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Esan Thai Restaurant

696 Park Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-3023
585-271-2030
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Ranked #389 of 1,096 restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Thai
Most recent review
- Jul 11, 2014
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English first
Seattle
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Our server was very friendly, and that's great, but we came to eat. No Thai person would recognize the food at this restaurant as Thai. It's sort of a Vietnamese version of Thai food. We had panang neua and larb gai--two of my litmus test dishes at Thai restaurants--but neither of them were anything like what you would get in... More

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Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My wife and I loved the food very much, Pad Thai chicken, shrimp and tofu. Everything tasted very fresh and enough heat to spice things up. It was nice to sit outside and people watch on Park Ave--with some nice weather for once! Our server was great, attentive and timely. Overall, a very good experience--enough so that Travelpapi will go... More

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Rochester, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The place is a bit cramped, something you'll expect from a small generic china town eatery. The food is tasty and served quickly. The server is friendly and again, fast. This place is perfect if you want something fast but different from just grabbing pizza or fast food chain item. It is also better tasting.

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Rochester, New York, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We have been fans for many yèars due to thr family operation, service, and freshness of food. You feel well appreciated when eating there. Servers are knowledgable and enjoyable. Great Summer venue.

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Syracuse, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

I came here for lunch on the sidewalk. The service was excellent and the food arrived amazingly fast for both items I ordered. The flavor of the Panang sauce was excellent but it was obvious it had just been poured over plain chicken so the chicken itself was lacking flavor. The unfried shrimp spring roles were good but not noteworthy.... More

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Rochester, New York
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Nice selection of traditional Thai favorites. Tried the shrimp panang curry with shrimp and was pleased with the amount of flavor. I also sampled the chicken friend rice which was an enormous portion and also very good

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Rochester, New York
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105 reviews 105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

In the midst of restaurant row on Park Avenue sits Esan. It's really easy to miss but I suggest you don't. Went for lunch with a friend and got the lunch special which really didn't come with anything extra but the price and size were adjusted, I'm sure, to fit a lunch size appetite and wallet. I even had enough... More

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I go to Esan often because the prices on lunch specials are great, the portions are generous, and very tasty. Also, they are quick and friendly. You can place and order for pickup, or eat in. I like eating upstairs when I can. My favorite menu items are the spring rolls, vegetarian Masamaun and Vegetarian Panang. There are many choices... More

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Rochester, New York, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This is the BEST place I have ever eaten at! I eat here once a week... maybe more! Great prices-Family owned and attended! I HIGHLY suggest you try it..

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Rochester, NY
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Wanted to go here for a few years--checked it out--knew it was questionable from other reviews. Ordered a drink and calamari--told the waitress we wanted to wait for awhile before our main course was delivered; she was in our face from before we even ordered the appetizer--wanted us to order; the place only had 2 tables filled--she stopped the order... More

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