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“Excellent Service!” 5 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 315 restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
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.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1 review
“Excellent Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

One of those few restaurants that I would visit again and again! The trouble with many Thai restaurants is that they don't give you the 'Thai' feel, and this isn't the case with Thai Chi! There is an exotic feel to it, the entrance is magnificent and the overall service is awesome. Although prices are a bit steep, it is difficult to complain, given the quality of the food and service! I haven't had a better tomyam soup (used to have it everyday in Malay) in ages. Totally recommend it!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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David G, General Manager at Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review the Thai Chi restaurant.

We appreciate you making a special mention on your experience specifically on the “Thai Feel” of the restaurant. The restaurant offers eclectic Thai experiences from the food, the traditional sitting, to the general décor and we are pleased that you found this agreeable.
Our Tom yam soup is one of our signature dishes – and am glad you rated it very highly.

We are thrilled you enjoyed our services at Thai Chi, we strive to achieve and maintain the same standards throughout the Stanley.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel and restaurant soon.

Warm regards,
David Gachuru
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Excellent Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

One of the fine dining places in Nairobi and definitely a must for Thai food lovers.

The ambiance and service lives up to the 5 star rating... the food however deserves special mention, the flavors are exquisite!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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David G, General Manager at Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review our Thai Chi restaurant. It is greatly appreciated.

We are particularly pleased to learn that our efforts to make the restaurant a true Thai experience have been appreciated by yourself – especially the cuisine, which is prepared by our very own Thai Chefs. I am glad you had a pleasant dining experience and it was indeed a pleasure to host you.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel and restaurant soon.

Warm regards,
David Gachuru
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Gauteng
1 review
“Delightful, tasteful and delicious…”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Lucy Imali, the restaurant manager, is a master at her craft, successfully convincing me to give the Thai-Chi a try while recently staying at the Sarova Stanley. From the moment you enter through the beautiful entrance, one is teleported to a place of supreme service, friendliness and fantastic food! The pleasant ambiance is a crucial supporting element to the overall Thai-Chi experience. Receiving resourceful advice on culinary options, I opted for the honey glazed duck. The presentation of the food, the food and the overwhelming service excellence made my experience at the Thai-Chi a most satisfying and memorable one. A big thank you to Lucy and your team.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
“Average and over priced”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Outrageous pricing even for a 5 star hotel. Average food. 12 dollar bottles of water. Save some money and go anywhere else!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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David G, General Manager at Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing to dine with us.

I hope that you found the ambience and food pleasing.

We take note your sentiments regarding the price of bottled water and have since then profiled alternative brands.

The pricing at Thai chi is in line with international standards of restaurants in its caliber however we are working on giving our guests a variety of products to better suit their needs.

I hope that you will patron with us again.

Warm regards
David Gachuru
General Manager
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Nairobi, Kenya
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful set up - great service !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Service was great from the moment we walked through the door ! You have the option of a regular table or Thai sitting, cross legged on the floor ( determined to try this next time of :-) )

The menu is expansive and they clearly indicate which dishes are hot and which ones are not. They discreetly give you time to look it over and appear when you look ready to order. Presentation was great !

A meal averages Kes 2,500 per person excluding drinks.

Points to note;

- Dress code is reinforced. Flip flops, shorts, vests and stuff like that are frowned upon. So dress appropriately. The young ones need to be 12 years old plus to be admitted.

- A bottle of still water will set you back Kes 1,000, i thought that was a wee bit on the higher side.

- The prices on the menu are exclusive of 28% tax, so make a note.

All in all a must try ! Service was spot on. We went in on a Sunday and sort of had the place to ourselves, but i got the impression it would not be compromised on a busy night.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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David G, General Manager at Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Dear Travel_Buff

Thank you for taking the time to review the Thai Chi restaurant.

We appreciate you making a special mention on your experience specifically on the great level of service and presentation. We assure you that the Thai Chi restaurant will maintain these qualities – throughout its operations - both the weekend and weekdays.
The restaurant offers eclectic Thai experiences from the food, the traditional sitting, to the general décor and I am pleased that you found this pleasurable.

At Thai Chi the ambiance, surroundings and service reflect a fine dining culture, hence the age limit and dress code policies which are in line within the restaurants cluster.

Please come again and I hope that you will try the traditional Thai sitting on your next visit.

Warm regards
David Gachuru
General Manager
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