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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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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“thai food” (54 reviews)
“duck” (17 reviews)
“rice” (16 reviews)
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Nelson Mandela Bridge | Shop 120 1st Floor, Sandton Central, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

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)

Thank mahdint
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.

Thank Kunle A
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.

Thank didot
Reviewed 28 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.

Thank Carthusia9
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...More

Thank Patrick S
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.

Thank Zamamb
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.

Thank William G
Reviewed 20 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
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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, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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