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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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Today
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

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  • 5
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 2
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  • 3
    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
Mixed

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
David N
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Brockport, New York
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Brockport, New York
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96 reviews 96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Rochester, New York
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127 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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Oneonta, New York
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135 reviews 135 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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Rochester
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Seattle
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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276 reviews 276 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?