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About Spice 28

Spice 28 specializes in Szechuan and Asian fusion cuisines with a full bar that offers signature cocktails and a wide selection of wines and beers. Our Cuisines feature traditional authentic Szechuan cuisines, and fusion of Japanese, Malaysian, Thai and Chinese cuisines. Not only our food are rich in flavors, and spices, they are also authentic and creative. You will find some of the most authentic dishes in modern plating, but you will also find the unique cuisine that you will not find elsewhere. Also, the important is that the restaurant was designed by an architect and newly built. The atmosphere is very hip, modern and vibrant. The service is excellent, prompt and friendly. You will not be disappointed.

1228 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Chinese, Pan-Asian, Thai

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:30pm;

Friday: 11:00am - 11:30pm;

Saturday: 12:00am - 11:30pm;

Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
N 13th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 928-8880

Website:
http://www.spice28.com/

Catering:
Please Call.

Parking Details:
There are many parking lots around the restaurant. You can find "central parking," "E-Z Park", etc on Sansom St between 11st and 13st.

Public Transit:
Please Call.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please Call.

Spice 28 Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (7)
Good for Groups (7)
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Great for Lunch (6)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Authentic (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
People Watching (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Service was exceedingly slow - 20 minutes before anyone took an initial drink order. One of our party, who has a very high tolerance for spicy food, received a sechuan style dish that was about 50% dried pepper pods and so hot it was largely inedible. Meanwhile my panang curry was disappointingly mild and flavorless. Between the food and poor service, none of our threesome will be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 17, 2017

This was my first time at the restaurant Spice 28. The ambiance was serene with low lights and the food was very good. The Asian cuisine was delicious. At my table we sampled chicken, beef, and eggplant dinners and they were all very good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 15, 2017

They were so accommodating for our group of 10, they did seperate checks for us all and served us quickly & efficiently! Very happy!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fun, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was delicious and our server was very attentive and sweet!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Causual restaurant in a modern decor with a stylish bar, very friendly service. Thai and Chinese dishes of good quality .

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Relatively quiet on a a Saturday night but the flavor was worth it. Enjoyed all of our meals. Only one minor comment that meals that included vegetables were very light on the vegetables. I might not have noticed had my wife not pointed that out.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Food was amazing but the service was really slow.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

I ordered the duck salad, ahi tuna dumplings, shrimp and sea bass, and key lime pie. The dumplings were by far my favorite. The salad dressing was very sweet. Almost like pure honey if it was not simply pure honey. My friend asked for the blue crab and avocado salad. The raspberry dressing on her salad was very sweet as well. The shrimp and sea bass was very well seasoned. The sea bass was slightly overcooked, yet it was still delicious. It was spicy which wasn't indicated on the menu but it was also overly sweet as well. However, I did enjoy it. The cheesecake was not very sweet at all, but the key lime topping was good. I recommended this spot to a co-worker. I will more than likely go back there myself to test out some more items on the menu. The business appeared to be family-run and all of the waiting staff were friendly and attentive.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I loved everything about this restaurant. Everything tasted good and fresh. I visited during restaurant week; we all loved the food and atmosphere. I will return soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

I loved the food and the price! We went during restaurant week but ordered off the main menu. The bar is cramped but and the seating tight but not stuffy.

There was a party of 10 in the back and because of the shape and material it made conversation difficult.

Would definitely go again!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Birthday dinner with wife and enjoyed our time there

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We really enjoyed Spice 28...food was excellent and abundant....got two more meals from our leftovers! Will surely return!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Picked up my daughter and grandson at the airport on a Friday night and it was a great location and the food was great and the service was very friendly.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Delicious as always!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Excellent meal. - really enjoyed our apps, dinner and cocktails. Yummy food and affordable and conveniently located.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Spice is of our favorite places for lunch, we decided to try it for dinner. Just as good.

Get the pot stickers. Actually, get a double order because everyone at your table will want some.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

I have eaten here 3 times. I come to Philly once a year for business and I have eaten lunch here twice and dinne once. Both times I had lunch, food was great and so was service. On my latest visit, food was good, but service was poor. Once we were seated, no one came over to get us started, to ask for our drink order or anything. We sat for about a good 10-15 minutes before I stopped a waitress and asked her if we could be helped. We were able to get only one drink at the happy hour price, as a result. The food came relatively quickly once we ordered but one of my colleagues never got her order b/c the order was never entered...not sure why. Her food came very late when out of us were done. I was disappointed that a drink or some aspect of the meal wasn't comped. We had to wait a while for our checks, too. Again, food is very good but service on this particular night was poor. Perhaps they were short-staffed.

Tags: Spicy, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We shared several small and big plates, and enjoyed all of them. The Peking crepe and Dry Pepper Chicken were particularly good. Great service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We ate at this restaurant two nights in a row. The first night was exceptional, although the food delivery was a little slow on occasion. The food was very good.

The second night was a service meltdown. The servers work from the front of the house near the bar. The kitchen is in back and there's no coordination between the two. Both courses came late and almost cold. In addition, my salmon was overcooked and dry. Drink orders took forever although the restaurant wasnt very busy. We watched another table have similar issues. No single waitress owned our table, which added to the confusion.

Too bad as we chose to eat here the second night based on the great experience the day before with Cassidy. We may be back but it will take a while to get over the second night.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2017

There is a lot of potential for this restaurant, but they are slacking on the upkeep. We sat in cushion seats that were ripped up and very clearly worn out. The menus appeared to be really dirty and there were markings from people coloring on them. The staff was nice and the food was good, but it's not a restaurant I would need to visit again.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 13, 2017

We were able to get a table for 7 while being in town for a national trade show. Food was really good.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Great lunch spot near my office. Good choices at reasonable prices. Would go back

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Service was terrible. Fish previously frozen and overlooked. There are too many good places in Philly to waste your money here!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Sunday evening was a perfect quiet time to try this restaurant. Attentive service with solid recommendations. Both Sichuan dishes were spicy, fresh, and flavorful. Waitress was helpful working with food allergies, and having a timely to-go order for us to take home.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The Amazing food and service is the reason I continue too go on a monthly basis, highly recommended for a date or just casual dining.

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Business Meals, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Healthy, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Service was good but food was pretty average. Not as authentic as Thai usually is.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Catching up with and out town friend

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Solid choice for pan-Asian food with some nice ambiance.

Tags: Healthy, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Went with a group. Had fun ordering many appetizers and sharing. Very good cocktails.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 15, 2017

A great experience from start to finish. The staff was very friendly, the orders were very accurate (for a group of 10), everything was explained, the food was spectacular! Everything was flavorful, beautiful presentation and the wait was appropriate. The food didn't rush out of the kitchen, nor did it take a long time to make its way to the table. I would gladly eat here again and again

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 14, 2017

We were a group of 12 ages ranging from 2-83. Everyone had a good meal. I liked the ginger martini and tuna. Others likes the mojitos and various other entrees. Great service. Would definitely definitely go back. To calm this place a Chinese restaurant does not give it the credit it deserves for an innovative exciting menu. Give this place a try

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Great drinks, food, and ambiance! Great pricing as well

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 4, 2017

We ordered two salads one with fresh tuna the other duck. The amount of duck and tuna on the salads was absurdly low. You could barely see either. Restaurant should be embarrassed to serve these two entrees.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Saturday evening dinner. Service was excellent and food was delicious. Great selection of cocktails.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Healthy, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Food was good as usual but we had to send 2 entrees back to be cooked more. We ask for Saigon beef well done. Was not. It was delicious when it came back out. One person ordered soup and asked that it come with the appetizers. It came out after his meal. We had it wrapped and took it home. And the bar service was SO slow. Puzzling why it took so long to get drinks because there were only 2 people sitting at the bar. We got our appetizers before we got our first drink. It had to be more than 20 minutes. Very disappointing. We go here periodically because we love the food. Was not a our best visit all round but the food was very good and we will be back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 25, 2017

GREAT FOOD!! The atmosphere is very relaxing and BENNY the bartender is fantastic!!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on March 21, 2017

The decor is very interesting...visit the bathrooms for an interesting find. The food was very good and nice size portions. The non-alcoholic drinks were wonderful!

Tags: Spicy, Happy Hour, Casual, Tapas
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The food was good - the variety of options was really good and the small plates made it fun.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Great service. We were seated right away and given ample time to look at menu. Coconut milk veg soup was tasty, slightly spicy, but flavorful. Cold cucumber appetizer was also very good.
I ordered grilled salmon, it was a little dry, not bad enough to send back, but just OK. My dining companion had one of the sea bass entrees and it was beyond excellent. I would probably try one the curry dishes the next time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 16, 2017

I eat at Spice 28 whenever I am in Center City. Love the Asian inspired meals and interesting cocktails and mocktails. The food is always quick and concise, the service is on point and everyone is friendly. I especially like to eat when I have events at the convention center for its proximity and lack of crowds that exists in Chinatown.

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