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Esan Thai Restaurant

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696 Park Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-3023
11:15 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:15 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:15 am - 10:30 pm
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Rochester, New York
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I tried Esan Thai, since we're fond of the Park Ave. area in Rochester. The result was a mixed bag. The service was fine (kudos to the server, who handled many tables while visibly pregnant.) But the food was a bit one-note, and lacked the complexity and richness of flavor that the best Thai food has. My... More 

Thank Mark L
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

great food and service also outside seating in nice weather-prices are great and the food is too - i would recommend to anyone

Thank Robert H
Rochester, New York
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

This is probably the best Thai food in Rochester! It was my favorite restaurant for while and during the time we were visiting before we moved here I must have gone here like 15 times. The restaurant doesn't have great atmosphere...but the food is great, the prices are great and the service is great! I love the drunken noodles!

Thank TheDarkAngelofLove
Rochester, New York
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

I have always loved the food at Esan and have been going there for 15 years. The food is fresh and flavorful. They are flexible in accommodating my child's food preferences. The food is not fancy, but you can always get a filling, reasonably priced, and tasty meal.

Thank Fautist
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

Well today was the first day I have ever had Thai food, and I am hooked! I had the Pad Thai and it was great. I know I don't have much to compare it to but I enjoyed every bite. There were about 8 tables in the little place but the waiter was great and friendly, and he answer all... More 

Thank Denise K
Rochester, New York
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a great Thai restaurant in the Park Avenue area, and has quickly turned into one of our goto Thai places in the area. The food is great, the venue perfect for an outdoor summer meal, and the service prompt. And if you like your food spicy, ordering it five star will definitely jog your senses and give your... More 

Thank SanjayH
Pittsford, New York
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We ate there last year and afterward I went upstairs to use the ladies room. On the way I saw that one can observe the kitchen through a window, so I did. I saw a waitress return a bowl of rice along with some dirty dishes from a customer's table. The rice bowl was dumped BACK INTO THE RICE COOKER.... More 

1 Thank Yummmmmmmmmm0314
Brockport, New York
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173 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My spicy squid was mediocre - the squid was tough and the spice inconsistent. My friend's sesame chicken was excellent. Service OK.

Thank David N
Rochester, New York
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179 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Went here for lunch yesterday and the food was fair. Waiter was very nice and food was brought out in a timely manor. I had the Tom Yum soup which only had chicken in it. The fried spring rolls were very greasy but had a nice flavor. Our main lunch was a nice size and had a good taste.

1 Thank timvf101
Oneonta, New York
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167 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We just enjoyed a wonderful lunch - just what was needed on this cold autumn day! We ordered variations of Pad Thai and Pad Prigpao - all was quickly and freshly prepared!

Thank RLAMyers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
11:15 am - 10:30 pm
11:15 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 696 Park Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-3023
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 585-271-2030

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