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Naka Thai

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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35 East Hill, Colchester CO1 2QX, England
+44 1206 864086
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good food with average service. We were seated near the door and the draught spoilt the experience. Shame because the food was very good.

Thank AlanGregory94
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233 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Weekending in Colchester, this was close to our hotel. We were not disappointed good food and service at great prices. Will visit again when in town.

Thank AlanFSEly
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I have been to the Naka Thai three times , possibly four over the past 6 years. It a well laid out and spacious restaurant. The decor is good , mixing the character of the old building with an oriental flair. The tables are always well dressed (their signature ) but the water feature is drained and perhaps missing a... More 

Thank CJT23
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Always great service and the food is always very tasty. I have been here quite a few times with friends and we all always enjoy it.

Thank Jenksi1
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We have visited many times as we love the food so much, but I struggle with it's trip advisor rating as it's not just about the food! It's always freezing cold and there's no atmosphere at all. The service is average. For the price you pay, you would want a nice relaxed evening out where as everything but the food... More 

Thank Pinkbow1
Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Well it was a tad cold inside but at minus 2 outside and being an old building we understood. The service was spot on. They lady that served us was friendly and attentive. The food.....pwoar! We had set menu B for two people. Fresh, beautifully presented, and 5 stars delicious. Will bring hubby next time.

Thank Vikki R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Actually I haven't been here so I can't say what it's like inside or what the staff are like in the restaurant. What I can say is I have had take away from here and it is to die for. The food has always been hot and tasty and you can tell it's made with fresh ingredients. Sometimes it has... More 

Thank Alexandra S
Colchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Went for a meal at Nakia Thai last night and was massively disappointed by the service and also the lack of heating, most of us had to sit with coats on as it was that cold (even the staff commented on how cold it was but were unable to move us). No apology received and they didn't even offer us... More 

Thank Rawlings_Rabble_11
Malaga, Spain
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We were quite a large family group who mostly ordered different dishes so between us we sampled quite a lot of the many dishes on offer. Strangely the only one who was not happy with their meal was my wife and I think that this was due to her making the wrong choice. I found the prices a little high... More 

Thank Megamiff
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Our Naka Thai takeaway is nearly an hour late, nobody is answering either phone line down there, it says online it's been delivered and they have kindly relieved me of £42! Brilliant. 2 family members have gone down there to 'voice their opinion'!

Thank Chelmsgirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$32
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 East Hill, Colchester CO1 2QX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1206 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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