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“Superb Service and Fine Food in a Lovely Restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel

Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel
Kenyatta Avenue & Kimathi Street, Nairobi, Kenya
254202757000
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Ranked #8 of 343 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A small piece of Thailand in Nairobi, Thai Chi has been awarded as the most authentic Thai restaurant in East Africa. With its traditional Thai decor and delectable Thai specialties prepared by experienced chefs from Thailand, Thai Chi is one of Nairobi's most elegant dining establishments.
Chicago, Illinois
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“Superb Service and Fine Food in a Lovely Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

I found the service to be the best in Nairobi. The restaurant's decoration was beautiful,and very tasteful. The menu was varied,and the desserts offered were quite imaginative. The food was all very fresh,and well seasoned.It was all very good,but I don't think it was quite as extraordinary as some of the other guests feel it was. We certainly enjoyed our meal,and we will return. However,I've eaten in Thai restaurants where the food was better in the U.S, and elsewhere. I must stress that this is the only Thai restaurant in Nairobi.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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David G, General Manager at Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Dear africanman_840,

Thank you for taking time to post your review on Thai chi restaurant. We found your review very helpful.

We note your appreciation for décor, service and tasteful Thai food, and your comparison to various restaurants in the US and elsewhere. This puts us on a global scale which is a good thing. We have several local awards and a continental one, where the Thai Embassy in kenya awarded Thai Chi as the most authentic in all of Africa, but now your perspective has introduced an international competitive angle which we strive to achieve; Thank you. You will agree that it is not enough to compete only in Nairobi, but we appreciate your observation that Thai chi is the only one of its kind in Nairobi.

We look forward to more reviews.

Warm Regards
David Gachuru
General Manager
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“Excellent Asian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The ambience maybe intimidating but it is definitely a place to find good Asian food in Nairobi. The place reminds me of temples in Bangkok adorned with gold.
The food is excellent! For someone who had lived in Bangkok, it is not so authentic but I must say it is the best Asian restaurant in Kenya! And everything on the menu is really tasty!

The service is excellent too! The price is more upmarket than the other hotel restaurant but it’s worth the pennies.

This is often fully booked so it is recommended that you make a reservation before you go.

Visited September 2012
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David G, General Manager at Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Sarova Stanley.

Thank you for your review and for rating us the best Asian restaurant in town.
We appreciate you taking the time to get back to us and hope that you patronize with us again.

Warm regards
David Gachuru
General Manager
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“Top class Thai restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Menu offer spicy and non spicy dishes: Sea food, chicken, beef and pork. Food is fresh and tasty.
We were group of three and ordered three first courses and three main course for the share.

Visited January 2013
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David G, General Manager at Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings.

Thank you for visiting our restaurant.
We appreciate you taking the time to drop us a line.
Please come again

Warm regards
David Gachuru
General Manager
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“Fabulous Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Food was amazing - absoultely delicious.Pity we didn't stay long enough to try everything on the menu. Staff all good and attentive in lovely surroundings.

Visited August 2012
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“Lovely ambiance and excellent food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

It's a lovely restaurant with not only great food but also very friendly and helpful staff. I would like to make a special mention of Nicolas who helped us decide on the excellent choice of food. If you go to Nairobi....Thai Chi is a must on your itinerary.

Visited December 2012
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