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Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel

Kenyatta Avenue & Kimathi Street, Nairobi, Kenya
254202757000
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Ranked #8 of 314 restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A small piece of Thailand in Nairobi, Thai Chi has been awarded as the most authentic Thai restaurant in East Africa. With its traditional Thai decor and delectable Thai specialties prepared by experienced chefs from Thailand, Thai Chi is one of Nairobi's most elegant dining establishments.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Excellent service. Great Food! A bit pricey but worth the experience. I am told they have a lovely wine collection as well..

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Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The ambience is great, easy going, great for a business lunch. The food is quite tasty. You must try the duck, sumptuous. Staff are friendly and service is fast. Fresh food too.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have been there once and really enjoyed it . However, when we decided to repeat the experience ( Easter Sunday) - they have run out of duck, pak choi and service was non-existent.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I recently had dinner with colleagues here and was not impressed with the restaurant. The restaurant was busy and so I expected top quality but I was disappointed. Some dishes were good and others not. One lamb dish ordered appeared to be re-used roast lamb. Not impressed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

It was much better than a Thai restaurant I visited in Zurich. I still couldn't believe it. Great staff too! Bravo Thai Chi!

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Thai Chi has a lovely calm setting, and the cocktails are inventive and refreshing with a number of options incorporating coconut milk. Unfortunately the food was very uneven - the fish one of my friends ordered was delicious, whereas the vegetarian entree ordered by another person was overwhelmed by chilies. I was very disappointed to receive a 'crispy noodle' dish... More

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South Orange, New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is an upscale restaurant in the Stanley Hotel. My husband and I met a friend at the restaurant while we were visiting Nairobi. On the night of our dinner, the restaurant was extremely empty at 8:30 pm. Our appetizers were taro strings and corn cakes. The taro was excellent – unique and exciting flavors with great texture. The corn... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This really was an excellent Thai meal. From the décor, atmosphere and very friendly and efficient staff, this was a great meal. The waiters were excellent, friendly not over bearing and especially John who looked after us very well. The Tom Yum soup (prawn) could have been a little hotter (spicier) for me, but they did offer additional different chili... More

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David G, General Manager at Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Shanks Pony 11, I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience at Thai Chi. Indeed, it is very rewarding when a staff member is singled out for making your experience a memorable one – John is a great ambasidor of Thai Chi; and your review shall be shared with him and the... More

Lagos
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I am a sucker for Asian cuisine and in Thai Chi restaurant I found my match. Delectable meals served in an original Thai way. It seems so surreal to have Kenyans speaking some Thai. It's a place I love to relax and enjoy great meals with friends.

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David G, General Manager at Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Digital Doctor, As always it is a pleasure hosting yourself and your guests at Thai Chi; Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We believe for the experience to be authentic – our team need to embrace the Thai Culture; our Thai Chefs are only more than happy to teach the... More

VA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Thai Chi is an absolute gem with perfectly portioned delicious food and impeccable service right in the heart of Nairobi. I was blown away by the food and the service but especially by our waiter Alex – waiters in the US could learn a thing or two from him. He was very knowledgeable, genuine and available every time we needed... More

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David G, General Manager at Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Agyasi, I would like to thank you for your most complimentary review on our Thai Chi restaurant. Your sentiments on our delicious meals and impeccable service have truly captured the “spirit” of what we continuously aim to offer to all our diners. Alex is a real asset to our team and he is one of our longest serving members... More

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