The name Narai, in terms of the Melbourne Asian restaurant scene, is already well-known to residents of Bundoora and Camberwell. Now it’s the turn of Ascot Vale residents to be treated to the fine Thai cuisine of Narai Kitchen & Bar, centrally located up on Mt Alexander Road. This gorgeous restaurant, with its calming colours and lighting, is the perfect place to unwind accompanied by excellent Southeast Asian cuisine and superlative service. See what the fuss is about by booking a table in advance.
The newest branch of Narai Kitchen and Bar is in Ascot Vale, and local foodies couldn’t be happier. Found down Mt Alexander Road between Fenton and Warwick Streets, the Thai restaurant is just a stone’s throw from Ascot Vale station, making it an obvious choice for residents of nearby Travancore and Flemington. Famous for their traditional offerings, Narai Kitchen offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne at their peaceful premises.
The jewel in the crown of the extensive menu of Southeast Asian delicacies at Narai in Melbourne’s Ascot Vale is without a doubt the talented chef’s suggestions. Entrees like the classic toong tong and the signature miang (a mix of spicy minced chicken cooked with Thai herbs, shiitake mushrooms and vermicelli served in a lettuce cup with coriander and a sweet chilli soy sauce are both mouthwatering winners. Main courses like the lavish whole barramundi fried with tamarind sauce, pineapple, chilli, coriander and a special crispy lemongrass floss are simply amazing. Book now for what’s likely to become a neighbourhood hotspot – quite literally!
Excellent food, very reasonable prices, great service and a lovely space to dine with friends or just as a couple. Very highly recommended. As its located at the Ascot Vale end of Mt.Alexander Rd, parking is quite easy. We have been there 6 times and food has been fantastic every time. Karen
Quality food. Great ambiance and really good service. Overall a really good dining out experience. Our guests were equally impressed and commented that we would go back.
The food here is delicious, and I was most impressed with the helpful attentive staff. I will definitely come back again. Looking forward to it.
Beautiful food and lovely service. The Panang curry was divine and the fish cakes and satay were great too. We will be back to try out the rest of the menu!
Food was excellent. Beautiful contemporary setting and staff friendly and non plussed that we had a toddler that was active and noisy. Provided plastic plate for him and high chair. Only thing I don't agree with No splitting bill and stated only one card could be used by our group. Doesn't help with going out with friends
Attentive and friendly staff. Modern, clean and spacious room with a lot of space between tables. The food was a let down. Not at all like the Thai food I am used to. Moo Yarng was the main I selected - it was a mix of sweet and bland. The entrees were okay but nothing to rave about. My extended Thai family were not impressed either. Narai could do better with more authentic flavours and traditional cooking.
Service was wonderful. Food delicious. Will prepare dishes specifically to your taste. Prices very reasonable for quality of food, service and decor at Narai. Lots of vegetarian dishes so 1 daughter very happy. Plenty of space and tables far apart. Love Narai Kitchen and Bar.
Exceptional service & great food. One of the best things that's happened on Mt Alexander Rd in years. The quality & flavour of the food was outstanding. I do hope that the management & staff will be there for many years to come c
Great restaurant, highly recommended. Prices may be a little higher than most Thai places but the quality of the food is incredible. Staff are wonderfully warm and polite. A table of 11 and all entrees and main meals arrived within minutes of each other. Large premises but they cope really well.
Beautiful restaurant with exceptional service. Our meals were very well presented and did not disappoint. We do attend this restaurant on a regular basis and i would say it is the best Thai restaurant in the Moonee ponds/ Ascot Vale area.