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“Simple. Thai. Enjoy!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Thai Cafe

Thai Cafe
Ranked #139 of 1,173 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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Johannesburg
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Simple. Thai. Enjoy!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

A great cafe-style Thai restaurant in the middle of pumpin' Greenside. No-nonsense interior cafe-style and good service. The menu does not showcase the largest variety but is truly authentic Thai , and all dishes are prepared by Thai chefs working in the see-thru kitchen. This nice little place beats some of the big-name Thai Restaurants easily and by far - not only in terms of pricing, but really in terms of quality and authenticity. Go there, grab a bite and leave happy!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Thai Cafe, Greenside, Johannesburg”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

A spontaneous visit to this small new restaurant, perhaps well named as a Cafe. As a Vegan/ Vegetarian couple we tend to head for this genre of restaurant as Thai food usually has something for us. The menu, a little limited, which we tend to expect with our specific needs, covered all tastes, there was a distinct language barrier with our charming waitress, however a back up person stepped in quickly to confirm specific meal contents. The venue is as "cafe" might imply is simplistic but adequate, tables are well spaced but being close to a noisy group tends to impact on a quiet romantic evening. Overall strategy, get in, enjoy good food, get out. Nice toilet facilities upstairs.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Pretoria, South Africa
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Thai food, the Thai way”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

We have eaten here on a number of occasions, either just the 2 of us or a group from work.

The food is excellent, genuine Thai.
Menu not that large, but has enough choices.
The Phad Thai is a must as well as the soup.
Then the Green or Red curry.

The service can get a bit slow when it is crowded.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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188 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“New neighbourhood favourite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

This restaurant is less than a month old. The service is amazing and the food spectacular!
I certainly hope they keep it up!!
Its very well priced. The most expensive meals on the menu are the duck dishes at R 100. We have been there twice and the food has been consistently good. I can happily recommend the mince with lettuce starter, the crispy duck, the thai red curry and the cashew chicken/beef stirfry. Loved everything thus far. Apparently, they will be opening a coctail bar upstairs.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Always good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Thai Cafe has been around in Paulshof for years. The quality is always good and can be relied on... the sercive, not so much. Good value, great pad thai, a goodnchoice alround.

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Thank LindaJoburg
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