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65 Durban Road | Mowbray, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
+27 (21) 6896157
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Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dakar, Senegal
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127 reviews 127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I first visited this restaurant over ten years ago when I lived in Cape Town. It was reliably great Thai food then and I'm happy to report that last month when I visited Cape Town, nothing had changed. It was tasty, excellent service, and a great atmosphere.

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My absolute favourite Thai restaurant, the only way to get more authentic Thai food is to go to Thailand. The service is good, the food excellent, especially for hot food lovers.. Fantastic place, recommend it to everyone who likes good quality hot spicy food.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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96 reviews 96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We are regular patrons of chai-yo. Food is consistently good and served in pretty Thai crockery. Our favourite dishes Chicken Pad Thai, Sam Ros or the Lard Prik - fish dishes, Litchee Duck. Service is not always up to scratch but thankfully the food makes up for this. The Tom Yum soup is one of the best. They do get... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is where I fell in love with the Thai cuisine. What a wonderful experience. The food is great and can be dummed down to the local pelit or ordered as the authentic item. Enjoy.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My family loves coming to this restaurant for dinner when we all find ourselves at home at the same time. The food is excellent and we love the idea of everyone sharing food from different plates. The staff is always very friendly and welcoming. Hope to come by soon for some Angry Beef and Honey Chicken.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

We received very poor service on more than one occasion at chai-yos. We went back after the first time as it is a neighborhood restaurant the food is good and we hoped that the poor service was a 'once-off'. Unfortunately the bad service was repeated on the second visit. We complained to the owner but have received no response to... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The other day we waited more than an hour for our food to arrive, and when we said this to the waitress she denied it. The food was ok--though this messed up on one of the orders. but we were so starved by the time that food arrived that we ate it anyways. This isnt the first time we have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We had a wonderful meal here with several things I had never tried in Thai restaurants in London. Incredible food (very good value!) and great staff. I ended up going back two nights in a row.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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210 reviews 210 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

A friend who lives nearby had recommended Chai-yo to me in the past, and I finally made it for lunch recently. I loved the atmosphere of the main dining room, and had a great meal. The selection of dim sum was a great starter, and the ginger chicken was fresh and very tasty. I was delighted by the heat level.... More 

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Pretoria
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Authentic, tasty, reasonable and unpretentious - always a place for a celebratory dinner with friends and family.

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Address: 65 Durban Road | Mowbray, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (21) 6896157
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
Cuisine: Thai

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