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Naka Thai

35 East Hill, Colchester CO12QX, England
+44 01206 864086
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Ranked #13 of 345 restaurants in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $32
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Have eaten here a few times and the food never fails to impress. I'm vegetarian, which they do a nice set menu and they will change some of the items on it if you don't like something. There were four of us and we all chose vegetarian, We also had a 25% voucher for a Saturday night which they accepted,... More

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London
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

My husband and I Ate here on a Saturday evening. We were taken upstairs to a more romantic seating area. We ordered a sharing starter, 2 main dishes, 1 egg and 1 noodle dish. It was very tasty. There was not too long a wait in Between courses and the staff were all very professional. Would definitely go here again... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Delicious, carefully cooked food, great service, decent wines, very pleasant surroundings. Very comprehensive menu. Accept Tesco clubcard vouchers, but not on set menus. Our third visit and will definitely return.

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My husband and I visited this restaurant as it was listed on our Tastecard.We had a really lovely,tasty meal in very pleasant surroundings.The staff were extremely helpful,cheerful and kind.I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have visited Naka Thai many times and Pat and his team never fail to prove a warm welcome and excellent food. The service can sometimes be a bit hap hazard but they all try hard to get things right. Sometimes things can be over looked like no drinks before your starter has arrived. However these details are always put... More

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Harwich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I am reassured and have been told that my good was vegan but my red Thai curry tasted and smelt of fish so much! I actually felt quite ill, however, I have to believe them when they declare my friend's and my curries were vegan. The green curry was less fishy in taste and aroma so maybe a more comfortable... More

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Colchester
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My friend and I popped into this restaurant on a whim one evening however the staff were able to seat us. The restaurant was very busy but although we hadn't reserved a table we didn't have long to wait for our food. The beef, mushroom and spring onion with Thai sticky rice is delicious and worth a try! The staff... More

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London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My wife and I visited Naka Thai while we were staying in Colchester for the weekend. We chose this particular restaurant as it is one of the top eateries in town on TA plus it also took the Tastecard on a Saturday. I had booked a table the evening before. On entering the restaurant we were shown to a table... More

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Essex
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We decided to try something different for a take away, after a previous excellent meal here. I can highly recommend the set menus, so much wonderful, tasty food and delivered free of charge within the hour.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Made a nice change from the usual chain restaurants. Decor in there is beautiful. Staff friendly but a little unprofessional for what could be an upmarket restaurant. Would recommend

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