Our History

Traditionally Thai
in every way

How it all began…

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Our promise

We only put our trust in providers who deliver fresh, authentic Thai ingredients all the way from Thailand, to give you the true taste of Thai.

Nina, Chef

The lady of the house

Sasipin came to South Africa  2001 and got married  to Dr. Gernot B Irsigler, 

She used to work at Minibea Thai Ltd, (Japanese company) section quality control. Since then Sasipin and her family team ventured into the food industry where they have experience in the Thai food industry in Thailand and have introduced authentic exotic Thai food to South Africa.

She started  her  first Restaurant in 2005 in Pretoria East for 10 years. Then her second  Restaurant 2008 in Brooklyn. Since November 2019 she then moved to 19 Dely Road, Hazelwood, Pretoria.

Sasipin opened a restaurant with love and quality for cooking!!! She uses her Mothers traditional recipes for cooking and sent her family team to Conservative Thai cooking course in Bangkok Thailand.

She grows Thai herb herself at home to use them for fresh ingredients in her restaurant.

She also opened up a Lotus Thai Wellness Centre in Faerie Glen, Pretoria many years ago where they practice authentic traditional Thai massages and treatments. The Spa is run and managed by Thai therapists that have a wealth of knowledge in traditional healing, stress management and beauty toning and conditioning.

Sasipin supervises and puts all her love and dedication into her Restaurant and Wellness Centre and thanks all customers for their support.

Sasipin Somngam-Irsigler

Lotus Thai/Japanese Cuisine

19 Dely Road,
Hazelwood, Pretoria
012 346 1719


Monday – Saturday 11h00 to 22h00
Sunday 11h00 to 21h00

Lotus Thai Wellness Centre

424 Cliffendale Drive
Faerie Glen, Pretoria
012 991 8098


Monday – Sunday 09h00 to 20h00