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“Good food, strange atmosphere”
Review of Emerald Garden

Emerald Garden
Ranked #166 of 564 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Harare, Zimbabwe
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food, strange atmosphere”
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
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Thank Diane S
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Excellent food in a nice atmosphere”
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
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Thank FoodieGastroGourmet
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