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Esan Thai Restaurant

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696 Park Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-3023
+1 585-271-2030
11:15 - 21:30
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Sun 15:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:15 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:15 - 22:30
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Pittsford, New York
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2015

We ate there last year and afterward I went upstairs to use the ladies room. On the way I saw that one can observe the kitchen through a window, so I did. I saw a waitress return a bowl of rice along with some dirty dishes from a customer's table. The rice bowl was dumped BACK INTO THE RICE COOKER.... More 

2 Thank Yummmmmmmmmm0314
Brockport, New York
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223 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

My spicy squid was mediocre - the squid was tough and the spice inconsistent. My friend's sesame chicken was excellent. Service OK.

Thank David N
Rochester, New York
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227 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2014

Went here for lunch yesterday and the food was fair. Waiter was very nice and food was brought out in a timely manor. I had the Tom Yum soup which only had chicken in it. The fried spring rolls were very greasy but had a nice flavor. Our main lunch was a nice size and had a good taste.

1 Thank timvf101
Oneonta, New York
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310 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2014

We just enjoyed a wonderful lunch - just what was needed on this cold autumn day! We ordered variations of Pad Thai and Pad Prigpao - all was quickly and freshly prepared!

Thank RLAMyers
Rochester, New York
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114 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Always enjoy the food here. It is great to eat outside. Iced Thai coffee particularly nice. Good place to people watch.

Thank Linda E
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

I just had the worst meal in an Asian restaurant anywhere. Simply dreadful. I've lived in Thailand and Laos. While I know the genuine article, I can also be pretty forgiving when eating at Thai restaurants in North America. I'm not fussy. I ordered the Lao national dish - laap (spiced minced meat) with sticky rice. What I got was... More 

1 Thank angkor123
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Our server was very friendly, and that's great, but we came to eat. No Thai person would recognize the food at this restaurant as Thai. It's sort of a Vietnamese version of Thai food. We had panang neua and larb gai--two of my litmus test dishes at Thai restaurants--but neither of them were anything like what you would get in... More 

1 Thank SamWoodward
Rochester, New York
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430 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014

My wife and I loved the food very much, Pad Thai chicken, shrimp and tofu. Everything tasted very fresh and enough heat to spice things up. It was nice to sit outside and people watch on Park Ave--with some nice weather for once! Our server was great, attentive and timely. Overall, a very good experience--enough so that Travelpapi will go... More 

Thank Travelpapi153
Rochester, New York
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149 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2014

The place is a bit cramped, something you'll expect from a small generic china town eatery. The food is tasty and served quickly. The server is friendly and again, fast. This place is perfect if you want something fast but different from just grabbing pizza or fast food chain item. It is also better tasting.

Thank ruby T
Rochester, New York, United States
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

We have been fans for many yèars due to thr family operation, service, and freshness of food. You feel well appreciated when eating there. Servers are knowledgable and enjoyable. Great Summer venue.

Thank Gail L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
15:30 - 21:30
11:15 - 21:30
11:15 - 21:30
11:15 - 21:30
11:15 - 21:30
11:15 - 22:30
11:15 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 696 Park Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-3023
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-271-2030

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