We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wangthai Restaurant

Nelson Mandela Bridge | Shop 120 1st Floor, Sandton Central, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
+27 11 784 8484
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (56 reviews)
“duck” (17 reviews)
“rice” (16 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Nelson Mandela Bridge | Shop 120 1st Floor, Sandton Central, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (386)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

41 - 50 of 346 reviews

Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

The food is good! Atleast their version of curries, the red and the green curry, however it doesn't taste like true thai curry once have been to Thailand, that was a bit of a let down. However everything else still feels and looks thai. Do...More

Thank Bongie K
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Had roasted duck which was suppose to be their signature dish, it was so dry it hurts to eat it. Portion of rice was very small and you could barely feel the spice at all in the main dishes.

Thank Jean-Luc L
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Doesn't taste like one. A glorious triumph of style over substance. Inadequate use of essential Thai flavours. Thai beef salad tasted overwhelmingly of celery. Not much beef. Stir fried seafood had a tantalisingly small hint of basil. Looks like it should be 5 star. Tastes...More

Thank milstead01
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had a very bland meal, the waitress was not very good and we had to keep trying to get her attention. It was a most disappointing evening, and we left after paying a large bill but unhappy with our food.

Thank marypbarnard
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Excellent staff with superb menu! The pad thai is very authentic! The restaurant is located right in Nelson Mandela square overlooking Nelson Mandela's statue and the water fountain. The staff are very well trained - polite and quick to respond! The manager is lovely too!

Thank Lifesuitcase
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my fiance came and visited your lovely restaurant one week away from our wedding. Food was divine accompanied by friendly staff. Was so nice to relax and be treated with amazing food. Will come again! :)

Thank WillemAnchane
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Decor is lovely. Service was hurried and poor when asked for menu to be explained. Noodles were lumpy. Both meals of chicken and seafood had similar taste. Have tasted better elsewhere. Will definitely not return.

Thank Suresh A
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit for small bites after a busy work day. Nice atmosphere to sit outside. Great wine selection.

Thank JTOwings
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Place is nice. Services were not as these cheap restaurants I've been they are better. Had duck meet and noodles. It was so dry for the level of a restaurant. Then we ask for a chilli. They did not add olive oil. It was just...More

Thank zoLa s
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The food is not matching the price. Food was average but over priced. Clean restaurant. Service good. Atmosphere stiff. It may appeal to others. For me it's not worth a revisit. Portions was small too.

1  Thank lordfinsbury
Nearby Restaurants
The Butcher Shop & Grill
2,564 reviews
.02 km away
Pappas on the Square
469 reviews
.01 km away
Trumps Grillhouse and Butchery
831 reviews
.02 km away
Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg
814 reviews
.03 km away
Nearby Attractions
Nelson Mandela Square
2,039 reviews
.01 km away
4,613 reviews
.42 km away
Sandton Convention Centre
267 reviews
.32 km away
Sandton City
80 reviews
.49 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Wangthai Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing