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Wangthai Restaurant

Nelson Mandela Bridge | Shop 120 1st Floor, Sandton Central, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
+27 11 784 8484
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“thai food” (62 reviews)
“duck” (19 reviews)
“rice” (19 reviews)
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12:00 - 22:00 Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Nelson Mandela Bridge | Shop 120 1st Floor, Sandton Central, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wow, the sushi was fantastic, the R140 pinotage was out of this world and the Padthai so delicious!! We were lucky enough to have Susan serve us who was so attentive and wonderful. Will be back in a heart beat.

Thank 879kirstenb
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Unless you are in a group you are basically ignored and waiters aren't interested in serving you. Basic etiquette is not practiced. the prawn green curry was rushed with sharp flavors not to mention they weren't deschelled properly. Definately not value for money.

Thank Trek01748531894
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is certainly convenient and it has also been many years since I have been to Wangthai. It hasn't changed much and would be considered fine dining in terms of the atmosphere and setting. Well acquainted with Thai food and customs (sister-in-law) I can...More

Thank Angela H
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

What looks like a beautiful restaurant, doesn’t follow through with food and service!! The service was up there with the worst, the waitress was no where to be seen the whole night during the meal, and took 20min to bring the bill!! The food was...More

Thank WSA79
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Just at Nelson Mandela Square there is this wonderful Thai restaurant: very authentic, super friendly service and the food is just great. We’ve been served fast and exceptionally. Prices are in the middle. Thai beer and perfect Cape wines. If I like Thai you must...More

Thank docsteffen2017
Reviewed 13 September 2018

The food is quite good compared to other Thai restaurants we've been to abroad. I came here twice during our stay in JoBurg. I noticed that the waiter/waitress didn't write down our order and the second time we were here, even though we ordered only...More

Thank PhrueksA R
Reviewed 9 September 2018

My wife and I were greeted at the door and shown to a table next to the window with a nice view of Mandela Square. The restaurant is clean, modern and exquisite. Our waiter was attentive, courteous and hospitable. I wish I could remember his...More

Thank freddiemv2
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

So here’s the thing I love Thai food and I am a sucker for it but if you are a lover of proper authentic Thai food then this place will not satisfy you. I wanted to experience Wang Thai for the longest time but we...More

Thank pavanian
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Stayed in the area for 5 days and ate at Wangthai twice. Ever meal was great and I loved the different soups I tried. They were spot on. You have a great view of the Nelson Mandela square. After eating all the food I walked...More

Thank jbrandonsanders
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great Seafood and Asian Dishes. Wonderful casual atmosphere. Great service. We eat there every time we are in Johannesburg.

Thank PAUL D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
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.
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