About Us

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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 and some of our secret recipes have made a big hit with customer. 

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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. 

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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 16 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,

Tripadvisor Award for Excellence - Hall of Fame 2019.

Awards

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Restaurant & Catering South Australia Awards for Excellence

Restaurant & Catering South Australia Awards for Excellence

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

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The Advertiser Adelaide Food Awards

Restaurant & Catering South Australia Awards for Excellence

Restaurant & Catering South Australia Awards for Excellence

Best Asian Restaurant 2006

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SBS Feast Food Awards 2012

Restaurant & Catering South Australia Awards for Excellence

SBS Feast Food Awards 2012

Best Pad Thai noodle in South Australia

Press

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Adelaide's Independent News

Adelaide's Independent News

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. "

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The Advertiser

Adelaide's Independent News

Adelaide's Independent News

"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. "

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Broadsheet

Adelaide's Independent News

Broadsheet

"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. "