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“Good range of Asian food”
Review of Simply Asia

Simply Asia
Ranked #27 of 48 Restaurants in Bryanston
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Description: Five years after his arrival in South Africa, Thai national Chai Lekcharoensuk walked into a Thai restaurant in Johannesburg to sample the local take on Thai cuisine. Disappointed with the meal, which hardly tasted like real Thai food, he became inspired to introduce South Africa to a more upmarket take on Thai dining, opening the first Wang Thai restaurant on Cape Town's Foreshore in 1993. Wang Thai's combination of sophisticated elegance, Thai chefs and delicate spicy food was a hit with locals and tourists alike, and following the success of the Wang Thai chain, Mr Chai saw the opportunity to open a second, more mainstream Thai restaurant chain which would combine the authenticity and flavour of Wang Thai with the convenience and simplicity of a European noodle bar. Ten years later with this vision still in mind, he opened the first Simply Asia Thai Food & Noodle Bar - a fresh, tasty and affordable alternative for diners looking to broaden their horizons with more exotic and authentic cuisine.
Reviewed March 16, 2013

The Hobart Centre branch of Simply Asia was hectically busy when we went on a week day night. It was in fact difficult to communicate and talk at our table of 8 without actually shouting!

I found the array of food good and there was a choice for everyone ranging from Sushi, very tasty Tom Yum Goong soup, and a variety of noodle and rice dishes.

The pricing is reasonable and probably below other restaurants pricing however, this is due to the portions being smaller than would normally be served for a main course or even for the size of items on starters..

Our waitress was great and the manager made himself known.

A nice chain restaurant and I will more than likely go back despite my observations above.

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7  Thank SMoss101
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

I was rather surprised to be serve quite authentic fried noodles and Tom Yam soup. Service is also up to par. I would recommend to people who knows real Asian food.

6  Thank NineDragons
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

As we arrived we were met by four staff members chatting in the door way, none of which offered us a table.
Not a very good start to the meal.

In summary, I found the menu small and overpriced.
Service was bad with and evident lack of management presence.

I won’t be back; there are many authentic Asian restaurants in the greater Johannesburg area.
Simply Asia is not one of them.

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5  Thank Sef_Pinto
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

there are few chains that can say that eating in one is like eating at them all but I have to say that Simply Asia is consistent. I have eaten here many times and recently at the Durbanville location and the quality etc is consistent - in fact frighteningly so. For the purist Thai eaters yes there are flaws with the food - the green curry has too many vegetables never seen in Thailand but the taste is good and the Tom Yum is the best morning after medicine you can get. Value for money very much and the new dish with the light curry rice is fabulous

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6  Thank tnick48
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Simply Asia in Bryanston is a really nice little restaurant and part of a restaurant chain. They serve good quality authentic Thai food. It is delicious and fresh. Simply Asia is my new favorite spot for regular take aways. It is affordable, delicious and healthy! Highly recommended.

You can also eat there, the atmosphere is relaxed and casual and service is really good.

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6  Thank Ksenia E
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