Wai-Wai
Thai Place Express

8351 West 135th Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66223
(913) 402-8424

Open Monday - Thursday: 11AM - 9PM
Friday & Saturday: 11AM - 10PM

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Wai-Wai Thai Place Express - Overland Park, Kansas
Wai-Wai Thai Place Express
Wai-Wai Thai Place Express - Overland Park, Kansas

Wai-Wai Thai Place Express is the Overland Park, Kansas fast food style operation by the Kansas City area Thai Place chain of restaurants. Wai-Wai serves good, inexpensive Thai food, fairly fast. You order and pay at the counter, are given a glass to get your own beverage and the food is brought to your table in about 10 minutes.

The Thai spicy stir fried chicken has very good flavor. It is not "hot" even when ordered that way, but you can make up for that with a few ladles of the "Thai chilies" in fish sauce, which heats it up nicely. There is a small sauce bar next to the soda machines.

Another good choice is the Moo Phad Phet (stir fired pork with mushrooms, bell peppers, jalapenos, onions and scallions in spicy red curry sauce served with jasmine rice. The flavors combine very nicely.

For dishes which are spicy hot when ordered that way, I recommend the Thai Place Shrimp and the Spicy Basil wings appetizer.

I've enjoyed every dish I have had at Wai-Wai, but I think I would enjoy the chicken laab (minced meat tossed with fresh mint, red onions, dried chili, scallions, cilantro and fresh lime served with fresh cabbage) more without the mint, but it is still good. 

The miniature garlic pork rib appetizer (marinated pork ribs, fried crisp and served with sriracha sauce) is also tasty.

With the exception of the price of a couple of items, the Wai-Wai's menu has not changed in several years as of this writing in September 2017. The prices on all dishes are reasonable, and the appetizers are particularly a good price, with all of them under $6 and several of them under $4.

Wai-Wai Thai kitchen
Wai-Wai kitchen and counter

Wai-Wai restaurant
Wai-Wai dining room

Moo Phad Phet - Wei-Wai Thai Express
Moo Phad Phet - Stir fried pork with mushrooms, bell peppers, jalapenos, onions and scallions in
spicy red curry sauce served with jasmine rice ($9.95)

Thai spicy stir fried chicken with steamed rice
Thai spicy stir fried chicken - $9.95 with steamed rice
Stir fried with bell peppers, jalapenos, onions and scallions in garlic brown sauce


Thai Place Shrimp $11.95 -Stir fried shrimp with fresh mushrooms,
bell peppers, jalapenos, onions and scallions in a sweet and spicy tamarind chili sauce, served with steamed rice
 

Thai Place Dumplings
Thai Place Dumplings - Steamed dumplings made with chicken, pork, shrimp, ginger, shiitake mushrooms
and cilantro, topped with roasted garlic and sesame oil served with ginger garlic glaze ($5.95)

miniature garlic pork rib appetizer - Wei-Wei Overland Park, Kansas
Marinated Garlic Pork Ribs served with sriracha sauce ($5.95)


Spicy Basil Wings
Crispy wings wok tossed with sweet Thai basil, garlic, jalapenos and bell peppers ($5.95)

Wai-Wai Thai Place Express kitchen
The grill is close to the dining area but mostly shielded from view. With the exhaust fan running, it can get loud
at the tables.

Wai-Wai condiments
Wai-Wai condiments and spices

Wai-Wai Thai Place Express menu
Click on the image of the September 2017 Wai-Wai Thai Place Express menu for a larger image

Wai-Wai Thai Place Express Map - Overland Park, Kansas
Wai-Wai Thai Place Express Map

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