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Esan Thai Restaurant
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221 East Kirkwood Suite D, Bloomington, IN 47408
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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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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Helpful to Newbees

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2014
Sharon Z
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Bloomington, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I am a Sri Lankan so I alwaya love Thai food which is much similar to Sri Lankan food. Esan Thai has a good variety of Thai food and I really love few of the items from their dinner menu. I think it's more personnel preference but overall the food is great. The portion they serve is big enough for... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

To take full advantage of the menu at a great price, go for lunch. But, if you cant, the dinner menu has the same options at the same portions, but only a couple of dollars more. Truly authentic taste with a wide variety of options.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I did my grad. school at Indiana Univ. in Bloomington, and went to Esan Thai many times. Two weeks ago, I went back to Bloomington to marry my wife who is a grad. student at IU. We had our ceremony at 2 pm and the reception at around 3pm. Then we went to Esan Thai for dinner at about 8pm... More 

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manahttan, NY
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We aere 8 people who didn't want to sit in a restaurant for lunch. Instead, two of our crew, stopped in and bought tons of stuff. All deelish. Highly recommendable,

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?