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“Overall disappointing” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Wang Thai

Wang Thai
Old Stellenbosch Road cnr Helderberg College Road, Somerset West, South Africa
021-855-0112
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Ranked #27 of 84 Restaurants in Somerset West
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Somerset West, South Africa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Overall disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

An overall very disappointing experience (3 times in a row now) from a restuarant that used to be considered one of the best in the town. Food arrived ice cold (carrots were still frozen on the dumplings) and had to be sent back, previous experiences include poor service and overpriced. No plans to return in the near future.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Frankfurt, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Very good sushi and Thai food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We had a good evening with very good food here. Sushi and Thaifood was very good. Easy place to go to

Visited March 2014
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Somerset West, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Food - out of this world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I have only ever had the best Thai experience at Wang Thai. Although the decor is now getting a little out dated the food deserves a full 5 stars!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“suprisingly high quality and authentic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We are lovers of spicy food and have eaten thai food on four continents, and remarkably this is our favourite thai restaurant outside of thailand . The service is excellent and the staff are always friendly , given how busy the place gets , and they are always happy to mix things up a bit to give us the seared tuna with the salad and dressing that we want or the curry or stirfry with the right components to give us a great meal, packed with tastes and flavours. we eat there at least once a week through the summer , and the kitchen provide a very consistent and high quality across the days and shifts - as far as we can tell anyway .

We eat a lot at the fancy gourmet winery favourites ( camphors, equus, waterkloof,rust en vrede, longridge ,tokara etc ) , and find that the wang thai is an excellent complement to these expensive and fancier places - and a bit more relaxed as well

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Somerset West
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31 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Take Away”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I have to mark Wang Thai down because we tend to get take away, rather than eat-in meals and on the last two occasions we received different food to that we had ordered.
My wife is a Coeliac and cannot eat wheat, and although we had asked for Rice Noodles we got wheat ones. Luckily I had ordered plain rice with my meal so I could swap with her: but I would have had to get the car out and schlep down to the WT, which I did not want to do.
The other time we ordered extra Soy but although we paid for it there seemed not to be any extra chunks in my meal.
The food itself is OK but it is not the only Thai restaurant in Somerset West and given a choice I would not use it again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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