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“Hands down - best steak in Ao Nang! Not to mention desserts and coffee..”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Wanna's Place

Wanna's Place
Ranked #43 of 265 Restaurants in Ao Nang
Price range: $13 - $23
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Wanna’s Place Restaurant located direct at the beachfront of ao nang with breathtaking view to the andaman seaproviding varieties of Thai and Swiss dishes.SPECIAL"STEAK ON HOT STONE"
Sydney, Australia
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“Hands down - best steak in Ao Nang! Not to mention desserts and coffee..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

My husband and I had dinner at Wanna's Place on the 2nd of January. A very popular restaurant in town and it is no wonder why! We ordered the Angus steaks on a hot plate, one with gratin and the other with fries and we were not disappointed. Stephan (owner) tells us that the steaks are imported from Australia. Desserts were also amazing (panacotta simply divine) and last but not least, I have to say their coffees are the best that I had in Ao Nang. My Swiss husband (who is also a chef by trade) gives the food two thumbs up!

If you're visiting Ao Nang, make Wanna's a must. As noted in earlier reviews, best to go early as queues can get long particularly during peak season... (This restaurant is also part of a boutique hotel so will automatically be catering for their in house guests)

A special thank you to Stephan and your staff for their hospitality...

Bruno and Natalie

  • Visited January 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not #1 on our list”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Really liked the "no reservation" policy. Get there before 7:30 if you don't want to wait too long, we had one table ahead of us. Service was slow but there's an apology in the menu. Hot stone dish was a great success, we tried beef & lamb. Otherwise an uninspiring menu. Or order was complicated but came exactly as we wanted.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Wordinc
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Stephanscheidegger, Owner at Wanna's Place, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
We appreciate such positive feedback that we are getting as a result of our efforts to ensure better food, service, and overall excellence. Complicated orders require our staff to remain focused and attentive and communicative. We think we have achieved that, and thank you for commenting on it so positively.

The flip side of course, to our popularity is that staff are very busy, and can't always provide our usual fast response and turnaround with orders. However, we have been working with them to review ways and practices to minimize waiting time.

With respect to the menu choices, we have produced our current menu after many hours of careful consideration of guest preferences. But we are very pleased to receive more suggestions from customers.
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Aachen, Germany
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Great food, poor service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

After 3 unsuccessful attempts we finally got a table at Wanna's. The restaurant is so popular there is always a queque but it is impossible to make a reservation - not so good if you come with am impatient small kid. The food was delicious. We had a Bratwurst and their signature hot stone with an Angus fillet steak. The steak was so tender and the Bratwurst was well seasoned. Prices are very reasonable. Unfortunately, the service was very poor. The restaurant was packed and outside people were waiting for tables so everything was quick quick. One felt slightly under pressure to leave quickly once the meal has been finished to clear up a table for the next customer. Atmosphere and ambience could be better. All in all, great food at great prices but the unpersonal quick service to get as many customers as possible served was a big let down.

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Stephanscheidegger, Owner at Wanna's Place, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are always grateful for being appreciated by our customers, for the right reasons ie. The food quality that we continually check and ensure meets our standard.

Because of our popularity we are "between a rock and a hard place" ; Many customers are visiting us, and as a result there is a queue. Please be assured that the restaurant staff are not in any way wishing to create the impression that customers are required to vacate their table in a short time. It is only once the customer (in their own good time) has left the table that we need to quickly prepare it for the next customer waiting. I'm sure you understand that this is unavoidable, and we do our best to serve everybody's needs to our utmost.

This also relates to the matter of making reservations. Unfortunately we can't take table reservations because of the need to be able to provide as many tables as possible to waiting customers. Once seated, it is one of our standards that the customer in fact should not feel pressured to leave. We believe it is part of our service to give customers the 'space' to stay as long as they wish. If we took reservations we would have to ask customers directly to leave if their table had been reserved by someone else.
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“great value great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

visited this place twice well in aonang would have used more often but always busy. quality food and not expensive you can eat from 100 baht and a realy good steak is 600 more than likely the best value restaurant for this standard of food in aonang

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank stuonefish
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

The steaks that we had here were delicious and it was fun to cook them ourselves. The fishfingers we got for our kids were great too!

Visited December 2012
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