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Plot 51/53 Windsor Crescent | near Acacia Rd, Kampala, Uganda
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Description: The restaurant is located within Hotel Metropole but is open to the public.

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Tasty Thai

My fiancee and I ate here on Sunday evening and each enjoyed a delicious meal. The soups were the highlight of our visit! My fiancee had the Tom Kha Gai while I enjoyed the Tom Yum; both were exceptionally seasoned and spiced! For the mains, we had the grilled pork with chili and chicken red... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2012
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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Kampala, Uganda
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75 reviews 75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The food at this place is usually very nice, although it happens a bit too often that they are out of something or that the order is messed up somehow. Food quality also seems to depend on which of the cook's is in the kitchen. The soups are really nice, although a bit too spicy at times. The curries are,... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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117 reviews 117 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I found a promotional card on an information office about the thai restaurant. Food was fine, however they ran out of soya sauce, chopsticks, and some side dishes. At the end, nor the waiters or the cashier were aware of the coupons they are promoting in the cards.

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

My fiancee and I ate here on Sunday evening and each enjoyed a delicious meal. The soups were the highlight of our visit! My fiancee had the Tom Kha Gai while I enjoyed the Tom Yum; both were exceptionally seasoned and spiced! For the mains, we had the grilled pork with chili and chicken red curry respectively. The mains do... More 

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Tanzania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

My wife and I had actually been searching for Krua Thai (no longer there) when we came across Metropole Hotel and The Oriental. We had an excellent meal for a reasonable price. It wasn't the cheapest or the most expensive meal we had in Kampala, but it was one of the best. We chose to sit outside and enjoy the... More 

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Kampala
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

I've had a few meals at the Oriental and have alwasy been lucky with my food.Especially the currys and Tom Yam soup are nice. Hoowever I don't agree with the "tastefully oriental" decor - I feel that the decors are tacky and the bad choise of music (Mariah Carey, etc. - very loud) makes it worse. Maybe it looks better... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

This place is incredibly difficult to find, it is NOT located in Garden City where all of the advertisements seem to say it is. I was craving Thai and we searched for an hour until we finally found it - at the Metropole Hotel. Every second of the search was worth it when we received our food! The Tom Kha... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

I ordered green curry with shrimp but was only told ten minutes later that they had no shrimp. The food that did arrive was mediocre -- not nearly as good as the former Krua Thai in Kampala. Because of the rain, we did not sit outside, which may have made the experience nicer.

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Borrego Springs, California
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192 reviews 192 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

The Oriental is in Metropole Hotel, but it is definitely NOT your typical hotel restaurant. The decor is tastefully oriental; and although it's an indoor venue, it has floor-to-ceiling sliding glass windows on three sides which open completely (protected by screens) so you still get the feeling of being close to the golf course with its equatorial lushness. The service... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

Service is always prompt and attentive, and the food is delicious with fair portion sizes. They even bring a small appetizer in addition to whatever you order. The atmosphere is classy and sometimes you can hear live piano music from the hotel lobby.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plot 51/53 Windsor Crescent | near Acacia Rd, Kampala, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Description

The restaurant is located within Hotel Metropole but is open to the public.

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