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“Wonderful authentic Thai experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Erawan Thai Restaurant and Bar

Erawan Thai Restaurant and Bar
15 Wolfe St. Little Chelsea, Wynberg, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Wynberg
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful authentic Thai experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Had the pleasure of sharing a birthday celebration at this restaurant and it certainly exceeded expectations. Service was friendly, helpful and efficient. The menu is huge, with a full range of Dim Sum, traditional Thai Starters, Thai Salads, Soups, Curries, Stir Fries, vegetarian options and of course the Chef's Specials.

I opted for the steamed Dim Sum starter of Sa La Pao Nuea which were spicy beef dumplings filled with mushrooms, coriander, ginger and garlic served with a soya and chilli sauce. These were freshly made and you could taste the wonderful aromas of the coriander and ginger and then a mild bite from the spicy beef!

For the main I chose the Chef's Special of Par Nueng Sam Rod which was the steamed fish on a bed of fresh vegetables served with a choice of oyster sauce, red or green curry sauce or Thai spicy sauce. I chose the red curry sauce but I also tried it with some of the Thai spicy sauce which was equally as fantastic. This was one of the nicest main courses I have ever had at a Thai restaurant! The flavours were amazing, especially the sauce, the vegetables were colourful and fresh and not overcooked and the fish was soft and tender but still firm with not a single bone. There was a side of steamed rice but I did not even get to touch that as the main was so good on its own.

The atmosphere is relaxed and the quality of food is certainly good value for money. I will definitely be back again!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Dinner 13 January 2014”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Erawan exceeded all expectations with regard to Food, Ambiance, Service and Value for Money.
We were a table of 5 and all the dishes (starters and mains) were well executed and authentic to Thai cuisine. A restaurant that we would recommend to anyone who enjoys this style of cuisine and one we will all be returning to.

Sally Henstock

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Mediocre dinner at Erawan”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Had dinner for the first time here last week and was rather disappointed. The service was terrible - we had to ask for menus, ask for someone to take our order, ask for someone to top up our wine. Prices where high for very average food and not much atmosphere.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town, South Africa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Always a pleasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This resturant always delivers. Clean, quick, pleasant service. Constantly good food. Remember to book. Winter has a great fire indoors. Cosy and romantic.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Consistently the best value and quality thai restaurant in Cape Town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

As a vegetarian I have never been disappointed by this restaurant, ever. You have to make a reservation - it's very popular with the locals.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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