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221 East Kirkwood Suite D, Bloomington, IN 47408
812-333-8424
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Very good food, atmosphere could be better

We went here for Valentines day and had a nice meal. The menu is varied and the portions were large. The wait staff seemed a bit overwhelmed while we were there although the restaurant was busy but not full. I was very disappointed that they do not serve wine, the only alcoholic drinks they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Aurora, CO
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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A local favorite. The Pad See Ew is excellent at 2-3 spiciness. The wait staff is always helpful and friendly. They have a large menu and everything looks great. Can't go wrong at this restaurant.

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Aurora, CO
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181 restaurant reviews
338 helpful votes 338 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We went here for Valentines day and had a nice meal. The menu is varied and the portions were large. The wait staff seemed a bit overwhelmed while we were there although the restaurant was busy but not full. I was very disappointed that they do not serve wine, the only alcoholic drinks they serve are two thai beers. If... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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83 reviews 83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went here with a friend for lunch a couple weeks ago. I decided to try the red curry. For $10 you get a large portion of curry with seasonal vegetables and a side of rice. The service was good and there is free wi-fi, just ask the waiter for the password. If you're in the area, try it. It's... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant is off a busy roadway (Kirkwood) and set back from the street so it can be missed when driving by. This make the location more intimate and the food is definitely worth the discovery. I go here for Pad See Ew because it is the best in town. i have only heard good things from friends who have... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We had never eaten at a Thai restaurant. We had many questions which were answered quickly. The servers were most helpful and understanding. The food was wonderful. The serving was more than adequate. We will go back to Esan Thai.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Esan Thai was recommended by a colleague from the area. I had the Thai seasoned grilled chicken which comes with vegetables. All very fresh and we'll prepared. The portion were very generous and very reasonably priced. The menu was extensive, so when in Bloomington and looking for an alternative, give it a try.

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Gnaw Bone, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We have been eating here for years and have never had a bad meal. We haven't had everything on their menu but everything we have had has been delicious. We especially like their spring rolls and the pla muek oob. Service is sometimes a bit slow when they are busy but the food is always worth waiting for.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I went today Friday AUG/15/2014 at mid-day for lunch with a group of friends and my experience was horrible. The food was great but the behaviour of the asian women (owner???) was completally unrespecful with her employee (waitress) as same as with another client. This kind of behaviour is not acceptable in AMERICA and for sure I will not return... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Ordered a bowl of Tom Yum with a 4 star of spiciness plus a bowl of Jasmine rice. Both were great and I will definitely go back again for some other Thai foods.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Esan Thai is consistently amazingly good and always fresh, with just the right level of heat for your palate. Service is always attentive and food arrives quickly and cooked to order. We would eat here every day if we could!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 221 East Kirkwood Suite D, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: 812-333-8424

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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