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Erawan Thai Cuisine

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123 S 23RD St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4311
(215) 567-2542
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Thai Food

Over a 12 year period I travelled to Thailand approx. 6 times a year (work) and enjoyed wonderful Thai food. While I have found a few places in the US that came close in quality and flavor, few can match the meal I just had at a small little inexpensive restaurant in Philadelphia. Erawan (the one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2013
Tom R
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This restaurant is right on the edge of Chinatown, just a few short blocks from the convention center. They are open for lunch and dinner. It is pretty inside with tablecloths. And they accept major credit cards. The food is excellent. Chicken satay is nice and comes with both peanut sauce and a sweet cucumber sauce. The steamed dumplings, with... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Over a 12 year period I travelled to Thailand approx. 6 times a year (work) and enjoyed wonderful Thai food. While I have found a few places in the US that came close in quality and flavor, few can match the meal I just had at a small little inexpensive restaurant in Philadelphia. Erawan (the one on 23rd St) is... More 

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Turlock, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We went for lunch and enjoyed our food. I liked the combo of Salad-Appetizer-Entree. However, I was disappointed about their policy of $15 minimum for credit card as a method of payment. There is an ATM availbale if you need to get some cash. I general, we had a good time.

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Newark
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46 reviews 46 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Lunch special is a really good deal and highly recommend. Soup (i forget the name - chicken with tomatoes) wasn't worth eating but the other apps on the menu were delicious like the shrimp and dumplings. The duck entree was good good also except they took a beautiful crispy breast and poured sauce overtop therefore rendering the skin inedible. Overall... More 

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Cincinnati
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137 reviews 137 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Erawan was just a 3 minute walk away from our apartment we were staying in downtown Philly so we stopped in one night. What a pleasant surprise! The 3 course meal comes with a choice of appetizers (Curry Chicken Dumplings are great!), Soup or Salad, and a choice of entrees. We tried the green curry with both shrimp and chicken.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The staff at this restaurant was very friendly and the service was good. The food was not great. The wonton soup was good with fresh vegetables, but the Tom Kha was bland and watered down, usually has onion, this did not. The chicken pad thai was heavy and greasy, not much flavor and the vegetable green curry was bland, watered... More 

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Venice, Florida
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204 reviews 204 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Stopped in for lunch. for 7.95 I had a very good three cource meal. Salad with peanut dressing,choice of appitizer and choice of several main dishes. I opted for curry chicken dumplings, wife had soup, for main dishes we had chicken pad thai and eggplant and tofu with basil sause, The food was really good and the service was exceptional,... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

We stumbled upon this tiny place close to our hotel on Arch Street and were well pleased. The staff was helpful and friendly, the atmosphere quiet and clean, and the dishes we ordered very good.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

My husband and I tried Erawan yesterday for lunch and it did not disappoint. Three courses (very reasonably sized for an average human being) for 7.95 is nearly unheard of but don't let the price fool you- it's really good food. I recommend the Spicy Thai Basil whole heartedly. Same flavors as Pad Kee Mao but hotter and served with... More 

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Cape May,NJ
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62 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

My wife wanted to try a Thai restaurant so a little research and a groupon deal later we tried Erawan. My wife had a coconut soup with shrimp and Massaman curry with chicken. . I had the yellow curry with chicken. We both agreed that it was very tasty and both enjoyed our meals. I would recommend this restaurant if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 S 23RD St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4311
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: (215) 567-2542

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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