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Saeng Thai House

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921 Congress St., Portland, ME 04102-3030
+1 207-780-0900
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: We sold our other restaurant and now only have one Saeng Thai House on 921...
We sold our other restaurant and now only have one Saeng Thai House on 921 Congress St! Please come visit us and the same old crew!
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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious and fresh

We've had the pleasure of discovering Saeng recently and have enjoyed take out and sit down service. On a recent Friday night, my husband and I got there early and enjoyed Panang Curry and their Crispy Duck special. Both were amazing and we both cleaned our plates, and the friendly staff person... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
ScarboroughFoodie
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Scarborough, ME
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Scarborough, ME
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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've had the pleasure of discovering Saeng recently and have enjoyed take out and sit down service. On a recent Friday night, my husband and I got there early and enjoyed Panang Curry and their Crispy Duck special. Both were amazing and we both cleaned our plates, and the friendly staff person noted how proud our mothers would be :-)... More 

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Thank ScarboroughFoodie
North Conway, New Hampshire
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A charming little restaurant with terrific food! Saeng Thai sits at the corner of Congress and Oak Streets, across from the Maine Medical Center parking garage. It is tiny and modest, but its handsome wood walls, pleasant lighting and fabrics, art and craft works subtly celebrating the elephant, revered in Thai culture, create a cozy atmosphere that makes it pleasant... More 

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Placerville, CA
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121 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is a small, neighborhood place sort of off the beaten track but we had an excellent meal there. We ordered what we always do (all of it vegetarian)...Pad Thai and some sort of curry vegetables. Very good and the waitresses were very attentive and nice. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank JamieKay530
Logan, Ut
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

My husband and I shared the Pad SI-EW which we added shrimp to and the Thai chicken which was served in a half pineapple (presentation almost too pretty to eat). Very good. Service was very attentive. Very small dining room, however very busy with takeout customers whom they seemed to know.

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Thank katiequilt
Bangor, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Wonderful experience eating at this gem of a restaurant. The three of us ordered the basil pad thai, we added shrimp. Because my mother doesn't care for hot food, we asked for extra mild. They made it perfectly. The Tom Ka Gai (with coconut milk) was DELICIOUS. THe chicken in the soup was good but the taste of the soup... More 

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Thank WaldoCounty
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Worth the almost mile walk each way! This is as good as authentic thai I have ever had in other cities. Small, family owned for 20 years. Byob, which is always fun. I had the minced chx, 2 star heat, and was a bit much for me, but I loved it! Our lovely waitress offered to bring me an entire... More 

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Thank Clarke W
Jearxj, Manager at Saeng Thai House, responded to this review

Hi Clark, Thank you so much for your nice review! It was a pleasure to have you. It is hard to gauge the heat system as it is different at every Thai restaurant, but you braved it out! A little heat is good for the soul. Please visit us again next time you are in town! More 

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148 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

So I guess that averages out to 3 stars. We wanted to find some place off the typical tourist path so, based on a TripAdvisor poster in the window, we walked into this nondescript Thai place near the medical center. From the traffic in and out, I would guess that this is mostly a takeout destination for people working at... More 

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Thank foodieschmoodie44
Jearxj, Manager at Saeng Thai House, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your review. We are so sad to hear that you didn't like our rendition of the BBQ Duck curry dish. I understand it is not what you expected but most people that know it is a curry dish enjoy it. Perhaps you should try our other dishes next time you are back in town. Safe journey! More 

Quebec City, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

We go back each year on family vacations. 2015 was our 3rd time and we still loved it and will go back for sure ! Real thai food, very good service and NOT expansive! Plus you can bring your own wine!!!! PERFECT!!!

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Thank kata4
Jearxj, Manager at Saeng Thai House, responded to this review

Dear Kata, Thank you for your lovely comment! We are so happy to see you again for the 3rd time, and happy to hear that you still love it just as much! We hope to see you again next year so we can recommend another yummy dish for you. All the Best, Saengthai House More 

Portland, Maine
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382 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I come here a lot, for both eat-in and take-out. The last time was so disappointing (see review) and it was not the usual experience. I had a hankering for thai food so I decided to go back for take-out. They have redeemed themselves. The pad thai this time was very good: they got the spice just right and it... More 

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Thank James F
Westbrook
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The food is not too salty (contrary to other reviews) it is basic Thai/American cuisine with quick and friendly service! prices are on par with other Thai places around ($7-$15ish average meal) parking is street parking/annoying... most places in Portland are stuck with bad parking choices, locals are used to it. This place is worth a try and I hope... More 

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Thank DL7195
Jearxj, Manager at Saeng Thai House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and that it's not too salty, contrary to other reviews. Please come visit again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 921 Congress St., Portland, ME 04102-3030
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-780-0900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 12
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Description

We sold our other restaurant and now only have one Saeng Thai House on 921 Congress St! Please come visit us and the same old crew!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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