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Thai Essence

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231 Franklin Ave, Nutley, NJ 07110-4705
+1 973-542-0128
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Nutley, New Jersey
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

I was so excited when I came here for dinner the other night and they added more to the menu!!! Lots of new dishes to choose from. Always great food, never disappointed.

Thank Kenda D
New Jersey
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We usually do take out but do dine in once in a while. Great prices, great food and very consistent. Taste is an indicator they use good ingredients.

Thank KodaBeaufort
Nutley, New Jersey
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We always love to have dinner here. We love BYOB. Never been disappointed with our meals. I love the pad thai, - my husband -the mussels and lemon grass soup. The atmosphere is relaxing and welcoming. Amy-the owner is a sweetheart, as is the wait staff.

Thank Doreen S
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Good food, ambiance and service. The food was good, the dessert excellent. The choclate soufflé is just soooo good.

Thank vanimir
Satellite Beach, Florida
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

This restaurant was decent- nice atmosphere and good food. The service was just o'k -- while I was waiting for my business colleague, I was never offered a glass of water nor did anyone ask if I wanted something to drink (and I was waiting at least 15 minutes). When my colleague arrived, they asked if we were ready to... More 

Thank AnneTolentino
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

I am so confused writing this review....the mussels were amazing, until I was sipping the broth and a giant BLACK FLY (wings spread) was in my spoon....the thing probably flew in the pot and was steamed along with the mussels.....they only comped that one dish...not sure how to feel about that too.....I have only been there 2xs before...always amazing food,... More 

Thank Jasmine U
Belleville, New Jersey
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116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

I use to frequent this restaurant quite often as Thai food is my favorite cuisine, but haven't been to it in quite a while so when my friends suggested that we meet and have dinner there I was all for it! It's a BYOB, which is great, and there was no rush to vacate the table. The food was excellent.... More 

Thank sradmd
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112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

We love Thai food and didn't realize that we had one so close by in Nutley. Surprised at the service, selection, and quality of the food. Went on Valentine's Day and as a special treat they offered a free chocolate soufflé for dessert. It was delicious as was the rest of the meal. Will definitely return to try more of... More 

Thank NJWorldTraveler3
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

This is my family's favorite Thai restaurant. Always our first choice and we never get disappointed. Personal pick is the chicken curry puff, Thai Essence fried rice, pad thai, chicken green curry, fried whole snapper with sweet/sour sauce, crispy pan fried salmon (the best!) and chocolate souffle for dessert is my kids favorite. To top it all, owner Amy is... More 

Thank Bebetu24
Bayville, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Everything was very good and service was spot on! Had the ravioli soup, papaya salad and the salt and pepper shrimp. Service was very good and everyone was friendly. Restaurant was fairly crowded too.

Thank J M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Franklin Ave, Nutley, NJ 07110-4705
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Nutley
  • Phone Number: +1 973-542-0128

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