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“Excellent Thai food” 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 318 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.
Juba
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent Thai food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Dinner for 4, lovely, authentic Thai dishes served promptly. Excellent presentation. Not cheap, but good food.

Visited January 2014
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David G, General Manager at Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Dear UNGGRABB,

I would like to thank you and your fellow diners for choosing to dine at Thai Chi, and further, thank you for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor.
We appreciate your comments on our Authentic Thai meals – and acknowledge your feedback on the prompt service; it is very gratifying to note you enjoyed your meal with us.

Hoping to host you soon again at Thai Chi.

Warm Regards,
David Gachuru.
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“Good food, atmosphere and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We had a very nice meal here. The servers were attentive and helpful; in fact we thought that one of the dishes we ordered didn't taste right and they immediately replaced it with something else with no fuss whatsoever. The food was good if you manage your expectations to realize it's still thai food in east africa - good for here but would be average elsewhere. A lot of reviews talked about it being very expensive but we found it to be moderate - an appetizer, a bottle of wine, 2 mains and a staple came to about $80.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 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, February 21, 2014
Dear Anuka9,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on your experience at Thai Chi.
It is a pleasure to note that our service team was “pleasant” and “attentive” to your needs.

We are glad that you found our prices to be fair and are pleased we were able to provide you with a good quality dining experience.

Looking very much forward to hosting you soon again.

Warm Regards,
David Gachuru.
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“The best thai food you will have in Africa...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

...said my friend. And lo and behold, it was true! The service is world class, and so is the food. The duck was delightful, and the banana fritters for desert were straight out of heaven's kitchen. If you can, try to get a reservation for the table near the Buddha statue: awesome ambiance.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 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, Manager at Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Dear Adventure Addict86,

Many thanks for taking the time to dine at Thai Chi and share your experience on Trip Advisor.
We thank your friend for recommending us and we thank you so much for sharing their views that we offer “the best Thai food in Africa” truly high praise indeed.

We believe that our ambiance plays a key component in the guest experience at Thai Chi and are very humbled by your comments regarding the same.

Looking very much forward to hosting you soon again.

Warm Regards,
David Gachuru.
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The food is excellent and it was my third visit to the Thai Chi Restaurant. The service awesome and Alex the waiter was fantastic . Mrs Ramatou Konate from Burkina Faso

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David G, Manager at Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Dear Ms. Ramatou Konate,

Greetings from Sarova Stanley – it was a pleasure to host you and am truly grateful you took the time to post your most complimentary review on Trip Advisor.
Your mentions on the excellent food, and awesome service from Alex are welcomed comments and have been shared with the team.

We look forward to hosting you soon again.

Warm Regards,
David Gachuru.
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Sydney, Australia
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“Excellent food, even better service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

The food is authentic Thai food as they employ two Thai chefs. Having travelled to Thailand and used to good Thai in Australia, this one is a good one. You need to book. We did not but got in as they had a spare table. The deep good hearted staff are excellent and its not because of their 5% service charge. If you are looking for an excellent 5 star resturant in Nairobi and like Thai, don't miss it.

Visited February 2014
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David G, General Manager at Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Dear Josie M,

Greetings; I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your comments on Trip Advisor and foremost thank you for choosing to stay at the Sarova Stanley and dining at Thai Chi.

We are truly humbled by your comments and shared them with the team.
Comparing us to food in Thailand is high praise indeed and complimenting our service team so highly, is simply a joy to read.

We certainly look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Warm Regards,
David Gachuru.
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