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Wangthai Restaurant

Nelson Mandela Bridge | Shop 120 1st Floor, Sandton Central, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
+27 11 784 8484
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“thai food” (52 reviews)
“noodles” (16 reviews)
“duck” (17 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Nelson Mandela Bridge | Shop 120 1st Floor, Sandton Central, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everytime I travel to Joburg, I need to have at least a meal at Wang Thai. My favorite of all time is Duck curry, its so rich in flavor, so so yummy. Others I love is prawn curry, hot plate mixed seafood. Price is little...More

Thank Lan Anh N
Reviewed 1 week ago

A different take on Thai food than is usual in Australia - was delicious and the service was superb.

Thank Pacman1959
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Felt like a nice Thai, booked for 9pm but they asked us to come at 8.30pm to get "served well". We arrived and after being told we made 3 excellent choices for our meals, 3 minutes later we were told NONE of the excellent choices...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you reserve well in advance. This restaurant is simply amazing and the menu is superb. The service is world class.

Thank DaPunch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my mom out for a nice dinner, and we were spoilt for choice with Wangthai. The service was spot on, and the food was exceptional. Very classy, and worth it!

Thank Joanna A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in Nelson Mandela Square, a seat close to the window gives you great views of the square. The service from our waiter was good. The wine is a bit overpriced... The food was really good though. The lamb shank massaman curry is the business....More

Thank Sunshine0789
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A pleasant place overlooking the square, happy attentative staff and food that is always satifying. This is one of those go to places you want to have in your "favourites" so you can do a booking knowing you will be glad you did. We think...More

Thank Roger G
Reviewed 5 April 2017

A superb meal in a very stylish, up market setting. Very friendly and professional service. I found the food outstanding. Mid week dinner and the place was fairly full. Nice atmosphere and decor. Really enjoyed the experience. They do accept the Entertainer App deals.

Thank RobvT1973
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Dropped in on a Sunday lunchtime. Given a nice table overlooking Mandela square from a elevated position. Both wife and I enjoyed our food. I had Kingclip with rice and some salad. Fortunately for me the green chilli sauce came in a separate pot, so...More

Thank robinjn1
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Dined here with friends for the second time in a month. The restaurant interior is, as you would expect for an eateries in the Square, very comfortable. We sat on the terrace which sadly meant we had to endure the racket from Pappas next door...More

Thank Andrew H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nelson Mandela Bridge | Shop 120 1st Floor, Sandton Central, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 784 8484
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The flagship of the Thai Africa Group is undoubtedly Wangthai Sandton which overlooks the prestigious Nelson Mandela Square. The most authentic Thai restaurant outside of Thailand.

Wangthai Sandtonalso serves the DIY dining experience: sensational Thai Suki Hot Pot. A culinary concept which dates back over 1 000 years in Asian history, Thai Suki Hot Pot today - continues to tantalise the pallet and tease the senses with its fragrant oriental flavours.
Best enjoyed as a group affair; the Thai Suki Hot Pot sees an aromatic broth, brimming with flavourful Eastern ingredients, placed in a pot, and atop an induction stove - within the centre of the table. This simmers away throughout the evening, while guests gentle poach their favourite selection of fresh ingredients.

There is very little effort involved, other than to indulge, at leisure, in the refreshingly light tastes of Thailand. Wangthai, invites both businessmen and women, as well as the social sect, to sample this ancient cooking tradition, to which it has added a unique measure of contemporary stylishness.