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United Nations Avenue | Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya
254 711 222 222
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Ranked #114 of 347 Restaurants in Nairobi
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
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
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115 reviews 115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 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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9 reviews 9 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
239 reviews 239 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 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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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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