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Naka Thai

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35 East Hill, Colchester CO12QX, England
+44 01206 864086
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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116 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a nice meal at a reasonable price in Colchester. I know Naka Thai has tofu and other vegan options which makes it a great choice when trying to accommodate vegans and carnivores alike. Also, they have a cool water feature and Dragon near the bar for pictures. Try the weeping tiger or Chom Chom!

Thank Edmund P
Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great little find whist away on a weekend break. Staff were very attentive but not overbearing. Food was awesome, freshly cooked and spiced just right. We haven't long been back from Thailand and the food here was very authentic. Wish it was nearer as we would be weekly patrons. "

Thank Debbie R
Crawley, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to go here after reading the reviews as we hadn't been to a Thai for a while. A few tables were full of local Thai people, always a good sign! Well, we weren't disappointed. I ordered chicken with cashews and shallots with potatoes. Absolutely delicious, so full of flavour and along with fragrant rice it was one of the... More 

Thank mediafrenzymusic
Brightlingsea, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here twice within a month, lovely food and great service! Was even given a free bottle of prosecco on our second visit! Highly recommend!

Thank Becca_Plane1
Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Thanks again for another wonderful evening at Naka Thai. The food is always fantastic! Number 67 is my recommendation!

Thank Kate B
London, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We have used Naka Thai a couple of times when we have stayed in Colchester and once again we weren’t to be disappointed. On this visit we were shown upstairs which was the first time we had sat up there. The restaurant on this particular Saturday night wasn’t very busy. The food and service was excellent, my Thai curry was... More 

Thank finkfloydman
Basildon, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

ordered the first takeaway from a recommendation via a work colleague and totally impressed. food arrived in good time ( sat night ) , hot and extra sealed with cling film. Flavors were strong, tasty and full bodied. Sea bass was a little short on the meat side but cooked and tasted awesomely. My first thai try was a total... More 

Thank stvdmk
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I have tried three restaurants in Colchester and this is definitely the best. The green and red currys and pad thai are excellent and the service is always good with nice surroundings. Its my favorite place to eat.

Thank pennyrColchester
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Had an excellent evening at the Naka Thai last night. Had a party of 17 ladies and we had the banquet menu and some of our table chose from the a la carte menu, this was not a problem for Pat. When I made the booking I asked if I could pay a deposit, Pat assured me this was not... More 

Thank Steph P
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Our son and his wife whisked us here to give their dear old ‘parental units’ a bit of a thank-you for helping them during the trauma of their recent house move. We were initially quite surprised to be the only people in the place. Mind you – it was a Monday night, when most mortals are just getting back into... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$19 - $32
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 East Hill, Colchester CO12QX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 01206 864086
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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