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Isan Thai Restaurant

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5758 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4143
+1 941-923-1232
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With the ONLINE menu clearly marked I felt confident this would be comfort food for me. It was delicious, well spiced and fresh. We got take out: the Tom Yum Noodle soup with chicken, LOTS of chicken. The Pad Thai was very good and the spring rolls outstanding.

Thank steph1
Warwick, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service, nice private booths, Food and atmosphere excellent. Husband liked the Cashew chicken , I had salmon that was perfectly cooked. 2 people had pork with veggies that they liked. Portions are large and we all had take away boxes. Prices are reasonable .

Thank DJ7933
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small out of the way place. Beautiful inside. And the food is delicous, and the prices are fantastic. What a deal.

Thank Debra M
Cleveland, Ohio
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

But we greatly enjoy this place. A few months ago we brought a local friend here. He was familiar with other Thai places around Sarasota, but was very favorably impressed with Isan Thai.

Thank Jim S
Sarasota,, FL
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Food and service were OK; the room is pleasant. At the end of our meal they asked us to leave so they could seat more people. There was no time to offer us desert or coffee.

Thank artw0125
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264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

To be fair, we are not well versed in Thai restaurants in Florida, but bu York (UK) standards we thought this place below what we are used to. Lady G. had their Nam Tom Moo to start with - a spicy pork salad. Sadly, it was swamped with mint and actually tasted almost burnt to me. Fortunately, her Carolness enjoy... More 

Thank BruceYork
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Intrigued by tripadvisor's high rating and glowing reviews, we booked Isan for dinner. Having visited Thailand twice and familiar with good Thai restaurants in US cities, we were disappointed by the poorly prepared food. Rather than the fresh flavors that we appreciate in Thai cooking, we found all the dishes we ordered to be clumsy, careless, and either one-dimensionally scorching... More 

1 Thank Discerning390
Parrish, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We live in Parrish FL so this isn't as close as other Thai restaurants in Manatee County, but it is by far "The Best" and worth the traffic/drive to Sarasota. We dined here on a Saturday evening (January 7, 2017) just before 6 p.m. The restaurant still had tables available, but it was close to full when we left at... More 

1 Thank JeffnEdie
Deerfield, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Nice Thai decor. Large menu with nice choices and good descriptions. We had several vegetarians in our party and they were very pleased. We shared several appetizers and entrees and we all enjoyed the food. Service was attentive.

1 Thank Gerald L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We took our family of 7 and they all ordered something different. Everyone loved their selection and we took home what was left and had it again the next day for lunch. We enjoyed it just as much. Service was very good and final check totaled $200 including tax, tip and drinks.

1 Thank Tom L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$29
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5758 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4143
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-923-1232
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.

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