The flagship of the Thai Africa Group is undoubtedly the Wangthai Sandton which overlooks the prestigious Nelson Mandela Square. An imposing entrance belies the deceptively spacious interior which leads to an outside balcony for al fresco dining overlooking the square. The Décor is modern, sexy, with clean lines, with a hint of art deco.
The food is beautifully presented and tastes as good as it looks. This is not surprising given that the Thai chefs have been specially recruited from some of Bangkok’s finest 5-star hotels - authenticity is the key.
The former Thai ambassador to South Africa heralded the Wangthai Sandton as the most authentic Thai restaurant he had experienced outside of Thailand. This accolade is well deserved as Wangthai Sandton has been the recipient of numerous awards including “top 100 restaurants” and “Diners Club wine list”.
The menu offers much to tempt the palate with a profusion of dishes flavoured with lemon grass, sweet chili and tamarind. Starters recommendations are the chicken satay served with peanut sauce, spring rolls (prawn, duck, or vegetable) served with a sweet chili sauce, and the immensely popular “make your own” Spinach Cones.
There is an excellent choice of curries, as well as plenty of dishes for vegetarians. The Duck dishes are all superb and the signature dish is definitely the stir-fried “Angry Duck”. Choose a slightly sweeter wine from the extensive wine list (which offers many carefully selected wines) to compliment the Thai flavours.
Travel on Rivonia Road (M9), take the 5th Street off ramp. Turn left and travel until you reach the Maude Road Intersection. Nelson Mandela Square will be on your right.
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Shop 120 1st Floor
Nelson Mandela Square
Monday - Thursday: 12:00 - 21:30
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 22:00
Sundays & Public Holidays: 12:00 - 21:00