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“great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Java Spice

Java Spice
Ranked #4 of 50 Restaurants in Swan Hill
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Indonesian, Thai
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kangaroo Flat, Australia
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208 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“great food”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

I am not sure if this qualifies for a total restaurant review. We had planned to go there for dinner but after a full day at the pioneer settlement were a bit tired so decided to have it delivered to the hotel. From taking the order to the delivery person the staff were great. The food is as good as we were hoping, Full of flavour and with very generous servings. If you like thai food and you are in swan hill go there.

Visited March 2013
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Peter M, Owner at Java Spice, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
So happy you enjoyed your dining experience. Come back soon!
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English first
Wollongong, Australia
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very surprising”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Utterly amazed to find excellent Javanese / Malay cuisine in what is really something of an outback backwater.

Visited January 2013
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Peter M, Owner at Java Spice, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
So glad you enjoyed your dining experience. Appreciate you taking the time to provide positive feedback. Cheers
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A gem of a place!”
Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Came to SH for work and wasn't expecting a restaurant of this calibre in town. Staff was kind to accommodate me even if kitchen was closing (9pm) and got the vegetarian tempeh dish, outstanding! For vegetarians, only 5 main options, and tempeh is delicious. For meat eaters they have a big selection. Absolutely worth it!

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JavaSpiceSwanHill, Owner at Java Spice, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to review Java Spice. We are glad you enjoyed your experience. Please come back soon!
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“Absolutely the best Thai we have ever had!!”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

This is our 3rd trip to Swan Hill and our 4th fantastic dining experience at Java Spice.
(we went twice in 6 days the first time)!! We highly recommend this wonderful atmospheric dining experience to anyone and everyone. Magnificent service, food and beer/wine menu. Well done to Trish, Pete & all the staff at Java Spice. Keep up the great work!!!
Regards
Tony & Lisa
(Geelong)

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JavaSpiceSwanHill, Owner at Java Spice, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to review Java Spice. We are glad you enjoyed your experience. Please come back soon!
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Adelaide, Australia
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“A rare find”
Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

We hadn't booked any places on our trip & ended up in Swan Hill on Saturday night. A lot of the motels were booked out so wasn't surprised when we walked in the door at 6:05pm & being told they were booked out for the evening.
We were about to walk out when we noticed someone come in & pick up a takeaway order (which wasn't suggested to us as all).
We ordered a Rendang dish & the Nasi Goreng to take away. We had a drink whilst waiting & wandered around the garden/hutted dining area. We thought it was fantastic.
By the time our meal was ready we had just finished our drinks.
We went for a drive to the river to have dinner.
We found the Nasi Goreng quite subtle in flavour compared to the Rendang which was very hot in chilli and we couldn't taste much of the other flavours. I don't know if there is a Vindaloo on the menu as I would hate to find out how hot that dish would be.
We would definately go back to try other dishes next time we are in the area.

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Peter M, Owner at Java Spice, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thanks for visiting. Glad you enjoyed. Hope to see you again sometime soon. Appreciate the feedback.
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