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Tao Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Senegambia Area | next to Sarges Hotel, Kololi, Gambia
+220 446 1191
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Pocklington, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Gambian experience ruined by a rip off restuarant, disgusting food, worse english manager and certainly not thai food. Infact i would not even call it food. Avoid tourist, you have been warned

Thank freespirityorkshire
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was enjoyable, service was relatively quick and waiter was attentive. Restaurant was quite hot, but deco inside was nice.

Thank raval_1239
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the food here reasonable in price. Wasn't authentic Thai food but flavour some and enough of it. Complementary prawn crackers to start reasonable price.

Thank kimmyblidge
Yarm, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for the buffet evening on a Thursday evening, had to book as its very popular. Food was plentiful but average. Outshone by its sister restaurant next door

Thank Antonyh1952
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We have visited this Chinese restaurant over the years and it has been fine. I ordered hot & sour soup- nice except that the prawns were " on the turn", my wife had chicken & sweetcorn soup- ok: for mains: sweet & sour chicken- nice flavour and lots of ginger, the prawn noodles we sent back as the prawns stank... More 

Thank Nael C
Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Owned by the same people who run the Scala the Tao offers a Thai alternative. Quality of both food and service are as you would expect. A very high standard indeed. If you are looking for a great Thai experience whilst in the Gambia this is just the place. Excellent!

Thank imarobertson1
Manchester UK
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Other reviewers have made this point but to avoid disappointment, let me be very clear, the “Thai buffet” contains no Thai dishes whatsoever – just as it didn’t when I came here years ago. There are lots of Chinese people in Thailand and lots of Chinese food there (all of it much better than this) but that doesn’t make Chinese... More 

Thank Mark L
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Good selection of Thai food. Excellent service. Draft Julbrew (less gassy than bottled). The owner is the husband of the chef in Scala (next door) and the staff appearance and service is as good.

Thank vonnrich
Dundee, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We are greeted as old friends, sit in our usual table. The fish is very fresh, the shrimps so sweet. The dishes range from mild and fragrant to quite sharp and spicey. We have one of each to share. We end the meal by sitting over a pot of chinese tea, then walk back to our hotel, relaxed, replete and... More 

Thank Robert R
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39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

We dined here on the buffet evening (Thursday?) during our stay in Kololi. Having been disappointed at not getting a table for La Scala buffet night, we booked this one at Tao beforehand. We had a nice outside table and drinks service was smooth and efficient - they had decent wine available (not the normal Pearly Bay sickly sweet low... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Senegambia Area | next to Sarges Hotel, Kololi, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Kololi
  • Phone Number: +220 446 1191

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