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Saeng Thai House

921 Congress St., Portland, ME 04102-3030
207-780-0900
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Ranked #44 of 540 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $12
Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Delivery
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!
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Massachusetts
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210 reviews 210 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is a cute little restaurant with a nice staff, but my meal was mostly inedible. I order pad thai with tofu, and the first few bites were great. However, the cumulative effect of far too much salt or MSG made the entire dish impossible to eat. I gave up with about 1/3 eaten.

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Portland, Maine
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213 reviews 213 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Well, I have to say that I am very unhappy to write this particular review of this sweet little restaurant, which I have visited many times, and have always had a good experience- until now. It was most embarrassing as well, because I had a friend up visiting from Florida, who requested having "good pad thai" and I promised this... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We enjoyed a very pleasant lunch in this modestly sized place outside of downtown Portland (you would not want to walk here from downtown unless you are quite fit!). The service was good and the food is really excellent and, given that my wife is from Thailand, we can confirm that the dishes are authentic, and really good. We will... More 

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Louisville, KY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We got there after a day on the road at 8:30 and the place was full. We asked for take out and received it at 9pm. The staff was apologetic and offered us water while we waited. I accepted gratefully since the room was hot. By the time we checked into our Scarborough motel the food was still warm and... More 

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Cortland, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Food seemed fresh, service was great, clean, loved the cute little restaurant, romantic, I got some kind of chicken dish on a half pineapple which was excellent. I've had better pad thai. Reasonable prices. Pretty easy to find street parking,

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Sharon, Vermont
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144 reviews 144 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We bought lunch to go for our sons (12 and 14) who are Thai food fans, and they spoke quite highly of the food. As noted by others, this is a small, not fancy place near MMC, and well worth a visit if you're in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

The place is on the small side, but worth the visit. Pad Thai was excellent, along with the crispy duck I had for dinner. Priced right, & extremely friendly staff. Will definitely be back when I visit Portland.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Must have the Thai Iced Tea - tastes like a caramel chai tea, don't be scared by the milky orange color. Both entrees were delicious and filling. Served on clean contemporary white plates - very nuce presentation. Fast service! Neighborhood is a bit sketchy as we parked a couple blocks away, maybe by a halfway house or community housing? Three... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This place was great. The happiest, kindest, even a bit cheeky (which made us laugh!) waitress you could ever imagine. Something that really impressed me was that she repeated our order back to us to make sure she got it and the details right. The food was delicious. We've never had Thai iced tea before. It's like sweet caramel iced... More 

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Craftsbury, Vermont
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Having read the reviews, we had to try Saeng Thai House. I am an aficionado of Pad Thai and make it myself with a recipe from the woman who supposedly brought it to this country. I thought the one here was excellent, but having said that, I do prefer the recipe I use and I agree that this one could... More 

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Additional Information about Saeng Thai House

Address: 921 Congress St., Portland, ME 04102-3030
Phone Number: 207-780-0900
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 12
Cuisine: Thai

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