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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: Breakfast, 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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  • 172
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Eat in and Takeaway

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Natasha T
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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5 restaurant reviews
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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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382 helpful votes 382 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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We went here tonight and only booked last night. The restaurant was almost full. We ordered our starters and mains. It took half an hour for our starters to arrive. But it then took an hour for our mains to arrive. There was only two of us. When the rice arrived, it was the wrong one, but then it took... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I have dined-in at Naka Thai in the past and the food is lovely. Decided to have a romantic night in with a takeaway tonight and really fancied a Thai. Upon ordering, I was told the food would be 1 hour 10 minutes tops. After an hour and I half I phoned to check in only to find that it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Good food and definitely not too expensive?! We (couple) had a bottle of red, starters and mains and it came to £38 with an online discount which was excellent! Lovely food and great atmosphere. Only down fall is the lack of a desert option ...although most people probably wouldn't be as piggy as us! Living just round the corner to... 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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