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United Nations Avenue | Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya
254 711 222 222
Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice bar and very tasty Thai food

Emerald Garden has a very wide range of different Thai meals. It has different levels of chilly. I think it is one of the best Thai restaurants in Nairobi.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Jimenairobito
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Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Late Night
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Emerald Garden has a very wide range of different Thai meals. It has different levels of chilly. I think it is one of the best Thai restaurants in Nairobi.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of the best meals had in Nairobi so far,it was my first time doing Thai cuisine and i was impressed,the meal was well cooked,well presented and tasted great,the portions were so filling that we only did a starter and the main meal,there was no room for dessert..Loved the ambaince and most importantly the service.Never been to an all male... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

won't be the same food because management just laid of 15 workers for complaining of long work hours (16 to 18 per day) and no overtime pay.... or days off. So, in the shadow of the UN which champions human rights and has numerous departments to end modern day slavery, the staff patronize establishments all up and down UN avenue... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The last two times I tried to eat at Emerald Garden, it was extremely packed. Yet I don’t understand why! When it first opened the food was already overpriced, but good. Now, it is still expensive but the food has gone downwards, it is very oily and misses the delicate flavors of Thai food. I could have bought a curry... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Waited forever and instead of excusing trying to screw us. Very incompetent staff unwilling to clarify the situation.

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Mogadishu, Somalia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

A classy establishment - a bit of Thailand transported to Nairobi in many, many respects. Excellent cuisine waited on by charming, local staff!

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

It is an excellent Thai restaurant and all the dishes that we ordered tasted wonderful and extremely fresh. The restaurant is spacious and the ambiance is very elegant and relaxed but a touch formal. I would love to come here with friends and for any special occasions without overdoing it.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We dined at Emerald Garden last night for the first time with friends (who had been there before and said it was okay). The atmosphere was great, lots of beautiful outdoor patio seating with manmade waterfalls give it a nice feel of being away from the hustle and bustle of the busy road just outside. We started at the bar... More 

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Washington, DC
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

When Emerald Garden first opened, we were extremely excited to have another option for Asian food in Nairobi. The location, next to the US Embassy and close to the UN, is perfect for anyone who works or has meetings in the area, and the outdoor seating plan is very inviting. Unfortunately, the quality of the food has continued to decline... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Very good food and ambience Worth a visit and nicely decorated They have also opened a schezwan next door and that's worth a try too nice and spicy Phillip very passionate about his business

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: United Nations Avenue | Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: 254 711 222 222

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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