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Spice Monkey, Forster, AU-NSW

Spice Monkey

4.7
4.7
566 Reviews
$41 to $100
Asian
Spice Monkey is a balance of modern and traditional Asian cuisine with a strong Japanese influence. Spice Monkey brings a vibrancy to Forster restaurants with our large outdoor share-table overlooking the pristine Wallis Lake or inside at our large or round booth tables seating up to 10 and 6 people.

Our inside bar area is another unique feature of Spice Monkey, perfect for catching up with friends over cocktails, canape functions or simply eating sushi and watching the dolphins go by. Be sure to try our very own Monkey Magic beer on tap, as well as a huge range of international and craft beers while you’re at the bar!

Treat yourself to our unique and dynamic culinary experience and enjoy the mouthwatering creations delicately prepared by our highly skilled chefs.

Spice Monkey, reigning ‘Number 1 on TripAdvisor’ since its inception in 2015, looks forward to seeing you soon.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Sushi

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon, Wed–Sun 12:00–15:00 Happy Hour Mon, Wed–Sun 15:30–17:00 Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 17:30–21:00

  • Phone number

    (02) 6554 8767

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Zac Kelleher

  • Catering

    Casual, share plate style dining for all ages, including special kids menu. The venue is relaxed and informal, with stunning views over Wallis Lake. We offer both large group menus, and wedding packages.

  • Private party facilities

    Overlooking the sparkling Wallis Lake and situated in the heart of town (only 3.5 hours from Sydney), the Spice Monkey boasts the most spectacular event location in Forster. Catering to day or night events, the Spice Monkey offers a range of exclusive event packages from traditional sit down to chic cocktail functions and accommodates up to 90 seated or 140 standing guests. With superior service and contemporary menus selected by the Head Chef, your special event will be transformed into an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

  • Area

    Forster

  • Cross Street

    Memorial Dr, Forster NSW 2428

  • Parking Details

    Street parking available on Wharf St and Memorial Dr and off-street parking at John Holland Park (walking access under bridge).

  • Public Transit

    Taxi

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • $10 Deposit Required

    A$10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    A $10 per person deposit is required at time of booking. The deposit will be refunded from your table bill. 24 hours notice is required for a full refund.

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What 566 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  • New South Wales

    Hot Spot

  • New South Wales

    Most Booked

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  1. JL

    JLMH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and the food was fantastic. A wonderful dining experience enjoyed by all 6 at the table. We will most definitely be back.
  2. MH

    MichaelH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    All the meals came out piecemeal (pun intended). I didn’t get my main until my friends had almost finished theirs.
  3. S

    Sodhi

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service staff were friendly, really knew the menu & recommendations were spot on. View was amazing & food wa outstanding. Highly recommend!!!
  4. TS

    TeeS

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Value for money was one of the best I’ve come across
  5. JC

    JodiC

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious 😋 the duck Currie was mouth watering. Service was fantastic. Will definitely be back sooner then later
  6. K

    Kate

    New South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spice Monkey is our absolute favourite restaurant in our area. It never disappoints. Food is sooo delicious, service is friendly and efficient yet unobtrusive. The amazing sunsets there are an added bonus.
  7. VG

    VandaG

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Two meals were beautiful but the third - tofu was too hot to eat
  8. JU

    JoU1

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is soooo good!! Best cocktails & my daughter loved the mocktails! The staff were great too! Easy to book on line!

    Spice MonkeyResponded on 5 August 2022Thanks for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed dining with us. We hope to see you again soon!

  9. F

    Freddie

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully varied menu for both newcomers to the cuisine and those used to it.

    Spice MonkeyResponded on 5 August 2022Hi Freddie, Thanks for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed dining with us and look forward to your next visit. Have a great weekend!

  10. EW

    EmilyW

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic location with mouthwatering foods. A wonderful place for a date or a family catch up.

    Spice MonkeyResponded on 5 August 2022Thanks for the awesome review, Emily. See you again soon!

  11. IC

    IanC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday night with a group of 8. Seated in a booth which is comfy. Food and service was spot on. Thank you

    Spice MonkeyResponded on 5 August 2022It's pleasure. We are very happy to hear about your experience! Thank you for the feedback and we look forward to welcoming you again soon!

  12. GB

    GregB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Second visit here, both visits great. Nice spot on the water, excellent service, scrumptious Asian food. Will be back.

    Spice MonkeyResponded on 5 August 2022Thank you for the feedback! We always love hearing from our patrons. Glad you enjoyed dining with us and look forward to your next visit.

  13. SK

    SteveandKaye

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Tempura Prawns Duck Curry Crisp Brussel Sprouts Try to get a table to watch the sunset

    Spice MonkeyResponded on 5 August 2022Thanks for your visit. Hope to see you soon.

  14. RM

    RenaeM

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service- no complaints at all- will definitely visit when next in Forster
  15. F

    Flowy

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great menu variety. All dishes different providing a good selection of flavours
  16. CI

    CatherineI

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is beautiful and great value for money. Beef Bao was something special. 😊 Really amazing cocktails, made with lots of love!!
  17. JC

    JolayneC

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was fresh and super tasty! Service friendly as always! Lovely to see changes to menu. Live music was fab.
  18. m

    markw

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good Restaurant friendly staff and well looked after, food was excellent!! Location was great with views over the Lake.
  19. GH

    GeofH

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food and great location! Friendly and efficient staff.
  20. EW

    EmmaW

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks exceeded expectations! Great spot for sunset, Highly recommend, will be back!
  21. CB

    ChristopherB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time I've been there service was really great and always paying attention to any customer that needed anything . Will definitely go back also the food was great
  22. TH

    TammieH

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing, totally enjoyed it.
  23. V

    Vicki

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is the third time we have eaten here and each time enjoyed the meal immensely. Delicious and different.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Wow! “Top Shelf” Asian cuisine has certainly arrived in Forster. Sister restaurant to fantastic Mexican Si Senorita next door, this restaurant has everything going for it. Beautiful Wallis Lake views, casual ambiance, friendly staff and ooh did I mention the food! Sensational flavours! Try the Black Pepper Beef Bao… amazing! The Cali Kimchi & Pork Belly Fried Rice is also fantastic.
  25. TD

    TimD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and food delicious very good value for the level of food being served
  26. JC

    JuneC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are regulars at the Spice Monkey & find that the food & service is exceptional. We have taken visitors on several occasions & they have been expressed with the location the ambience. June Csete🤗
  27. MA

    MASB

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, laid back ambience, fair prices and lovely people.
  28. LW

    LenW

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual. Staff very friendly and efficient. Goo great value.
  29. KF

    KeriF

    New South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love to visit Spice - always great food & service and the view is a bonus.
  30. DB

    DianneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place! Food was exceptional, service super friendly and a really lovely musician added to the atmosphere. Highly recommend Spice Monkey.
  31. DM

    DebbieM

    Canberra

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second trip to Spice Monkey & looking forward to our next visit. Food is great, service excellent & a lovely position on the water
  32. CH

    CathieH

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always and wonderful staff ! Coconut margaritas and prawn dumplings are a stand out.
  33. M

    Marriot

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Food was delicious but a bit expensive for what was served. I think we were forgotten as no one came near us once we were seated - had to catch one of the waiters as he went past. We ordered two share meals - one arrived without our ordered rice dish which we had to chase up. This subsequently arrived with our second dish which meant that we had one hot dish & one rather cool.
  34. RB

    RussellB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The overall experience was excellent. We had several dishes and all were fabulous. The prawn gyoza and the duck curry were outstanding.
  35. RS

    RebekahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!!! Can not wait to come back. The staff, food and service were excellent x
  36. J

    Jennifers

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience4
    Your ribs burnt our mouths. Way way to hot. It didn’t say spicy on the menu
  37. HP

    HeatherP

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    great mix of asian flavours. service was not over the top but always within an arms reach if required. will definitely book that 4 seater table in the window corner again next time we are in forster.
  38. CS

    CaitlinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really big portions and really beautifully presented food. Service was quick and we were well attended by staff. Food was so delicious that we probably ordered a bit too much (but still ate it all!) Highly recommended!
  39. DB

    DawnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful flavors, couldn't fault food or venue. Online booking initially told me my booking couldn't be made but later emailed to confirm it. My friend had already successfully booked so we ended up with 2 bookings. Just a bit confusing with the online process. So worth it in the end though.
  40. BM

    BrianM

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Usual good friendly service. Edamame, Squid Balls, Pork belly and Chicken Bao along with Korean Fried Chicken wings. Couple of beers great Sunday lunch.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Spice Monkey offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6554 8767.

Spice Monkey is rated 4.7 stars by 566 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Spice Monkey

2-6 Wharf St, Forster, AU-NSW 2428

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Memorial Dr, Forster NSW 2428

  • Area

    Forster

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon, Wed–Sun 12:00–15:00 Happy Hour Mon, Wed–Sun 15:30–17:00 Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 17:30–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street parking available on Wharf St and Memorial Dr and off-street parking at John Holland Park (walking access under bridge).

  • Public Transit

    Taxi

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Zac Kelleher

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (02) 6554 8767

  • Catering

    Casual, share plate style dining for all ages, including special kids menu. The venue is relaxed and informal, with stunning views over Wallis Lake. We offer both large group menus, and wedding packages.

  • Private party facilities

    Overlooking the sparkling Wallis Lake and situated in the heart of town (only 3.5 hours from Sydney), the Spice Monkey boasts the most spectacular event location in Forster. Catering to day or night events, the Spice Monkey offers a range of exclusive event packages from traditional sit down to chic cocktail functions and accommodates up to 90 seated or 140 standing guests. With superior service and contemporary menus selected by the Head Chef, your special event will be transformed into an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

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