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Here at Emma's Thai we deliver real eastern cuisine with bold flavours and massive attention to authenticity. We pride our selves in our customer service and quality of all our dishes. ​We want to provide a great experience for all people so if you have any dietary needs or allergies please give us a call in advance so we can provide the best evening we can.
PRICE RANGE
£15 - £30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Asian, Thai
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrible service! Staff inattentive. We had to wait for ages to get our food, and when it finally arrived, it was poorly cooked, small portions.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 November 2023

I've lost count how many times I have visited this restaurant and yet again we have had an excellent meal prepared by Emma and looked after by Dave. We have brought our friends and family to Emma's Thai and we all agree it is the...best Thai restaurant in the area. Please support this restaurantMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023

Lovely little Thai. Lovely chatty owners, really make you feel welcome. The Apritada was stunning! 👌

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

Excellent food, a good selection of veggie options and the staff are lovely, I thoroughly recommend it.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 September 2023

My partner and I visited Emma’s Thai due to the excellent reviews on Tripadvisor but sadly we didn’t enjoy the food as much as anticipated. We left feeling disappointed. We shared the tempura vegetables for a starter which were ok but I’ve had a lot...better, the batter was a bit stodgy and not as light & airy as it should be and it was quite expensive at £7.50. I ordered the beef green curry for a main course, it was tasty but very thick & creamy and not authentic. My partner ordered the beef massaman curry which I tried, it was ok but a bit bland, it didn’t have much depth of flavour, it’s his favourite dish but he was disappointed. My partner said it needed more beef instead of the huge chunks of potato. Our main bone of contention was having to pay the eye watering amount of £5.95 for a portion of sticky rice for one. We only bought one portion on principle but this wasn’t enough. A bottle of wine was also eye watering. Sorry but it wasn’t good enough for the money spent.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 8 September 2023

This is my first time eating Thai food and it was some of the best food I’ve eaten if not the best, well presented place and has a very authentic Thai feeling. Me and the mrs loved it and will be back very soon. Also...if you haven’t tried Thai before go for the banquet as everything is amazing and you get to try lots of different foods , well worth the money!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

First time , I'd bin told how good it was so went on recommendations, and was not disappointed, the food was excellent and the service was very professional and friendly, food and drink was very well priced, give it a try you won't be disappointed....Thanks to everyone at Emma's for making a great night outMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

Excellent food as always, very reasonably priced, very friendly people. I would highly recommend Emma’s Thai

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 July 2023

A lovely meal on Friday night at Emma’s Thai, had the five course banquet which was plenty of food for two (starter platter photo) both the food and service was great the owner is lovely would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023

Been to Emmas thai many times now but never wrote a review. Every visit has been excellent food and service, especially the banquet menu. Friday and saturday are very good nights but thursday night is worth a try when less busy. Would definately recommend

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 22 April 2023

What a fantastic find. A hidden gem down a backstreet in Ilkeston, cosy restaurant with a great vibe. Lovely family feel and the owners are so lovely. The food is as good as you would have anywhere, everything beautiful cooked and served swiftly. The banquet...was fantastic, we spent ages trying to pick a favourite and couldn't, every bite was great. We will be back, this place should be treasured - and a bargain tooMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 2 April 2023 via mobile

Like so many other people we tried this restaurant on the basis of other reviews and have to confirm that the food and service are really good. We will definitely be going back and trying the banquet next time.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 29 March 2023

Me and my partner visited this restaurant based on the reviews and we were not disappointed Great service and amazing food, we will definitely be visiting again

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2023 via mobile

Just moved to the area and Emma’s Thai was recommended. Got to say the food was amazing especially the sesame prawn toast. The service was great too and we were made to feel so welcome and will definitely be back. Not a bad price either.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 17 February 2023 via mobile

This was our first visit to Emma's and we weren't disappointed. Everything from the service to the food was excellent. This is a great place for a Thai meal and you won't be disappointed.

Date of visit: February 2023
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