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Spice Monkey, Forster, AU-NSW

Spice Monkey

4.7
4.7
512 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 3:30 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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.

  • Neighborhood

    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, Takeout, 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 512 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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  1. GS

    GayS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We enjoy Spice Monkey. We have been often and have never had a bad evperience.
  2. RH

    RossH

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good. Coconut Prawn Dumplings, Tempura Prawns and Korean Chicken Wings are some of our favourites. Please bring back the Duck Won Tons ! A very nice place to eat with a great outlook.
  3. MS

    MalS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    All was good except our main course order was forgotten until we reminded the staff that we had ordered and not received. While waiting we ordered a small but quick to prepare and deliver snack. In the end we drank 1/2 bottles of wine but would normally have only needed one. On booking the reservation we were informed that the table would be held for a very short period of time due to demand. There were other empty tables and we were given a choice so not sure why the implied haste was about. Especially when main meal was so late. Atmosphere, food and music (we thanked the musician because we really appreciated his restaurant presentation) were great. We were not upset at the delay so enjoyed our evening. We will definitely be back and bring friends.
  4. PG

    PaulG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Specifically came to Forster to go to spice monkey as the lamb ribs were sooo good on our last trip. Last night at 5pm there were out of stock. There is not much red meat on their menu so they can’t afford to run out of one of their few dishes.
  5. CG

    ChristineG

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing,the dumplings were the best we have ever tasted,and we had the Korean wings and ribs and we all wanted to lick the plate...we will definitely be back again.
  6. RS

    RebeccaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome location. Amazing food. Fantastic service. Great place for a lovely dinner.
  7. KH

    KylieH

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow.!! All our dishes were sensational. Highly recommend the Barramundi Curry and the Korean BBQ chicken wings. Service was great.
  8. CW

    ChrisW

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent and different a welcome change I must say. The macadamia white chocolate was superb. I highly recommend and the next time we’re back in town it will be first place we go for dinner.
  9. JM

    JenniferM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The staff are amazingly friendly and efficient. Food is to die for and in copious quantity. A GREAT EXPERIENCE
  10. TN

    TanyaN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Service was slow. We waited 45min to receive our meal. New waitress had no knowledge of food on the menu. Only available booking time for dinner is 5.30pm or 7.30.
  11. PB

    PenelopeB

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our birthdays and it couldn't have been more perfect. The menu is constantly evolving, service was attentive but not intrusive, the outlook was perfect and our seating request had been attended to.
  12. AB

    AshleyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience, food was amazing, service 100% Highly recommend the spicy monkey cocktail!!

    Spice MonkeyResponded on June 15, 2022Thanks for sharing your fantastic experience, Ashley. We appreciate you and look forward to serving you again soon!

  13. SM

    SusieMP

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spice Monkey is our go to restaurant (when we can get in) whenever we are in the area as we come up from Sydney a fair bit. This is our favourite restaurant regardless of location. The food is absolutely amazing and every time we go we walk away talking about how ridiculously delicious everything is. The staff are great, always super friendly and given how busy the place is they never make you feel like you have to get in and out. We always come with a group and end up arguing on the way home about what the dish of the day was. I stand by my argument the coconut dumplings are the best ever, some say the chicken wings but even something as simple as the spicy edamame is right up there. We are never disappointed and always look forward to coming back.
  14. LB

    LousB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have always loved Spice Monkey ever since it opened. My husband and I went there a lot before he passed away. Well done!
  15. WF

    WilliamF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food - good friendly efficient service. Just that the live solo artist, while very good, was way too loud - very hard to hear what was being said across the table.

    Spice MonkeyResponded on June 15, 2022Thanks for the feedback, William. We do appreciate the information and take all of it on board. We hope you visit us again soon!

  16. MA

    MarkA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome awesome awesome awesome Awesome awesome awesome awesome Awesome awesome awesome awesome

    Spice MonkeyResponded on June 15, 2022Hi Mark! Thank you for your positive feedback, we hope to see you again soon!

  17. KM

    KerriM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome great all round would recommend to everyone

    Spice MonkeyResponded on June 15, 2022Thanks for dining with us and giving us your feedback, Kerri. Glad to know you enjoyed your experience. See you again soon!

  18. AR

    AnnR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Did not disappoint loved the food and staff very friendly

    Spice MonkeyResponded on June 15, 2022Thanks for taking the time to give us a review! We'd love to see you again. Thanks Ann :)

  19. MS

    MelissaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The kingfish sashimi and prawn dumplings were beyond amazing. The staff were super friendly and welcoming, the heaters on the ceilings provided some much needed warmth on a cold winters day and the outlook of the lake was just beautiful. I could not recommend this place enough.

    Spice MonkeyResponded on June 15, 2022Hi Melissa, Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are very happy you enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere. Come back again soon!

  20. K

    Kate

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spice Monkey is always a consistently fabulous restaurant. The food is beautiful and the service is excellent. The ambience is relaxed and friendly and the view from Spice Monkey, especially at sunset, is amazing.

    Spice MonkeyResponded on June 15, 2022Hi Kate, thank you for all the kind words, we really appreciate it, and glad to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We would love to see you again soon!

  21. AR

    AliR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great night at spice monkey, very accomodating for an allergy too. Thanks!

    Spice MonkeyResponded on June 15, 2022Thanks for the feedback Ali. Glad you enjoyed dining with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  22. HR

    HellenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great, one of my favourite restaurants, great food, service and view.

    Spice MonkeyResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you so much for your lovely review, Hellen! It was wonderful hearing you enjoyed your experience with us. We would love to see you again soon!

  23. b

    brigitte

    New South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, great staff, great place to eat, everything was awesome

    Spice MonkeyResponded on June 15, 2022Thanks for taking the time to give us a review! We'd love to see you again. Thanks Brigitte. :)

  24. GG

    GGoh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and location. Great to find a restaurant with such great food in Forster. The staff there were friendly and service was excellent. Strongly recommend anyone who's visiting Forster to dine here for lunch or dinner.

    Spice MonkeyResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you so much for your lovely review! It was wonderful hearing you enjoyed your experience with us. We would love to see you again soon!

  25. SD

    SteveD

    Perth

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and very friendly the food was varied and every dish delicious

    Spice MonkeyResponded on June 15, 2022Thanks for the feedback, Steve. We're glad you had a great dining experience with us. Come back again soon!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was beautiful Ours friends hadn't been before and they'll be back It's always good

    Spice MonkeyResponded on June 15, 2022Thanks for the great review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We would love to see you again soon!

  27. M

    Maggs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great dining experience. A repeat customer who will be back again

    Spice MonkeyResponded on May 31, 2022Thank you for the feedback Maggs. We always appreciate feedback from our valued customers. See you again soon.

  28. L

    Lizziel

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a lovely time, good food, excellent service. Highly recommend and look forward to dining at Spice Monkey again.

    Spice MonkeyResponded on June 15, 2022Thanks for the feedback, Lizzie. Glad you enjoyed dining with us. We look forward to celebrating the next family occasion with you.

  29. GN

    GregN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was really good and staff were friendly and informative

    Spice MonkeyResponded on May 31, 2022Thanks Greg for the review. Glad you enjoyed the food and service. Looking forward to seeing you again.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing as was the customer service.

    Spice MonkeyResponded on May 31, 2022Thanks for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed dining with us. We hope to see you again soon!

  31. LW

    LenW

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic location, meal and service. Never disappoints.

    Spice MonkeyResponded on May 31, 2022Thanks for the 5 stars and feedback Len. Have a great day!

  32. DD

    DeanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and nice atmosphere and service. Will be going again

    Spice MonkeyResponded on May 31, 2022Thanks for the feedback Dean. We really appreciate it. See you again soon.

  33. JP

    JillP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service Nice view Great wine and beer What more could you ask for
  34. HM

    HaydenMahaffey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere, layout, furnishings and food. I was highly impressed on the kind staff served us last night on the 20th of May and the live musician that was playing, they made it a perfect night to remeber. I highly reccomend this to anyone curious or interested about dining at spice monkey and advise that you will not be dissapointed one little bit. if its your first time dining I reccomend the Teriyaki Chicken Roll aswell as both the Pork Belly Bao and the Karaage Chicken Bao. there are many more options if you are more into seafood so dont be shy to ask the staff there as they will be more than welcoming to give you their advice. Definitely will be visiting there again in the near future.
  35. K

    Kdee

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is always exceptional at spice monkey.
  36. DP

    DonP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favourite restaurants and this visit didn’t disappoint.
  37. PM

    PenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing experience. The flavours were exceptional. Staff friendly and well informed re the menu. Highly recommend

    Spice MonkeyResponded on May 31, 2022Thanks for the great feedback Pen. See you again soon!

  38. EA

    EvaA

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was fantastic but I do think if you are being charged $8 per bottle corkage that the staff should at least open your bottle for you.

    Spice MonkeyResponded on May 18, 2022Thanks for the feedback, Eva. Glad you enjoyed the food. We do appreciate the information and take all of it on board. We hope you visit us again soon!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    41st Wedding Anniversary.

    Spice MonkeyResponded on May 18, 2022Thank you for celebrating your wedding anniversary with us. We hope you enjoyed dining with us. See you again soon!

  40. B

    Bunny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, friendly staff and yummy food! You won't be disappointed here. 🙂

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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 512 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 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

  • Neighborhood

    Forster

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 3:30 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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, Takeout, 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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