We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Naka Thai

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
35 East Hill, Colchester CO12QX, England
+44 01206 864086
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 252 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 170
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Nice food but terrible service

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Robbo-Liz
,
Colchester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

252 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Well done Naka Thai, lovely eve with nice atmosphere, and food on the set menu was lovely, good service recommend to anyone, it's a hard one to beat

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We chose this restaurant because of Taste Card, and though we were three people, I thought that at least I would save on one of the meals. Here is the bill http://goo.gl/Sk1a6U and as you will notice, when it all added up, it was certainly equivalent to eating in a restaurant without using the taste card. The food was nice... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A really great experience from start to finish, a place you have to go to if you like Thai food. My partner and I are big fans of Thai and have eaten in many establishments with this ranking among the best. We found the staff to be extremely friendly and very welcoming from the minute we arrived. We found the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Great food, great service, but a little cold, but love this place, well worth a visit. get some heating guys, but your is to die for.

Was this review helpful? Yes
essex
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Nice food shame about the tacky decor, needs some money spent on the interior. Parking can be a problem as its near the town.....

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The owner, Pat, of this restaurant is fantastic! My food got delivered a little late one night and Pat phoned personally the next day to profusely apologise and offer some food on the house. Pat is so sweet and kind which makes the running of this restaurant wonderful. The food is always wonderful from here. A lot of Asian food... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
essex
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

the restaurant was very cold. This did not do a lot for your food - which was average. some dishes good some bad. we waited a long time between service. I would not go back

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Naka Thai also viewed

 

Been to Naka Thai? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Naka Thai staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?