One of the nice things about this sort of Thai cooking is that you can adjust the heat as suits your palate. Take them at their word when they say that “hot” is hot and go for something that you will like. The spring rolls are a delicious way to start, or take a selection of really good dim sum with delicious dipping sauces. The deep fried sweetcorn cakes with the sweet chilli dipping sauce are legendary. There is also a vast sushi menu even though technically this does not emanate from Thailand. Nevertheless, it is well worth trying.
For mains there are different kinds of curries featuring fish and fowl (of which the duck is the best). Vegetarian options are also delicious and could convert a few to this kind of cooking. Desserts of chocolate spring rolls, fried banana and sticky rice pudding with coconut milk make a great ending.
There is a fairly representative list that well-priced. If you are really fussy, take your own.
Usually very good unless they get really busy.
Located right on the Milnerton beach, at the mouth of the lagoon, there is a deck with sides that can be raised for when the wind is strong. Otherwise take shelter in the cosy but large interior with wraparound windows so you can still take in the view.
Bookings are essential on the weekend at this very popular spot. Look out for specials.
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If you’re a lover of eastern-inspired cuisine – this is the place for you. Wang Thai boasts a superb range of dishes that are bursting with flavour and spicy aromas. Starters range from top-class sushi to crisp spring rolls served with a decadent plum or sweet chilli sauce and your choice of filling. For mains, delve into the 602 Phad Medmamuang – wok-fried cashew nuts infused with chilli paste and your choice of either duck, chicken, prawn or tofu filling. Another favourite, the 606 Phad Kra Tha Ront, is wok-fried with mixed vegetables served on a hotplate and cooked in a special red sauce with your choice of protein. For dessert, the dark chocolate brownie filled with nuts and served with ice cream is a must-have.
There’s a selection of sweet, dry and sparkling wines on offer. And if you’re looking for something sweet with a bit of a kick, there’s a modest menu of Dom Pedros and specialist coffees to choose from.
The waiters impressively know the menu and specials quite well, which makes choosing a meal effortless. However, the cutlery and crockery is in need of an upgrade.
The beautiful sea views create a welcoming atmosphere and compliment the eastern-inspired décor. On a warm day, you can enjoy your meals outside or if you enjoy the hustle and bustle of the restaurant scene, you can opt for a seat at the bar or in the indoor dining area. Wang Thai has all the elements that make up a good dining experience, all you need to add to the mix is great company.
The authentic Thai fare begins with top-quality ingredients, imported spices and fresh local produce. Start with the feather-light prawn blanket tempura, steamed dim sum and chicken satay with peanut sauce – the stars of the starter menu. Subtle spice infusions of fresh basil, coriander, chilli, garlic, lemongrass, lime and galangal mingle in one of the most fragrant versions of tom yum soup made outside of Thailand.
You’ll find plenty of choice for vegetarians across the menu, with tofu and soya substitutes for meat. The menu reflects regional Thai culinary influences, from the fiery red curries of the north to milder curry masala and panang from the south, and seafood in coconut milk from the islands. Whether you like your Thai wok-fried, steamed, stewed or grilled, try a specialty dish like the litchi curry, which will set your taste buds alight with its sweet, savoury, sour and spicy notes. If you’re confused by the choice, share a set menu for two or four (R147 - R203).
They offer a good, well-priced selection of Cape wines (for example, Springfield and Brampton) by variety and blend, and you’ll also notice off-dry varieties to match the spicy flavours of Thai fare. Or try a Thai beer or island cocktail.
Consistently good, with sound advice on how to mix and match flavours and textures in the Thai style.
The feel is of a laid-back family vibe on the seafront, with views over Table Bay from the outside deck. It’s a great place for sundowners.
Start your visit with sundowners and a sushi and sashimi platter, before ordering your mains on a mild, medium and hot spice spectrum.
Ishay GovenderA perfect spot to have low-key meals. The restaurant is cosy and decked in the requisite amount of brass Eastern artifacts. Outdoor seating remains very popular, with incredible views of the mountain and city. The menu is the same as the rest of the chain – spot-on Thai flavours – but regular specials keep things interesting. (Eat Out magazine 2014)
This restaurant has a great setting. We dined there on the evening of the 29th of March. The place was not too full as we arrived just before the evening rush, hoping to catch the sunset.
We had two of the Thai soups for starters, and some of the duck spring-rolls, which were excellent. We had a problem with one of the starters but the manager was gracious enough to come to our table and apologise in person. Nice touch.
We ordered the litchi Thai curry and the green Thai curry, both with chicken. As green curry was both our favourite we opted to change things up with the litchi take on Thai, which was sweet, with a tamarind finish but very pleasant.
The green curry was intriguing, intriguing to the point of us questioning its authenticity. It was the first time we'd had a Thai curry without bamboo shoots, Thai basil and peas. It was also the first time we'd had a Thai curry with tomato chunks and butternut. Whether or not it was authentic, it definitely did not meet our expectations of a dish we've come to know well.
The service was great, and overall we had an average time at a place that held out so much promise.
Love the setting, especially for lunch outside, the food is very good. Service is normally also very good, but in peak times can get quite slow, which is fine if you know and have enough time. Great restaurant right on the beach!
Extremely slow service in a relatively empty restaurant for lunch on Monday 18th Feb.