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“Good spicy thai food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Siam Thai

Siam Thai
1st Floor, Unga House, Muthithi Rd, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
020 3751727/8 or 0722588021
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Ranked #157 of 314 restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Thai
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nairobi
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“Good spicy thai food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Nice place to have a calm time with quality food.
The presentation is professional and you feel welcomed.
No surprise

Visited July 2012
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Kigali
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A Little taste of Asia in Africa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

My friend and I were really excited about the possibility of a Thai meal and we weren't disappointed by the Siam Thai. The food was fantastic and even the house wine was good. Check it out

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Nice meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Having just moved to Nairobi we've been making an effort to get out and try some of the restaurants in the city, and we chose this one for it's positive review in the guide book; something about an Indian couple with a love of Thai food as a recall.

The restaurant wasn't that easy to find in the dark, and being in a shopping complex, the taxi driver didn't know where we meant until we told him the name of the building.

Drinks arrived promptly, and the starters (chilli tofu and battered vegetable skewers) followed not long after. The tofu was really tasty, spicy but not overdone and well complimented by the selection of dips we were given. The vegetables were also nice, but nothing more exciting than tempura really.

Already feeling full from the starters we moved on to the main dishes. For mains we had a chicken soup designed to clear the sinuses (one of us had a cold) and the vegetable red thai curry. The soup was delicious but the curry was a little bland for our liking (the 'fried' rice too). The portion of curry and rice was way too much for one person and we ended up taking 80% of it home.

Overall, a nice meal out with some really nice dishes. A good vegetarian selection and attentive hosts mean we'll likely be heading back, at least to use their takeout service!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Is it really Thai food?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

I should have been warned. I should have looked around before ordering. The maitre d' (or the owner?) is Indian. All guests, apart from us were Indian. Couldn't see their chef but would bet dollars against doughnuts that he or she was not Thai.
Their menu is as long as the holy bible and it looks really spectacular. The waiter was very attentive, friendly and competent. The drinks came very quickly. Unfortunately, the red has already joined the vinegar club but house white was ok. We decided to go for mixed starters and sea food for main.
Starters turned out to be all deep fried spring roll like things which have clearly traveled from China without a stopover in Bangkok. The dip - a mix of coconut and lime - was nice but lacking flavour.
Then came the main courses. We expected the usual. Explosion of herbal flavours, the spiciness and lightnes of Thai cuisine. Instead, we got fairly bland stir-fried pulp or almost blended (not mixed) calamari, shrimp and fish along with a couple of prawns floating in a translucent, tasteless gravy.
It was not Thai, nor Chinese nor Indian. My suspicion was that an Indian-Chinese couple decided to start a restaurant in Nairobi but could not agree on a style so created a hybrid monster.
If you don't expect the real thing, you may not be disappointed. It is quick, friendly, clean and reasonably priced. But don't choose Siam Thai if you are in a mood for Thai food.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Good restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

first time to visit Siam Thai, food is very good, service is very good, the fried noodles took the first place. we will recommend this restaurant to all our friends lives in Nairobi.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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