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Pekai Thai Pub and Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Asian, Thai, Pub
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502/8 Av. Francisco o. Magumbwe | Polana Cimento, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
+258 82 045 5220
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Showing 30: English reviews
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Just off Avenida 24 de Julho, this restaurant catches the eye from far with enticing lighting and decor. This is also not too far from the hotel strip and upmarket area of Avenida Julius Neyerere, so it is a short safe walk for the traveler who might be scared of wandering too far from the familiarity surrounding their hotel. The... More 

Thank Waldo v
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372 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

It's a great hang out. The food is delicious. Very good menu at reasonable prices. Sit inside and watch the TV. Or sit outside and enjoy the evening in the small garden. I enjoyed the green curry dish.

Thank Timothy W
Langebaan, South Africa
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Excellent, food, the waiter was not too efficient in English but we managed to order what we wanted and got what we ordered.

Thank 6Lourens9
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The Thai food - especially fresh seafood - was excellent. The pub is a great spot, full of expats and mozambicans all mixing together for drinks and conversation. Feels comfortable from the moment you walk in.

Thank dan d
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a very good restaurant in Maputo for Thai food. It is also a great meeting place with a lively cozy bar. Waiters always smiling and having fun. Great bar with great atmosphere. The owner goes out of her way to please the customers always listening to what they would like to have that is not on the menu... More 

Thank Antonio G
Georgetown, Guyana
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is the best of the Thai restaurants in Maputo. Its on a side street right in the downtown area, with a charming outdoor atmosphere. The food is delicious and the drinks are some of the most affordable in the city.

Thank Thomas L
Nampula, Mozambique
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 July 2016

starter was almost unedible because of excessive lemon juice. My red curry was extremely salty. there was a huge wait +40 minutes for a simple desert. Not as good as it once was. I wouldnt be back.

Thank Rob P
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

As with all of Maputo, the seafood was brilliant and a great choice, Staying for a couple of weeks on business, Pekai was a refreshing change from hotel food.

Thank Lyndimc
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

References from several residents were promising, but the actual experience was disappointing. Food not really hot, prawns in a greasy dish not peeled, you must separately order rice with a dish, etc.

Thank Rool V
Maputo, Mozambique
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I will still have to confirm that with a few more visits ,-) But service is friendly and food was very good.

Thank Andreas Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Asian, Thai, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502/8 Av. Francisco o. Magumbwe | Polana Cimento, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
  • Location: Africa  >  Mozambique  >  Maputo Province  >  Maputo
  • Phone Number: +258 82 045 5220

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?