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Thai Chi Restaurant - The Stanley Hotel

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Kenyatta Avenue & Kimathi Street, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2757000
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated on the 1st floor of the iconic Stanley hotel in Nairobi, Service is great and friendly and the food is genuine authentic Thai in the heart of Africa!

Thank Willem S
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Stanley Hotel has a fantastic Thai restaurant; the Thai Chi. The food is traditional Thai, accompanied by options of soothing hot green tea as well as a wonderful wine list. I ended up visiting twice during my stay. Great vegan options. Wonderful service, a little pricey. The restaurant also has a masseuse on staff to offer a short shoulder... More 

Thank Lori P
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Arrive at 7pm and you will be offered the choice of seats. The place warms up at around 8:30. Nice enough menu with all the items expected for an upmarket Thai establishment. Staff are extremely friendly and very very efficient. Food came quickly and was plentiful. Bang went my healthy eating plan. The wine list is extensive and they do... More 

Thank Tony M
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

A perfect couples dinner. Great ambiance, easy to get to, welcoming, sophisticated, charming. The service was excellent. The food was brilliant. The outstanding dish was the Duck Red Curry with an onslaught of flavour and taste in every part of the tongue. Close second was the Tom Yum soup with the chicken cashew-nut coming in close third. The offer a... More 

Thank salimkeshavjee
Bowen Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

I was actually here January 2016 - it is always yummy and consistent! The separate rooms are very nice to have a private group dinner - service fabulous!

Thank AfricaCarol
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Superb restaurant situated within the Stanley Hotel greeted with a neck massage at the table to relax you! The superb extensive menu is only beaten by the food itself have visited Thailand and can't remember a better meal even there!

Thank andy t
Nairobi, Kenya
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25 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We arrived at 6pm and waited in The Stanley bar until 7pm when the restaurant opens at 7pm. At the entrance is a notice, saying amongst other things ' no open sandals, no short-sleeved shirts & no blouses'. My wife and our friend both wore sandals, our friend and I had short-sleeved shirts and my wife was wearing a blouse.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Great food and really neat atmosphere. The chicken and cashew stir fry was aewsome, big portions. It opens a little later but if you're early, it is located attached to the Exchange Bar so you can grab a drink and soak in the history of the bar.

Thank Travis S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

What an incredibly amazing restaurant. The food is delicious, service is fantastic, and it's adorable too. Best food in Nairobi!!!

Thank Lillian B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The service,food and were all delightful. We are here twice during our stay and we weren't disappointed. The stir fried lamb, shrimp rolls and sticky toffee pudding g was just some of the yummy dishes we enjoyed here. The service was excellent and don't miss the complimentary massage!

Thank ciaobella79

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$50
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kenyatta Avenue & Kimathi Street, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 20 2757000
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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