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Wangthai Restaurant

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Nelson Mandela Bridge | Shop 120 1st Floor, Sandton Central, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
+27 11 784 8484
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only problem with this restaurant is, that it is really hard to find. It's inside the complex, on the first floor of the shopping centre. Close to the da Vinci hotel. The easiest way to find it is to ask the security guards. The place itself is very pleasant. Nice light, enough space between the tables, polite staff. But... More 

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Thank Nora W
Los Altos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good but not out of this world. That being said, it is definitely one of the better restaurants I've eaten at in Johannesburg. Good service. Nice for dinner for couples or families with older children. Not a lot of people at 8 pm on a Friday night in December. Kitchen closes early.

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Thank tali71
Randburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated on the Nelson Mandela Square it is a beautiful restaurant with great food for those who enjoy Asia cuisine. I would recommend Wok beef since it is not only the flavor but also the presentation that makes your mouth water. My wife had Phad Gra Phao Gai (chicken with basil) and she loved it as well. Keep in mind... More 

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Thank Mladen A
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was great although not the best Thai I've had (missing some flavor) This is overlooking Nelson Mandela Square, weather permitting, take an outside table I thought it was a little overpriced for quality/quantity/flavor (well probably paying for the location)

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Thank mahdint
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Just simply good food all the the time. Amazing restaurant with good atmosphere and service. A must visit if you like Thai food.

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Thank Kunle A
sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Stumbled upon the place for lunch. Probably better as an evening venue as it's dark and less of a day time feel, but was cool. Food good and service fine.

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Thank didot
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The service at this restaurant is excellent, but the food is just impeccable. We have enjoyed every meal we have had here, and we will be back very shortly.

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Thank Carthusia9
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

another excellent example of the great restaurants in south africa. we wanted a change in kitchen (no burger/meat) so decided to go thai. and that was no mistake. excellent food, great service and looking from the balcony over mandela square. all in all a great evening spent!

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Thank Patrick S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Having not had real Thai is some time it scratched the itch. Green prawn curry was just right - lots of heat. Tom kha gai though a little bland. And service was just ok. Still - a nice meal.

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Thank Zamamb
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Experienced cooking our food at the table having seafood vegetables and meat cooked in a broth. It was a first time for me and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nelson Mandela Bridge | Shop 120 1st Floor, Sandton Central, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 784 8484
Description
The flagship of the Thai Africa Group is undoubtedly Wangthai Sandton which overlooks the prestigious Nelson Mandela Square. The most authentic Thai restaurant outside of Thailand.

Wangthai Sandtonalso serves the DIY dining experience: sensational Thai Suki Hot Pot. A culinary concept which dates back over 1 000 years in Asian history, Thai Suki Hot Pot today - continues to tantalise the pallet and tease the senses with its fragrant oriental flavours.
Best enjoyed as a group affair; the Thai Suki Hot Pot sees an aromatic broth, brimming with flavourful 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 gentle poach their favourite selection of fresh ingredients.

There is very little effort involved, other than to indulge, at leisure, in the refreshingly light tastes of Thailand. Wangthai, invites both businessmen and women, as well as the social sect, to sample this ancient cooking tradition, to which it has added a unique measure of contemporary stylishness.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?