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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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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“thai food” (56 reviews)
“prawn parcels” (4 reviews)
“rice” (19 reviews)
Open Now
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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really excellent Thai food that offers everything good about the cuisine - aromatic and spicy yet fragrant. Was a lovely combination on flavors Service was good and the manager resolved an issue efficiently. Good setting overlooking Sandton Square. Very enjoyable overall!

Thank rodney120
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant used to be really good. What a disappointment it has become. A couple of us ordered seafood platters and most of it was of disappointing quality and grossly over cooked. The manager had an unfriendly attitude and was argumentative. She hasn’t learnt the...More

Thank 161nicola
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Great atmosphere, the food is always sensational, love the service (Mr Pride, many thanks to you). Will return soon.

Thank K711EMsteve
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

A nice atmosphere and in my experience always reasonably busy in a tourist trap with plenty of alternatives. I enjoy the blend of Thai flavours with local ingredients such as Ostrich creating relatively unusual and tasty dishesz

Thank David H
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Situated right by Nelson Mandela’s giant statue the Wangthai serves very decent Thai food. The service was prompt and pleasant, and the atmosphere relaxed. The Tom Yum Goom soup was excellent and the green curry had a gentle kick, although it was ordered to be...More

Thank Drakesy
Reviewed 15 March 2018

The starters of fish cakes and prawn parcels with plum sauce were delicious. For main course we both had duck, a red duck curry and an angry duck, both delicious as well. Service was quick and informed and wine list included a wide variety.

Thank Kwassie
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Absolutely delicious!!! Very nice place, good service, great wine and especially delicious thai food.

Thank Grifone76
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here on Saturday afternoon. I loved the ambiance. The food was fresh and tasty but not too many options for vegetarians. I had some corn filled samosa type starter which was quite tasty. The pad Thai I ordered for my main was awful....More

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Located right adjacent to Nelson Mandelas statue this restaurant offers excellent choice of menu, personalized and efficient service and food tastes great.

Thank Lalitanu
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Great food cooked at the table in a vegetable broth. Great experience and good healthy flavorsome food. Recommended.

Thank William G
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Restaurant Details

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