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“Namh - Thai Cuisine with a twist that challenges the palate”
Review of Nahm

Nahm
Ranked #15 of 183 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$20
Cuisines: Thai
Description: Nahm, Thai with a Twist
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Description: Nahm, Thai with a Twist
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Thai fusion. Namh has taken over a site where previous chefs have tried and failed. Any one starting a restaurant here has stiff competition from the Boatshed, Boathouse, Harbour Lights and Stix to contend with.

Namh’s point of difference is the cuisine which is called Thai with a twist. The Chef has used Thai flavours with produce not normally associated with Thailand. The establishment has adopted the "shared plates" model which is a popular way of having a table enjoy a range of dishes.

As a party of four we tried four starters and four mains. To start we had Duck Summer Rolls, Calamari with Tom Yum Sauce, Crab Rangoon and Larb money bags. The money bags and the Summer rolls with duck were excellent, the Crab Rangoon somewhat bland and the calamari a bit soggy.

For our mains we chose Massam lamb shanks with potato mash, Black Pepper Beef, Prawns and a Venison dish. The lamb shanks were a bit ordinary but the others were pretty good with excellent flavours.

We had a bottle of Wither Hills Chardonnay and one of Moet. (Namh has a cellar but also is BYO)
The service was quite efficient and at the end of the meal the owner dropped by and listened to our comments with good grace.

If you come to Namh and expect stereotypical Thai food you maybe disappointed. If you however come to see how a chef uses the Thai culinary art to prepare dishes made from non traditional Thai produce then you should be excited if not ecstatic.

Being located right on the waters edge and upstairs there is some pretty good views out to the Cut and the occasional movement of a big ship provides a little more excitement.

Upside
Great Flavors and innovative dishes
Friendly staff
Good views
BYO

Downside
A little noisy, not a place for a romantic dinner
Parking can be a bit of a bind and worse if the weather is foul

Would I go back – yes there are plenty of dishes to try that look interesting if not exciting

Disclosure of interest: I have visited Namh just once

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Reviewed 8 April 2015

thai food with a local twist for sure...but
the manager talking to customers without taking his toothpick out,playing with it, handling food and money and serving plates..disgusting..telling us that's his style..yuck..

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Reviewed 6 April 2015

Great food! Very authentic...generous portions and good value ....will be back next week! Well done Aun and Toey!

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Reviewed 1 April 2015

Loved it so much we went twice on one week. They have only been open one week as I write this. The staff are gracious, the prices are amazing and the food is so beautifully presented.

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Reviewed 7 January 2017
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