Experiencing Chai Yo

Review Date: 16 Nov 2010

Review Date: 15 Nov 2010 - By Deborah Benjamin - Dining Editor - Cape Info SA - Date 18 October 2010

Searching for a fresh new tranquil experience or great new variants of food then a visit to Chai Yo Restaurant at Canal Walk Cape Town is the place...
This Thai restaurant, situated on the banks of Canal Walk’s canal, has a serene, relaxed atmosphere with a sense of romance. On arrival waitrons in traditional Thai attire await and greet you. All staff are helpful, accommodating and very welcoming.
The menu is adventurous as it is diverse, with dishes having original Thai names and spanning the range of spicy vegetarian to delectable seafood. The food is a true experience of flavour. The use of the vast variants of herbs, spices and sauces cause electricity on your taste buds. The dessert platter, which is presented to you at the end of your meal in order to make a visual choice, is a great way to top your dining experience with delectable choices like chocolate spring rolls, cheesecake or malva pudding to satisfy the sweet tooth cravings. The cocktail menu offers a great twist with names like Bangkok ice tea instead of the traditional Long Island ice tea.
The combination of a lovely atmosphere, great dishes, lovely staff and the perfect setting along, with the Thai music playing in the background makes, Chai Yo the perfect environment for a wonderful experience.

  • More about CHAI YO (courtesy Dining-Out)
A new Thai experience has arrived at Century City. Chic trendy Cape Town crowd are in for a treat, when visiting favourite shopping destination, to discover a fresh contemporary Thai restaurant, tucked away behind food court on water’s edge. 
Leave the hustle and bustle of Canal Walk behind, as you step through the doors of Chai Yo and enter a world of Thai hospitality.  Experience relaxed friendly atmosphere, as you enjoy sunset deck overlooking the canal.
Chai Yo brought to you by the man who has played a pivotal role in bringing flavours and hospitality of Thailand to our shores with his multiple award-winning Wang Thai restaurants and successful Simply Asia franchise, Chaiphorn Lekcharoensuk (more affectionately known as Mr Chai by colleagues and friends). 

Wang Thai-trained head chef, Saichoen Somjit, hails all the way from Thailand to bring her extensive experience to your table. Aside from the popular offerings of Thai snacks, such as spring rolls and satays, curries and noodle dishes; Somjit brings with her some celebrated recipes from the East which she has combined with South African meats, such as game and Ostrich, and seafood, including lobster and Alaskan crab.