#B3-21, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, 238801
Asian, Chinese, Thai
+65 66345787

Daily: 11:30 - 22:00

$29 based on 46 submissions
After Work (17 votes), Ala Carte (9 votes), Business Dining (8 votes) ...

Voted as one of Thailand’s best restaurants since 2007, Nara Thai Singapore serves up age-old recipes with the highest quality ingredients to provide a truly authentic Thai experience to those craving to get their Thai food fix. Be sure to sample Nara’s signature dishes such as the stir-fried soft shell crab coated generously with a thick, aromatic yellow curry and the tantalizing steamed sea bass with tangy chili lime sauce.

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  • tom 1 vote
  • tom yum soup 1 vote

Latest Review for Nara Thai Restaurant

Overall RatingBased on 44 reviews
Most helpful review:

Authentic Thai food and warm hospitality!

Food/Drink 5 | Value 5 | Ambience 5 | Service 5
Total Review: 1

On both occasions which I chose Nara over other Thai restaurants, my clients, friends and I were greeted with an amazing experience and good food that keeps us going back for more!

After hearing of the renowned Thai franchise opening in Singapore, I brought my business clients from Brazil, to Nara for the first time. Having experienced much Thai fanfare, I wanted them to have the warm Thai hospitality and satisfy their love for Thai cuisine -- Nara certainly impressed! Not only did my clients commend the quality of the food, service was attentive during a very full dinner service! 

I love that I can sample the less conventional Thai street food in a comfortable setting with good service, while popular Thai dishes exceeded expectations! You will be wow-ed by its extensive menu of 100+ dishes! 

Dishes are well-presented and we were impressed with freshness of seafood, generous portions of prawns! (both mango and pomelo salad)
Tom Yum Kung boasts a flavorful experience of well-blended sourness and tingling spice.

Pla kra pong chao sua (fried whole sea bass with pickled garlic, peppercorn and herbs) -- crispy outside and flavorful inside meant it was well deep-fried! 

My second visit was for our friend's birthday. With a party of 7, we tried more dishes and also sampled a couple of their alcoholic cocktails that complimented the food. We thoroughly enjoyed it!

Some of the remarkable dishes include Larb Tord (spicy northeastern pork balls) which we rarely find in menus elsewhere. It has a twist in its flavor which would only do justice to the dish if you tried it yourself! 
The popular pandan chicken is amazingly flavorful and retaining lots of juiciness, often too dry in other places. Stir-fried eggplant w/ mince pork and basil lend a unique take on the basil pork dish, as it adds crunch and roundedness to the dish - worth trying! Till this day..the Soft shell crab in yellow curry ceaselessly whets my appetite whenever I think of it! Our all-time FAV! They term it one of the things to eat before you die...hell yeah, they're right!

Ambience is light-hearted for one to experiment varierty while experiencing warm Thai hospitality, balanced with the knowledge that these people have a serious passion about serving consistent good food!

Great for a business meal, gatherings and even an intimate catch-ups.

Because you do not get your average Thai food in Nara, we'd say, go with your heart, go crazy, try flavours you haven't had, experiment with street food you do not get in other Thai restaurants...
I commend the people behind Nara for the impeccable service everytime I visited and the ability to bring a wide range of authentic dishes to encapsulate well the balance of sweet, sour, bitter, salty - as the waitresses introduced us... tantalises our tastebuds with every visit and heightens Thai-cuisine experience!

I'd say, try it! And let yourself be amazed by the wonders of Thai :)

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Not so good now

Food/Drink 3 | Value 3 | Ambience 3 | Service 2
Total Review: 1

We have always been going to Nara Thai and we love their food. However when we went yesterday we didn't enjoy much. What's with the blue Jasmine rice ?? Why can't they offer white ? Am not sure about others but it's not very appetizing to me . We ordered Tom Yum Kung soup a dish that we adore the most in this restaurant and it was the saddest one we had yesterday... The menu shows it as white computed..outs wasn't white ... It was fiery red and extremely chilli... There was no taste of the sweet coconut cream or milk that's is added. when we called the waiter  first a lady just smiled... Didn't say anything! Then another waiter comes and talka as if we are having the dish for the first time ... Come on... If  you are the best Thai restaurants and some customer is not happy at least ask the chef to come and speak, instead of a waiter who thinks he can just say anything and we'll be fine with it !! 

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Lousy Food at Exorbitant Prices!

Food/Drink 2 | Value N/A | Ambience 3 | Service 2
Total Reviews: 2

We had our dinner today at the much renowed so-called authentic Thai food at Nara Thai Ion outlet. After ordering our food, 4 of our dishes came in 5 mins. The soft shell crab in curry and fried beef in basil can be cooked in 5 mins? True enough, it seemed the food were pre cooked and luke warm. The otar we ordered also taste weird. Their specialty  Blue Jasmine Rice tase horrible too. The mango salad and tomyum taste ordinary. Even the Thai food at Bangkok Jam (Great World City outlet is the best) and Bali Thai serve better Thai food at affordable prices. A total disappointment at Nara Thai. Definitely wont visit again. 

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