On Koh Samui, a beautiful island in Thailand, where the exotic food is a main tourist attraction, "Yindees" means welcome.
Nirun Kong thong, our head chef, met his Capetonian wife on Samui Island, and brought his hometown recipes here to delight us.
Yindees started as a tiny venue, and has grown into the Yindees that we know and love today. With the success it became necessary for us to engage additional chefs, familiar with our tradition of authentic southern Thai home cooking, such as the recipes that were passed down from Nirun's uncle Klow, the fisherman, and his grandmother, Luhn.
We managed to get the best.
Yindees is now privileged to have a family team of chefs, including Nirun's two sisters, Wilaivan Kongtong, and her baby sister, Onanong Kongthong.
An astute reader may be wondering why the three "Kongthongs" are spelt differently, but the truth is, there is no hidden profound, eastern meaning. At the passport office in Bangkok, each Konthong translated their name into our written alphabet as they thought best.
So, in true Thai styles, their names are "same same but different".
Situated in an historic victorian house and artfully decorated to create a peaceful Thai ambiance, Yindees offers Southern Thai home cooking at it's finest.
Recommended by Virgin Atlantic, and voted top Cape Town Thai restaurant, Yindees is well worth a visit. An excellent wine list that compliments the traditional sharing of Thai food, makes this a perfect venue for all occasions.
YINDEES.....authentic Thai cuisine for five mouth-watering, taste-tantalising years.....
From Muizenberg follow the M3 to Cape Town, take De Waal and follow the road through Jutland, Mill & Annandale Roads until you reach Orange St. At the robots past the Labia Theatre, turn left into Rheede & left again into Kloof Street. Camp Street turns off to your right and Yindees will be on the right hand side. From Clifton/Camps Bay, take Victoria Road, turn right into Camps Bay Drive and follow the road over the mountain into Kloofnek Road. Turn right into Firdale and at the robots, left into Kloof Street, then left again into Camp street.
-33° 55' 58.37''
18° 24' 30.67''
22 Camp Street
Monday - Friday : 12:30 - 14:30
Monday - Saturday : 18:30 - 23:00