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Nam Thai

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Rua Rainha Guilhermina 95B | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22441120, Brazil
(21) 2259 2962
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7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 169
    Excellent
  • 138
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Not 100% thai-original but.. still very good!

I normally read the "bad" reviews before deciding if go or not to a place and I was surprised when some people were complaining about staff not speaking english (well, learn yourself some portuguese then!) and the food not been AS IN Thailand. Well, guess what, you are not in Thailand. You are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Voyageuse_DuMonde83
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Geneva, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I normally read the "bad" reviews before deciding if go or not to a place and I was surprised when some people were complaining about staff not speaking english (well, learn yourself some portuguese then!) and the food not been AS IN Thailand. Well, guess what, you are not in Thailand. You are in Leblon, Rio de janeiro. Brazil. I'm... More 

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Montreal
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

An upper class and pricy restaurant in the heart of Leblon in Rio that offers not just Thai but also Vietnamese, Indonesian, and general South Asian dishes. For those looking to escape from the heavy traditional Brazilian diet (beans, rice, tapioca, meat), this is a breath of fresh air. I sampled the pad thai---while it was the most expensive one... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Good food, unfortunately my debit card was cloned there and got charged with over US$3,000 in one day. Pay cash only.....

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Shame we really love thai food and visited places like singapore, vietnam, etc. In the UK we frequent wagamas and other eastern restaurants. Although we didn't expect the same quaiity but most British thai places beat this hands down for half the price. We spend 221 R$ for a starter, a main each and two drinks.

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Kongsberg, Norway
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This restaurant has a good variety of Thai, Indonesian and Malayan dishes. We chose among the more spicy ones (green chicken curry and red shrimp and pineapple curry), because food is generally not very spicy in Brasil. For dessert we shared a creme brulee - with flakes of coconut on the bottom. Good food, but not extra ordinary. Wouldn't mind... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This restaurant is situated in Leblon, close to many other very good places to eat. The decor is very nice and the food very authentic, similar to what you can get in Bangkok. I understand that this is the only authentic Thai in Rio's southern area.

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New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Nam Thai is amazing! It's by far one of the best Thai restaurants I have ever been. I recommend you start with a Muay Thai and an order of tung tong. For your entree I'd go with Curry Massaman but you will not regret if you go with Pad Thai, Nuea Pad Kanaa or Pla Nam Prik.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Excellent thai food (drinks are delicious as well!), a bit spicy for Brazilian standards but with amazing flavors. Definitely worth a dinner.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Nam Thai serves delicious food and has all the traditional Thai dishes, and is certified by the Thai government itself! The service is quite good and the prices are a bit on the high side, but still reasonable. When the restaurant is full it can be too noisy. Overall an excellent option for dining in Rio!

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Excellent gastronomic experience. The duck was divine and the appetizers took us to Thailand. Be back for sure!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Rainha Guilhermina 95B | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22441120, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Lagoa
  • Neighborhood: Lagoa
  • Phone Number: (21) 2259 2962

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?