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2292 Hendersonville Rd, Arden, NC 28704-2741
828-684-2777
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Thai food

Delicious food...pad thai is fantastic! I drove by this place for years (-big mistake on my part) because it is in an old building...inside it is very clean and Wan Pen herself is there to greet you with a smile. All food is fresh and flavorful...may go back again tomorrow!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Delicious food...pad thai is fantastic! I drove by this place for years (-big mistake on my part) because it is in an old building...inside it is very clean and Wan Pen herself is there to greet you with a smile. All food is fresh and flavorful...may go back again tomorrow!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Do not assume all Thai food is good -- this place is so disappointing: the food is not good, the atmosphere is typical strip-mall. I went twice, thinking perhaps I just ordered the wrong thing -- a mistake.

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Tryon, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I am a serious foodie, Thai is my favorite, I've eaten at Thai restaurants all over the east coast, I've been a loyal customer of Wanpen since 1998. It's absolutely the best I've ever had, time and time again. Do yourself a favor and order B1 Tom Yum Chicken, it's a soup served with a side of rice and it... More 

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Marshall, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My husband and I have been long time customers of Wanpen. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant! Beside authentic Thai food the service is wonderful and Wanpen makes you feel like family. Its a treasure of South Asheville!! Missy & Nathan:)

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Asheville, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

I reviewed this place in 2012 and it was very good but the last 2 times I've been in 2013 haven't been so hot. The service is always good but the food was just so so anymore:( there r better places with better atmosphere around now.

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Mills River, North Carolina, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Wan Pen in south Asheville is THE best Thai food in town. It's a hole in the wall place but so delicious, authentic, clean, and fresh. Odds are Wan Pen herself will serve your food. She is very articulate, as are all of the waitstaff, and they are able to help every customer find something they will love, whether vegetarian... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

We were on our way to Hendersonville as out of towners and stumbled our way in. The family owned restaurant makes you feel you are part of the family! The lunch combination is a veritable feast with an egg roll, spicy or mild chicken soup stocked with tender chicken! We had broccoli with brown noodles and gravy- yummy! The chicken... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

The food at Wanpen is always outstanding. Fresh vegetables, meats, soups, and noodles with luscious sauces. Not much to look at - don't expect anything fancy. The food is the star here - Tom Yum Gai soup, Pad Thai, vegetable LoMein, hot chicken wings, all yummy! Owners are always onsite. The talented husband does the cooking, while the very charming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

We have been customers of Wanpen for many years and have to say that it is the best Thai we have eaten. It is the standard by which we judge other Thai restaurants. We believe it to be authentic and an excellent value. As others have mentioned, the atmosphere is not polished but it is clean and kind'a campy. Very... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

We're not big on thai, but our friends are, so we stopped here for lunch. The food was very good and we enjoyed the outdoor seating. Plenty to pick from, but it appeared that there's only one menu, so no true lunch specials. Because of that, it was a little pricey for lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2292 Hendersonville Rd, Arden, NC 28704-2741
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Arden
  • Phone Number: 828-684-2777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

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