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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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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 6
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  • 2
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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
Authentic, friendly and fast!

Went there late Sunday evening for a dinner to-go. Very friendly staff and the order was delivered in under 10 minutes! Chose the veg.style Drunken Noodles. As someone else noted here on TripAdvisor - a little oily, but good taste and hot as I like it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Tobias T
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

3 of us went here on a Sunday night and it was totally packed and there was only 1 waitress! We waited for 35 minutes to get our food and then told them we needed to get it to go because we were running late. We waited 10 more minutes and finally got it! AND it was some of the... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Erawan Thai Cuisine has been a Thai standby for years. And years. The food is well prepared, and they again offer brown rice as an option after discontinuing that availability for a while. But the menu, though reliable, is beginning to get a bit tired. As is the service. Still an excellent BYOB value, however.

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Thank George M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Went there late Sunday evening for a dinner to-go. Very friendly staff and the order was delivered in under 10 minutes! Chose the veg.style Drunken Noodles. As someone else noted here on TripAdvisor - a little oily, but good taste and hot as I like it.

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Thank Tobias T
Virginia
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232 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We were on a quick visit to Philly and had heard that Erawan has authentic Thai food. We brought a bottle of wine (it is BYOB) that was warm off the shelf and they immediately chilled it for us. We started with Papaya Salad which was very refreshing. My husband had Chu Chee Scallops which he said were perfect. The... More 

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Thank Beachplum3
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I was on a project near Erawan and visited it for lunch three times in the last two weeks. The lunch special is a great value, so I got it all three days. It includes with a fresh house salad (with a nice peanut dressing), and choice of soup, spring rolls, or some other options (I chose the spring rolls... More 

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Thank TG18348
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The food here is outstanding. I am a huge Thai food fan and this place has the best drunken noodles in the city. Everything tastes very fresh and authentic, and the spices are done perfectly. If you work in Center City, pick a day when the weather is nice and come here for lunch. You won't regret it!

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Thank PJisosceles
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Thank ScenicTraveller597
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Thank Elvin16
Newark
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46 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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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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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: Asian, 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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