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Soukhothai

Rue 311 | Quartier du Fleuve, Bamako, Mali
2022 2448
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Ranked #9 of 40 Restaurants in Bamako
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Bamako, Mali
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I've lived in Bamako for 2 1/2 years and have been to Soukhothai only twice because you always need a reservation. The place isn't big and really fills up. It is beautifully decorated. The fact that smoking isn't allowed is fantastic, since it is a small enclosed space. I think the curries are pretty good as well as the Dim... More

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Basel, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

I found the food ok, had a Thai curry (vegetarian option only yellow curry and they did not have any Tofu but nonetheless the vegetarian curry was more expensive than some non-veg curries) which however was rather bland (not spicy at all, nowhere near authentic Thai food). The nems were great, papaya salad (Som Tam) I also eventually managed to... More

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Paris, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I'm not an expert on thai food, but the choice seems limited. Very small restaurant, so you'd better make a reservation, and plan on being there earlly, as they don't like letting customer in after 9:30 and kitchen close at 10. Atmosphere is nice and romantic, but probably the most expensive in bamako. (along with badalodge)

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Shenzhen, China
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

The place is very lovely and romantic, not very Tai style but take over a real French. The food is a little far away from real Tai food, not spicy enough. But the rice and chicken is good. The price is a little expensive. 餐厅环境一流,泰式风格比较少,倒是有很浓郁的法国浪漫情调。食物特别是汤辣味不足,泰式口味不明显,不过还算好吃。价格有些小贵,需要提前预订。

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Arlington, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

I have never been disappointed when I have eaten here. The appetizers are wonderful along with curries, soups and Pad Thai. I would eat here every meal if I could. The desserts are Belgian and also a great way to end your meal. I have been to the other restaurants mentioned on Trip Advisor for Bamako but Sokothai is the... More

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Schwaz, Austria
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

the quality of the food was a shame, and everything, food and drinks, terribly overpriced

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Bamako
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

You walk into the restaurant via a small front garden with a water feature before entering the restaurant itself. A charming little place with decorative walls and cast iron and leather chairs which are quite comfortable. The food is very nice and the service is attentive yet discreet. Their curry was very nice and I was extremal pleased to find... More

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Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Great ambience, real fresh herbs, and tasty Thai dishes. Reasonable wine selection. Eaten here many times and must admit the quality is much better when the owners are at work!!

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Great food, attentive staff, friendly atmosphere. A real surprise in Bamako!

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Kedougou, Senegal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

If you are looking for good Thai food, look no further. The staff was very nice and the food was good, mind you I say good keeping in mind that this is West Africa. My curry was delicious, but when I asked if I could substitute my rice for noodles I was told no substitutions. Other than that it was... More

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