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“Disappointing on All Counts”

Isan Thai Restaurant
Ranked #51 of 1,054 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $29
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Description: Isan Thai Restaurant features authentic cuisine from the Northeast region of Thailand bordering Laos and Cambodia known as Isan. Owner Koong brings her home recipes to Isan Thai Restaurant, featuring items like Nham Clook that you will not find elsewhere. Isan Thai Restaurant celebrates the culture and tradition of Isan, with its delicious food, captivating folk dances, and the beautiful sounds of Thai country music. We have a separate lounge featuring quality beer and wine, an Isan/Thai-themed dining area, and outdoor dining.
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Given the reviews, three dishes tried, all not so hot. Dishes lacked pizzaz and sizzle, clarity in taste and flavor, and distinctiveness. No sense going further.

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

First time here and,although the food was nice, it wasn't special enough to put up with the erratic service. we arrived at 7pm and got out at 9.20pm - too long. They are nice people with the owner on hand but they need to sharpen up to make it worth the effort.

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Thank marcm50
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Authentic from the cuisine to the servers to the atmosphere, Isan Thai is the real thing. We noted that some recent reviews commented on the delays in service, but except for a short wait to take our drink and appetizer orders, service was prompt, helpful and courteous. All of the nine dishes for our group of four were excellent and the duck and sausage were delicious. A fine dinner was enhanced by the fact it was an great value. Prepare to be delighted.

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Thank Stuart S
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Pad Thai with scallops was reasonably priced and disappointing. The scallops were okay and at least one was not very fresh. The Pad Thai had a bland, very liquid sauce and was difficult and messy to eat. My husband liked his red curry with chicken and the serving seemed generous. He certainly didn't eat half of it.
Maybe I am judging them unfairly as I would not go back. I have eaten in Thai restaurants in other cities and enjoyed them much more.

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Thank Caroleerik
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We had the red curry and another dish, both were excellent. The rice and won ton soup were very good as well. Small restaurant. Call for a reservation. Plan to try the duck next time we are in Sarasota. Food is great at a reasonable price.

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Thank konungur
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