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Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel

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Kenyatta Avenue & Kimathi Street, Nairobi, Kenya
254202757000
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Description: A small piece of Thailand in Nairobi, Thai Chi has been awarded as the...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
food comparable to thai in bangkok

the food is superb in this small thai resturant in stanley hotel. it is as good as celdon in bangkok the best thai resturant. has a lot of veg options and only negative is shorts or three fourth pants not allowed. but they allowed us as a special case very thankful. food is excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2012
nirajsomaiya
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Singapore, Singapore
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  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

the food is superb in this small thai resturant in stanley hotel. it is as good as celdon in bangkok the best thai resturant. has a lot of veg options and only negative is shorts or three fourth pants not allowed. but they allowed us as a special case very thankful. food is excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Thai food was authentic, and the service was attentive. My wife and I enjoyed walking around the historic Stanley Hotel. Eating at the Thai Chi Restaurant is a great escape from downtown Nairobi. Highly recommended although a bit expensive.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

The food and service at the Thai Chi combine to provide one of the best Thai foood experiences I have encountered in Africa. The choice is excellent, the staff are Knowledgeable, and very freindly. The food can be spicy, but we ate with a hot food intolerant guest, and even he was able to enjoy the flavours which come through,... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Good spicy Thai food, just the way i like it. The spicing can however be overdone at some instances and individuals not used to such will have difficulties if its their first visit

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to review your dining experience. We have noted your comment on the spicing for continuous improvement. We look forward to your next review. Warm regards, David Gachuru. More 

johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

try the green papaya salad - its to die for. The staff will guide you in your choices to eat and beleive me - follow their recommendations , you won't be disappointed

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time to review your dining experience online. We appreciate the review and we look forward to hosting you again. Warm regards, David Gachuru, Sarova Stanley More 

surrey, b.c.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

A great variety of dishes to choose from and very tasty. The amount of food you received with each order was a lot.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

I ate here several times while at the Stanley Hotel. A bit expensive, but everything in the hotel is. The quality is by far the best I've found in Africa.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Had a lovely meal in Thai Chi. Service was excellent and the food was delicious! Lots of tasty choices to choose from on the menu and the food was beautifully presented.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

The food was really tasty and beautifully presented. Really enjoyed the experience. The staff were very attentive and friendly. The only negative thing was the very, very expensive sparkling water we were offered, and chose, not realising it was £11.50 per bottle.

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Watamu, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Me and my friend visited this place in hopes of having some excellent Thai Cuisine. I think we set our expectations too high. We have been eating Thai for years and we know what we want, we know our pad thai. The place itself is nice don't get me wrong, the service alone is top notch. The food... I came... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kenyatta Avenue & Kimathi Street, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: 254202757000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 50
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business

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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