The restaurant was very attractive
The restaurant was very attractive - modern with clean lines. Service was great. Food very good although presentation could have been a little better. Dessert very disappointing as they serve commercially prepared Italian items. Would definately go back.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We visited Spice 28 recently
We visited Spice 28 recently and the food was very good. Noise level per my rating in Open Table is "Energetic" but it is more on the very loud side. Would recommend especially for a younger crowd. Modern styled room. Too loud for romantic dinner, but overall food was very good.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything I ordered with
Everything I ordered with my friends at Spice 28 was delicious. We ordered chili oil wontons, drunken noodles, panang curry style with chicken, and hot sauce style (their favorite Sichuan style) with beef. My favorite was the latter which was infused with coriander and included scallions and what appeared to be leeks. I would recommend this venue highly for any small group or a date night. There was also an extensive cocktail and beer menu with imported Asian beers. I usually frown upon establishments who claim to be "fusion," but Spice 28 does it with finesse.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were looking for a restaurant
We were looking for a restaurant close to the Marriott downtown hotel when we found this on Opentable. The food was excellent and the service was great. Spicy means spicy.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful and Delicious!
The service and cuisine belies any negatives in the prior reviews in our view. The food was outstanding, fresh, flavorful and imaginative. The drinks were great and the setting is really lovely. Service was flawless. This is worth the visit and the parking challenge in the highly visited 13th & Chesnut corridor. Go for it - you wont' be sorry if you like really fine Asian/Thai food. Really terrific.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hadn't heard about this place before but took a punt on it - exceed my highest expectations. Great food, ambiance, and a well stocked bar. And the prices were surprisingly reasonable. A+
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Would go again..
I took family there for a special occasion. They all loved it. The food was delicious and creative. The fusion cuisine gave vegetarians and non-vegetarians a great selection to choose from that was quite interesting. The ambience was also very cozy and relaxing. Loved the wall colors.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Met some friends here for dinner pre-Wilma, and it was one of the best meals out I've had in the city. Food was perfect--mango shrimp was sweet with just the right amount of heat. Tried the Philly Love drink at the recommendation of other reviewers, and what a great choice! cucumber, pineapple, elderberries--cool and refreshing and the perfect mix of flavors. Dessert was beautifully presented and equally delicious. Service was great. I can't wait to go back!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Half of my plate was cold
Half of my plate was cold and the other half warm which was strange but other than that it was good. The exceptional part of the evening was our wonderful waitress!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service
Great food and liquor choices. They were ready to customize order as per our need. Just a fabulous place to have food, fun and good time with friends and family.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good to Great
The food was good. I had mango chicken and it was sweet and delicious. The cucumber salad was a new treat, that was also great. The best by far was the sorbet desert that we shared...it's worth going back for in itself alone.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Chinese in Phillidelphia
The food was outstanding - go there and try something you have never ordered before - you will be in for a very pleasant surprise.
My 3 sons enjoyed the meal as much as the parents.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last Minute Find
We were on a short trip to Philly and needed a place to eat quickly. Spice 28 is in a great location, convenient to everything. The décor is modern. We went during happy hour and they had yummy well priced choices for appetizers and drink specials also. The best thing we ate was the Ahi Tuna dumplings. Must have if you go.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service for our large group
We needed a place for three adults and five energetic kids to have dinner. Even though it may not be your first thought for a kid-friendly place, the hip and cool Spice 28 met our needs well. The fashionable front bar was crowded but the restaurant was not, so the kids in our party could make noise and move around without bothering anyone. All the staff were great - friendly and patient. It was a pleasant experience in every way.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Famtastic Firey Food
Very pleased to find this spot so close to my hotel. Wonderful flavors, great spice, and more shrimp in my dish than I would even serve myself at home. I'll be back!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We Love It!
My husband and I went here just to have a night out in Center City. We love Asian food and wanted to try a new place. We will definitely be going back. The food was excellent! We started with the blue crab fajitas then split the Panang Curry with Chicken and Shrimp Fried Rice. All were delicious and the portion sizes were great. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. We were served by three different people (not including the hostess) which was a little confusing, but in the end we were very satisfied with our dinner experience. It was great for just the two of us and we are planning on going back with a group soon.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Management
We had a reservation for 14 we had to push back several times, two hours later they were still able to accommodate us! Every dish at our table was excellent. I especially enjoyed the Thai basil chicken and drunken noodles.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is wonderful. The
This place is wonderful. The food is amazing, especially the Ahi Tuna Dumplings, and the service is extremely responsive. I have never had as good of customer service as this place, it absolutely exceeded my expectations.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty food, nice place
We enjoyed the lunch special. The menu has many choices, some of which sound similar to items served at other restaurants, but here they taste better. The servers are courteous and attentive. The restaurant offers some interesting beverages. I tried the basil lemonade and found it interesting and refreshing.
9/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good but menu not clear
Came here on a whim. Food was very good but they put cilantro on my dish and that was not clearly stated on the menu. I hate when restaurants do this because I absolutely hate cilantro. While my dinner was very good without it picking it off my meat and vegetables ruined it. On the flip side my wanton appetizer and dessert were excellent. Waitress and staff were super friendly.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Find!
I wanted to try some place new for Restaurant Week and I chose Spice 28. I made a great choice. The food was delicious, the service was great, and the atmosphere sealed the deal. I would definitely go back with a group of friends or even for date night!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to Spice 28 not really expecting to be wow'd. The food wasgreat and just the right size portions. I was surprised about the portion size because it being Restaurant Week and an establishment who gave 4 courses, one could expect to have smaller than normal sizes. My only complaint was the service. My date and I were not half through our first course when the second course arrived. By the time we began our second course that had been sitting there on the table (now room temp) our third course was brought out. The Server added this course to our table without clearing the plates from the first course. My date and I were perplexed as to why they felt the need to rush us so much. its not like the place was packed.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visited at lunch during restaurant week. It was not busy at all. The food was excellent, the service was great!!!!!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spice28 Hits All of the Right Notes
Spice28 is a wonderful Asian fusion hotspot on the corner of 12th and Chestnut. The customer service was outstanding and the food was divine. The Exotic Bomba is one decadent dessert that everyone should try at least once!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to spend an evening...
Food and service were both very good. Portions were generous without being over the top. The numbers used for how spicy a dish is were very helpful. It is a bit cramped and noisy but not unpleasant.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Varied Asian fusion menu
Spice 28 is conveniently located near the Walnut Street Theatre. It has an extensive Asian fusion menu featuring vegetarian, vegan, seafood, poultry and red meats. The dishes can be ordered to your preference of spiciness. They also have a wide variety of sake. Service was very good and the presentation of the dishes was excellent.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My reservation was for 745p
My reservation was for 745p I got there at 735p and my table was available. Not all the members of my party arrived on time but most were there no later than 750p the staff was gracious, and asked if we' d like to sit at the bar, or table. When my entire party arrived they seated us right away. The food was new and different and above all yummy. The drinks were exceptional , but a bit pricey, and there was an additonal $1.00 added to the price of the drinks, I think it said liquor wasn't sure what that was for. All in all I would love to go back to this restaurant again especially for the the ginger cosmo
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal, service.
Terrific service for our large group. Delicious food. Fun atmosphere. And all within short walk of city center.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will Def go back!
Would have never know about this restaurant. So glad it was on Open Table. It was a terrific place and we will go back.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a reservation on a Friday night and we had to wait about 10 minutes for our table to be ready. They were very apologetic about this. I had the thai basil dish and it was excellent. The drinks were great as well. Good service. Will definitely go back.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four of us ate dinner at Spice 28 on a Saturday night. We had reservations at 6pm. The restaurant was very crowded and we ended up getting seated within the bar area which worked out fine. The food was excellent!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great price. Staff
Great food, great price. Staff is very nice and accommodating.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good affordable spot in Center City
The food was very good. We had delicious Thai spring rolls the spicy cucumber appetizers. We really enjoyed the pineapple fried rice with chicken and curry vegetables, both prepared well and good sized portions. All servers we very nice and friendly. Prices are very reasonable for Center City. The room was a little loud for my taste, but not to where we couldn't hear each other. I would certainly go back again to try other dishes and reccommend it to my friends.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food...and noisy
Third time here, and generally really like this place. Think food is on par w/Han Dynasty; we loved the Dan Dan noodles, Spicy Cucumbers, Singapore Noodles, Drunken Noodles, Spicy Eggplant, Green Curry Chicken, Stir-Fried String Beans. Service was attentive and friendly. One drawback: gets really noisy if there are some large, boisterous groups around you; need to yell to make yourself heard. Our waitress was very understanding; she couldn't move our table but conveyed that she knew the place got pretty noisy on a packed night. It's clearly by design -- all hard surfaces on walls, chairs, etc, -- so this is the ambiance owners are seeking. Guess it attracts a hip crowd and turns over tables. Think I'll stick to weeknights here!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A perfect respit
Spice 28 was a convenient place to find oriental food near my hotel for a second night out to dinner. The space is very nicely arranged and the decor was fun and energetic as well as the atmosphere which was vibrant for a Tuesday night. The pot stickers and szechuan beef dish was delicious - the beef was particularly tender. Even the Sapphire Saki-Tini was excellent with cucumber garnish. The seating was prompt and the waitress was helpful and courteous … a most enjoyable evening.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had 6:15 PM reservations prior to going to a show and were seated immediately. By 7:00 PM, the crowd had nearly filled the restaurant. We had pad Tai and Tuna, both being very, very good, and the service was beyond excellent. We shall return!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM