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“Great value,very good food.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Esan Thai Restaurant

Esan Thai Restaurant
133 SW 2nd Ave., Portland, OR (Old Town - Chinatown)
503-223-4090
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Ranked #282 of 3,687 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Street Food
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
Princeton, New Jersey
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54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Great value,very good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

If you like Thai food (which we do) this is a great choice. Very reasonable prices and a good selection of dishes. We have eaten in many Thai restaurants (including 3 trips in Thailand itself) so we think we have sampled some pretty spicy food. This restaurant had four levels of spice - mild, medium, hot, and very hot. The first time we ate there've ordered two dishes as medium. They were very good and we went back again - but this time ordered one mild and one medium. Beware! While there is very little choice of wine (basically about five choices all at around the same inexpensive price) that suits us just fine because one wouldn't want to overwhelm a god wine with spicy food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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142 reviews 142 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“First authentic thai food yet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

I know what real thai food tastes like and this place has it. The spice, the flavor, the feel - they have it nailed down!! I like my food real spicy and they knew what to do, so thumbs up! Ill come here everytime i am in portland. Wow.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Beaverton, Oregon
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230 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Good service and tasty food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

I've eaten here three times now. Twice for lunch and once for dinner. I've enjoyed the pad Thai and the deep-fried ice cream. The mango rice for dessert is incredible, and they always have several flavored of the fried ice cream. The BBQ chicken was dry and difficult to eat without a knife.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Tacoma, Washington
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Nothing Special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Food was good but didn't have that Thai flavor. They have mild, medium, and hot. I ordered the medium which had no heat. Ingredients were good. Service was excellent.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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South Orange, New Jersey
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Interesting Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Very good & filling stir fried vegs/scallops/noodles

Menu too long & complicated. Needs to be condensed.

Visited November 2012
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