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Esan Thai Restaurant

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696 Park Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-3023
585-271-2030
Today
11:15 am - 9:30 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

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  • 5
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 2
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  • 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
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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30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Pittsford, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Brockport, New York
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110 reviews 110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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usa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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278 reviews 278 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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?