We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“My Best in House Restaurant” 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
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #8 of 327 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $40 - $50
Cuisines: Thai
More restaurant details
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.
Lagos
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“My Best in House Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I am a sucker for Asian cuisine and in Thai Chi restaurant I found my match. Delectable meals served in an original Thai way. It seems so surreal to have Kenyans speaking some Thai. It's a place I love to relax and enjoy great meals with friends.

Visited June 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
David G, General Manager at Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Dear Digital Doctor,

As always it is a pleasure hosting yourself and your guests at Thai Chi; Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor.

We believe for the experience to be authentic – our team need to embrace the Thai Culture; our Thai Chefs are only more than happy to teach the team a few key words in Thai – thank you for recognizing this, and the authenticity of the Thai meals.

We are eagerly looking forward to your return,

Warm Regards,
David Gachuru.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

154 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    82
    48
    17
    3
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
VA
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Thai Chi is an absolute gem with perfectly portioned delicious food and impeccable service right in the heart of Nairobi. I was blown away by the food and the service but especially by our waiter Alex – waiters in the US could learn a thing or two from him. He was very knowledgeable, genuine and available every time we needed him but not pushy. This is what a fine dining experience should be like. And oh, the fried ice-cream is worth every pound gained. Thank you, Thai Chi and Alex for giving us such a wonderful dining experience. I will be back again anytime I visit Nairobi.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
David G, General Manager at Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Dear Agyasi,

I would like to thank you for your most complimentary review on our Thai Chi restaurant.
Your sentiments on our delicious meals and impeccable service have truly captured the “spirit” of what we continuously aim to offer to all our diners.

Alex is a real asset to our team and he is one of our longest serving members of staff – your kind words will be shared with him and he shall be recognized for his efforts.

We thank you for your wonderful review and certainly look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Warm Regards,
David Gachuru.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Juba
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
kigali
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel also viewed

 

Been to Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.