of wines and beers to enjoy with your food, if you so desire. The restaurant supplies the glasses.

3. They close at 10:00pm, and by that, I mean they CLOSE. Not close the kitchen, but close the restaurant. So arrive early if you want to actually savor what you are eating.

The first two points we knew. The third, we did not. Having a little bit of trouble finding the place, we arrived later than expected and was told that we needed to order immediately in order to get food. The food was brought to our table quickly and it was delicious! But the moment we got our food, they were stacking chairs, sweeping floors and asking us to make our way out. I just wish that I would have had more time to enjoy it, but lesson learned for next time.

  • Visited August 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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“SPice it UP!”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

If you want spicy, traditional thai this is your place!! Be perpared for a wait, and don't go on a first date. Ambiance is negatory, but the food is worth the wait.

Visited November 2011
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Sydney, Australia
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82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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“I wish I could eat here every day!”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Don't go here if you want to relax over a tootle of wine, as soon as you are done they will move you on.
Go here if you want to experience great Thai food in a vibrant setting.
It's BYO so emember to pack a bottle of vino, but if you forget the pub on the next corner has a reasonable selection of wines.
Also don't be put off by the lines, just leave your name and number and head to the pub for abeer while you wait, they will call you as soon as your table is ready.
Please note it is cash only!

  • Visited August 2012
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