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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, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Authentic Thai food to a T

Well we go here once every month and we love this place completely. The food, the ambiance, the staff, everything put together is awesome. If you like Thai food, this is THE place to visit when in Nairobi.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2013
Shahzad K
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Nairobi
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Nairobi
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Well we go here once every month and we love this place completely. The food, the ambiance, the staff, everything put together is awesome. If you like Thai food, this is THE place to visit when in Nairobi.

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

Dear Shazad, I would like to thank you for your very complimentary review and your continuous visits to Thai Chi. We are particularly pleased to learn that our efforts to make the restaurant a true Thai experience have been appreciated by yourself. I am glad you had a pleasant dining experience, and the team and look very much forward to... More 

Orpington, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

That evening we decided to book at the Stanley's Thai Chi restaurant. Booking was not difficult. When we entered the restaurant was half full and we were very warmly greeted by the staff all in Thai attire. The ambiance of the restaurant was grand but very dark [difficult to read the menu] As the menu was difficult to read we... More 

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

Dear MO53RO55, Thank you for visiting Thai Chi and providing us with your detailed review. We have noted all the points raised and can assure you the relevant actions and trainings necessary have been acted on. We would be delighted to host you once again and ensure that your experiance at Thai Chi exceeds all your expectations. Warm regards, David... More 

Durban, South Africa
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243 reviews 243 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I had eaten meals at this restaurant almost everyday during my recent stay at Stanley Hotel. Being an Asian who have explored almost every "so-called best" restaurants in Nairobi, I must say, it remains to be the best Asian resto in the area! Both red and green Thai curries were perfectly prepared with the right amount of spices.. highly recommended.... More 

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

Dear Wandering Diver, Thank you for dining at Thai Chi and taking the time to review its services. We appreciate you making a special mention on your experience, specifically on the great level of service, presentation, food quality and reference to Thai Chi as the best Asian Restaurant in the Nairobi. Please accept our apologies on the inconveniences faced with... More 

Toronto
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Thai Chi served up some amazing food, and Matilda, the hostess and Chef Poo were extremely hospitable and friendly. We had the Thai Papaya Salad, bok choy, a duck special and hor mok ta lee (seafood curry) with rice - each fresh and tasty. Both Matilda and the Chef were so welcoming and warm, and they made the trip even... 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 award winning 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. The staff mentioned are key... More 

Bergen, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

My fiancee and I have enjoyed two amazing meals here the last three months. Having been to a number of cafes, restaurants and other eateries around the country, we both agree no food in Kenya comes close to this. The restaurant has a soothing atmosphere, the waiting staff is hard-working, very knowledgable and intends to meet your every demand. You... 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 your continued support and very generous review – rating us as the best in Kenya is high praise indeed, and has brought great pride to the team. We appreciate you making a special mention on your experience specifically on the soothing ambiance and the attentive staff and are thrilled you enjoyed our services. Titus and... More 

South Hedland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

My wife and I visited the restaurant for our wedding anniversary, great service, great food and great ambience. We enjoyed every moment of it. They could do more in terms of special occasions and pricing ( Abit over priced) Keep up the good work though.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much indeed for choosing to spend your wedding anniversary at Thai Chi and for your most complimentary review. Fantastic to note we exceeded your expectations in terms of service, food and ambiance and it is very pleasing that you enjoyed every moment at the restaurant. At Thai Chi we strive to create lasting pleasant memories... More 

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
27 helpful votes 27 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
Senior Reviewer
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 

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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, Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business, 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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