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5.5 /6 Wonderful 31 Reviews

Narai Kitchen & Bar

Ascot Vale Thai $$ +100
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About Narai Kitchen & Bar

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 17:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 17:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 17:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 22:00
Narai Kitchen & Bar, Mt Alexander Road 508-510, 3032 Melbourne

Further Information

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!


31 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 31 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: great value
Noise: mute
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: excellent
Service: extraordinary
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2 reviews so far 6
21.08.2017 07:08

Really great service by all members of staff. Food was well presented and delicious. I would recommend the chicken green curry however everything was great.

1 review so far 6
19.08.2017 08:25

Great restaurant. Delicious food. Very efficient service and friendly staff. Restaurant is very spacious with well spaced tables and comfortable seating. Will definitely return again.

1 review so far 6
06.08.2017 11:07

Terrific night, fantastic food and wonderful staff. An absolute asset to the Ascot Vale area. Quiet and classy environment with traditional decor and soft furnishings. Highly recommended!

4 reviews so far 6
29.07.2017 07:43

Great food & exemplary service.... always consistently good ... nothing is too much trouble. Plus a great wine list. Can't wait for our next visit.

1 review so far 6
14.11.2016 07:46

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

1 review so far 4
20.07.2017 07:49

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.

1 review so far 6
25.01.2017 09:11

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.

4 reviews so far 6
03.06.2016 08:45

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

1 review so far 5
03.07.2017 14:50

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.

1 review so far 6
21.05.2017 10:58

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.

1 review so far 5
07.08.2016 08:35

Beautiful decor, fabulos service and great food. Their version of a san choi bow had great flavours, red duck curry was tasty and the crispy pork belly with chinese brocolli - perfection. Looking forward to going back soon!

1 review so far 5
28.06.2016 14:22

We had a table of 8,meals did not all come out together and feel the rice serve is a bit small. But on the positive the food was excellent, the staff are very friendly, will definitely go back.

1 review so far 6
26.07.2016 09:31

A wonderful friendly venue for any occasion. Chairs are very comfortable and with carpet on the floor makes the place a quiet venue. Food and attention to detail excellent. Highly recommend.

1 review so far 6
15.11.2016 08:13

Always great, never had a bad meal yet, and we've tried lots of different things. It can get busy on weekend nights, so bookings are a good way to go.

1 review so far 6
25.06.2017 11:22

The food was delicious with a good range of choices. The service was attentive, but not obtrusive. The restaurant was quiet, because the tables were well-spaced. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

2 reviews so far 6
20.06.2016 23:58

we were impressed by the delicious food, friendly staff and clean restaurant with very comfy chairs, decor impressive. Huge selection on the menu which made it difficult to choose.

1 review so far 6
05.08.2016 08:47

we were a group of 7. Service was excellent. Food was excellent. They had a winter special where there was 20% off the food, so price was excellent.

1 review so far 4
08.05.2016 23:44

Service was slow. We were sitting for 30 minutes and had to ask waiter to take entree order. Had to keep calling waiter no1 came over to see if we needed anything. Meal sizes were too small. Food was amazing though.

4 reviews so far 6
31.03.2017 07:50

Always consistently good food.... Great service and so comfortable. So pleased this restaurant is in my locality. Thanks again for making us so welcome. See you soon.

2 reviews so far 6
22.05.2017 08:09

What a fantastic experience. Great food and service and nothing was to much for the staff to do. Highly recommend the cocktails and their mixed drinks.