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65 Durban Road | Mowbray, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
+27 21 689 6157
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good54%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (6 reviews)
“springrolls” (2 reviews)
“honey chicken” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
65 Durban Road | Mowbray, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

The restaurant offers decent Thai food at an affordable price. It's a bit far off the city. I often get food delivery.

Thank Dede8100
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The food here is really good! Our waiter was very helpful and on the ball. We ordered a selection of springrolls and dim sum to start... All were really tasty! For mains we had the Angry Duck and Honey Chicken... Both were amazing! The portions...More

Thank whittaker348
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This is a staple restaurant and has been around for years. It has evidently changed hands and the new management is trying to promote it. The menu is quite extensive with various options for each item, and the 'heat' can be adjusted to your requirement....More

Thank Aeraille
Reviewed 7 March 2017

My favorite restaurant in the area. Always delicious, fresh, authentic food. Staff are nice and I've never waited long for meals here.

Thank Ellie T
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Always a favourite especially their seafood curry parcel! Which still doesn't disappoint. There is no reason for me to order anything else here! However, on a family visit recently on a Sunday evening - which started off with our table as the sole guests and...More

Thank Saski8
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I have been visiting Chai-Yo since 2000 and it's my "go to" place for Thai Food. I don't live in South Africa, but when I come back to Cape Town for a visit, Chai Yo is on my list of places to go The building...More

Thank Shawn M
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Very well prepared Thai food in South Africa. I doubt we will find a better Thai place in this continent then here. The duck curry and pad Thai were excellent. The Tom soup was a bit dissapointing. Service was reasonable (we weren't too fond of...More

Thank Geert O
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Though the restaurant needs a decor upgrade and we always have to bring our own ambience, when I want Thai in Cape Town, this is by far the best! Their food is always tasty, fresh and full of authentic Thai Flavour!!!!

Thank Leila S
Reviewed 1 November 2016

It appears this establishment is trapped in a time bubble with little having changed in 12 years. The food's still very, very good and well priced, service always excellent with servers and front-house staff constantly wavering to assist but never a nuisance. I last visited...More

Thank arnell b
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This little restaurant is housed in an old building off busy Durban Road. It is fairly quiet at lunch time but pumps at night. Don't go for the decor, the food is the treat and as close to the street food of Thailand as you...More

Thank LouH19
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Durban Road | Mowbray, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 689 6157
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