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111 S Upper St, Lexington, KY 40507-1645
+1 859-433-0197
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 01:00
Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is some gat damn good Thai food. The Kobe Beef will rock your world like Sean White shreds the slopes. Seriously, respect. Restecpa. Well done my friends! 💪🏽😎🍚🍲🍜🍻🍺⛸

Thank mahoward92
Lexington, KY
Level Contributor
115 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nat's is a literal hole in the wall next to Spider Well and McCarthy's. The menu is short, the prices fairly cheap, and the food is excellent, Order your food, then head over to McCarthy's for a drink. They will bring you your food at McCarthy's. That all seems a bit unconventional. It is. But here is the bottom line:... More 

Thank JackLandKY
Lexington, Kentucky
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214 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Nat's has an excellent, flavorful menu, but operating hours are unpredictable. Have a backup plan and prepare yourself in case Nat's doesn't open at noon. There is no seating inside or outside of this tiny establishment, so head outside to Phoenix park or inside at the neighboring pub.

Thank Gabe10101
Level Contributor
47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I keep thinking of reasons to come back to Lexington so I can eat Nats food again. Staying at the nearby Hilton, I located Nats online and chose it for good reviews and proximity - great choice. If I lived here, I would have to eat my way through the menu. Today's special was chicken in bean paste - not... More 

Thank AtlantaTraveler7740
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180 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Nat's is great for take-away. The dishes are tasty - excellent fresh ingredients. A bit off the beaten path, and well worth finding.

Thank Curly_W706
Lexington, Kentucky
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998 reviews
664 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

My wife and I tried Nat's for dinner this week after hearing rave reviews from our friends. We were blown away by the freshness, the spices and the overall fantastic flavors that were crafted into our dishes. We remarked that this is what real Thai food tastes like, and we have traveled to Thailand many times. We ordered our food... More 

Thank HI_McDunnough
Lexington, Kentucky
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

I just returned from a trip to Thailand and Nats is right on par with what I was eating there. Always remember to ask what the special is because it's almost guaranteed to be exceptional.

Thank kembo859
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I get take-out from nats about once a week. His special is always great. If I am feeling less adventurous I will just get his trusty kobe basil. Check out his Facebook page to see what the nightly special is.

1 Thank Keith A
Level Contributor
39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

This is the first place I have found that makes authentic Thai food and more importantly authentic Thai spice...... Non of this watered down heat! It was amazing. I was on fire, lips numb, face tingling and full of flavor. Exactly what I have been searching for. Absolutely will go back! The girlfriend said "Great now we will never eat... More 

1 Thank Jason W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Nat's is a small take out place tucked away near a bar in downtown Lexington. You can have a drink at the bar if you like, and place your order at the bar itself. Nat's will bring your food to the bar. Every dish I have had there has been spectacular. Watch the spice level if you are not too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 S Upper St, Lexington, KY 40507-1645
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-433-0197

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