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8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
+44 1473 218989
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is well furnished, nice looking and the working people is efficent and fast. I found the food very disappointing. I don't know if I went there in the wrong night or what, but the scallop truffle I had was like frozen...not fresh for sure...and so the fried prawns, fried in a batter that has remained hard and totally... More 

Thank Pandoro70
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with some friends last July for my birthday meal. Was my first visit to this eatery & I thoroughly enjoyed it. Quality of food was amazing, as were all the flavours of the various dishes we had. Decent sized portions. We loved the concept of the bar downstairs with the restaurant upstairs as it gave us variety for... More 

Thank Emma F
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

5🌟An absolute favourite amongst me and my friends | very classy | very pricey but oh so worth it | fantastic outdoors area to enjoy a bottle of champagne 🥂 aqua eight all the way, all of the time.

Thank Teresa G
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Teresa G Thank you, and proud to be in receipt of your glowing recommendation and Five Star review! The Aqua Garden is a really nice place to relax with friends over drinks. Have you tried our new table tennis table yet (Tues - Thurs evenings only)?! More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with family Thursday 13th April for the first time we all enjoyed the food and good service and will definitely return, not cheap food but highly recommended! We think this is the best Asian restaurant we have eaten in Ipswich, a good place for a special meal.

Thank GARY S
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Gary S We are very pleased to have been rated so highly by you. Just so you're aware, it's now possible to enjoy 2 courses for £12.50 pp if you dine Tues - Fri from our Set Lunch menu. So coming here doesn't need to be only on special occasions. More 

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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Each visit to this place never seems to let me down. The food is just very special, the flavour of each dish is fantastic. The service is always spot on maybe sometimes just a little bit too quick for my liking as I like to make an evening off it without feeling rushed. Definitely worth a visit without a shadow... More 

Thank SuffolkCurls
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear SuffolkCurls It's our pleasure to serve you and thank you for your Five Star review and kind feedback. When you come again, do let your server know you'd like a gentler pace and they will be happy to leave more time between courses. More 

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is wonderful. A huge selection of dishes and they staff are very keen to please. We are already looking at 2 more work meals there and have recommended to 3 companies locally.

Thank Christian H
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Christian H Delighted your business dinner was a success and that you enjoyed the food and service. We shall look forward to hosting your next work meals and thank you for kindly recommending us to other companies for their own team dinners and working lunches. More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Aqua Eight for an evening meal with friends. Three of us ordered from the early birds set menu , excellent value at £23 and the fourth person ordered from the gluten free menu. The restaurant was busy with a lovely buzz about it, and there was live entertainment in the form of a female singer. The waiting staff... More 

Thank nicky66ipswich
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear nicky66ipswich Ah yes, we recall that evening and it was the night Jade Mayjean Peters (who impressed all four judges on TV's "The Voice") performed. It's a treat for us too when we read such positive feedback from our guests. Thank you. It makes all the hard work worthwhile when you compare Aqua Eight to a top end London... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was not my first visit to this establishment. Yes the food is presented well but as several of us had ordered the same fish set menu the portions were incredibly small. One member of the party asked if the staff knew how many people were eating from this menu. The main fish dish was left to continue cooking on... More 

1 Thank MagsB57
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So good. Staff, food, everything! and it wasn't expensive for how lovely the food and service was. Will be back... a lot

Thank Zak S
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Zak S Thank you for the Five Star review and so glad you'll be back. We'll look forward to serving you again next time! More 

East Anglia, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Went here with my family as it was my Birthday,when we arrived at the table it was a surprise as there were balloons on it,the food was very good and tasty the only thing that was wrong my daughters thought was no prawn crackers!!!Lovely touch of mini desserts for the Birthday girl,a good place for a special occasion.

Thank keri123
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear keri123 Thanks for choosing Aqua Eight for your birthday celebrations with your family. Sorry about no prawn crackers, but hopefully you liked our Japanese-style nibbles and pickles instead. In case you weren't aware, you can have a 2 course lunch here from just £12.50 pp, so we'd hate you to think of Aqua Eight as just being for special... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$33 - US$52
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 218989

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?