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“Brilliant authentic thai experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nakhon Thai Reading

Nakhon Thai Reading
Reading Road | Cane End, Reading RG4 9HE, England
0118 972 2477
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Ranked #101 of 505 Restaurants in Reading
Price range: $14 - $47
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Authentic Thai Cuisine and Cocktail Bar with Live entertainment every Friday & Saturday
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“Brilliant authentic thai experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

This was our third visit ,and we save this place for special occasions. Service is good,though it has been better than good on our past visits. The food was delicious. My girl friend had satay chicken and it tasted amazing. My tom yam gung soup was perfectly spiced and bursting with flavour.
Main courses of massaman curry and green chicken curry were both excellent in both taste And spice. The little addition of a swirl of cream ,whilst looks nice probably could be removed. This is something terribly minor though and didn't affect our dining experience.
10% service charge is automatically added to the bill. On this occasion the service just about reached the 10% mark though only just. As it was a Saturday , the piano player added a little extra to the atmosphere. Some people were at the bar area just for a drink , so am sure this is a reflection on how good this places is ... I hope the attentive service levels here remain ... Any one living locally will know that there are many restaurants and gastro style places for food around this area. I hope we can visit again soon

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“ATMOSPHERIC- EXCELLENT - HIGHLY RECOMMEND”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We were treated to the Nakhon Thai by family recently and it was a wonderful treat. The ambience in the restaurant is excellent - tasteful Thai style decor with a contemporary twist. The service was impeccable - polite, helpful and attentive staff dressed in charming Thai tradtional dress. Both the starters and the main course were out of this world ! We had the mixed selection starter which was interesting and yummy and we all trilled with joy over our main dishes but I secretly think mine was the best!! I had the Seafood Red Curry dish (No.47 on the menu) served in a banana leaf coupled with a shared Coconut Rice. Too delicious and loaded with a mix of superior seafood pieces - large prawns, white fish, squid and even a couple of scallops. I would definitely have this dish again. That evening a singing pianist was in full warble as entertainment. A nice touch but the volume could have been turned down just a bit as background singing rather than being intrusive to conversation. All in all a highly recommended establishment.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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“Just lovely...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Our first visit since the restaurant opened to try it out and we loved it. The restaurant looks great since the refurbishment. The restaurant was busy as we visited on a Saturday evening but the staff were very attentive, chatty and polite. Fast service, the food was delicious, portion sizes were perfect. Highly recommend for a special evening. I hope they can maintain standards and remain open as it is of great benefit to the area. Well done

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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reading, england
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“classy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

very good food and service, bit pricey, my only complaint house wine,was a bit expensive,i would recommend,the restaurant ,for a special moccasion,or for a romantic evening.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Great menu, great ambience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We love Thai food so we had been watching the re-furb with anticipation of its opening and I have to say we were not disappointed. As soon as you walk in, you can see the transformation the decor is wonderful. I would definately recommend requesting a round table if there is a group of you... We will be definately going back.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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