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“Always good” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kai Thai

Kai Thai
Ranked #273 of 1,173 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
South Africa
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Always good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

The food and service is always good there, special the starter platter is lovely. If you sit "outside" it will be more noisy with the sounds of the Casino.

Booking is nessesary for the Friday, Saturday.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Annemieke N
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great food consistently”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

We visited this restaurant at Montecasino as our usual Kai Thai in Fontainebleau was being refurbished. The franchise is one of my favourites for Thai food.
We were well-pleased with the food and overall service. The upmarket decorations and quiet ambience made for a great evening.
The owners are clearly committed to serving great food consistently. There is a great variety of dishes on offer and we always try a different one. It is satisfying that they frequently get it right when you request not to have it too hot. The portion size is good and I couldn't finish mine and got to take it home. We'll definitely return.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank 3KingProtea
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
281 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Really Good Thai Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

The restaurant in Montecasio is an upmarket Thai restaurant which serves consistently good food.
Although pricey it is worth it.
The service is great without being intrusive.
Booking at night is usually essential specifically on Friday, Saturday and public holidays.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Clive V
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
“Good food, poor service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

We visited Khai Thai in Monte Casino for the first time this weekend. Although the food is good, the service is extremely poor. The waitress could not explain what a Wonton is, and kept reading the dish description from the menu. We eventually had to call the owner to explain to us. When the main course was served we asked for chop sticks and waited 15 minutes for them. We had to use the spoons on the table and only received the chop sticks when we finished eating. The plates were not cleared, we had to call another waitress walking past to call our waitress so we could request the bill and have the plates cleared. The restaurant was not busy at all. The service really needs plenty of attention. Will not recommend to friends.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank SoezeeQ
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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131 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Best Thai food in Jhb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

Kai Thai has exceptional food - all tastes very authentic. I usually use the Panang Curry as a gauge of the quality of a restaurant (it's my favourite) and theirs is very good and matches what I have experienced in Thailand. Everybody at the table had something different and nobody had any complaints.

The service is also good and pricing isn't bad.

Only fault I can find - they don't always have Singha (the best beer in the world)

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Kevin S
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