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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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Akron, Ohio, United States
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Looking for something different, read the reviews and thought we'd try Thai tonight. It's a pretty unassuming location, but once inside it was well appointed. The service was great, the food was excellent. The fried appetizers were not greasy, and were piping hot. When the entree arrived, they were large portions of very good food. This place will be on... More 

Thank Dan H
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Inside the restaurant, the decor is very Thai ... and good sized booths for comfort. The food is delicious ....... and menu is extensive, with lots of dishes - each with an option of chicken, mixed seafood, beef so plenty of choice. TASTED BEAUTIFUL .. and we took leftover home!

Thank UKandUS
Natrona Heights pennsylvania
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extensive menu including many of the Thai favorites and a wide selection for vegetarians and vegans. . Excellent fragrant flavored sauces not overwealmed by "overly spicy heat" including a bold peanut sauce with coconut milk. The ingredients are fresh and the serving sizes abundant. The appetizers are worth trying and as good as you will get in Bangkok. The Thai... More 

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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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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109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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
Reviewed 19 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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450 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 16 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 

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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
USD 11 - USD 29
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?