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Saeng Thai House

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921 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3030
+1 207-780-0900
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten lots of Thai food and I enjoy the variety in differing restaurants. Saeng is not pretentious in any way, but cozy and accommodating. The twist we found was in the frying of the meats briefly before stir frying even in a beef salad. This gives a whole different flavor and appeal. Well done and well spiced.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place. I really enjoyed the food and casual atmosphere. The staff were attentive without being overbearing and very friendly. They beat other Thai restaurants in the area in both flavour and value, I will actually go out of my way to come here. Also you can bring your own beer! Horay!

Thank Bloodbeats
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

We are staying at a hotel nearby and the staff recommended this place for lunch. We are so glad they did. We had Iced Thai Tea, fresh seafood with lemongrass and the best crispy duck I've ever had. Go!

Thank CanadaCoast
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

We stopped at the Thai House as it was close to our hotel and we both lie Thai food. The restaurant itself is small, seating less than 30 people. There seemed to be a lively take-out business. The food (Thai chicken and garlic tofu) was fantastic and attractively presented. The wonton soup was excellent. The staff are friendly and attentive.... More 

Thank DrBabs65
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Such a gracious hostess and waitress in this tiny restaurant. Not more than 19 tables inside, but lots of people came in to pick up their orders while we ate. My basil chicken was delicious...though I would have liked a bit more basil.

Thank Rachel J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Lovely service, delicious food. Truly worth a visit of you love really good Thai food. And the Thai ice tea was sweet and perfect.

Thank Denise K
Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

After one too many lobster rolls we started missing Asian food. We were lucky to have found this place. 20 seats, minimal Thai decor, BYOB. Servers were very friendly. They were impressed we brought our own Thai chilies :) We ordered Chicken green curry and a Chef"s specialty Duck stirred-fry dish. Oh man wonderful flavor the duck (hint of shrimp... More 

Thank zepres
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

I'm always Leary of trying new places to eat. This place is right on! Very, very tasty, large portions, clean, need I say more!

Thank Rosie5555
Centralia, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

Bottom line: Good/very good food, good dining experience. Went here because it is one of my brother’s favorite places to eat. I really didn’t find anything tempting on the menu, so I did my usual backup of Beef Fried Rice. The place is fairly small, but that adds to the atmosphere. We were immediately seated, and the waitress remembered my... More 

Thank Tom-H98532
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

I love Thai food and this restaurant did not disappoint. Tom yum soup was excellent. Also had the ground chicken with green beans, onions in basil a sauce which was equally as yummy. My father has the duck in a spicy basil sauce. His only complaint was wanting the vegetables cooked a little longer. Overall, very good.

Thank SassygirlJP

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $12
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 921 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3030
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-780-0900
We sold our other restaurant and now only have one Saeng Thai House on 921 Congress St! Please come visit us and the same old crew!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?