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Thai Essence

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1534 Win Hentschel Blvd, West Lafayette, IN 47906-4144
+1 765-269-9380
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
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16:30 - 21:00
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Normal, IL
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

When I ordered my dish without chicken or egg,the server asked if I was Vegan. My confirmation prompted him to ask if I wanted their vegan sauce! This very rarely happens, at any restaurant. The food came quickly, was hot and flavorful The server was very attentive to our needs, more tea, water, to go containers, etc and the price... More 

Thank Gretchen S
Taylorsville, Utah
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A typical Thai restaurant in a strip mall, but the food is fantastic. I have been there several times and have yet to regret my decision. The yellow curry is one of my favorite dishes. The price is a bit ecpensive for my taste. Seating at tables doesn't lend itself well to families with small children, but couples or groups... More 

Thank Matt E
Indianapolis, Indiana
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is the second time I've been to Thai Essence and I'm a huge fan! The restaurant itself is decorated really cute and open, lots of space and light. And the staff is so sweet and nice! The lunch menu has great options and nice pricing. The Yum woon sen is one of my favorites and my husband loves the... More 

Thank lauren46060
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Best Thai in town! We always enjoy the tofu cashew fried rice and the curry. This place is one of our regular stops.

Thank AJ S
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20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

I ordered chicken pat Thai, it was too salty to me. I also got the fried tofu, but the tofu inside was not soft at all, very old, not as good as some of the other Thai restaurants I have been before.

Thank Hui O
West Lafayette, Indiana
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

I come here for lunch a couple times a month and it's always wonderful! You can ask for special requests and they will accommodate! Vegetarian meals with only tofu have been a wonderful choice for several of my friends! All food is wonderful and the atmosphere is great for friends, small business meeting or for the family!!

Thank Leslie A
West Lafayette, Indiana
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

This is a nice place if you want Thai food - Americanized version.The menu has sufficient options, portion sizes are good and food is good.

Thank LalaAcharya
West Lafayette, Indiana
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134 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Thai Essence serves beautifully presented and deliciously flavored offerings. Seating is limited, but take-out is also a good option. The food is consistently wonderful, and the waitstaff is accommodating. This is a great option all the time, but somewhat pricey, especially if you order appetizers and drinks. The Moo Ping and Kung Hom Pa are fabulous appetizers, and the Thai... More 

Thank MEKA354
paola, ks
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

I went with my wife and middle son (23). He had been there before so he helped us order. The food was incredible. /the setting and/or atmosphere wasn't a 5 but it was a 4 so given the awesome food, I gave the overall review a 5.

Thank ptrull
Bloomington, IN
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

I had a yellow curry. It was good, but a little too sweet. Not the best curry I've ever had. My wife got chicken Pad Thai. It was very good. But for lunch this place is too expensive. Service good. Rest room very clean. Cheerful atmosphere.

Thank DuendeTR

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1534 Win Hentschel Blvd, West Lafayette, IN 47906-4144
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  West Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 765-269-9380

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