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“Best Thai in Africa?” 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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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.
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“Best Thai in Africa?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This really was an excellent Thai meal. From the décor, atmosphere and very friendly and efficient staff, this was a great meal. The waiters were excellent, friendly not over bearing and especially John who looked after us very well. The Tom Yum soup (prawn) could have been a little hotter (spicier) for me, but they did offer additional different chili (sauce and oil) that could have added. But it was very tasty. If you are only there a short stay, make sure that you eat here, you will also need to book!

  • 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, General Manager at Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Dear Shanks Pony 11,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience at Thai Chi.
Indeed, it is very rewarding when a staff member is singled out for making your experience a memorable one – John is a great ambasidor of Thai Chi; and your review shall be shared with him and the team.

We thank you for comments on the excellent meal, décor, atmosphere, service – it is great to note we ticked all the boxes off your dining experience and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Warm Regards,
David Gachuru.
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“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
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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.
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“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
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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.
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“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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