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E-San Thai Cuisine

) #220 of 3,456 Restaurants in Portland $$ - $$$ Asian, Thai
133 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3534
+1 503-223-4090
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (17 reviews)
“pad see ew” (3 reviews)
“curries” (3 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
133 SW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97204-3534
Neighbourhood: Old Town - Chinatown
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

They don't open until noon on Sundays otherwise they are open at 11:00 a.m. We love the Evil Prince. The wine is good.

Thank William S
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
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
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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

Thank lajollasun
Reviewed 9 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
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 6 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
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank Von S
Reviewed 16 October 2016

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

Thank Kern C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 60
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, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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.