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Isan Thai Restaurant

5758 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4143
+1 941-923-1232
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (43 reviews)
“drunken noodles” (14 reviews)
“panang curry” (14 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
11:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5758 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4143
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Reviewed today

I had relatively low expectations - and doubted the high marks on Yelp - but I thought it was quite tasty. I had the drunken noodle with shrimp. My husband had a panang curry. As others mention - it's in a "mall like" location -...More

Thank anortherFamilyNH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m on weight watchers and was nervous about what Thai food to order. Here is my order, which was fabulous: lemon grass soup with carrots, mushrooms and scallions, very yummy with rich flavor, chicken satay w peanut sauce on the side, a 4-piece plentiful, delicious...More

Thank Gram E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely decor and food was really good as was the service. Green curry with chicken added was delicious and the spring roll was scrumptious. Friends said the same thing about their food. Friendly cosy environment. Good meal and very reasonably priced.

Thank NasusY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t judge this restaurant from its street approach. Its storefront belies the wonderful atmosphere food and service that lies inside. They will prepare each dish with your choice of heat, from mild to spicy hot. The food was tasty, the portions generous and price reasonable....More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While visiting Sarasota from NYC we ate at this small but convenient Thai place. The Pad Thai was the best of the three dishes we ordered. The other two which were Sweet and Sour and Drunken Noodles were alright but pretty mediocre. All in all,...More

Thank jbgshrink
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't have any expectations for a good meal as we were hungry and stumbled into Isan Thai. While they do have Thai dishes the menu is typical of American Chinese take out, that being said we ordered soups , wonton and sweet and sour...More

Thank 711Bobby
Reviewed 11 January 2018

takeout or eat in, dishes are tasty, pungent without being fire-y, portions are ample to large, prices are quite fair, service is friendly and explanatory (you won't know many of the dishes) of the Isan region of Thailand. Woody with muted lighting ambience, quiet enough...More

Thank danlet
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Isan Thai isn't luxurious when it comes to decor but it does rank at the level of the best in Sarasota when it comes to food preparation and service. They have a nice menu and all the food is freshly prepared. It may be a...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 29 December 2017

We had Massamun curry and a chicken/vegetable dish with peanut sauce.The chicken was not cooked into the dish but just dumped on top and cold. The peanut sauce was also cold and just dumped on top of the cold chicken slices and vegetables consisting of...More

1  Thank dragonboy88
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

I don't like giving bad reviews, but our experience was very disappointing. We went on Friday night, and had a reservation based on another very good recommendation and reading the reviews. The hostess didn't seem to understand our request for a booth, even though we...More

Thank sgteacher3
Arinchaya S, Owner at Isan Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2017

We regret that you did not enjoy your experience. There are extremely rare occasions when a hair gets in food, but not due to negligence on the part of staff as we follow industry standards for hair restraint both in the kitchen and in front...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:15 PM
11:00 AM - 9:15 PM
11:00 AM - 9:15 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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
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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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