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111 S Upper St, Lexington, KY 40507-1645
+1 859-433-0197
17:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 01:00
Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Lexington, Kentucky
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204 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nat's has an excellent, flavorful menu, but operating hours are unpredictable. Have a backup plan and prepare yourself in case Nat's doesn't open at noon. There is no seating inside or outside of this tiny establishment, so head outside to Phoenix park or inside at the neighboring pub.

Thank Gabe10101
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I keep thinking of reasons to come back to Lexington so I can eat Nats food again. Staying at the nearby Hilton, I located Nats online and chose it for good reviews and proximity - great choice. If I lived here, I would have to eat my way through the menu. Today's special was chicken in bean paste - not... More 

Thank AtlantaTraveler7740
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180 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Nat's is great for take-away. The dishes are tasty - excellent fresh ingredients. A bit off the beaten path, and well worth finding.

Thank Curly_W706
Lexington, Kentucky
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904 reviews
616 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

My wife and I tried Nat's for dinner this week after hearing rave reviews from our friends. We were blown away by the freshness, the spices and the overall fantastic flavors that were crafted into our dishes. We remarked that this is what real Thai food tastes like, and we have traveled to Thailand many times. We ordered our food... More 

Thank HI_McDunnough
Lexington, Kentucky
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

I just returned from a trip to Thailand and Nats is right on par with what I was eating there. Always remember to ask what the special is because it's almost guaranteed to be exceptional.

Thank kembo859
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I get take-out from nats about once a week. His special is always great. If I am feeling less adventurous I will just get his trusty kobe basil. Check out his Facebook page to see what the nightly special is.

1 Thank Keith A
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

This is the first place I have found that makes authentic Thai food and more importantly authentic Thai spice...... Non of this watered down heat! It was amazing. I was on fire, lips numb, face tingling and full of flavor. Exactly what I have been searching for. Absolutely will go back! The girlfriend said "Great now we will never eat... More 

1 Thank Jason W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Nat's is a small take out place tucked away near a bar in downtown Lexington. You can have a drink at the bar if you like, and place your order at the bar itself. Nat's will bring your food to the bar. Every dish I have had there has been spectacular. Watch the spice level if you are not too... More 

Thank thecaribou
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84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

Lexington, like most mid-size US cities has an assortment of ok Thai restaurants. But, the menus and taste all seem the same and I miss really good thai restaurants you find in DC, NYC etc (admittedly with some searching). Having spent a summer traipsing around Thailand it also made us realize what should have been obvious: there is a great... More 

1 Thank Pasqualinho
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

Stopped in Nat's for lunch while in town for work. I walked right past it but the smell quickly turned me around. Small and simply menu made with fresh ingredients you can see from the counter. I took the cooks recommendation and got the kobe basil beef. Wow.... potentially one of the best thai dishes i have ever tasted. Loads... More 

1 Thank Johnny R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 S Upper St, Lexington, KY 40507-1645
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-433-0197

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