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Wanpen Thai & Chinese

103 Brenwood St, Berea, KY 40403
(859) 985-1010
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Ranked #13 of 43 restaurants in Berea
Cuisines: Asian
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English first
Berea, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Mrs. Wan Pen is from Thailand and knows how to prepare some amazing dishes! I am fond of the red curry dishes but I've never had a dish that wasn't delicious. The restaurant itself could be updated. But Mrs. Wan Pen is a hard working lady that really cares about her customers and the food that she serves. Give it... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Awesome food. Owner lady is the sweetest person. The only problem is you never know when they are open. Seem to have strange hours. Half the time we try to go there the parking lot is empty and they are closed.

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Berea, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We love this restaurant! Wan Pen is the owner/ master chef of this small, excellent restaurant. Food is prepared quickly, and is always delicious. Our favorites are the lunch specials, especially the red and green curries. You can ask for your food to be prepared mild, or extra hot if you prefer. If you do not specify , it comes... More

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Kentucky
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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Wanpen is the real deal, not just another "Thai in a box" restaurant. We've been eating here since our daughter was in kindergarten and she will graduate from college next year. The food is excellent and the service is unbeatable, although the decor is kind of "hometown diner meets Thailand". She has watched my daughter grow up and we feel... More

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Jonesborough, Tennessee, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Most of my friends in Berea told me that this was a great place to eat. They were very friendly, and the place was full, which makes me think that they really do usually do a good job. I think we hit them on an "off" day, though. The food was good, but the service was a little lacking. My... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Had lunch... I ordered green curry with tofu, which was very good... Wish brown rice were an option but wasn't. Hot & sour soup wasn't what we were use to ( it was made with a brown sauce kind of base... But not horrible). Hubby had Szechuan chicken & was ok but again a kind of brown sauce, not what... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Average is the perfect word to describe this restaurant. Had s&s chicken & egg rolls. Need new booths!

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Covington, KY
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234 reviews 234 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I really want to give this restaurant an "excellent" review because the food we had was excellent. But there's something to be desired when it comes to cleanliness. Wanpen greeted us and told us to sit anywhere. We wanted a table but some were very small and we hesitated taking a large table for just 2 people. She encouraged us... More

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Berea, Kentucky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I have lived in berea for over 2 years and I had never been to this place until may. However, after I went there for once I liked it a lot so that I went there for 2 times more the week followed. They serve Chinese and Thai food and the food is very decent. It tastes like authentic but... More

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Berea, Kentucky
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I had never had Thai before coming to this small restaurant I ordered squid panar. It was very chewy and different, but quite tasty. The owners are nice as well and are very friendly. I recommend this restaurant to any person traveling through Berea!!

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