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“`Home for Thai`”
Review of Thai World

Thai World
Ranked #645 of 1,155 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Cuisines: Thai
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Description: The very best Thai restaurant in Cape Town
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“`Home for Thai`”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

Love Thai World. Very homely and friendly. The best Thom Yum soup in Cape Town. Always relaxing and of course the food is good. Always take friends when we eat there, and they enjoy it as well.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Tess272013
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  • English first
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best Thai food outside of Thailand”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

Thai World is a terrific family run restaurant in 2nd Avenue, Harfield.
If the weather is good, there is nothing better than sitting outside eating a few of their terrific dishes. If there is a group of you, order a variety of dishes and share them between you, you won't be disappointed.
They have buffet evenings on the last and first Friday of each month too.

Now I need to learn how to cook those dishes at home. Even if they are only half as good as Thai Worlds they will be excellent.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Marc V
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Somerset West, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
216 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“Surprising gem in Harfield”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

Having strolled past Thai World several times (and always seen an empty deck on the street) we finally walked inside one evening to be greeted by a roaring fire and great hospitality. The service was efficient and the dishes we chose were delicious - well seasoned, lots of flavour and the meat was tender and well cooked. So good, in fact, that we invited friends to come with us the following week and were again happily surprised.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Ethnee H
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Little gem, fantastic traditional food, great service.”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

In Harfield Village (small suburb outside of Cape Town, close to Cavendish Square) you will find Thai World. Run by a couple and family. I have been a few times and every time it was GREAT! It is nothing fancy if that is what you are looking for. It is a cosy place, you can sit outside if you want to. Reason why you go is that you are craving Thai food in a relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommended.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank SH389
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Cape Town
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Real Thai Food in Cape Town”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

With an ever increasing number of so-called Asian restaurants in Cape Town, supposedly offering every type of cuisine, its a joy to return to Thai World, Harfield Village for genuine fresh and delicious real Thai cuisine served indoors and out. Well established and owner-managed it may look dated, but the charm of Nooch backed up by her team and husband Dave make this a deservedly popular local venue with its own parking for local residents and visitors from elsewhere. If you're a wine fundi you are welcome to BYO.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank LewR
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