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Spice Temple

#36 of 4,594 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
As featured in Best Food in Sydney and 1 other guide
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10 Bligh St., Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 8078 1888
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful flavoursome food, delicious cocktails and great atmosphere. Second time visit and was fabulous!

Thank Hessa R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere in this hatted basement eatery. Expensive wine list, nothing under $100,atmosphere great and staff knowledgeable and attentive. Had to wait half an hour for table booking but restaurant was packed. Food excellent although some dishes like the numbing duck a little keen and could be more subtle Tuna entree delicious , chicken salad a touch heavy but dumplings... More 

Thank Dee T
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My first visit and was really looking forward to it based on word of mouth reviews from friends. I am a Neil Perry fan so know it must be very good and it didn't disappoint. Plenty of spice and chilli but nothing that burns your tonsils off. My favourite dish was Fish drowned in heaven facing chillies and Sichuan peppercorns... More 

Thank PhilWG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yep that's right, said in a kindly way, but the message was clear, you three just cant keep up and now you need to make way for some one who might be up to the mighty challenge of the Spice Temple banquet. Uni friends in for a catch up, we had so much to laugh about and old time to... More 

Thank Seamus_OSydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The mix of spices and selection of dishes ranging from the traditional to the exotic, left my palate happy. I felt like I needed to high five the chef after my meal. Absolutely incredible. If you like a variety of spices and like food a little on the spicy side, prepare to be amazed by the spice / food combinations.... More 

Thank scheyney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Blick and you could miss this gem. Hidden underground, Neil Perry's restaurant service some of the best asian fare. Definitely order the specialty dish - Kowpung Chicken - absolutely yum. All the dishes we ordered were wonderfully flavoursome.

Thank Azurewaters14
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Busy restaurant (it was around Chinese New Year), but underground. Choice of food is different to standard Chinese - very tasty but not that spicy. Good range of drinks/wine to choose from.

Thank AJMglobaltraveller
Seacrest Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It’s been about three weeks and we are still talking about this meal. We shared everything and it was perfect. It was a hard decision but we finally agreed on Fried Eggplant, Hot & Numbing Dry Wagyu Beef, and the Kung Pao Chicken. We also ordered the Hot & Numbing Pork but we stopped it mid way through our dinner... More 

Thank chefluee
Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As the name suggests, it's all about the spices at this popular Sydney spot. I love spicy food but I was literally amazed at the amount of spices used on some of these dishes. That said the food is very approachable and the level of heat from the chillies is entirely reasonable. I mean it's no fun eating food so... More 

Thank Boodus
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I recently dined here as a large group with the set menu. The meals were flavoursome and while I quite enjoy hot food, the meals were particularly spicy! The cocktails were nice and I enjoyed the atmosphere. I don't think I could recommend the menu to people who don't enjoy hot food. If you're going out with a group, beware... More 

Thank Jodie W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Bligh St., Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 2 8078 1888
This is a restaurant by the famous Neil Perry, one of the top chefs in Sydney

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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