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Emerald Garden

United Nations Avenue | Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya
254 711 222 222
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Ranked #118 of 326 Restaurants in Nairobi
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Washington, DC
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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55 reviews 55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Nairobi
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We are fans of Emerald Garden's Thai restaurant, but our last takeout was not quite as good. The vegetable spring rolls were mushy, and lack of the usual flavor in the curries. Still good but not great. But then, this Monday, we tried their Chinese newly opened restaurant for takeout, and it was a disaster. The Beijing Duck cost a... More

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Ankara, Turkey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We wanted something Asian. Location is convenience and very nice ambiance sitting in the garden. We had the Thai menu, the portion is good (We found the stir fry vegetable dish to be smaller than expected). My husband particularly loved the pineapple fried rice.. Taste is good, we order green curry as well. All in all, very good value and... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Definitely not a bad spot for thai, considering this is Nairobi and the thai's aren't always that authentic. Try their Green papaya salad and the glassnoodle salad. Spicy means spicy! Nice setting to sit outside.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I am yet to try other Thai restaurants but their food was really good. The waiters understood the menu and could clearly explain the meals to a newbie to Thai food like me. However, I think that the restaurant has too many waiters hoovering. I appreciate the service but when you are out on a romantic evening, the last thing... More

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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232 reviews 232 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The restaurant offers great and authentic Thai food - you can even have it Thai-style spicy if you opt for. However, not recommended if you plan to use your taste buds for anything else within the next 24 hours. Even the mild curries have enough chilly to make the westerner sweat....Quality and choice of the food is excellent, as is... More

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Hampton, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We've been to the Emerald Garden on a number of occasions in a couple and as part of larger groups. Each time we have enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. Two weeks ago we went on a Monday night and we were one of two tables to be looked after. This meant the waiting staff were extremely attentive and at... More

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Second time here and again very good quality food! Nice ambience inside and outside! Pretty authentic Thai food with huge variety. Service team needs a little training but super friendly with a big smile ... almost like in Thailand!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a great place to unwind and enjoy an easy dinner. We've been here several times. Almost completely open air, we always start in the lounge with a cocktail to relax and peruse the menu. We order and when it is ready, or we finish our cocktail, we have a table waiting. Although it usually just us, we always... More

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Additional Information about Emerald Garden

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

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