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Nam Thai

Rua Rainha Guilhermina 95B | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Lagoa)
(21) 2259 2962
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Ranked #87 of 8,310 restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Lagoa
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201 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Very good that restaurant, nice food and good service. More than I expected. But I missed a Thai beer to drink with the food.

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Rio de Janeiro
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95 reviews 95 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Nam Thai is located two blocks from the beach at Leblon, Rio de Janeiro. Cozy and casual decor. Friendly, but slow service. Had dim sum as an appertizes, which was good. Then spicy (and famous) thai prawn soup, which was totally disappointing: it lacked flavours, key ingredients (like lemon grass); tasted like water. Shared two main courses; the chicken curry... More

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Teresopolis, RJ
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Maybe I had too high expectations before getting there. We were 3 couples, and the check came above 1000 reais, service without wine.... So I found it way too expensive for the cost of what we had served. Aoart of that the portions are too small, so its definetely not for big guys.... Yes, the food is good, once you... More

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Florianopolis, SC
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91 reviews 91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Nice Thai restaurant, located just a few blocks from my hotel. The food was really great (and spicy!). I ordered a duck and my wife fish. The service was great. The lounge is beautiful. Worth the visit if you're looking for a different kind of food.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Very good restaurant. Everybody is kind and the food is amazing. It is a pleasure to eat over there. Besides, the location of the restaurant is very good. I really recommend it!!

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Marseille, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Leblon and Ipanema are full of restaurants but this place is rather special. The relaxed atmosphere belies a profound seriousness about the quality of the food, which is unfailingly excellent. Service is also top notch, and having been there with a group of business colleagues, all of whom liked it as much as me, I can say that the menu... More

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Ann Arbor, MI
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117 reviews 117 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Rio is not very vegan or vegetarian friendly- the focus is on meat. We decided to try out Nam Thai which was located in Leblon, a short walk from our hotel in Ipanema. First, let's talk about service. Wait staff were attentive and friendly. When we told them that one of us was vegan, they made a real effort to... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We got this hotel from Trip Adviser and our hotel placed a resevation as it was a public holiday. Previously in Brazil we had tended to eat lots of meat or Italian so this made a nice change. Food was very good. Service very friendly. Cost around £55 for starters and main courses with water and a bottle of wine.... More

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Denver, CO
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250 reviews 250 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Over the years it has been a struggle for me to find good Thai food in Latin America. And, believe me, I try. The latest attempt took place yesterday in Rio de Janeiro by visiting Nam Thai. It is located in Leblon, a neighborhood known for multiple restaurant options. The service was superb, with very attentive waiters serving our table.... More

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We were really tired of typical rice and beans were had been eating and were looking for something interesting. Lots of great reviews of this restaurant but we wished it was a bit more unique. Service was fine but we found the food a bit ordinary.

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