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“not sure how i feel - average i guess?” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tom Yum - CLOSED

Tom Yum
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: wonderful little hole in the wall. food was excellent and very reasonable price wise
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“not sure how i feel - average i guess?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

went through for a big (about 25 people) friend's birthday party on a Sunday night. dinner was covered by the hosts so i can not comment on the value for money aspect.

the food was pretty average - decor was bare and the clear glass wall from the street looking into the restaurant was a bit off-putting while eating dinner.

service however was great - friendly and attentive staff!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank brad_capetown
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

We had lunch at Tom Yum on a Saturday and the food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Very attentive waiter, did not wait too long for the food, and it was really worth the visit. Don't expect much in terms of decor or ambiance, but the fabulous food makes up for it. Will definitely return.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank visitor_family
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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“a taste of Thailand”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

the most telling part of the restaurant was the presence of the Thai cooks. however, if you are from southeast Asia, you might gently remind them to cook the food just like in Thailand. The food is good and has been "adjusted" to suit S African tastebud. The owner is very friendly and on weekends, you would find a number of Thai nationals who make a bee-line to this restaurant.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank artkl
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Cape Town South Africa
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Close to the Original”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

Having been to Thailand a few times, I love Thai cuisine. The decor is basic and quite typical of Thai restaurants, with the back room and kids playing TV games. Service good but the food was absolutely fantastic and when tasting the food it was like being back in Ko Samui or Phuket. Do yourself a favour if you like Thai food, go there and you will not be disapointed. Prices are very reasonable. Good family restaurant. WILL definately be going back soon.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank phigi
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Franklin, Massachusetts
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236 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Tasty Thai”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

Much better than the Simply Asia place across the street. My food was delicious. The Pad Thai was very good and something I would order again.

Visited August 2012
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Thank sunnysal
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