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Esaan Thai Restaurant

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1307 Old Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA, McLean, VA 22101-3908
+1 703-288-3901
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  • Very good13%
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“sticky rice” (2 reviews)
“chicken wings” (2 reviews)
“thai food” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1307 Old Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA, McLean, VA 22101-3908
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

With a wooden sign written in Thai language, "Esaan Restaurant," hung on top of the kitchen entrance, Esaan introduces authentic, unique, and exciting flavors originated in the Northeastern Thai region. Dreamed of opening a Northeastern Thai restaurant for years, owner Tu Yutthpon finally opened up...More

1  Thank Naomi C
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Esaan is tucked in out of sight, but don't miss it. The northeastern Thai cuisine is such a flavorful and novel sort of Thai food. It will become my regular place to go because I want to try everything on the menu. Try the unusual...More

3  Thank ksheneman
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Excellent flavors, representative of Northern Thailand. Fresh and vibrant ingredients. If more the 2 people you would be wise to book a table ahead of arrival.

2  Thank Anita G
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Best Thai restaurant ever here in the US!! I just moved from Thailand two years ago and have been searching for an authentic Thai restaurant. Esaan is definitely authentic. The food and desserts here are awesome and the service is really really nice. I am...More

3  Thank ayenapapas
Reviewed January 31, 2018

I'm happy to report that I had what was quite possibly the best lunch of my life on Monday. Esaan in McLean is fairly new (circa five months as of January 2018) but it's already racking up fantastic reviews, and the local media is taking...More

1  Thank Ali P
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Interesting and delicious food, nice ambiance, friendly and efficient service, but the price is a bit high. We had the lunch set C ($16), which included marinated steak, mushroom salad and a sticky rice that was different from any we've had before, and the Kai...More

1  Thank Brian R
Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

My family had the opportunity to have dinner at this fine north eastern Thailand restaurant. The food and service were simply outstanding. If you're not in the mood for something different do not come here. But if you are tired of just normal Thai food...More

1  Thank Mark F
Reviewed November 9, 2017

A wonderful little restaurant tucked in mclean. Wonderfully interesting flavors. Don't come here looking for the same old same old.

Thank Fran22101
Reviewed August 29, 2017

We were just getting out of the car and the owner was already waving us in with a warm smile and genuine interest in helping us. The restaurant has a nostalgic feel and is well decorated; a very nice atmosphere good for date night! We...More

2  Thank Patrick L
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Really nice meal: each dish had unique flavors, each a bit different (which can be a challenge with Isan food, sometimes its just spicy and nothing else if not well done). Warm service. Prices did maybe feel a dollar or two each too high, but...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1307 Old Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA, McLean, VA 22101-3908
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  McLean
  • Phone Number: +1 703-288-3901
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