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Aqua Eight

8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
+44 1473 218989
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 2:30 PMAll hours
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Saturday night group of 22 pre booked, advised we needed to book from the set menu, no problem with this ! Also we needed to pay a £10 deposit per person due to the size of the group again happy with this. However on the...More

Thank Aeris77
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to have an Opentable voucher to use and chose Aqua Eight to treat ourselves on a dark cold night in February. The only table available when we booked was at 6.30 but this suited us fine. It was a nice touch...More

Thank tracy h
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I came to Aqua Eight on a Sunday evening (after being told by a friend that Fridays and Saturdays can be quite busy and more rushed due to time slots) - it was quiet with a few other couples and one group...More

Thank GreenTeaGuzzler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend treated me with a visit to Aqua Eight, having not eaten here before we were both very excited to try, enjoy and indulge in the areas finest Asian cuisine. Upon arriving we were greeted by a very nice member of staff, whom explained...More

Thank Harrybeton96
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Harrybeton 96 What a brilliant review, thank you! Pleased that you so enjoyed your birthday celebration, and found the food and our service to be worthy of the full five stars. We'll look forward to your return visit and here's a tip: lunchtimes are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service was absolutely amazing... best food I’ve had in a very long time!!! Definitely worth trying!!More

Thank delilasamsung
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear delilasamsung What an honour to get such a great five star review. Thank you. We hope you'll be back soon, perhaps for lunch? We have a superb range of Set Menus, including a two course lunch for just £12.50 per person. If you pay...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is amazing. We usually go every couple of months or so. The staff are so helpful and friendly. Very good service. Highly recommended.

Thank bird73BuryStEdmunds
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear bird73BuryStEdmunds Thank you. I am pleased you choose us for regular visits, and delighted that you're happy to recommend the food and the service.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hidden in a back street adjacent to the town centre this restaurant has charm , great food and a unique fusion style menu. On entering the door there isn't the usual looking round for someone's attention as a young lady greeted us on arrival. The...More

Thank david p
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear david p What a pleasure to read your review. Thank you for the comprehensive feedback about your experience and I am really pleased you enjoyed the attentive service as soon as you walked in, and found our menu impressive. Sorry it was a little...More

Reviewed 12 January 2018

Nice restaurant , good service etc. The food however would be so much better if there wasn't a liberal sprinkling of sugar on most things. Prawns in batter come with sugar, the sauces are full of sugar and even the complimentary nuts have sugar. The...More

Thank LJnfork
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear LJnfork It's good to read that you were impressed with the restaurant and its service. The joy of Pan Asian cuisine is that there are so many fusions of flavours and whilst some are naturally sweet, many err towards the sour/vinegar or even rich...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018

Another fabulous meal - had the set menu and the food was very well presented, with description of the various dishes presented. Service very prompt and polite.More

Thank ShabbaHowlett67
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear ShabbaHowlett67 Sunday evenings do have a very pleasant "informal dining" vibe, as the pace is gentler than on Fridays and Saturdays, when we usually hold our DJ and live music nights in the Aqua Garden. Sundays are the ideal time for a family dinner...More

Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

I have eaten in aqua 8 two nights running for different events. Both nights a different set menu was eaten and the food was amazing on both occasions. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Multiple cocktails were also ordered from their cocktail menu and all...More

Thank chrary123
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear chrary123 Thanks for choosing us - twice in one week! Good to hear you enjoyed the Set Menu options. If you didn't try our Early Bird menu ( 6 - 8 pm) that offers a wide range of seasonal dining options, and we've now...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$36 - US$56
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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