Chao Thai, a hole in the wall along Jan Smuts Avenue does not exactly jump out at you when driving past. In fact, I would probably never would have tried it out if I wasn't invited there by some friends.Entering the establishment is equally uninspiring. It's basically a sparsely decorated room, a few tables and "office like" chairs. I was soon to discover that the service proved similar to the surroundings - below average.So why does this restaurant deserve mention in Ayoba? Simple - the mind blowing Thai Food. Everything from the Sushi to the Curries and Stirfries are authentic, fresh and tasty. Definitely worth a few visits!Ps- Bring your own alcohol, as the restaurant is unlicensed.
Chao Thai is located near the corner of Jan Smuts and Westminster Drive, Craighall Park.\ - just up the hill from The Colony centre.Service can be a bit slow. We waited for an hour for 7 starters. But when they came they were exceptional. After the starters the mains followed very quickly after and were also amazing.The inside is a lot like small restaurants in actual Thailand and the smells are amazing. The drab decor and the weird office chairs at the tables with vinyl table cloths are also JUST like the odd things you see in Thailand.The Tom Kha Ga tastes just like it does in Thailand and so does the Green Beef Curry.Bring own booze too. They sell soft drinks at R12 each.Most dishes range from R20 to R60 - this is very reasonable for the size of the portions and the fact you get rice with your dish unlike so many Thai restaraunts in JHB.