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Chef Micky’s Private Dining

1 Review
Thai
Phone Number 0733148188 Opening Hours

Monday closed; Tuesday to Saturday 12noon to 9.30pm; Sunday 12noon to 8pm

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Menu

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Details

Cost
R100 avg main meal
Food
Thai
Corkage
No BYO
Cost
R100 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Quick meals
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Beer served, Dinner, Food, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways

Location and contact

102 Corlett Drive, Johannesburg

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Kate Liquorish

Food

The menu is divided into starters, soups, stir-fries, seafood, curries, noodles and specials. Everything is made from scratch – you won’t find any store-bought pastes or concentrates in Micky’s kitchen. She uses whole stalks of lemon grass, lime leaves, curry leaves and chillies, chopped and crushed in a pestle and mortar. (This also means you’ll find these whole ingredients in your dishes.)

The food is outstanding. Her tom yums and chicken coconut soups, sultry and delicious, are rich with stock and pack a flavour punch. The stir-fries (oyster sauce, spicy basil, black pepper, angry duck and spicy eggplant) are crisp and fresh. The curries are beautifully aromatic and intense, while the prawn pad Thai is unlike any pad Thai you’ve had – you won’t be presented with a plate brimming with oily noodles and dotted with the occasional shrivelled prawn, but rather a delicate balance of fresh and aromatic ingredients in equal quantities: noodles, fresh herbs, sprouts, egg, scrumptious prawns and crispy pieces of tofu with lemon wedges. Plus, the accompanying ground peanuts, vinegars and chillies make it feel like a celebratory feast – it’s worth visiting simply to have this dish.

Also notable, although understandably pricier, are the speciality fish dishes: whole deep fried fish or steamed fish with tamarind, ginger and spring onion, lemon chilli or Micky’s homemade sweet chilli sauce.

Cooking like this does take time, though – expect a 20 minute wait on quiet days and anything up to 45 minutes on busy days. It’s so worth it.

Drinks

BYO for now, as they wait on their liquor licence.

Service

Patience is key: the service is rudimentary and the waitresses are still finding their feet. If you’re wanting to know what to order, ask for chef Micky to come out and assist.

Ambience

The space is bright and open; simple square tables are laid with black-and-red cloths and walls are dressed with Micky’s awards and a few Thai artworks. The restaurant is set amongst an open strip mall of shops that all face Corlett Drive, but the food, rather than the setting, is the main attraction.

Best for…

Family lunches or dinner with friends

(August 2019)

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