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Soukhothai

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Rue 311 | Quartier du Fleuve, Bamako, Mali
2022 2448
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh thai in the most unexpected place!

This restaurant is managed by a Belgium owner (who makes waffles on occasions for the ladies) and his wife (a Thai national). They grow all vegetables and herbs used in their recipes. Fresh spring rolls made to order. Pad thais made with fresh ingredients. The owner is also good at waiting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2014
MarySL00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Entebbe, Uganda
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I have been going to Soukhothai for years. Used to live in Bamako and it was the premiere restaurant to go to. Left Mali a couple of years ago and kept hearing Soukhothai was going to close or sell. So on my recent visit I decided to see if they still had the same quality as they always had before.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Excellent Thai restaurant in a very nice and cozy place. Definitively the best restaurant in Bamako. Large selection (including for vegetarian). Very good service.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Many organic ingredients grown by the owners..... fresh coconut milk made daily - each dish made to order...... really now - this IS the best in Bamako..... fabulous curries..... and so many delicate flavors --- try all try many....

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Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is a lovely restaurant that would do well any where in the world...... high quality ingredients, most organic, everything made to order --- Every dish is authentic Thai (one of the owners is Thai) of fabulous taste and texture --- Truly fabulous Thai food --- then a lovely experience of outstanding Belgian desserts (the other owner is Belgian) ....... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I have been to Soukothai many times, and this place may be pricey, but man, is it worth it! The food is exceptional, the selection of belgian beer is amazing, and the owner comes and greets all his customers and asks how they are doing. The walls are covered with gorgeous Malian artifacts, and the staff are all very attentive,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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244 reviews 244 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This restaurant is managed by a Belgium owner (who makes waffles on occasions for the ladies) and his wife (a Thai national). They grow all vegetables and herbs used in their recipes. Fresh spring rolls made to order. Pad thais made with fresh ingredients. The owner is also good at waiting tables, greeting his clients and ensuring all is yummy!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

food I ordered was ok, ont delicious though. Don't expect traditional thai dishes; more general asian food, Chinese I would say

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Pretoria, South Africa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Attention to detail, greatly varied menu, Thai cooks, on hand advice from informed servers, beautiful dishes, lovely ambience in the middle of a very dusty hot town

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Bamako, Mali
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue 311 | Quartier du Fleuve, Bamako, Mali
  • Location: Africa  >  Mali  >  Bamako
  • Phone Number: 2022 2448

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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