Esan Thai

★★★★☆
  • 133 SW 2ND Ave corner of 2nd Avenue & Pine Street

    Portland, OR 97204

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  • 503-223-4090

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Very impressed! My husband and I decided to go out for Thai while we were staying in Portland, and after reading reviews of several different restaurants, we chose E-San. My husband isn't normally a fan of this type of cuisine, but he

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Very impressed! My husband and I decided to go out for Thai while we were staying in Portland, and after reading reviews of several different restaurants, we chose E-San. My husband isn't normally a fan of this type of cuisine, but he

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Wow! Impressive! My wife and I love Thai food, and have a few favorite spots in Portland - and have more than a few bad meals. Wanting to try something new, and after reading reviews here, we tried E-San on NW Thurman.\r
Wow! Abosultey the

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Wow! Impressive! My wife and I love Thai food, and have a few favorite spots in Portland - and have more than a few bad meals. Wanting to try something new, and after reading reviews here, we tried E-San on NW Thurman.\r
Wow! Abosultey the

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this place is pretty good for lunch. Very efficient and the food is good. DON'T mistake this place with Esan in NORTH portland. That place is terrible.

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★★★☆☆

this place is pretty good for lunch. Very efficient and the food is good. DON'T mistake this place with Esan in NORTH portland. That place is terrible.

Pros: good lunch food

Cons: crowded

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While I've never been to Esan for dinner, every time I've gone for lunch, no matter how busy, the service is always good and the food is a great portion for the price.

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★★★★☆

While I've never been to Esan for dinner, every time I've gone for lunch, no matter how busy, the service is always good and the food is a great portion for the price.

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What great food. I go there for lunch quite often and the service is freindly and fast and the food is outstanding. There is nothing there that I have not liked and it is very consistent from meal to meal. The price is right for what you receive.

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What great food. I go there for lunch quite often and the service is freindly and fast and the food is outstanding. There is nothing there that I have not liked and it is very consistent from meal to meal. The price is right for what you receive.

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E-San Thai Cuisine has some of the best Thai food in the Portland area. They have a large menu and the wait staff is knowledgeable and helpful. One of my favorites when I'm craving Thai... especially the Masaman Curry.

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★★★★☆

E-San Thai Cuisine has some of the best Thai food in the Portland area. They have a large menu and the wait staff is knowledgeable and helpful. One of my favorites when I'm craving Thai... especially the Masaman Curry.

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They have great hours and such tasty food. All for a reasonable price and in a great location! Little is lacking, except sometimes the service can be slow, but again you will be happy you waited. Watch out for spicy as you get what you ask for!

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★★★★☆

They have great hours and such tasty food. All for a reasonable price and in a great location! Little is lacking, except sometimes the service can be slow, but again you will be happy you waited. Watch out for spicy as you get what you ask for!

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I am new to the area and have had a hard time finding good thai restaurants and this one surprised me with how good it is. I've been a few times and always get chicken w/ veggies and ask them to add cashews. They also have some liquor drinks which most thai restaurants don't have. I will definitely be going back here. The pricing is pretty reasonable and they also have happy hour drinks.

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★★★★★

I am new to the area and have had a hard time finding good thai restaurants and this one surprised me with how good it is. I've been a few times and always get chicken w/ veggies and ask them to add cashews. They also have some liquor drinks which most thai restaurants don't have. I will definitely be going back here. The pricing is pretty reasonable and they also have happy hour drinks.

Pros: good food, good prices, some bar drinks, very fast service

Cons: none

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I love E-San!
Ther are so many Thai resteraunts in P-land these days it is hard to differentiat. E-San has consistently been my favorite for years. I hold all other Thai reseraunts to their calaber. The only other that is better is
Typhoon but they are extremely different. Typhoon is fancy gourmet Thai food and E-San is classic Thai food just done very well. There are a lot of Thai resteraunts (by sheer number) that are decent but don't settle for OK if you are downtown and can go to E-San.

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★★★★★

I love E-San!
Ther are so many Thai resteraunts in P-land these days it is hard to differentiat. E-San has consistently been my favorite for years. I hold all other Thai reseraunts to their calaber. The only other that is better is
Typhoon but they are extremely different. Typhoon is fancy gourmet Thai food and E-San is classic Thai food just done very well. There are a lot of Thai resteraunts (by sheer number) that are decent but don't settle for OK if you are downtown and can go to E-San.

Pros: Best basic Thai flavors.

Cons: It's downtown so parking can be a bummer.

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Now, I'm not going to lie ... the service can be S-L-O-W, especially during lunch hour, Mon-Fri. However, my friends and I have learned that if you get there before or after the usual traffic hour then you're good to go. But, I won't promise you anything. Yes, I've been a waitress -- at another Thai restaurant -- so I know what good and bad service is because, first and foremost, I am a consumer and I love Thai food! At the downtown E-San Thai, there are only a handful of good waiters and the others can use some improvements. To those good waiters, I thank you.

For those that have bad things to say about the food, I think it's because you're used to other Thai restaurants' cooking that you're stuck on their flavor only. No, I didn't care much for E-San Thai when I first visited a few years back; but, I gave the menu another shot and I'm glued to it now!

Anyway, the REAL reason why I am posting this review is because the food is so GOOD. Their Pad Thai and Beef Salad are the BEST! And, I love my food EXTRA SPICY, please! If you can't deal with the spices then take it down a notch or two; everyone is different so you can't blame the restaurant for not knowing YOUR actual tolerance when others are totally okay with it, like me. Yes, I know what REAL Thai food is all about. My grandmother was a Thai chef and helped launch many Thai restaurants before she passed on; people still rave about her cooking to this day. Needless to say, I grew up on Thai and Lao homecooking.

If you don't like the food at this establishment then that's fine, you're not forced to. I'll understand. In my opinion, that just leaves more open tables for my friends and me! Thanks!!! =) BTW, their happy hour rocks! Their fresh mango mojito is yummy!!!

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Now, I'm not going to lie ... the service can be S-L-O-W, especially during lunch hour, Mon-Fri. However, my friends and I have learned that if you get there before or after the usual traffic hour then you're good to go. But, I won't promise you anything. Yes, I've been a waitress -- at another Thai restaurant -- so I know what good and bad service is because, first and foremost, I am a consumer and I love Thai food! At the downtown E-San Thai, there are only a handful of good waiters and the others can use some improvements. To those good waiters, I thank you.

For those that have bad things to say about the food, I think it's because you're used to other Thai restaurants' cooking that you're stuck on their flavor only. No, I didn't care much for E-San Thai when I first visited a few years back; but, I gave the menu another shot and I'm glued to it now!

Anyway, the REAL reason why I am posting this review is because the food is so GOOD. Their Pad Thai and Beef Salad are the BEST! And, I love my food EXTRA SPICY, please! If you can't deal with the spices then take it down a notch or two; everyone is different so you can't blame the restaurant for not knowing YOUR actual tolerance when others are totally okay with it, like me. Yes, I know what REAL Thai food is all about. My grandmother was a Thai chef and helped launch many Thai restaurants before she passed on; people still rave about her cooking to this day. Needless to say, I grew up on Thai and Lao homecooking.

If you don't like the food at this establishment then that's fine, you're not forced to. I'll understand. In my opinion, that just leaves more open tables for my friends and me! Thanks!!! =) BTW, their happy hour rocks! Their fresh mango mojito is yummy!!!

Pros: THE GOOD FOOD!

Cons: Parking and the occasional slow service

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This review is for the location on 2nd Ave. First, service is lacking, as others have related. No greeting or thanks, and S-L-O-W service. Granted, it was lunch hour, but people who came in after us got their food first (same # of people in their party too). Although the pad thai was good, the service ruined it for us. I've also done take out and once asked for an extra lime wedge with the pad thai. I was charged an extra .50 cents and after I already got back at work, only noticed that there was no extra lime!! Maybe that's a small gripe, but come on, .50 cents for an extra lime wedge?? I haven't been back since, there are other places in Portland that do better.

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★★★☆☆

This review is for the location on 2nd Ave. First, service is lacking, as others have related. No greeting or thanks, and S-L-O-W service. Granted, it was lunch hour, but people who came in after us got their food first (same # of people in their party too). Although the pad thai was good, the service ruined it for us. I've also done take out and once asked for an extra lime wedge with the pad thai. I was charged an extra .50 cents and after I already got back at work, only noticed that there was no extra lime!! Maybe that's a small gripe, but come on, .50 cents for an extra lime wedge?? I haven't been back since, there are other places in Portland that do better.

Pros: Good pad thai

Cons: Service, parking

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The food at E-San Thai is outstanding. Very fresh and large portions. The happy hour is the best deal in town, and includes reduced prices on food and beer.

Plus, the staff at E-San Thai is very knowledgeable, attentive and extremely attractive.

Highly recommended.......

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★★★★☆

The food at E-San Thai is outstanding. Very fresh and large portions. The happy hour is the best deal in town, and includes reduced prices on food and beer.

Plus, the staff at E-San Thai is very knowledgeable, attentive and extremely attractive.

Highly recommended.......

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The North Porthland outlet of E-San has the worst service I have ever received in any restaurant in any Thai place in Portland. The food was good enough that after eating at the restaurant two times and being completely ignored in favor of the girls at the bar, we decided to give the take out a go. The website details a delivery option, so we gave our address and directions. We didn't get a call from the restaurant within 10 minutes, so we called the restaurant as directed by the webpage. The person who answered mentioned my name (from caller id I believe) and said, "We've got it," and hung up. After an hour had passed with no food, we called only to be rudely and defensively informed that they only deliver when the order is more than $50. Given they had our number, they might have thought to have called to clear up any misunderstandings about the promised delivery option on the website before chewing us out on the phone. We were informed that our food had been sitting at the counter waiting for us for over 30 minutes.....so appetizing....so we cancelled that order and called another Thai restaurant in the neighborood, Thai Ginger. As we were walking in the door with out food from Thai Ginger, we received a call from E-San. Apparently, the owner felt bad about what happened and wanted to deliver our food to us. (I wonder if it was the same food that was sitting at the counter all that time). When we told them we had already received our order from Thai Ginger they hung up on us without any apology or attempt to show their concern about having us return. DON'T EAT HERE UNLESS YOU HAVE A LOT OF TIME AND PATIENCE.

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★☆☆☆☆

The North Porthland outlet of E-San has the worst service I have ever received in any restaurant in any Thai place in Portland. The food was good enough that after eating at the restaurant two times and being completely ignored in favor of the girls at the bar, we decided to give the take out a go. The website details a delivery option, so we gave our address and directions. We didn't get a call from the restaurant within 10 minutes, so we called the restaurant as directed by the webpage. The person who answered mentioned my name (from caller id I believe) and said, "We've got it," and hung up. After an hour had passed with no food, we called only to be rudely and defensively informed that they only deliver when the order is more than $50. Given they had our number, they might have thought to have called to clear up any misunderstandings about the promised delivery option on the website before chewing us out on the phone. We were informed that our food had been sitting at the counter waiting for us for over 30 minutes.....so appetizing....so we cancelled that order and called another Thai restaurant in the neighborood, Thai Ginger. As we were walking in the door with out food from Thai Ginger, we received a call from E-San. Apparently, the owner felt bad about what happened and wanted to deliver our food to us. (I wonder if it was the same food that was sitting at the counter all that time). When we told them we had already received our order from Thai Ginger they hung up on us without any apology or attempt to show their concern about having us return. DON'T EAT HERE UNLESS YOU HAVE A LOT OF TIME AND PATIENCE.

Pros: Delicious food

Cons: Horrible service

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I wouln't recommend this restaurant to anyone. The service was the worst I've ever had to deal with in Portland. It took 45 minutes for our food to come and that was only when we got up from our table to leave. The hostess walked away from me when I asked if they carried comment cards for the customers. They were down right rude and made no apologies for it. The food is good, but not worth putting up with the attitudes I received from some of the waite staff. There was only one waitress that was somewhat helpful.

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★★☆☆☆

I wouln't recommend this restaurant to anyone. The service was the worst I've ever had to deal with in Portland. It took 45 minutes for our food to come and that was only when we got up from our table to leave. The hostess walked away from me when I asked if they carried comment cards for the customers. They were down right rude and made no apologies for it. The food is good, but not worth putting up with the attitudes I received from some of the waite staff. There was only one waitress that was somewhat helpful.

Cons: service

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The food is so good here that from time to time, I forget how bad the service is. I mean...its really bad. I've been in the service industry myself now for over four years and have loads of patience...but the unfriendliness of e san gets me every time. The peanut sauce is to die for, the pad thai is the best I've had, and they have a fun pineapple dish that comes in the actual pineapple. I would highly recommend getting food here...to go. Each time I go in and sit down, I leave angry after having no eye contact, being ignored, waiting forever for things I've asked for...I would understand if it were always busy when I received this kind of service, but there's no variance in the service whether there's one person or if the place is full. After going in again today and loading up on the heavenly peanut sauce only to be irritated again by the time I waited fifteen minutes for someone to come run my credit card, I've decided I will only order out from this establishment from now on.

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★★★☆☆

The food is so good here that from time to time, I forget how bad the service is. I mean...its really bad. I've been in the service industry myself now for over four years and have loads of patience...but the unfriendliness of e san gets me every time. The peanut sauce is to die for, the pad thai is the best I've had, and they have a fun pineapple dish that comes in the actual pineapple. I would highly recommend getting food here...to go. Each time I go in and sit down, I leave angry after having no eye contact, being ignored, waiting forever for things I've asked for...I would understand if it were always busy when I received this kind of service, but there's no variance in the service whether there's one person or if the place is full. After going in again today and loading up on the heavenly peanut sauce only to be irritated again by the time I waited fifteen minutes for someone to come run my credit card, I've decided I will only order out from this establishment from now on.

Pros: Food, peanut sauce

Cons: Service

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This is my favorite Thai restaurant in Portland. Service is prompt and food is great. If you're going to the NW location, get there early because the small space fills up fast for lunch.

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★★★★★

This is my favorite Thai restaurant in Portland. Service is prompt and food is great. If you're going to the NW location, get there early because the small space fills up fast for lunch.

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i was surprised to read the raves about this thai restaurant. true, the service was fabulous, but the restuarant itself felt a bit dirty. the fish cakes, and everything on the combination plate had been fried some time ago and clearly left to sit. the fresh garden rolls were simply the raw version of the deep fried egg rolls. the entrees were far spicier than ordered. i wanted to eject the mouthful of pad khing i had, which tasted like someone had poured a bottle of liquid smoke on it. the evil prince was okay but i have had better. the soup puck had NO lemon grass in it, although there were tons of fresh vegetables - and i mean fresh - which was pleasant. other than the vegetables, i can't find anything positive to say about the food we had.

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★★☆☆☆

i was surprised to read the raves about this thai restaurant. true, the service was fabulous, but the restuarant itself felt a bit dirty. the fish cakes, and everything on the combination plate had been fried some time ago and clearly left to sit. the fresh garden rolls were simply the raw version of the deep fried egg rolls. the entrees were far spicier than ordered. i wanted to eject the mouthful of pad khing i had, which tasted like someone had poured a bottle of liquid smoke on it. the evil prince was okay but i have had better. the soup puck had NO lemon grass in it, although there were tons of fresh vegetables - and i mean fresh - which was pleasant. other than the vegetables, i can't find anything positive to say about the food we had.

Pros: service, fresh veggies

Cons: the food itself

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E-San is the best Thai food in the city. My favorites are the yellow curry, pad thai and any of the stir fries. Also try the rice paper rolls appetizer--they are light and soft and the peanut dipping sauce is delectable.
Watch out for the spice--even medium lit my mouth on fire.
E-San is awesome--you can't go wrong.

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★★★★★

E-San is the best Thai food in the city. My favorites are the yellow curry, pad thai and any of the stir fries. Also try the rice paper rolls appetizer--they are light and soft and the peanut dipping sauce is delectable.
Watch out for the spice--even medium lit my mouth on fire.
E-San is awesome--you can't go wrong.

Pros: Pad thai, rice paper rolls

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I dream about the pineapply fried rice at E-san. It's THAT good. :-)

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★★★★★

I dream about the pineapply fried rice at E-san. It's THAT good. :-)

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One of the best Pad Thai's I have ever had-- keeps me going back for more!!! Only drawback is that service can at times be pretty slow... has taken up to 45 minutes before I get my lunch. I recommend taking an early lunch to beat the rush.

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★★★★☆

One of the best Pad Thai's I have ever had-- keeps me going back for more!!! Only drawback is that service can at times be pretty slow... has taken up to 45 minutes before I get my lunch. I recommend taking an early lunch to beat the rush.

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They need to hire more servers! Such a busy place but not enough help. I went there for lunch and even when my lunch hour was over, I still didn't get my food. I was furious!! I went back to work with no lunch. They didn't even apologize or offer a free appetizer for the next time. The food is great but not enough help will bring this restaurant down.

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★★★☆☆

They need to hire more servers! Such a busy place but not enough help. I went there for lunch and even when my lunch hour was over, I still didn't get my food. I was furious!! I went back to work with no lunch. They didn't even apologize or offer a free appetizer for the next time. The food is great but not enough help will bring this restaurant down.

Pros: Good food, Good food, Good food

Cons: , Food didn't come, Wrong orders

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I am Thai food addict and must say that I have tried many places. I now live in downtown and ate at E-san but must say that I was dissapointed. If you know thai food, you'll know this place isn't that great. Pad thai was too oily and greasy and they didn't even use real chinese broccoli for pad see ew. Try places like Thailand restaurant or Arawan. Now they are true Thai food.

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★★☆☆☆

I am Thai food addict and must say that I have tried many places. I now live in downtown and ate at E-san but must say that I was dissapointed. If you know thai food, you'll know this place isn't that great. Pad thai was too oily and greasy and they didn't even use real chinese broccoli for pad see ew. Try places like Thailand restaurant or Arawan. Now they are true Thai food.

Pros: inexpensive

Cons: , parking

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I tried three different dishes, and they all lacked the complex flavoring that good Thai cuisine is known for. I was very disappointed.

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★★★☆☆

I tried three different dishes, and they all lacked the complex flavoring that good Thai cuisine is known for. I was very disappointed.

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I've been to many Thai restaurants in Portland and other cities, but none can compare to E-san. I love their beef salad, extra hot & extra spicey. My friends and I go there alot and the the quality of the food is worth it's value. Rafael is my favorite bartendar. He makes the best raspberry martini. All the bartendars make good drinks. Whatever I ask for, they can make it to suit my taste buds. This place has the perfect environment for a night out with friends. The service is great and the waiters and waittress' are so friendly. The only thing I would complain about is finding parking. Other than that, I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. :)

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★★★★★

I've been to many Thai restaurants in Portland and other cities, but none can compare to E-san. I love their beef salad, extra hot & extra spicey. My friends and I go there alot and the the quality of the food is worth it's value. Rafael is my favorite bartendar. He makes the best raspberry martini. All the bartendars make good drinks. Whatever I ask for, they can make it to suit my taste buds. This place has the perfect environment for a night out with friends. The service is great and the waiters and waittress' are so friendly. The only thing I would complain about is finding parking. Other than that, I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. :)

Pros: friendly environment, Good food, Good drinks

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I had the greatest time and the best food at Esan's. I already went back with a bunch of people from work who also raved about it.

They have a very cool location. Right in the middle of everything. Their food is awsome. I love the sleeping prawns, curry, pad thai, BBQ chicken, and I had some kind of stir-fry that was really good (we all shared - I wasn't that hungry).

I'm going for drinks and food before going out on Friday and can't wait. Very COOL!

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★★★★★

I had the greatest time and the best food at Esan's. I already went back with a bunch of people from work who also raved about it.

They have a very cool location. Right in the middle of everything. Their food is awsome. I love the sleeping prawns, curry, pad thai, BBQ chicken, and I had some kind of stir-fry that was really good (we all shared - I wasn't that hungry).

I'm going for drinks and food before going out on Friday and can't wait. Very COOL!

Pros: Food is Awsome, Location is Great, Really nice people

Cons: Haven't seen any yet.

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Ive had Thai food from at least 20 restaurants and nothing has been as good as this. I love the downtown location and feel, but was more impressed with the food and service.

I've been back about 10 times and had a different meal each time. Everything is awesome. I've had some of the other big name places and was very disappointed.

Esan's please keep up the great work.

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★★★★★

Ive had Thai food from at least 20 restaurants and nothing has been as good as this. I love the downtown location and feel, but was more impressed with the food and service.

I've been back about 10 times and had a different meal each time. Everything is awesome. I've had some of the other big name places and was very disappointed.

Esan's please keep up the great work.

Pros: Great Food, Great Service, Good Drinks

Cons: Honestly, none!

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In a city full of great Thai restaurants, E-San is definitely underrated. Try the Pineapple Fried Rice or the Pad Thai. These are comfort foods by anyone's definitions, and can be made as spicey as you desire. My wife and I have eaten here for over a year and have never been disappointed.

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★★★★★

In a city full of great Thai restaurants, E-San is definitely underrated. Try the Pineapple Fried Rice or the Pad Thai. These are comfort foods by anyone's definitions, and can be made as spicey as you desire. My wife and I have eaten here for over a year and have never been disappointed.

Pros: Food, Value

Cons: Parking

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over-the-top positive reviews drew me in, and left me wondering if i ate in the same restaurant. the gelatinous peanut sauce had all the spark of an alfredo, bathing chewy pork and mushy broccoli with blandness. took them a solid ten minutes to bring chili sauce, which came with my check, while listening to f.m. classic rock shouting from what sounded like a boombox. i suspect this place is winning its game as a cafeteria for the pasty downtown office set. head east, friends.

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★★★☆☆

over-the-top positive reviews drew me in, and left me wondering if i ate in the same restaurant. the gelatinous peanut sauce had all the spark of an alfredo, bathing chewy pork and mushy broccoli with blandness. took them a solid ten minutes to bring chili sauce, which came with my check, while listening to f.m. classic rock shouting from what sounded like a boombox. i suspect this place is winning its game as a cafeteria for the pasty downtown office set. head east, friends.

Pros: frosty soft drinks

Cons: bland thai ?!, inattentive service

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try the nam kao. one of the best asian dishes I have ever tasted, and that is saying something.

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★★★★★

try the nam kao. one of the best asian dishes I have ever tasted, and that is saying something.

Pros: delicious, very spicy

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I've eaten at half the Thai restaurants in this city. I still rank this at the top, and frequent it more than any other Thai restaurant.

The standards like Pad Thai and green curry are great, but the real secret are the specials like Nam Kaw and the pineapple fried rice. Don't miss it. Oh an if you like it spicy, they will glady oblige - a lot of people find even the medium to be on fire.

Service is always friendly and usually attentive (sometime a little busy). Nice atmopshere, lots of room, all around a nice establishment.

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★★★★★

I've eaten at half the Thai restaurants in this city. I still rank this at the top, and frequent it more than any other Thai restaurant.

The standards like Pad Thai and green curry are great, but the real secret are the specials like Nam Kaw and the pineapple fried rice. Don't miss it. Oh an if you like it spicy, they will glady oblige - a lot of people find even the medium to be on fire.

Service is always friendly and usually attentive (sometime a little busy). Nice atmopshere, lots of room, all around a nice establishment.

Pros: authentic, specialty dishes, flavorful, spicy!

Cons: none

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Very tasty Thai food. Everyone in our party enjoyed their dishes. The staff was courteous and the service was excellent. I'll definitely be visiting again soon.

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★★★★★

Very tasty Thai food. Everyone in our party enjoyed their dishes. The staff was courteous and the service was excellent. I'll definitely be visiting again soon.

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My husband and I went to E-San to ring in the New Year with a quiet, but delicious Thai meal. We were absolutely pleased with the delightful atmosphere, wonderful service, and yummy and fragrant food. The only thing missing was a fun New Year's package, but that has become so passe anyway. Try it. You'll go back a second time!

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★★★★★

My husband and I went to E-San to ring in the New Year with a quiet, but delicious Thai meal. We were absolutely pleased with the delightful atmosphere, wonderful service, and yummy and fragrant food. The only thing missing was a fun New Year's package, but that has become so passe anyway. Try it. You'll go back a second time!

Pros: Parking $5 1 block, Excellent Value, Friendly

Cons: None

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E-San was a pleasant find recently. I'm a fine connisseur of peanut sauce. Cha'Ba Thai has the finest in town, but I must admit that E-San is a very, VERY close second. The food is excellent, as well as the service!! Please patronize this restaurant. DO NOT GO TO TYPHOON!!!

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★★★★★

E-San was a pleasant find recently. I'm a fine connisseur of peanut sauce. Cha'Ba Thai has the finest in town, but I must admit that E-San is a very, VERY close second. The food is excellent, as well as the service!! Please patronize this restaurant. DO NOT GO TO TYPHOON!!!

Pros: Excellent Service, EXCELLENT Peanut Sauc, Excellent value

Cons: Ambience could improv

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Best pad thai ever! I'll admit, until recently, pad thai was the only Thai food I had tried and I loved it (which was why I had a hard time ordering anything else). I have had this dish at many Thai restaurants, but none of them compare to E-San's. I always order mine with tofu minus the egg. The tofu... wow... no one cooks it as good as they do. I eventually found another vegetarian to go with me and was able to order the pad thai and another dish (forgive me, I don't remember the name)... sort of like sweet and sour tofu. Excellent. My *only* complaint... when it's busy they may seat you near the bar, and the TV totally detracts from the ambience. All in all, it is surely one of my top five favorite restaurants, everyone I know will tell you how much I rave it!.

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★★★★★

Best pad thai ever! I'll admit, until recently, pad thai was the only Thai food I had tried and I loved it (which was why I had a hard time ordering anything else). I have had this dish at many Thai restaurants, but none of them compare to E-San's. I always order mine with tofu minus the egg. The tofu... wow... no one cooks it as good as they do. I eventually found another vegetarian to go with me and was able to order the pad thai and another dish (forgive me, I don't remember the name)... sort of like sweet and sour tofu. Excellent. My *only* complaint... when it's busy they may seat you near the bar, and the TV totally detracts from the ambience. All in all, it is surely one of my top five favorite restaurants, everyone I know will tell you how much I rave it!.

Pros: Vegetarian friendly, Good value, GREAT food

Cons: Often busy, Slice lemon lime soda

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My husband and I have dined at more than a dozen Thai restaurants in the last couple years, from here to Seattle. E San is simply the best. The service is friendly, the atmosphere is pleasantly casual, the prices are affordable, the selections are plentiful, and the food is always fresh and steaming hot. Dining there always leaves us in high spirits. I recommend the Pad Thai or the Evil Prince with seafood. Delicious!

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★★★★★

My husband and I have dined at more than a dozen Thai restaurants in the last couple years, from here to Seattle. E San is simply the best. The service is friendly, the atmosphere is pleasantly casual, the prices are affordable, the selections are plentiful, and the food is always fresh and steaming hot. Dining there always leaves us in high spirits. I recommend the Pad Thai or the Evil Prince with seafood. Delicious!

Pros: Excellent cuisine, Ample seating, Clean and pleasant

Cons: Can be chilly, Meter/pay lot parking

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I keep searching for a better pad thai, but I have yet to find one! It may be a little on the heavy side (but c'mon, if you want pad thai, it's going to be a little heavy), but it's so tasty and peanutty! I get takeout a lot from here. I like the pad thai so much, I haven't tried anything else! I really like the feel of the restaurant and everyone I have taken here likes it as well.

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★★★★★

I keep searching for a better pad thai, but I have yet to find one! It may be a little on the heavy side (but c'mon, if you want pad thai, it's going to be a little heavy), but it's so tasty and peanutty! I get takeout a lot from here. I like the pad thai so much, I haven't tried anything else! I really like the feel of the restaurant and everyone I have taken here likes it as well.

Pros: food, ambience

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Best Pad Thai in town.....I have always receive the best service and have always been happy with my food.

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★★★★★

Best Pad Thai in town.....I have always receive the best service and have always been happy with my food.

 

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