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Naka Thai

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35 East Hill, Colchester CO12QX, England
+44 01206 864086
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Relax and enjoy authentic Thai cuisine in this 300 year old historic Tudor...
Relax and enjoy authentic Thai cuisine in this 300 year old historic Tudor building in Colchester. Although the building has been modernised, it still retains every aspect of its uniqueness and heritage. Our Head Chef, Triphop Thongkraing, was raised and trained in Thailand and has over 25 years experience. His talents are proven through customer enjoyment and appreciation for his cooking ability and innate creativity. This inspires him to maintain the Thai culinary traditions, preparation and presentation in Naka Thai. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, and you can dine assured that no matter what the occasion is you will have a pleasurable dining experience.
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  • 174
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
ALWAYS AWESOME!

My partner and I have come here on several occasions, sometimes as a group and sometimes just the two of us. We have also ordered take away here. Always consistently good, always great service - its making me hungry thinking about it now! I would recommend the golden bags which are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Hollyjadeb
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Essex
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Essex
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My partner and I have come here on several occasions, sometimes as a group and sometimes just the two of us. We have also ordered take away here. Always consistently good, always great service - its making me hungry thinking about it now! I would recommend the golden bags which are dreamy! Friendly staff and nothing is too much hassle.... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We had a lovely dinner here last night. Pat the owner is always on hand to maintain standards. His concern over this is always evident. Last night he came to ask our opinion as regulars . I can say the standards here get better and better! Sirloin steak you can cut with a spoon! Need i say more ?

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a nice restaurant with good friendly service with nice food. Nothing special & I will only go there occasionally. Ive also tried their takeaway But that was only OK & wont be doing that again. You also have the problem of parking as there is none! as Its on a main road so you've got to find somewhere... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We've experienced both and have not been disappointed. Absolutely love the steamed dumplings. The restaurant is cozy and the staff are very friendly. Always hot when we order a take away and though it can be a long wait we're always called and notified.

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Chelmsford
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Visited on a Tuesday night with my wife and the staff were very friendly, service was quick, food good and very good value for money - didn't cost us much more than a chinese take-away!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

The food and service are brilliant. We have been a few times there and they remember you. They even remember us when we call for delivery. Would highly recommend for both sit in meal and take away. The food arrives perfectly hot and fresh with an amazing flavour. Highly recommended for any occasion. Looking forward to our next visit :)

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I can't say a bad word for the decor, the staff also are fantastic, the food on the other hand.....well let's just say that it left me with a funny feeling in my stomach. The duck salad in particular tasted funny from the first mouthful, although in the restaurants defence my wife thought the total opposite to me. She loved... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited for my wife's birthday, it has a very good menu at sensible prices. The decor was good but the parking was a pain to get near the restaurant. The girl that served us cut away from us during the time she was our order which I found odd but over all a good experience and I shall go... More 

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Essex UK
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122 restaurant reviews
383 helpful votes 383 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch here a couple of Saturday's ago using a taste card. The restaurant was virtually empty apart from us, so the atmosphere was a bit flat. Food didn't seem as good as when we last visited. Restaurant decor could do with a bit of a refurb. Staff as always very pleasant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We had a christening booked at a nearby venue that we cancelled last minute as the proprietor was very rude. Step forward Naka Thai. We had never been to Naka Thai prior to this booking but our gamble left us with huge smiles. The food was superb and no lack thereof. The restaurant itself is very big inside and there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 East Hill, Colchester CO12QX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 01206 864086

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 32
  • Cuisine: Thai

Description

Relax and enjoy authentic Thai cuisine in this 300 year old historic Tudor building in Colchester. Although the building has been modernised, it still retains every aspect of its uniqueness and heritage. Our Head Chef, Triphop Thongkraing, was raised and trained in Thailand and has over 25 years experience. His talents are proven through customer enjoyment and appreciation for his cooking ability and innate creativity. This inspires him to maintain the Thai culinary traditions, preparation and presentation in Naka Thai. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, and you can dine assured that no matter what the occasion is you will have a pleasurable dining experience.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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