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Naka Thai

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35 East Hill, Colchester CO1 2QX, England
+44 01206 864086
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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112 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great selection of food which was bought to the table piping hot, not greasy and very tasty. We sat upstairs which was much better as it was a very warm evening and not so claustrophobic.

Thank roastpotato
Colchester, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The best Thai food in Colchester! Everything so yummy, have never had a bad meal in the restaurant , loverly polite staff , and they do take away and deliver for free if you spend over £20

Thank essexcookie_11
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not the biggest portions I've had but with the Tastecard 2-4-1 it was a cheap night out. The girl serving us was very friendly and it was easy to book and we were able to get in early. When I went to the toilet I saw that the tiles on the kitchen floor were very dirty and it had only... More 

Thank SmartDamo
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to have a last minute dinner at Naka, i must say it never fails to impress, it is the best Thai in Colchester, possibly the best in Essex! .,. Weeping Tiger is to die for. Nathan and Emma King.

Thank Rendertime
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight we ordered a take away from "just Eat" after an hour I had a call from naka tai saying sorry but we are busy and it will be another 20 mins... Which I believe is a nice touch compared to me phoning up asking where my food is!! Then a touch later than thought the food turned up and... More 

Thank David M
Houston, Texas
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127 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 July 25, 2016

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 July 13, 2016 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 July 3, 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, 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 CO1 2QX, 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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