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Emerald Garden

United Nations Avenue | Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya
254 711 222 222
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Ranked #79 of 314 restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Kampala, Uganda
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The food was quite good. The waiter recommendations were great. A good selection of vegetarian meals as well. The Resturant is beautiful. Only thing lacking is music. There was some annoying house music playing- not really fitting for the setting. We enjoyed it but it wasn't a great option for the children- it was too formal. It's a good option... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The service is great and the ambience is ok although a little bit too fake. I ordered stir fried prawns with lemon grass and the person I was with had fish soup. The fish soup was excellent but the stir fry was more like a 5 times refry from the day before; but it is not in our culture to... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I love this restaurant. The location is great (it's right by the UN and has a very convenient, no-hassle parking lot) and you feel that you have entered a truly peaceful, relaxing place as you walk inside the garden in which the restaurant is located. Whether you sit at the bar, at the outdoor tables or in the half-sheltered sitting... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
355 reviews 355 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Went there for lunch with colleagues. We came early - and were extremely well attended by the waiter. He noticed every detail on the table and arranged all very well, service was quick and efficient. Had the shrimpcakes as starter - really fresh and good! Chicken with hot basil and chili as main and yes.. it was really hot. And... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The food was very nice. very nice. The ambiance is average. Outside seating is quite dark and the decor is average. It is worth it for the food and also very good portions were served.

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Has a very fine dine vibe going for it however the food falls way short. Very good service and a great feel to the place if only if they would up the food.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

You feel really good walking into this restaurant. Great ambience and very prompt food. You really get set up expecting amazing food. However, the food is only average. I had a chicken green curry which was nothing to write home about.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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76 reviews 76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The ambiance is perfect, the garden is lovely and spacious, the bar is tucked in in the middle of it (it is maybe a bit too small, there was a bigger party and it became quite difficult to approach the bartenders) and the inside of the restaurant is a separate unit. There is wifi, toilets spotless. Service was not bad,... More

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nairobi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My wife and I went for dinner here on a friday evening. The place does get busy so its advisable to make a reservation early. At first the waiter was on hand to take orders but as the evening went on and the place got busier, he was harder to find. The food was excellent (although the mixed vegetable salad... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The ambience is really nice (the saving grace for this restaurant) - feels like you are in Thailand. However, the food is very bad. The first time I went we were served with the noodle salad which was listed as vegetarian with fish sauce! No apology from the senior management - waiter just put it to a chef mistake. Decided... More

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