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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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Today
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 160
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
average thai disappointing by british standards

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Pingu_the_penguin_84
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
41 helpful votes 41 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This place is great. Food is wonderful, staff is very attentive and prices are reasonable. Have been there several times and always enjoyed it.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Nam Thai follows the Thai tradition: only fork and spoon at table. Knife - for the Tahi culture - means war. But depending on what kind of meat you order the restaurant is flexible in this point. The service is excellent and the food delicious. We choose for dessert a nice mix and it was also great.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nam Thai offers food from Asia, in special Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore. They use original ingredients and keep the traditional flavor of the dishes. I love the shramp, papaia and mango salad, the bankog mix and the fish with lemon souce. The Pad Thai is wonderful! And the sweet rice with mango as a dessert. The lichia juice or the lichia... More 

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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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?