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E-San Thai Cuisine

$$ - $$$
Old Town - Chinatown
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133 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3534
+1 503-223-4090
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Albany, New York
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305 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for lunch at the Thai E-san. We shared Chicken Pad Thai and Shrimp Fried Rice lunch specials. They were good, but not great. The wait staff was surprisingly unfriendly. We would definitely not return!

Thank Bourlingueur60
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was rewcommended by our concierge judi from the nines, and this place didn't disappoint! Was the very best Thai food I have ever had since moving in the northwest!

Thank Seth W
San Diego, California
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

very good service and food, great valve, large quantity. Centrally located and overall nice restaurant.

Thank lajollasun
humboldt, ca
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We had the sleeping prawns for starters and they were nothing special along with the Pad Kee Ma with pork for our main meal. It was good but a little salty. The highlight was the ginger snap martini that we had as dessert.

Thank HumboldtKaryn
Woodridge, Illinois
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Ate here after exploring nearby Saturday Market. Great service -- the waiter was able to tell my friend which of the items in the appetizer sampler were safe for her to eat (gluten/dairy allergy). The entrees were plentiful and delicious. Good value and location.

Thank jassy56
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282 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here with some friends and had a great meal. All of he preparations were very well done and had fantastic flavor and preparation. The service was also top notch.

Thank Craig L
Mount Desert, Maine
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We came in just before closing, but were welcomed and served a delicious meal. The bowl of Tom Kha (coconut chicken lemon grass soup) was huge, a meal in itself. Recommended!

Thank fromaway2
Bend, Oregon
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The Yellow Curry was fantastic and the Pad Thai was good as well. Love the atmosphere, service was perfect, meal arrived in reasonable time and was hot. I will say, be ready for the spice level. Medium was pretty intense. Will definitely go back when in or near Portland.

Thank Von S
Fort Worth, Texas
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Esan was clean, food was fresh and delicious, service was nice. Very close to Embassy Suites. We will return.

Thank Kern C
Camberley, United Kingdom
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527 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

popped in for lunch after checking it out on Trip Advisor. Nice smart restaurant with friendly staff. We ordered off the a la carte menu rather than the lunch menu as we were quite hungry. We asked for medium hot and got medium hot as we know it. I always find this way of ordering a bit hit and miss... More 

Thank TrevB56

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$60
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3534
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Old Town - Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town - Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-223-4090
Fresh and Healthy Food Served Daily Since 1999

We are a family-run business who pride ourselves in serving fresh and healthy food daily using ingredients from local markets in Oregon. Even with multiple locations (plus, 7 food carts across the greater Portland area and Vancouver), E-San Thai Cuisine is still family owned and operated.

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