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103 Brenwood St, Berea, KY 40403
(859) 985-1010
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food, and a lot of it!

My husband and I are big fans of this place. It has both Thai and Chinese foods. I believe the owner is Chinese, but is a certified Thai chef. Prices are very reasonable, and the portions are generous. I ordered Pad Thai with tofu. It came with soup, an egg roll, fried or steamed rice, and hot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
ambercamille
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Lancaster, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I am a local here at Berea I attend Berea community school and am a senior my classmate works here and I know the food is all hand made down to the hand breaded sesame chicken. I have lived in Berea close to ten years now and have are here regularly. Yummm

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London, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Don't expect a buffet like the younger crowd is used to, but expect one of the best dinners that you have had with Thai. Get the egg roll, its about as big as your wrist as well as the hotsour and egg drop soup. This last visit I had the General Tso's hot and it was grade A perfect! Not... More 

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Lancaster, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My husband and I are big fans of this place. It has both Thai and Chinese foods. I believe the owner is Chinese, but is a certified Thai chef. Prices are very reasonable, and the portions are generous. I ordered Pad Thai with tofu. It came with soup, an egg roll, fried or steamed rice, and hot or iced tea.... More 

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Chapel Hill, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Looking for a spot for a late lunch and decided on Wanpen. Two of us had soup. I had the Thai noodle soup Tom Yum and the someone had the Non-noodle version. Both were excellent and perfectly spiced. Usually I like to add condiments, but this hit the right level from the start. Two others had Pad Thai and a... More 

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Richmond, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The owner is wonderful and the food is just as great. I had the sesame chicken and it was very, very good. The owner checked on us throughout the meal and made us feel at home.

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Crossville, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We stopped here for lunch while on a trip. They have a nice lunch special that includes soup and tea. I had the pad tai which was quite good. The booth we sat in had very worn seats and was pretty uncomfortable. The place is tiny and worn-down looking, but the food is good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've been a fan of Wanpen since she opened many years ago. Now that I live in another county I don't get her food as much as I would like. The atmosphere in the restaurant could be better, but the food is amazing! I get takeout frequently on my way home from the grocery store. I especially recommend the sesame... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We stopped for dinner right off the highway and we were worried we would be relegated to Subway. We saw Wanpen and decided to stop. Despite getting the wrong entree, it was very good. I decided to stay with the wrong entree after tasting it, the Super Noodles were very tasty. The atmosphere was okay, clean and comfortable. A great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Oh yes...My wife said..."Look, a Chinese restaurent." Did she pick a winner. First, we noticed it was a Thai/Chinese place. I love Thai food...and I was hungry and really in the mood for some delicious Pad Thai. Well, here we were, on IS 75 heading for Asheville NC, in Berea, Kentucky...(Where's dat?)...and Wan Pen proved to be a real diamond... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 103 Brenwood St, Berea, KY 40403
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Berea
  • Phone Number: (859) 985-1010

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Thai

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