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Wang Thai (Sandton)

Wang Thai (Sandton) Write a Review
  • Location 27117848484
  • Phone Number Intersection of 5th Street and Rivonia Road,1st Floor, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, Johannesburg
  • email wangthaisandton@thai-africa.co.za
  • Opening Hours

    Monday to Thursday 12 noon-9.45pm, Friday and Saturday 12 noon-10.15pm, Sunday 12 noon-9pm

Cost
R55 - R89
Ambience
Authentic culture
Food
Asian, Bakery, Seafood, Thai

Critic's review

Food
This is royal Thai food where appearance and taste are as important as each other. There’s a vast menu, which means that there’s plenty to choose from even if you don’t like your food with a burn. Chefs’ specials include loog chin goong ping (minced prawn curry balls on a skewer served with a sweet chilli sauce) and Thai wok beef (cubed beef fillet, grilled to order, stir-fried in an oyster sauce and black pepper combination.) Western desserts like crème brûlée are given an Asian twist thanks to the addition of lemongrass and ginger. There’s also an extensive sushi menu.

Wine
There’s an impressive wine list with something for all tastes and palates.

Service
Helpful and efficient without being obtrusive.

Ambience
Opulent and upmarket with gold statues, curved walls and an eye-catching ceiling.

And...
Go in a party and share a number of the dishes to really get a feel of the place. (JW, September 2010)

User reviews

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    Poor experience. Starters and desserts were terrible. Main course was average. Not what we expected.

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    Looked forward to lunch at the only Wang Thai I had not yet visited. I have been a frequent diner at all Wang Thai restaurants in Cape Town. Very disappointed with what I understood to be the "flagship". Indifferent service, sloppy food and dirty glassware. The Tom Yum soup I ordered was tasteless and oily - sent it back. Spinach cones ordered by my companion paled in comparison with Constantial - fresh lemon cubed without the pit and peel having been removed. Above all, my wine was served in a glass that clearly had not been cleaned properly. 'Flagship" ? Clearly not. Big disappointment? Yes!

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    Excellent but I do not like to eat there because the size of the portions are extremely small and pathetic!

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    Had a quick mid-week dinner here recently. The wine by the glass range is average. The starters were good - Thai fish cakes remain a firm favourite. The mains were okay - I has the seafood hot plate, and my partner had the honey glazed duck (portion was quite small, but very flavoursome). Reasonable choice if you are in and around the Square.

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    Shocking meal. Very disappointed. Overpriced, poor service, no cutlery for either course, poor quality watery prawn curry. All round a shocker. And finally, overpriced. The R250 for a meal for one was a rip-off.

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Specials

Thai Suki Hot Pot

The new addition to the Wang Thai menu. Best enjoyed as a group affair; the Thai Suki Hot Pot sees an aromatic broth, brimming with Eastern ingredients, placed in a pot, and atop an induction stove – within the centre of the table. This simmers away throughout the evening, while guests gently poach their favourite selection of fresh ingredients.

Facilities

  • Alfresco
  • Booking required
  • Child friendly
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Parking
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi

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