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Aqua Eight

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$$$
Asian fusion
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8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
01473 218989
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 274
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic night again 10/10

I arranged a meal on Saturday night with a group of friends and I am glad that once again Aqua Eight did not disappoint. The food as always was superb, there are too many dishes to recommend and we did have a lot of food but I would say you need to try the Wasabi Sirloin Steak if you haven't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
S_A1208
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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382 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I arranged a meal on Saturday night with a group of friends and I am glad that once again Aqua Eight did not disappoint. The food as always was superb, there are too many dishes to recommend and we did have a lot of food but I would say you need to try the Wasabi Sirloin Steak if you haven't... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Upon arrival we were offered drinks before we dined which was nice. We had cocktails which were made perfectly and tasted just right. We notified them that we were celebrating a birthday and it was kindly decorated with balloon and confetti. The meal was enjoyed by all the party especially the black cod and mango monkfish. To top it all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I visited aqua for a family birthday meal on a Wednesday evening. We were greeted by friendly staff who took our jackets and gave us time for a drink at the bar before being shown to our table upstairs. The waiting staff were helpful in guiding us toward the right dishes and when it arrived the food was great. The... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well I booked a birthday lunch for my mother and I couldn't have wished for a better feel good factor for her, I have herd such great reports about aqua8 and I needed to see if all the great reports were true. All I can say is that it totally represents such a great business, amazing decor, great helpful staff... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We celebrated a birthday dinner and even though it was busy on a Saturday night we were well looked after and the amazing dishes just make me feel i want to go back again. Would recommend this highly but maybe a bit lively for the older generation on a Saturday

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Awful experience, refused to make a salad with the dressing on the side and then made me feel like I was asking for plum sauce without the plum! To say I was made to feel unwelcome is an understatement. I was then made to explain to a number of staff why I had asked for the dressing on the side,... More 

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WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Carly S I understand that you were - eventually - served the dish exactly as you had requested it, but I would like to apologise again on behalf Aqua Eight for the miscommunication which apparently happened. It should never have happened at all, and our whole team has learned from it. To put that event into some context, it... More 

Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is definitely one restaurant I will not be returning to. In summary we ordered a set menu for 5 people. All the dishes tasted the same and was very disappointing. We were also given a 20% food discount voucher when booking the table earlier in the day but when coming to settle the bill they refused to accept it... More 

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WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Andy H, My management team has just met to explore your complaint as I was very concerned that perhaps we had not made our 20% off food offer clear enough to our customers, or had let you down. Having checked what we say about this offer on Facebook and on the Open Table bookings site itself, it is clear.... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I booked this 2 months in advance and only then could not get earlier than 9 o'clock. It was certainly worth the wait. The bar downstairs is buzzing and service was good. Upstairs the restaurant was, as expected, fully booked, but it didn't feel too crowded, even though the place is not very big. The four of us ordered one... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

If you are after a special meal out and enjoy Asian food then Aqua 8 is the place to go. This is the first time that we have been here. The restaurant does not look very large from the outside but when you get inside it is pretty large. The restaurant is very modern and is over two floors. The... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had a really great meal with family and friends, service was excellent food was great and everybody had a great time.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: 01473 218989

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 40
  • Cuisine: Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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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?