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8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
+44 1473 218989
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Today
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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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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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been here twice before and both times the food was excellent so when this venue was decided upon by myself and three other diners I was reasonably excited. We weren't disappointed !!!! The food was nothing short of amazing !! One of the best meals I have ever had in a restaurant. The service was also absolutely on point!... More 

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Thank fireman_jules
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with my girlfriend in December and was very impressed with everything. Amazing food and reasonably priced. Will be back

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Thank buddy3003
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear buddy3003 It's our pleasure to have hosted you and I am glad you enjoyed your visit in December. We shall look forward to your return visit. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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359 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Exceptional quality of food and service. Exquisite tastes unlike any other. FYI we found best value nearby parking at Grafton Way, IP1 1AX!

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1 Thank Graham P
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Graham P Thank you for the very generous praise and five star review (and the helpful car parking tip!). So glad you enjoyed the food and service. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner were given a gift Voucher for Christmas. We had never been here before and didn't know what to expect. On arrival we were greeted by the very kind bar man, also by another member of staff. We were offered to either have drinks before our meal or go straight upstairs, we opted for a dragon cocktail... More 

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Thank Emmiebubs808
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Emmiebubs808 I was so pleased to read your review because it's still a thrill to know that people are visiting us for the first time and we are making such a positive first impression. Thank you, our hard working team will be proud to read this too. We hope you will return soon. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always for dinner it´s excelent... expensive so I can´t going everyday that i would like but the quality food it´s amazing, it´s for me the best restaurant in Ipswich... just I had try once lunch and i didn´t like it, never come back for lunch but repeat.... amazing for dinner really teasty, staff friendly...

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

Dear Andelys9 Thanks for the five star review of your dinner experiences. There's a way you can afford to come more often and that's by trying the Early Bird menu (6 pm - 8 pm, weekdays only). Hope to see you again soon. More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited again on 29th December and this time I decided to opt for a spicy pork starter which was an unbelievable flavour explosion; seriously I didn't realise pork could taste that good. My daughter had the mixed dumplings (prawn, vegetable, pork). For the main I decided to let the waiters tempt me with their own recommendation. It was suggested I... More 

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

Dear Paul M Thanks for the very kind review and comments. You're the kind of guest we really love hosting, because it's such a pleasure to have a guest with such a curious and open mind about trying different kind of Pan Asian food and cocktails. We learned something too. thank you (the cocktail recipe), so we were equally delighted! More 

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having recently been recommended this restaurant we tried it and now cannot stop going back for more. The food is excellent and they have a nice selection of wines to accompany them. We have sat both upstairs and downstairs and even when it was very busy with Christmas meals we had attentive and excellent service, we will be back in... More 

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Thank smartie100
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear smartie100 Great to know you've enjoyed all your visits to Aqua Eight. Thanks for choosing us. We shall look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Aqua eight on many occasions. It is not the cheapest of restaurants but if you have the early bird set menu it is good value. The service is excellent, and the food is amazing. The soft shell crab and their squid is exceptional. Would recommend this restaurant

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Thank Katrina J
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Katrina J Thank you so much for the five star review and recommendation. Yes, the set menus are a good option for affordable fine dining and we also have an Express Lunch set menu. More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends booked a table at aqua eight for my birthday treat but forgot to mention that we would be coming with a child in a wheelchair. Staff at aqua eight were very friendly and accommodating and found us an alternative table downstairs. Thank you!!

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Thank Shirl1372
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Shirl1372 It was our pleasure to host all of you and I am glad you enjoyed your birthday. You're most welcome. More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awful service, may as well of been sat in nandos! Not asked once if we wanted a drink, food literally chucked onto the table without a word, finished courses left on tables for up to 10 mins before having to ask for them to be cleared, rude manager. Not acceptable when charging the prices they do.

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Thank Taste20161988
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Taste20161988 I believe you were dining with owenlovesseray, who posted a review here on 14th December. So I refer you to that management response. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 32 - US$ 49
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?