Nu Thai Restaurant
Nu Thai Restaurant
  • Welcome to Nu Thai Restaurant

    We offer traditional and modern Thai food and some of our secret recipes have made a big hit with customers.

    About Us

    Our Food

    Thai food is all about vibrancy and texture, the complexity of flavour is the secret of creating a nice Thai food. We serve Central plain (Bangkok) cuisines and street style food. We source fresh ingredients from our local central markets.

    Our History

    Thomas Ng opened Nu Thai Restaurant in June 2004 on Gouger Street Adelaide. He named it Nu Thai as it was another way to say 'New' or Modern Thai cuisine. Since 2004 he had built quite a reputation from his customer. After 10 years of operating on Gouger street, Thomas decided to move to another location. A much bigger place located at 228 Morphett Street. October 2014 was the grand opening of Thomas's new location. It is spacious, modern and creates warm atmosphere for customers to enjoy there meals. 

    Our Chef

    Full of passion in culinary, Thomas Ng creates a pungent and fragrant Thai delicacy. The combination of tradition and creativity give brand-new energy to Thai dishes in Nu Thai.   For the last 14 years, Thomas Ng continues a hands-on mentoring, cooking, and management in Nu Thai. His enthusiasm for new creativity and strive for authentic flavours has won him Best Thai Restaurant in South Australia - Hall of Fame 2011.


    Restaurant & Catering South Australia Awards for Excellence

    Best Thai - Hall of Fame 2011

    Best Thai - Winner 2010

    Best Thai - Winner 2009

    Best Thai - Winner 2008

    Best Thai - Finalist 2007

    Best Thai - Winner 2006

    Best Thai - Winner 2005

    Best Thai - Finalist 2004

    The Advertiser Adelaide Food Awards

    Best Asian Restaurant 2006

    SBS Feast Food Awards 2012

    Best Pad Thai noodle in South Australia


    Adelaide's Independent News

    " Chef Thomas Ng has built quite a reputation, with his Asian-fusion menu incorporating South Australia’s best ingredients into dishes of robust and clean flavours. "

    The Advertiser

    "Nu Thai has been dishing up its own take on traditional Thai cuisine for more than a decade, outgrowing its original Gouger St home to move recently to more spacious premises around the corner. Service is efficient and attentive, but unobtrusive. Owner/chef Thomas Ng has created a menu that offers plenty of Thai favourites and a few unexpected twists, such as the coffee sauce on a specials offering. "


    "Ultra-fresh herbs, iconic Thai ingredients and locally sourced produce. That’s what you’re in for at Nu Thai, where owner Thomas Ng sources Angus beef and baby barramundi, then gives them the full treatment with housemade spice pastes and scatterings of herbs from the Adelaide Central Market. "