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Saeng Thai House

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921 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3030
+1 207-780-0900
11:00 - 21:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

I have been to more or less a hundred or so, maybe more, Thai restaurants. Everywhere from Hawaii to Maine, and I must say this place is within my top three. Cute & quiet atmosphere that makes you feel very comfortable and relaxed- which is what you want while enjoying something delicious. flavorful-beautiful dishes. Mind you, I love it the... More 

3 Thank Olivia B
Scarborough, ME
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016

We've had the pleasure of discovering Saeng recently and have enjoyed take out and sit down service. On a recent Friday night, my husband and I got there early and enjoyed Panang Curry and their Crispy Duck special. Both were amazing and we both cleaned our plates, and the friendly staff person noted how proud our mothers would be :-)... More 

Thank ScarboroughFoodie
North Conway, New Hampshire
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

A charming little restaurant with terrific food! Saeng Thai sits at the corner of Congress and Oak Streets, across from the Maine Medical Center parking garage. It is tiny and modest, but its handsome wood walls, pleasant lighting and fabrics, art and craft works subtly celebrating the elephant, revered in Thai culture, create a cozy atmosphere that makes it pleasant... More 

2 Thank LinnieSP
Placerville, CA
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142 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

This is a small, neighborhood place sort of off the beaten track but we had an excellent meal there. We ordered what we always do (all of it vegetarian)...Pad Thai and some sort of curry vegetables. Very good and the waitresses were very attentive and nice. Would definitely recommend.

1 Thank JamieKay530
Logan, Ut
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

My husband and I shared the Pad SI-EW which we added shrimp to and the Thai chicken which was served in a half pineapple (presentation almost too pretty to eat). Very good. Service was very attentive. Very small dining room, however very busy with takeout customers whom they seemed to know.

Thank katiequilt
Bangor, Maine
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Wonderful experience eating at this gem of a restaurant. The three of us ordered the basil pad thai, we added shrimp. Because my mother doesn't care for hot food, we asked for extra mild. They made it perfectly. The Tom Ka Gai (with coconut milk) was DELICIOUS. THe chicken in the soup was good but the taste of the soup... More 

1 Thank WaldoCounty
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Worth the almost mile walk each way! This is as good as authentic thai I have ever had in other cities. Small, family owned for 20 years. Byob, which is always fun. I had the minced chx, 2 star heat, and was a bit much for me, but I loved it! Our lovely waitress offered to bring me an entire... More 

Thank Clarke W
Jearxj, Manager at Saeng Thai House, responded to this review

Hi Clark, Thank you so much for your nice review! It was a pleasure to have you. It is hard to gauge the heat system as it is different at every Thai restaurant, but you braved it out! A little heat is good for the soul. Please visit us again next time you are in town! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

So I guess that averages out to 3 stars. We wanted to find some place off the typical tourist path so, based on a TripAdvisor poster in the window, we walked into this nondescript Thai place near the medical center. From the traffic in and out, I would guess that this is mostly a takeout destination for people working at... More 

Thank foodieschmoodie44
Jearxj, Manager at Saeng Thai House, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your review. We are so sad to hear that you didn't like our rendition of the BBQ Duck curry dish. I understand it is not what you expected but most people that know it is a curry dish enjoy it. Perhaps you should try our other dishes next time you are back in town. Safe journey! More 

Quebec City, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

We go back each year on family vacations. 2015 was our 3rd time and we still loved it and will go back for sure ! Real thai food, very good service and NOT expansive! Plus you can bring your own wine!!!! PERFECT!!!

Thank kata4
Jearxj, Manager at Saeng Thai House, responded to this review

Dear Kata, Thank you for your lovely comment! We are so happy to see you again for the 3rd time, and happy to hear that you still love it just as much! We hope to see you again next year so we can recommend another yummy dish for you. All the Best, Saengthai House More 

Portland, Maine
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547 reviews
434 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015

I come here a lot, for both eat-in and take-out. The last time was so disappointing (see review) and it was not the usual experience. I had a hankering for thai food so I decided to go back for take-out. They have redeemed themselves. The pad thai this time was very good: they got the spice just right and it... More 

Thank James F

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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$4 - US$12
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 921 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3030
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-780-0900
We sold our other restaurant and now only have one Saeng Thai House on 921 Congress St! Please come visit us and the same old crew!

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