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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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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 91
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    Very good
  • 19
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  • 3
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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
Great food-great ambiance!

i had a lunch meeting here with friends and indeed, albeit the price tag, they do have Great food with great ambiance!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2013
DominicM969
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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Islamabad
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Its a nice restaurant in the hotel with all the offering for the thai food lovers as i find it nice as i am not a very good lover of thai food.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to dine at and review our Thai Chi restaurant. It is greatly appreciated. We are particularly pleased to learn that our efforts to make the restaurant a true Thai experience have been appreciated by yourself – especially the cuisine, which is prepared by our very own Thai Chefs. We look forward to... More 

Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

i had a lunch meeting here with friends and indeed, albeit the price tag, they do have Great food with great ambiance!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to dine with us over lunch and review our services. The restaurant offers the eclectic Thai experiences from the food, the traditional sitting, to the general décor and I am pleased that your dining highlight was the Great Food and Ambiance. We look very much forward to welcoming you once again. Kind Regards, David... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Very friendly almost charmin atmosphere with nice design and hospitable staff, delicious Thai cousin, variety of dishes, slightly pricy and nicely spicy, you will enjoy to be here for sure.

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

Dear Guest I would like to thank you for choosing to dine at Thai Chi and taking the time to post your most complimentary review. It is extremely pleasing to note that you found the ambiance of the restaurant charming, the staff hospitable and the cuisine of a highly delectable taste, your comments have been very welcomed by the team,... More 

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

great food warm atmosphere service was a little slow but thats africa. expensive but worth a treat. unsure why we were told you must wear shirt, trousers and shoes but no hassle.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable thoughts with us. I am happy to note your enjoyed your meals and the intricate atmosphere of the restaurant. At Thai Chi the ambiance, surroundings and service reflect a fine dining culture, hence the dress code policies are in line within the restaurants cluster. Please do come visit... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

Well I had a great evening at this restaurant and was well looked after by Brighton, Nicolas and Jonathan. Calm surroundings with lovely large tables which were well spaced out . I had chicken Satay plus Prawn Curry and I didn't want to leave. I feel as though I have just been to a food spa. Perfect and I will... More 

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

Dear Guest, It is to our utmost pleasure to read your lovely feedback about your recent visit to Thai Chi; The efforts of Brighton, Nicolas and John have been recognized. The restaurant offers eclectic Thai experiences from the food, the traditional sitting, to the general décor and I am thrilled that you found this pleasurable. Comparing Thai Chi to a... More 

Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner here on sunday night. Food was excellent although pricey. Little choice of white wine by the glass. Service very attentitive and a good atmosphere. Good choice on menu. Special rice was amazing

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our award wining Thai Chi restaurant. It is greatly appreciated. We are particularly pleased to learn that you viewed our food as “excellent” and service as “attentive.” Regarding the limited availability of wine by the glass, we have added various wine by the glass specials and are in the process... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We went on a Friday night and it was not very busy. We had been pre-warned about the dress code and I still don't know what 'no blouses' means! We all had one course (no starters) and shared a bottle of wine between 3 of us and 2 bottles of very expensive water. It was $60 per person. I am... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing to dine with us. We hope that you found the ambience and service pleasing. We take note your sentiments regarding the price of bottled water and have since introduced alternative brands that match the aesthetics of the restaurant. Having taken your comments on board regarding the prices, we have re-looked at the entire pricing... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Stayed here for work so was an easy dinner on my first night. Lovely food but not the greatest Thai in the world. Very good considering where it was, but they have their clientele sorted. My request for standard water was ignored and I got much more expensive san pellegrino, although I wasn't complaining. Welcoming service although a little too... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review our Thai Chi restaurant. It is greatly appreciated. We are particularly pleased to learn that you viewed our food as “lovely” and service as “welcoming,” regarding the water provided, we have since sourced and introduced alternate brands – which match the aesthetic of the restaurant. We are glad you had... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We stayed at the Stanley Hotel and went to the inhouse restaurant Thai Chi. Although service and food was very good, it was totally overpriced. We ordered a Thai green curry US$20 and had to pay a further US$10 for the rice or noodles. In contrast you can have a complete gastronomic experience (world calls) at the Fairview hotel (Pango... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Stanly and taking time to review Thai Chi. We are very glad that you enjoyed your meal experience with us and highly appreciate your feedback and have taken a keen interest in the issues raised. We have re-looked at the entire pricing range of the restaurant this year – and... More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

One of those few restaurants that I would visit again and again! The trouble with many Thai restaurants is that they don't give you the 'Thai' feel, and this isn't the case with Thai Chi! There is an exotic feel to it, the entrance is magnificent and the overall service is awesome. Although prices are a bit steep, it is... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to review the Thai Chi restaurant. We appreciate you making a special mention on your experience specifically on the “Thai Feel” of the restaurant. The restaurant offers eclectic Thai experiences from the food, the traditional sitting, to the general décor and we are pleased that you found this agreeable. Our Tom yam... 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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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