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Thai Restaurant

Spice I Am

30 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·
Why locals recommend it
Though it’s been serving the city for over a decade, the Spice remains Sydney’s go-to for ultra-trad, ultra-spicy Thai food. It’s BYO, there’s no advance booking, and the food comes fast and furiously, but that’s all part of its charm. Thai food is ubiquitous in Sydney but this is the real deal. You don’t make friends with salad, unless you’re eating one here. Order their som tum—shredded green papaya with peanuts, tomato, and snake beans—for fiery refreshment between bites of kanom jeen nam ya—fermented rice noodles in fish curry sauce, topped with mustard greens.
March 08, 2017

Tips from locals

August 23, 2019
Co-owner and Executive/Head Chef Sujet Saenkham was born in a remote village in Ratchaburi province in Central Thailand. His mother is the daughter of the Kamnan (head of the local government sub-district Tambon), for that province. Sujet learned many of his skills as a chef first hand from his…
Alba Rosa
Alba Rosa
February 11, 2019
Best Thai in town if you can handle the heat.
Tammy & Lola
Tammy & Lola
October 28, 2018
Small restaurant with very good, authentic thai cuisine.
March 28, 2018
Great authentic small Thai restaurant. Watch out. It's spicy.
September 25, 2017
Spicy and authentic thai, eat in or take out. Go early or expect to queue. Chilli alert for the faint hearted.
90 Wentworth Ave
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Phone+61 2 9280 0928
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 3:30 PM
Credit Cards
Outdoor Seating
Lunch, Dinner
Dining Options
No Delivery
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