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Naka Thai

35 East Hill, Colchester CO12QX, England
+44 01206 864086
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Ranked #18 of 348 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We took our eleven month daughter with us when we ate here early in Saturday evening. The staff could not have been more helpful. When we asked if they could warm up some food that we had brought with us not only did they do it with a smile it was brought back in a thai bowl. The only downside... More

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is an odd thai restaurant that really cannot be recommended. I visited with a work colleague and used a taste card. The starter I had came very quickly and tasted very dry, so I suspect it was not fresh. We then both ordered a weeping tiger, which is a steak dish that I’d had before at other thai restaurants.... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I'm from Thailand and some of my guests are Thai. We are fuzzy about Thai food in England. The food was great!!! and the service of that day was perfect! We agreed to serve reception drinks at 4.30 pm but we turned up almost an hour before the agreed time and Pat, the manager, said he and his staff were... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I booked lunch a week ahead for a day and time when they open as confirmed by the person I made the booking with, their website and even the sign on their front door. Turned up at the agreed time to find them closed with no sign of life inside and no note on the door giving an explanation of... More

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Limassol
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on 16 July celebrating the graduation of our son together with 2 other families (party of 13). It was a last minute arrangement but our late choice through trip advisor proved to be a real jewel. Great food, limited but carefully chosen selection of wines (we opted for the Marlborough region Sauvignon Blanc) and first class... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant 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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