Kesone Thai Lao Bistro

★★★★★
  • 2600 NE Sandy Blvd

    Portland, OR 97232

    Map & Directions
  • 503-228-5775

About Kesone Thai Lao Bistro

Hours
Fri-Sat: 4am-11pm, 11am-3pm, Sun: 4am-10pm, Mon-Thu: 4am-10pm, 11am-3pm
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Five stars reflects a combination of consistently good Thai food, decent service, reasonable price, and large quantity. This is the neighborhood restaurant we go to at least once a month when we don't want to cook because we know we will

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Five stars reflects a combination of consistently good Thai food, decent service, reasonable price, and large quantity. This is the neighborhood restaurant we go to at least once a month when we don't want to cook because we know we will

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Plenty of good Thai food in Portland, no need to put up with such bad service to get decent Thai food. Try Chaba Thai just a bit further up NE Sandy Blvd., or Som Tum Thai at SE Morrison and Grand.\r
We arrived a little before 7pm, only

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Plenty of good Thai food in Portland, no need to put up with such bad service to get decent Thai food. Try Chaba Thai just a bit further up NE Sandy Blvd., or Som Tum Thai at SE Morrison and Grand.\r
We arrived a little before 7pm, only

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I was craving thai food and it was the first place we found! It is kind of a hole in the wall place that you probably would pass by just because it isn't all that fancy. Let me tell you the food is incredible!!!!

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I was craving thai food and it was the first place we found! It is kind of a hole in the wall place that you probably would pass by just because it isn't all that fancy. Let me tell you the food is incredible!!!!

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I love the food. It is fresh and delicious. I usually get the Cashew Chicken, but sometimes try something new and am never disappointed. The prices are good and you get a lot. I always take some home and have it for lunch the next day.

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I love the food. It is fresh and delicious. I usually get the Cashew Chicken, but sometimes try something new and am never disappointed. The prices are good and you get a lot. I always take some home and have it for lunch the next day.

Pros: I love the Cashew Chicken!

Cons: Not more people partaking!

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I live very close by, but even if i didn't my opinion of their food would not differ. I have lived all over, and thai restaurants are rarely hard to find. But good ones are another story. I have never been disappointed by the food here.

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I live very close by, but even if i didn't my opinion of their food would not differ. I have lived all over, and thai restaurants are rarely hard to find. But good ones are another story. I have never been disappointed by the food here.

Pros: Simply delicious, generous portions, good people

Cons: slightly off the beaten path, not the best ambiance

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I met a friend here for dinner because it was on our way to a meeting and because of the great CitySearch reviews.\r
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When I arrived, the door was propped open slightly with a board. When I tried to open the door, it was stuck on the

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I met a friend here for dinner because it was on our way to a meeting and because of the great CitySearch reviews.\r
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When I arrived, the door was propped open slightly with a board. When I tried to open the door, it was stuck on the

Pros: Not busy

Cons: Poor service, uneatable food

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We were visiting Portland and chose this restaurant for proximity and a coupon they offered. The food was so good and so inexpensive that we wished we were local and could work our way down the menu, one item at a time! Everything we ate

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We were visiting Portland and chose this restaurant for proximity and a coupon they offered. The food was so good and so inexpensive that we wished we were local and could work our way down the menu, one item at a time! Everything we ate

Pros: food was unbelievable at a terrific price

Cons: service a tiny bit slow

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I went here for the first time a few weeks ago, and was definitely impressed. The best pad thai I've ever had, and I've had several at many different Thai places. I ordered it mild, and was pleasantly surprised when it had just a kick of

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I went here for the first time a few weeks ago, and was definitely impressed. The best pad thai I've ever had, and I've had several at many different Thai places. I ordered it mild, and was pleasantly surprised when it had just a kick of

Pros: food quality, quantity, and the prices

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I like to think I am a discriminating restaurant patron. My wife and I eat out three to five times a week. Kesone's is without a doubt our new favorite Thai food restaurant. Admittedly, the menu could be a bit larger, but the food is

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I like to think I am a discriminating restaurant patron. My wife and I eat out three to five times a week. Kesone's is without a doubt our new favorite Thai food restaurant. Admittedly, the menu could be a bit larger, but the food is

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1st visit, went here to pick up the pad thai, it wasn't too bad but for the price there is much better places to go to, the portions were ok but not enough to have left overs. The thing that bothered me the most was that she asked me to

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1st visit, went here to pick up the pad thai, it wasn't too bad but for the price there is much better places to go to, the portions were ok but not enough to have left overs. The thing that bothered me the most was that she asked me to

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I have this weird trait -- every time that I go to a Thai place I order the chicken larb. Not very original but as a result I am kind of a larb expert (well you gotta start somewhere). Anyway, the chicken larb here is exceptional. Not

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I have this weird trait -- every time that I go to a Thai place I order the chicken larb. Not very original but as a result I am kind of a larb expert (well you gotta start somewhere). Anyway, the chicken larb here is exceptional. Not

Pros: Great food - big portions - reasonable prices

Cons: It looks like it's closed at night due to "romantic lighting" inside

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The folks who work there are so nice, the food is ALL so tasty and the ambiance is so comfortable, I wickedly hope nobody reads this, or believes me. \r
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I have to admit, I actually like the staff there, and I don't even drink there.

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The folks who work there are so nice, the food is ALL so tasty and the ambiance is so comfortable, I wickedly hope nobody reads this, or believes me. \r
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I have to admit, I actually like the staff there, and I don't even drink there.

Pros: delicious food, wide ranging menu, nice ambiance, good service

Cons: small(er) beer sellection. (Not a big deal)

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Hidden in the midst of the car dealerships on Sandy is one of the best SE Asian restaurants in this whole city. I've eaten at most of the Thai places in town and I've never had a yellow curry this good. And the Lao dishes are even

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Hidden in the midst of the car dealerships on Sandy is one of the best SE Asian restaurants in this whole city. I've eaten at most of the Thai places in town and I've never had a yellow curry this good. And the Lao dishes are even

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We noticed this place when we moved down the street from it but hadn't had a chance to try it until last night. (Honestly, the prices scared us away a little, but after we saw the portions we've concluded they are well worth it. Average 10

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We noticed this place when we moved down the street from it but hadn't had a chance to try it until last night. (Honestly, the prices scared us away a little, but after we saw the portions we've concluded they are well worth it. Average 10

Pros: Open late, fresh delicious vittles.

Cons: A lil' pricey, but well worth it. Try the lunch menu, much cheaper.

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I'm from Hawaii, and in Hawaii most of the locals are exposed to a variety of ethnic cuisine. Thai cuisine is familiar to most residents of Hawaii. We have become very good judges of all kinds of cooking. Thai cooking is no exception. My

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I'm from Hawaii, and in Hawaii most of the locals are exposed to a variety of ethnic cuisine. Thai cuisine is familiar to most residents of Hawaii. We have become very good judges of all kinds of cooking. Thai cooking is no exception. My

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I've really enjoyed every meal at Kesone Thai Lao Bistro. Great food, great service, and very reasonably priced. The items at first glance may seem pricey, but portions are huge and the quality is fantastic. They are unlike many thai

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I've really enjoyed every meal at Kesone Thai Lao Bistro. Great food, great service, and very reasonably priced. The items at first glance may seem pricey, but portions are huge and the quality is fantastic. They are unlike many thai

Pros: high quality food, huge portions, nice ambiance, nice servers, quiet & romantic

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My boyfriend and I decided to try out this place after I found it on here. It was easy to find and we found a spot just out the front door. We were surprised to find the place nearly empty on a friday night at 8pm. The decor and ambience

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My boyfriend and I decided to try out this place after I found it on here. It was easy to find and we found a spot just out the front door. We were surprised to find the place nearly empty on a friday night at 8pm. The decor and ambience

Pros: Romantic ambience, delicious food, friendly service

Cons: Prices can be high, not many parking spaces

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My girlfriend and I wanted to try a new Thai place, looking for thai dishes not found in your typical thai menu, and Kesone delivered! We go out a lot and always look for places that offer quality, different and tasty food at value

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My girlfriend and I wanted to try a new Thai place, looking for thai dishes not found in your typical thai menu, and Kesone delivered! We go out a lot and always look for places that offer quality, different and tasty food at value

Cons: none for me. Can't wait to go back!

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I just order from the lunch menu and it was by far one of the best plates I've had at any Thai restaurant in Portland. The atmosphere is very nice and calming. The service was extremely fast, I placed a to go order and I was in & out in

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I just order from the lunch menu and it was by far one of the best plates I've had at any Thai restaurant in Portland. The atmosphere is very nice and calming. The service was extremely fast, I placed a to go order and I was in & out in

Pros: Fast Friendly Service-Great Food!

Cons: I was the only one ordering. But I still recommend them!

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It's a shame that the past two times I've eaten at Kesone it's been empty or nearly empty. I'm very particular about how my veggies are cooked, but the dishes I've had here are nearly perfect. At other restaurants, the veggies are too

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It's a shame that the past two times I've eaten at Kesone it's been empty or nearly empty. I'm very particular about how my veggies are cooked, but the dishes I've had here are nearly perfect. At other restaurants, the veggies are too

Pros: Quality and quantity of food for the price; wonderful dishes

Cons: Could use some more upbeat music

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Because if you don't, I will eat at Kesone every day! Thai is my favorite food and I could eat it daily. In the past Pok Pok and Typhoon have been my favorites. Not any more! Kesone serves the best Thai/Lao food in Portland and as one

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Because if you don't, I will eat at Kesone every day! Thai is my favorite food and I could eat it daily. In the past Pok Pok and Typhoon have been my favorites. Not any more! Kesone serves the best Thai/Lao food in Portland and as one

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Great food, family owned, very quiet. Beautiful curtains. Kind of over priced; and NEVER busy!!!! When I go I usually have the place to myself. THey do have a bar, never bought drinks there; but they have fresh squeezed limade that is

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Great food, family owned, very quiet. Beautiful curtains. Kind of over priced; and NEVER busy!!!! When I go I usually have the place to myself. THey do have a bar, never bought drinks there; but they have fresh squeezed limade that is

Pros: Service, quality of food, ambience.

Cons: Price

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My friend and i randomly drove by Kesone on our search for Thai food last night. Nothing from the outside would clue you in to how cute, cozy, and inviting this place is on the inside. Red walls, curtains and candles contribute to the

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My friend and i randomly drove by Kesone on our search for Thai food last night. Nothing from the outside would clue you in to how cute, cozy, and inviting this place is on the inside. Red walls, curtains and candles contribute to the

Pros: parking available, cozy ambience, great service, yummy food

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Love this place! If you are into "yellow curry" ... there is none better. The Pad Thai is fantastic, too!

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Love this place! If you are into "yellow curry" ... there is none better. The Pad Thai is fantastic, too!

Pros: food is perfect - prices are good

Cons: I wish they had "combo plates" so I could try everything.

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I LOVE this restaurant. The food is delicious, the service is friendly and courteous, and the dining room is beautiful. I highly recommend the curries (they will make them as spicy or as mild as you like), the noodle dishes, the tom kha,

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I LOVE this restaurant. The food is delicious, the service is friendly and courteous, and the dining room is beautiful. I highly recommend the curries (they will make them as spicy or as mild as you like), the noodle dishes, the tom kha,

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Kesone Thai Laos Bistro is newly relocated in NE (26th and Sandy) from downtown. Fortunately for us, it is now closer than ever to our house! It is our favorite restaraunt. Kesone has made some adjustments to the ambience since her

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Kesone Thai Laos Bistro is newly relocated in NE (26th and Sandy) from downtown. Fortunately for us, it is now closer than ever to our house! It is our favorite restaraunt. Kesone has made some adjustments to the ambience since her

Pros: Clean, Laid-back service, Good value, Excellent food

Cons: Car dealership next door uses their parking

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We were seated immediately, got our drinks, ordered our food, and waited... We waited a long time. We started to notice that everyone else who had been seated after us was eating, and our waiter hadn't been by once. He finally comes

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We were seated immediately, got our drinks, ordered our food, and waited... We waited a long time. We started to notice that everyone else who had been seated after us was eating, and our waiter hadn't been by once. He finally comes

Pros: Nice setting, great neighborhood location

Cons: Poor service, mediocre food

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We feel privileged to have such an amazing restaurant so close to us. The atmosphere is nicely lit giving off a romantic glow. More importantly, let's talk about the food! Every dish is unique and as spicy as you like it. My husband

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We feel privileged to have such an amazing restaurant so close to us. The atmosphere is nicely lit giving off a romantic glow. More importantly, let's talk about the food! Every dish is unique and as spicy as you like it. My husband

Pros: Exquisite Thai food, friendly and helpful service, atmosphere

Cons: None!

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I went to Kesone today for lunch and it was wonderful. The food was EXCELLENT...I got pinapple fried rice with chicken and it was to die for....I normaly order and meal and save half for later. This was sooo good, I ate the whole order.

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I went to Kesone today for lunch and it was wonderful. The food was EXCELLENT...I got pinapple fried rice with chicken and it was to die for....I normaly order and meal and save half for later. This was sooo good, I ate the whole order.

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Let's face it - going out for Thai food can be a crap-shoot. Sometimes its good, sometimes its frightening! But when you find a gem like Kesone, it is your civic duty to spread the word to whomever will listen!! Knowing nothing about this

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Let's face it - going out for Thai food can be a crap-shoot. Sometimes its good, sometimes its frightening! But when you find a gem like Kesone, it is your civic duty to spread the word to whomever will listen!! Knowing nothing about this

Pros: Unique Fresh and Flavorful Food with Delightful Presentation

Cons: Could use another waitress if it gets any busier there..

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We followed Kesone from Downtown to her new location on 26th and NE Sandy, as she\r
has the best Thai food in Portland! The Queen of Evil is one of our favorite dishes, try\r
it with the purple rice! Kesone we love you! T & R\r
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p.s.

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We followed Kesone from Downtown to her new location on 26th and NE Sandy, as she\r
has the best Thai food in Portland! The Queen of Evil is one of our favorite dishes, try\r
it with the purple rice! Kesone we love you! T & R\r
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p.s.

Pros: Food is outstanding, prices are great! Kesone Rocks!

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Family-owned Thai and Lao restaurant offers home-style favorites like coconut milk curries and pan-fried noodles; catering available.

 

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