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Esan Thai Restaurant

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696 Park Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-3023
585-271-2030
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11:15 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:15 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:15 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Thai meal in Rochester.

This is a great Thai restaurant in the Park Avenue area, and has quickly turned into one of our goto Thai places in the area. The food is great, the venue perfect for an outdoor summer meal, and the service prompt. And if you like your food spicy, ordering it five star will definitely jog your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
SanjayH
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Rochester, New York
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well today was the first day I have ever had Thai food, and I am hooked! I had the Pad Thai and it was great. I know I don't have much to compare it to but I enjoyed every bite. There were about 8 tables in the little place but the waiter was great and friendly, and he answer all... More 

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Thank Denise K
Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a great Thai restaurant in the Park Avenue area, and has quickly turned into one of our goto Thai places in the area. The food is great, the venue perfect for an outdoor summer meal, and the service prompt. And if you like your food spicy, ordering it five star will definitely jog your senses and give your... More 

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Thank SanjayH
Pittsford, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We ate there last year and afterward I went upstairs to use the ladies room. On the way I saw that one can observe the kitchen through a window, so I did. I saw a waitress return a bowl of rice along with some dirty dishes from a customer's table. The rice bowl was dumped BACK INTO THE RICE COOKER.... More 

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Thank Yummmmmmmmmm0314
Brockport, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My spicy squid was mediocre - the squid was tough and the spice inconsistent. My friend's sesame chicken was excellent. Service OK.

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Thank David N
Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Went here for lunch yesterday and the food was fair. Waiter was very nice and food was brought out in a timely manor. I had the Tom Yum soup which only had chicken in it. The fried spring rolls were very greasy but had a nice flavor. Our main lunch was a nice size and had a good taste.

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1 Thank timvf101
Oneonta, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We just enjoyed a wonderful lunch - just what was needed on this cold autumn day! We ordered variations of Pad Thai and Pad Prigpao - all was quickly and freshly prepared!

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Thank RLAMyers
Rochester
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Always enjoy the food here. It is great to eat outside. Iced Thai coffee particularly nice. Good place to people watch.

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Thank Linda E
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I just had the worst meal in an Asian restaurant anywhere. Simply dreadful. I've lived in Thailand and Laos. While I know the genuine article, I can also be pretty forgiving when eating at Thai restaurants in North America. I'm not fussy. I ordered the Lao national dish - laap (spiced minced meat) with sticky rice. What I got was... More 

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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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1 Thank SamWoodward
Rochester, New York
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 696 Park Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-3023
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 585-271-2030

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:15 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:15 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?