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Esaan Thai Restaurant

30 North Beaver Street, York, PA 17401
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Ranked #32 of 385 restaurants in York
Cuisines: Thai
Good for: Outdoor seating
Most recent review
- Jun 20, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
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31 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I arrived in York at the end of a very long Saturday day trip. Thai sounded like just the thing, and I was intrigued by the fact that this restaurant will use coconut oil upon request. Unfortunately for us, York was really hopping because of St Patrick's Day, and the restaurant was packed. There was a small... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This place is a gem within York City. They are family owned and very slow, but the food is worth the wait. Genuine and authentic Thai food that won't break the bank. Odd business hours so check before you go!

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Pennsylvania, USA
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We were introduced to this downtown restaurant during a recent "first Friday" event in the city. Friday and Saturday evenings are busy and we were advised that reservations are a "must", preferrably at mid-week for the weekend. The menu is diverse, food is good and service was very good. This is a BYOB. They have gelato and sorbeto for dessert... More

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Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I arrived at restaurant for take out. The attendant was busy with another costumer. I was second in line. As soon as she finished with the customer, she left. She did not greet me or asked me to wait. I then saw her walking fast from the dining room to the kitchen. I was still waiting for her and she... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The most fantastic meal is never going to justify the dreadful service. Essan has some very lovely dishes that are clearly made from fresh, high quality ingredients. However, that does not replace the need for service that does not reek of surly. I am still upset by the terrible and snarky service that I received today. I have dined here... More

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Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

My husband is from Chiang Mai, Thailand, and this restaurant was on the list to try. The food is pretty good, not enough spice, my husband says, but very good taste nonetheless. For pictures and a complete review, visit our blog at http://niingsong.siterubix.com/thai-restaurant-in-york-esaan

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Burtonsville, Maryland
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207 reviews 207 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

My niece (who is a vegetarian) recommended this restaurant as a place to meet for lunch. They have a nice menu with lots of different items, ranging from mild to spicy food. My husband has never had Thai before was very pleasantly surprised. He got the rice dish with shrimp and pineapples. It was very tasty! I had the Thai... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

This was a very pleasant surprise, first rate Thai food away from a big city with a significant Thai community. Everything we had was well prepared and full of big flavor, from spring and summer rolls to Pad Thai, drunken noodles and stir fries. We didn't try any of the spicier entrees this trip but would on our next. The... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

I don't expect a whole lot of culinary delights when I'm in York, but I was happy to stumble across this place (thank you fellow reviewers) when in York while traveling. This is a wonderful place with great, fresh food. If you are craving something healthy and authentic, eat here.

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Virginia, USA
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We found this one thru Trip Advisor and our experience was wonderful. For very reasonable prices, we had good Thai home cooking (when we asked, we found out we were right that it was someone's Thai grandma at the stove) with the features we like best about Asian food: very fresh-tasting ingredients of high quality, cooked with a light hand... More

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