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3325 28th St
Boulder, CO 80301 (Map & Directions)
Phone: (720) 564-0707
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Neighborhood: 28th-29th St

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Additional Dining Info

Yes - $12 minimum order

Accepts Credit Cards


Good for Kids




Price Point
$ $ - Cheap Eats (Under $10)
$$ - Moderate ($11-$25)
$$$ - Expensive ($25-$50)
$$$$ - Very Pricey (Over $50)


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M-Sat 11am-9:30pm Sun 4:30pm-9:30pm

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Top Reviews of Five Spice

review_stars 12/16/2011 - Suzanne Guidry
Five Spice is flippin' delicious, they have some different things on their menu than the typical Chinese fare, and their lunch specials are extremely reasonable.

review_stars 09/19/2010 - Brian Rush
Ummm... I can't believe the mix between excellent and terrible. I imagine the 4 and 5 star ratings are from people affiliated with this place. Not good! Don't bother!

review_stars 06/20/2010 - Melissa
A horrible experience! Don't try it! The worst asian food we have ever had, couldn't even eat the entree. Do yourself a favor, go somewhere else!

review_stars 03/14/2010 - ashley
I've had take-out from here 3 times and loved every dish! We've had the Tropical Rice, Crispy Duck, and Orange Chicken. Plus, the people have been very nice every time.

review_stars 01/18/2010 - Victoria
This is the best Asian food in town

review_stars 08/25/2009 - Julia
This place was a huge disappointment. We ordered the Thai Peanut Curry, which the menus states comes with "broccoli and bell peppers in a thick peanut sauce." What we got was your typical chinese mixed vegetables (zucchini, broccoli, peppers, carrots, mushrooms, bok choy), in a runny yellow sauce that was extremely bland and barely tasted like peanuts or curry. It was pretty much inedible. We also got the orange chicken, which was a bit better, but not much. The breading got so mushy as we ate that it would come right off the chicken when you cut into it, and also became pretty inedible. Overall, it was a huge disappointment, and I do not recommend this place at all.

review_stars 05/04/2009 - Jo Jo
After visited almost every Chinese restaurant around the northeast of Denver, I must say this is one of the best restaurant in Boulder area I ever went.
It is an unforgettable experience to dine there. The smell of the foods, taste of dishes and the way they cook the foods. Wow! My mouth is watering.
Do not just listen to my opinions, try it yourself and I bet you will agree with me.

review_stars 12/15/2008 -
If you like crab Rangoon with a lot of filling definitely go here. Sesame chicken is good, only breast meat is used which is nice. Every other dish we have tried the vegetables are always fresh which is a plus. If you like spice they definitely accommodate that and add it to any dish you like. Never eaten in, seems a bit crowded, but if you phone in your order it is ready for pick up in about 10 minutes. HUGE portions, my husband and I split one appetizer and one entree and there is always more then enough.

review_stars 09/20/2008 -
I ordered off the traditional menu. The food is great. Sometimes I wonder how they even make money with the amount of food they give you. We had seafood tofu, 2 other dishes, plus a soup. Well under 50 and will probably last us 3 meals. Great food at unbeatable price.

review_stars 09/15/2008 -
always fast, good food, and happy people. tropical fried rice is bomb!

review_stars 09/12/2008 - Kate
We have done eat in and delivery from this place. It's tiny in side and the service wasn't that great. They women we've encountered seem to be prone to the old hairy eyeball whenever a customer walks in the door. It's as if they're hoping the restaurant will just get it over with and go out of businessmen. I hope that as well. I first ordered sesame shrimp. The sauce was tasteless and there was so much breading on the shrimp it could have been anything in side. My husband enjoyed the fried rice because with enough siracha sauce it drowned out everything. We were the only people in the place at lunch time, but I figured it must have been an off day.

The next time we tried this place it was for takeout. I tried to speak very clearly when ordering Terriyaki chicken, steamed edamame and Siracha beef. I thought all had gone well until my husband hot gotten home to realize they had given us Sesame chicken instead. After the shrimp disaster I was not going to eat the chicken. Upon calling back and letting them know they'd given us the wrong dish, the woman blew up at my husband telling him that it was I who had ORDERED the wrong dish and it was not their fault. I was furious this woman spoke to my husband that way! Not only did they make him drive back to the restaurant to replace the dish, they wanted him to pay for both dishes. By the time he got home everything was cold. There was a half a breast of chicken congealed on a mound of barely cooked broccoli. We paid $30 for this.
They coupons on their take out/delivery menu are for free spring rolls after you buy $50 of nasty food and a free shrimp appetizer with $80 purchase! Who orders that much Chinese food at one time.

This place is ridiculous in every way and I will never go there again.

review_stars 08/12/2008 - Sandra
My family has eaten in and taken out, both lunch and dinner. We have never been disappointed. The steamed dumplings are the best around and we are fond of the fried rice. Not on the menu items are Honey Shrimp or Honey chicken, also excellent! Good value for family eating!

review_stars 05/10/2008 - Bongo
Literally the best crispy duck I've ever had, by far. Also, be sure to ask for the "traditional menu." The ginger fish and the eggplant dishes off of that menu are incredibly tasty. Five Spice is my new favorite Chinese restaurant.

review_stars 05/08/2008 -
This place is just as good as Golden Lotus in my opinion. I have eaten in a few times. The floor space is small but the ceilings are very high and alleviates the cramped feeling. I actually find the place calming and not so stuffy like the Lotus.

review_stars 11/15/2007 - SCS
The food is pretty good to me I had the Pad Se-Lew and it was pretty good. I didn't eat in, the atmosphere seems a bit cramped.

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