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Kai Thai

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Johannesburg, South Africa
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been regulars over the years at Khai Thai. We tried them for the first time at their new location, the old venue for VaccaMatta at Montecasino. The old place had a certain tacky charm, overlooking the casino. The new location just feels like every expense has been spared, it's chintzy on a level that isn't charming - dark and... More 

Thank The_foodie_police
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Went with high hopes but was sadly disappointed. The service was fine but the food was bland and no flavour or presentation. It was mostly lettuce. The Chicken salad looked like gray mince meat with a blandness I was not aware could be achieved. Not again

Thank George-T-Hull
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I arrived at Monte Casino early and went to the restaurant early to make an appointment for the evening. On arriving at the restaurant there was no one present although all doors were open. after 10min or so a person from the message place next door pitched up, he did not introduce himself but said he could make the booking.... More 

Thank 1205Richard
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Great new location in Monte Casino. Ordered 2 x Tom Yum Goong soup, spring rolls and Phad Thai Prawn for two. What a tastes and what a value!!!! Some water and some dry white wine and a total costs of R440 for two. Not yet €30. Excellent service

Thank Ron T
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60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is the first time I visited here, but I wanted Thai food, so I went. I love crispy duck as well, but what was my disgust when I got a tasteless mix of vegetables and duck a la king - if such a dish even exists. The spring rolls were also tasteless and needed ample additions of sweet chilli... More 

Thank RestaurantAholic
Johannesburg, South Africa
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We had not visited for a while and the restaurant has moved to diagonally opposite the Pieter Toerien Theatre. The decor is warm and inviting and the service is good. The food is flavouful and the portions are generous. A most enjoyable dinner.

1 Thank Quiddity
Johannesburg, South Africa
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260 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This location of Kai Thai satisfies that craving for Thai food at a reasonable price. Good value for money. Not high end food, but satisfying food.

Thank TravelOften1968
Centurion, South Africa
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Had lunch here after visiting the Terracotta army exhibition at Silverstar casino. Seems to be the only place offering an alternative to steaks and grills. We sat outside overlooking the fountains which provided a nice backdrop. The food is tasty and there is a fairly extensive wine list. I was a bit disappointed that my pork was quite fatty and... More 

Thank James W
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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109 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Food are overcooked and not authentic to be passed off as Thai food. While I do not expect it to be close to real Thai food...but it got to represent some level of Siam-ness... Crispy pork dishes were all overcooked. Padthai came in noodle and not flat rice noodle as it was supposed to be. Mango Sticky rice were not... More 

Thank TriStupe
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with colleague and the food is average and the ambiance is great. Tom yum gong not up to my standard they said its medium spicy it came to not even low.

Thank Madlsi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?