$8 for $20 Worth of Pan-Asian Fare and Drinks at Ben Thanh


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In a Nutshell

  • Readers choice for "Best Asian Cuisine" in the Chronicle
  • Wide array of menu items
  • Elegant atmosphere

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 14, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Welcome to Groupon, Kitchener-Waterloo! For our inaugural deal, $8 gets you $20 worth of pan-Asian cuisine at Ben Thanh, located at 500 Fairway Rd. South in Kitchener. Since this is everyone's first Groupon, allow us to briefly explain how it works.

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Groupon is a combination of the words group and coupon. Each day, we offer an unbeatable deal on the best of Kitchener-Waterloo: restaurants, spas, sporting events, theatre, and more. By promising businesses a minimum number of customers, we get discounts you won't find anywhere else. We call it "collective buying power."

If you want to get the deal, just click BUY before the offer ends at midnight. If the minimum number of people (20 for today's deal) sign up by the end of the day, you'll be emailed a gift certificate the next morning. You can print your Groupons, or redeem them with our mobile app. Use them whenever you want until the deal expires—today's expires in one year. If not enough people join, no one gets the deal (and you won't be charged), so invite your friends to make sure you get the discount!

Today's Deal

Though the Great Wall of China has won the accolades of history, the Great Backscratcher of Thailand, built to reach any itchy corner across the nation, saved more lives than can be counted on a single hand. Feast upon equally ingenious Thai and Vietnamese creations with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $20 worth of pan-Asian fare and drinks at Ben Thanh, located on Fairway Road in Kitchener.

Ben Thanh's eclectic menu has earned an array of accolades for its standout dishes reflective of the Asian continent. Oil up the old esophagus with one of the eatery's signature drinks, such as the lychee with ice ($3.95), before engaging eating energies with a tamarind chicken wings appetizer ($7.95) or the deep-fried wonton with cream cheese ($4.95). A trio of flank brisket, tendon, and tripe make for a slurp-worthy noodle soup ($8.45 for a large), and a barbecue lemongrass chicken vermicelli bowl ($7.95) keeps marathon runners-in-training properly noodled. The mixed-seafood pad thai ($9.95) features flavourful noodles, and the Thai red curry with fish, eggplant, and bamboo shoot ($10.95) treats taste buds, like an evening with an edible magician, to an influx of fascinating flavour. Herbivoyeurs can spy the spicy black-pepper tofu ($8.95) and the Thai green curry with tofu ($7.95) with gluten and long bean on rice.

Subdued lighting, Asian sculptures, and a dining space donned in rich, dark colours imbue Ben Thanh with an aura of elegant modernity akin to a silk upholstered rocket ship. The helpful staff will answer any questions concerning the menu or swimming directions to the moon.


Ben Thanh won Best Asian Cuisine in 2010 according to readers of the Waterloo Chronicle, and the eatery was featured on BiteMe. Seven TripAdvisors and ten Restaurantica users give it 3.5-star average ratings:

  • Ever since Andy introduced to me Viet Vermicelli Rice Platters, I've loved them. I enjoy wrapping my own food and this viet version includes rice paper (banh trang), pickled vegetables, rice vermicelli, grilled pork, spring roll, vegetables and fish sauce. – BiteMe
  • The Beef and Eggplant in red curry is pretty darn yummy.
    Jayneoliz, Restaurantica

Customer Reviews

Excellent food and excellent service!
Doreen K. · October 26, 2011
The portions were quite big. The atmosphere was very appealing, and the food was fantastic. The staff was very friendly and efficient. The tamarind candies are unique. I have sent several people there already, since my dining experience.
Kathy I. · October 25, 2011
Love it!
Sheila G. · October 12, 2011
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    500 Fairway Rd. S

    Unit 17

    Kitchener, Ontario N2C 1X4

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