Nakhon Thai Waterfront


SquareMeal Review of Nakhon Thai Waterfront

The Royal Victoria Dock outpost of Nakhon Thai (there’s another on the Isle of Dogs) is one of those ‘only in E16’ eating experiences. The carved wooden statues, birdcages & terrace planted with palms are typically Thai, while the planes from London City, the high rises all around & the gaggle of Canada geese in the water outside are pure Docklands. Bizarre juxtapositions aside, it’s a very pleasant place to enjoy decent Thai food. Chef’s specials steer diners towards seafood dishes such as lobster curry or sea bass in lime & chilli broth; elsewhere, satays, stir-fries, soups & noodles appeal to both eat-ins & take-outs. Nakhon doubles as a ‘caff’ by day, so don’t be surprised to see staff dispensing paninis & cans along with plates of pad thai.

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Eat at Home
Deliveroo, Just Eat, Takeaway service, Uber Eats
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Vegetarian options
Birthdays, Child friendly


Waterfront Studios, 1 Dock Road, Poplar, London, E16 1AG

020 7474 5510


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 12N-3.30pm 6-10.30pm


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1 Review 


30 January 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 0.5
Service 0.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 1
Restaurant that claims Oyster Sauce to be Vegetarian

We booked the restaurant reading the good reviews. When we went to the restaurant, there were many empty tables but the manager made us wait 20 minutes saying he couldn't find our reservation even after showing the confirmation email of our booking through SquareMeal. I didn't see the point in making the reservation. Manager claimed he could not find our reservation. After a lot of fuss, he gave us a table .

But that was the least of the worries, I checked the menu for vegetarian options. They did have loads of options. But "Surprise, Surprise", there was OYSTER SAUCE in so many of the vegetarian dishes. When I queried this with the waiter, he said " I will tell the chef that you are a strict vegetarian and not to add Oyster sauce to what you order". I am wondering how no one's ever noticed this. To be on the safe side, I ordered the ones without oyster sauce. So I ordered the Mun Tod ( Bland Potato Croquettes with no Thai Spices and a side of readymade Thai sauce). 

I could go on and on but to sum it up mediocre food which was takeaway quality, restaurant price with the thought in the back of head if the food is going to taste fishy. My local takeaway does much better food.

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