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“Good food, strange atmosphere” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Emerald Garden

Emerald Garden
Ranked #221 of 480 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Harare, Zimbabwe
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good food, strange atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The food was pretty good, although pricey, as all Thai food is in Nairobi. The ambiance is very corporate however - lights a little too bright, and feels very formal. The cheesy saxophone music being piped in on repeat does not help. Could do with warmer lighting and better soundtrack.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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London, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Excellent food in a nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Emerald Garden is a new Thai restaurant and is owned by the same owners of the Bangkok Chinese restaurant (the best Chinese in Nairobi in my opinion) and they have two Thai chefs in the kitchen. From the outside this old Chinese building does not look very appealing but from the inside the setting and décor are both relaxing and elegant. We began with vegetable spring rolls, crispy prawn rolls, prawn cakes and beef satay, they were all delicious. For the main event we had barbecued duck red curry, prawn red curry, chicken massaman curry and beef green curry, the flavor and texture were excellent. We tried three of the desserts on the menu, the mango with sticky rice stood out as the winner. We found the forks to be somewhat uncomfortable to use, that was our only complaint. We enjoyed that you can have before or after dinner drinks in the bar area with comfy seating. Philip is an excellent host and we will certainly be back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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