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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitised menus
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Updated 06/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Great Asian Fusion
1. Great Asian Fusion
"Had a lovely meal here. Food was delicious, staff very friendly"
Pauline B
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2. Great location in Forster
2. Great location in Forster
"The best location in Forster, food is fabulous & well priced."
Charne L
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3. Love Spice Monkey
3. Love Spice Monkey
"Friday night entertainment is always good."
rif2015
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About
Spice Monkey is an Asian fusion restaurant in Forster. We believe that food feeds the soul. We design our menus to make people feel good. Our Asian fusion cuisine is served share plate style so that you and your family and friends can get the full experience of what our menu has to offer. Our expert sushi and sashimi chef will prepare your fresh sushi/sashimi selection to order and you can sit at our unique sushi bar and watch him create while you wait. Spice Monkey brings a new 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 12 and 6 people. Our inside bar area is another unique
PRICE RANGE
USD 7 - USD 24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Live Music, Waterfront, Dog Friendly, Family style, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was amazing, we got a selection of share plates and dumplings for the two of us. There was plenty of food we struggled to eat it all, and every bit of it was amazing. The Korean fried chicken wings were our favourite, but everything...we chose was great. The staff were extremely helpful and very friendly. 10/10More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Tina A, Management Team at Spice Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the awesome feedback. We are very happy you enjoyed our food and service. Thanks so much for taking the time to post this feedback! Hope to see you again here at Spice Monkey anytime soon!

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Reviewed 6 February 2020 via mobile

I almost don’t want everyone to know how great this little gem is, because I selfishly don’t want it to get so busy we can’t get in! Finally, a good Asian restaurant has arrived in Forster! These guys are serving great quality, well executed Asian...fusion in a lovely little lake side location. We were a little nervous to try the sushi & sashimi, as we are huge Japanese food fans & have eaten in very high end restaurants. This could go horribly wrong when in the wrong hands! But alas! It was surprising really good! All our meals were a big hit. A great evening was had by all! Our waiter was hilarious too & made the night all the more surprising! We will definitely be back on our next visit to the area. It’s quite obvious, these guys really do give a Monkey’s!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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TinaA2718, Management Team at Spice Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2020

Thank you for choosing us and for taking the time to write a review, nooshkin! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Our restaurant aims to provide a truly unique experience, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed...More

Reviewed 19 June 2021 via mobile

Been on my bucket list for quite some time.Happy to say not disappointed!! Staff, service, menu and then .....the food all awesome.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Tina A, Management team at Spice Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great feedback! We are glad to hear you enjoyed dining with us. We hope to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed 13 June 2021 via mobile

We had dinner here on our first day in Forster and to say that my husband and I were blown away is an understatement. There’s good food everywhere but this is SENSATIONAL food! We ordered the Kingfish sashimi, Ko Phan Ban, Duck wonton stack, and...the Thai Coconut Dumplings. All of them were amazing though my personal favourite was the kingfish sashimi. My husband doesn’t really like sashimi but he kept on raving about it. That alone was a feat! The staff were very friendly and gave great recommendations. They definitey added to the wonderful experience. Do yourself a favour and book ASAP! Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Tina A, Management team at Spice Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful dining experience here with us on TripAdvisor. It is indeed our pleasure to have pampered you and your husband's stomach well with good food and service. The entire team is looking forward to welcoming you soon!

Reviewed 10 June 2021

We’ve dined at a number of Asian inspired properties and the Spice Monkey does not disappoint. A midweek dine in at short notice, we were still able to get a table. The staff were very attentive and their advice on meal options was appreciated. We...ordered far too much and we’re able to take some home for the next day. We travel to Foster regularly and will definitely visit Spice Monkey again.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Tina A, Management team at Spice Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2021

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review on our Tripadvisor page. We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience in our restaurant. We'll make sure to pass on your great comments to the team and look forward...More

Reviewed 1 June 2021

We really enjoyed this little gem whilst visiting Forster. We had tempura prawns, spring rolls and pork belly and crab fried rice. So many great menu options. I cannot wait to return to try more...the service was great. Wasnt a lover of the wine list...maybe...some Hunter Valley wines would be nicer but a very small criticism. Overall fantastic fresh food with perfect service.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Tina A, Management team at Spice Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2021

Thanks for the great feedback, Elizabeth! We are very happy you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Cheers, Tina Management team

Reviewed 23 May 2021

Great venue, amazing views, you can admire the water views sitting outside or sitting indoors. Nice and casual, sit back with a glass of red listening to live music, how relaxing. Friendly staff, you don’t feel rushed. Tasty Food/dishes. Recommend.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Tina A, Management team at Spice Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2021

Thank you so much for the awesome feedback. We are very happy you enjoyed dining with us. Hope to see you again here at Spice Monkey! :)

Reviewed 15 May 2021 via mobile

Absolutely stunning food. We’ve here been before & was not disappointed yet again...Best to book as it’s a popular restaurant because the food, and the location is amazing!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Tina A, Management team at Spice Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2021

Thanks for the great review! We hope to welcome you back to the restaurant soon! :)

Reviewed 8 May 2021

First and most important, the food quality was top class. A great selection of asian dishes to choose from, there's something for everyone. Next, the service was first class - the staff were efficient, friendly and couldn't do enough to make our experience an enjoyable...one. Location was great, with views across Wallis Lake, and parking in memorial Drive was easy. All-in-all, a wonderful way to spend a Saturday lunch with family.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Tina A, Management team at Spice Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2021

Thanks for your kind review, Ian. We are so happy you enjoyed dining with us here at Spice Monkey Forster. The entire team is looking forward to welcoming you soon!

Reviewed 7 May 2021

As regular customers we decided on an early mothers day lunch and again we were not disappointed . The food was brilliant and the Kingfish Sashimi an absolute delight, the staff as usual attentive and helpful. This venue is the best in the area

Date of visit: May 2021
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Tina A, Management team at Spice Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2021

Thank you for this wonderful feedback! So glad you enjoyed dining with us and celebrating Mother's Day lunch. We appreciate you being a loyal customer and helping to share the word about us. See you again soon! :)

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Fizza_13
15 September 2020|
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Spice Monkey allow dogs or any 4 legged friends on leashes in the outdoor seating area.
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2 June 2020|
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Spice Monkey allow dogs or any 4 legged friends on leashes in the outdoor seating area.
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26 April 2019|
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Hi stevensdi, Happy Hour at Spice Monkey is from 4 pm – 6 pm Everyday. Yes, we do good Mojitos, cocktails and tap beers.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Spice Monkey

Yes, Spice Monkey offers takeaway services.

Yes, Spice Monkey offers delivery services.

Yes, Spice Monkey is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Spice Monkey is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5