August Î-8

3.4/5
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  • Asian,
  • Fusion,
  • Thai,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
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113 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K6
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  • $11 To $25,

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Ratings & Reviews - August Î-8

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Restaurantica12
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Delicious Asian Food

Dined three times at this restaurant with company. Love the chicken curry. Definitely one of my favorites in the menu. Dessert was minimal portion and could have been more considering it was overpriced. I would appreciate more generous portions next time to satisfy my sweet tooth.

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Restaurantica12
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Sat outside, tables too high for the chairs, noisy but it was dark, dark inside. We waited for 55 minutes before we got served and the place was not that busy. We were almost ready to leave! Lots of food, warm not hot, spring rolls were good. Tamarind sauce was bland, tiny cold cocktail shrimp. Waitress said she would be right back (15 minutes) Seemed to be enough patrons, somebody must like it. Sorry, too many good Thai, Vietnamese, Asian restaurants that are better.

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Restaurantica12
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Disappointing

Service was poor, we got our drinks right away but waited forever on our food, weren't checked on so I couldn't even order anything else to drink... pad thai tasted "ketchupy", was disappointing all around.

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Restaurantica12
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Worst Service Ever

We went to Spice Avenue on November 20, 2011 with a party of 9 people. This was my third time going, and had recommended this restaurant for dinner. We sat down and it took sometime for our server to get our drinks.25 minutes after sitting down, the server took our orders. We ordered apps then full meals. After 20 minutes, our meals came out. Then 5-7 minutes later, our apps came out. The tamarind chicken as bland and had no flavour. The only good thing was the tofu red curry. We did not get our rice we ordered with our meal. I had gone to talk to our server about getting more drinks and our rice. That took another 15 minutes. Finally after three of us complained to someone finally came over. They offered us free dessert (four already go dessert with their meals), and a 10% off the bill, and generously offered not to charge us for the rice we did not get. I am SO disappointed and embarrassed I took my family here for dinner. I will never order again.

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Restaurantica12
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Food poor, people great

Warm welcome, attentive service, comfortable decor, quality place settings all can't overcome the mediocrity of the food. Appetizers: the chicken rolls were wrapped in thick, rubbery rice paper (so called) while the "Spice Wings" was a huge portion (4 wings, 2 drumsticks, 2 thighs) with little meat and a thick batter. Mains: Mongolian Chow Mein was tasty but like my friend's beef dish was overloaded with noodles. They had a nice selection of Asian beers for quaffing. They only serve INSTANT coffee!!!!

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Restaurantica12
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Fun Atmosphere

Modern enviroment which is fun. Food is flavourful and you get your bang for your buck. The appetizers are ok but the main selections are worth going back for.

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Restaurantica12
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Meh...

Busy night of shopping & movie so we stopped in for dinner in between. Not bad at all but nothing special either. It's a Pho Dau Bo without the deliciousness, great prices and atmosphere. Spring rolls, fresh rolls and soups fit that description perfectly. Lots more noodles than Pho Dau Bo in the soup and the beer on this night was only $4. Service was efficient but we were interupted twice; once asking if everything was "all right" and the dreaded "Are you still working on that". I almost thought they would refer to us as "yous guys". May stop in under similar circumstances but would never plan an evening there.

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Tantan17
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Poor service & food

We come to eat as we are curious and also because this restaurant is new in town. However, this was the first and was also the last visit. The decor is very chick and not bad by the way.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 1/5
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Ethan L
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Great place for a dinner date!

Food was great and very unique atmosphere. Very romantic place for a date and they have great desserts as well! Ethan L

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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tanninglover123
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Great place to try!

They make the food spicy when asked. Amazing...you get a huge portion.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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stylish restaurant, good food

I've been here twice now, once for lunch with a couple people and once for dinner for a birthday party. Fortunately, I didn't experience the super slow service that people have been complaining about. At lunch, it wasn't packed so maybe that's why. At dinner the service was slower, but we were a big party and everyone was disorganized and talking so it didn't bother us too much. For dinner, we wanted to make reservations for 7pm, but they said they didn't take them for 6-8:30. We ended up making them for 8:30. We arrived a bit early, but our table was ready in a few minutes anyway. All the cocktails we ordered were delicious and the food was pretty good too (at least what I was eating anyway - Thai coconut sour soup). My only complaint would be that there was a bit of time before all our dishes came out. I was worried that some people's food might get cold while waiting for the rest to come. When it was time for the bill, things got a bit complicated since we all wanted it separate. They were nice enough to split up the price of some orders though since there was a lot of sharing going on. Overall, it was a good experience and if you want to eat at a pretty Asian restaurant, I'd recommend it.

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Restaurantica12
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The drinks were very tasty, as we sat at the bar to wait for our table. Only a short wait, and the bartenders are very friendly and talkative and attentive. The waiter was also very friendly and gave us time to choose our meal. The food came out quickly and was very tasty. The pad thai did not disappoint and the tamarind chicken was very tasty with the sticky rice. We will definitely go back

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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I was grateful that reservations had been made on the Friday night of our visit because the waiting area was full. We were greeted very politely, seated promptly and our very personable waitress arrived within about 3 minutes to take our drink orders. Service continued at the same level for the duration of our dinner. Our food arrived quickly, piping hot, and everything tasted just incredible! Dessert was fantastic.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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I read these reviews before going, so I knew to...

I read these reviews before going, so I knew to expect the possibility of poor service. "Poor" is being generous. Our waitress was awful. The food, on the other hand, was very good. It came out fairly quick, and tasted great. I gave it a 4/5 because the mango rolls were questionable. Because of the service, I would never return. After being done my meal for 15 minutes, I had to ask for a refill. Our waitress was MIA for those 15 minutes, otherwise I would've asked sooner. On the plus side, nice atmosphere and good food.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 1/5
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Restaurantica12
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Our visit to Spice Avenue had its ups and downs...

Our visit to Spice Avenue had its ups and downs. We visited on a Friday night and were told upon arrival there was a 45 minute wait. We could plainly see at least half the restaurant tables were empty so this was odd. We decided to wait among others and sure enough, had a table in less than 10 minutes. Whether they were understaffed or trying to create the illusion of busy-ness or simply trying to get us to order a drink at the bar, we didn't appreciate it. A woman who arrived after us was also told of the wait and she too noticed the empty tables and inquired if they were reserved...the hostess mumbled yes, but it's obvious she was lying...no one was shown to these tables. Our drinks arrived and one out of two isn't bad....Coconut Rum drink was horrific, do not order. Red Lotus was pretty good. The food started off amazing - our appetizers, Chili Salt Trio and the Vegetable spring rolls, were so good. Things went downhill with the entrees. I have eaten a lot of Thai food in my day but never any quite this bland and flavourless. The Cashew Nut chicken was totally tasteless. The Spicy Basil Beef, pictured in the menu with a thick, vibrant brown sauce, arrived at our table as a soupy, almost-clear broth that well, tasted like broth! For a restaurant called Spice Avenue, I just have one thing to ask...where are the SPICES?!?!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 3/5
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Restaurantica12
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For a restaurant that has such amazing food and...

For a restaurant that has such amazing food and beautiful decor you would think that they'd work on their service. We sat in there for a half and hour and no one looked at us. We were completely ignored until we got up and got their attention. Many others around us were clearly having the same problem. Tables were not clean, ours was still sticky! We constantly had to remind them to bring us eating utensils and although we mention every time for extra sauce they never fail to forget. The food is worth going back but their service is whats stopping us.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 1/5
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Restaurantica12
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Very very sexy inside, fantastic service and...

Very very sexy inside, fantastic service and delicious food...loved it and will go back again very soon!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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it's brand new! hence the service is a bit...

it's brand new! hence the service is a bit off...but i'm sure that will get better as they get a little more organized. they are making a good effort though! food was excellent, but if you're vegetarian/vegan or have allergies, you have to ask about dishes with fish/seafood sauce. this is true of any restaurant, but it wasn't made very clear to me what i could have on the menu. maybe having a separate menu or having it clearly marked on the menu would have made ordering less complicated. overall...a neat new place in hamilton with yummy food!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 3/5
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