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Pla's Thai

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Shop G, Chelsea Centre, Glaston Street | Berea, East London, South Africa
+27 43 721 2231
11:00 - 21:00
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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

We went to Pla's for lunch today based on it's good Trip Advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. We had one of the best Thai meals ever! The Tom Yum soup was the best I have ever had and the cashew nut chicken was delicious. We will definitely go there again every time we come to East London.

Thank Miroda
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

I would recommend Pla's Thai to all those who have authentic taste buds. The food is exquisite and a MUST for people who are tired of your everyday same old 'same old'. I can't wait for the next time I get to enjoy one of your meals. Well done! Service excellent. Ambiance just right. Blessings and all the best for... More 

1 Thank CarinBotha
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2014

As a family we went to this quaint place for our 25th Anniversary. Unfortunately we were the only guests at the time and so the ambience was not really felt but the food was excellent and the service as well. Prices a bit on the steep side for some of the menu items but overall a place I will definitely... More 

1 Thank Deryck M
East London, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 May 2014

The food was really good and the service friendly and prompt. However, there was no space inside so I took a table in the small covered courtyard. The evening was quite warm so no problem, except the table next to me consisted of 4 guys who were chain smoking! As a non-smoker this is bad in a bar but this... More 

1 Thank mec101
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

As a regular traveller the visit to Pla's Thai was pleasant and relaxed. The hospitality, service and food were of a exceptional quality and I will definitely be returning.

1 Thank Willy v
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Delicious food, excellent service, the Boys enjoyed the free wi-fi and we will Definately be back. The cappuccino was kickass

1 Thank SuziKickAssCoffee
East London
Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Plas Thai is under new ownership but it was lovely to see that it retained its authentic atmosphere. The service was prompt and attentive. The menu was easy to understand as each dish was explained in English - what a relief for those of us who have had the experience of ordering a dish we didn't quite understand! Lol! I... More 

1 Thank Varsha0808
THAI645, Owner at Pla's Thai, responded to this review

Good evening. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant and your comments are really appreciated. It is nice to hear from customers that have dined at Pla's both under previous and present Ownership. We look forward to your next visit. Callum & Izelle More 

Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 April 2014

As well as an indoor venue the restaurant has a lovely outdoor area with a great vibe, very relaxed and chilled atmosphere. The food was the best Thai food I have eaten in South Africa. I come from the Far East and I can honestly say it was absolutely authentic. The staff was very friendly and welcoming with prompt and... More 

1 Thank Yanna811
THAI645, Owner at Pla's Thai, responded to this review

Thank you very much to you for submitting such a great review of our restaurant, we strive to give our customers the best Thai experience while in our company. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we look forward to having you as a patron in the near future. Izelle and Callum More 

Durban, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Great quality food, spotlessly clean environment, pleasant atmosphere and very efficient and friendly service. You'll definitely see me again. Fraser G

Thank gordonfp
THAI645, Owner at Pla's Thai, responded to this review

Good afternoon Sir Your review of our restaurant is much appreciated. We strive to provide quality and service and it is very encouraging to receive positive comments. We look forward to serving you again. Callum & Izelle More 

East London, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Best thai food ever, i am from thailand and this restautant equal the food i have eaten anywhere in this world, will got back

1 Thank Nettokan
THAI645, Owner at Pla's Thai, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We value your input and are delighted that you enjoyed the meal. Callum & Izelle More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop G, Chelsea Centre, Glaston Street | Berea, East London, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  East London
  • Phone Number: +27 43 721 2231

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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?