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8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
+44 1473 218989
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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St Ouen sur Gartempe
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came across this restaurant while looking for somewhere to have a light lunch. Interesting set menu, good ambience, excellent service. Not particularly cheap (£45 for the two of us, including a glass of wine each), but you get what you pay for. Plus the food, which was delicious, was served on hot plates.

Thank D0ug_T690
Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very poor service! Took 30mins to be offered drinks, given full menu then to be told could only order from set menu (minimum £27 per head) with no reason why! Paid £200 deposit to book table, this did not come off the bill and was not refunded, so cost £200 just to book the table apparently!? Food was good, just... More 

Thank murkinneil
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear murkinneil What a surprise and a great shame you feel let down! I am sorry you weren't informed by the person who booked your group meal online that in the email confirmation they received, we stated that large groups will need to choose dishes from one of our Set Menus, and about our policy of deducting the deposit from... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
279 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is now our restaurant of choice for special occasions. My daughters birthday fell on a Sunday and we had a table booked for 18:30. I was surprised the place wasn't particularly busy with only five tables in use. As usual the food was very good. Previously I've found the staff to repeatedly fill our wine glasses which had felt... More 

Thank Caverkat
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Caverkat It's always nice when families come back time and again for their special occasions. We were pleased to host your daughter's birthday meal. Yes, the pace here is generally much gentler on a Sunday evening, making it an ideal time for families (especially those with young children) to enjoy a relaxed meal together. Thanks for the kind feedback... More 

Level Contributor
82 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food in Aqua eight is fantastic and of high quality. it's absolutely delicious and one of the best places in Ipswich. Lots of dishes to choose from, you have to book in advance. It's more pricey then Mizu which is its counterpart however it is worth the extra money.

Thank ippyEngland
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear IppyEngland, Such a pleasure to read your 5 star review, thank you! More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant never disappoints with the quality of the food. The ambience is just right and you are hardly pestered from the staff, although they do like to keep your glass full with wine! The food is exceptional and served with great presentation. I would highly recommend the set menus particularly if you can get in before 8pm the early... More 

Thank Fay G
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Fay G Thanks for the 5 star review and for being a repeatedly loyal customer. We appreciate you choosing Aqua Eight and your kind comments about the food, service and ambience. More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for the first time on 10 November for dinner. We had the vegetarian set menu for two (supplemented with a chicken katzu curry for my meat eating other half). The food was delicious. Service was impeccable, attentive without being over bearing. The food was varied and interesting. The portions were generous too - we couldn't finish it all! It... More 

Thank Vicki M
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Vicki M I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal and felt well looked after as a vegetarian! Pan Asian food offers so many delicious options that we'd never want to restrict our menu just to meat and fish dishes. Very pleased you appreciated it. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just left Aqua 8 after a really lovely family meal. The staff were brilliant and the atmosphere was great. If you like Asian food this is up there with our favourite ever.

Thank Robbie H
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Robbie H Thank you for choosing Aqua Eight to dine with your family. Very kind comments and much appreciated. More 

Brackley, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Generally when i am in Ipswich for work to eat out we tend to go to Trons & I love the place. But today it was suggested by one of the team to try Aqua Eight, who? where? Really? Why go somewhere different?? So off we went.... Aqua Eight. The restaurant looks very modern and clean. We were greeted and... More 

Thank Preston101
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Preston101 You can't possibly know just how delighted we are to read your review and feedback! It is everything we'd want to be said about our talented chefs and hardworking kitchen and front of house teams. It's such a pleasure when a customer understands and appreciates everything we're striving to deliver for our guests. Thank you very much indeed... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
254 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and brother in law have just returned from Australia and wanted to go back to Aqua eight years since their last visit. They were impressed then and were impressed again this time. The soft shell crab as always was amazing. Never had a disappointing visit service staff or food always great. Be back soon

Thank Gary C
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Gary C Thanks so much for your repeat custom and I'm delighted to read that your family members also enjoyed their repeat visit to Aqua Eight. More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant several times. On special occasions mainly. The food is great and the atmosphere is nice relaxed. They have a lovely cocktail menu incl. mocktails :-)

Thank surfchick67
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear surfchick67 Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and positive review. So glad you have enjoyed Aqua Eight enough to return several times. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$33 - US$51
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 218989

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?