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Esan Thai Restaurant

221 E Kirkwood Ave Ste D, Bloomington, IN 47408-3557
+1 812-333-8424
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible9%
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“thai food” (15 reviews)
“crab rangoon” (4 reviews)
“yellow curry” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
221 E Kirkwood Ave Ste D, Bloomington, IN 47408-3557
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

It's hard to find good Thai Food, but this restaurant does a decent job of doing it. As usually the plates are big, so you might want to share. Service can be slow and food is brought out as it is ready. You probably wont...More

Thank Eaglespro
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The mild was definitely too mild and the spicy was not too spicy. It was okay, but the stir fry didn't have a lot of taste or crisp. The crab rangoon was unexceptional. A lamb and rice dish had a distinctive, good flavor. Drunken noodles...More

Thank Flamingotropicale
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The complimentary soup was full of veggies as well as the main dishes. No skimping here. An all around good experience.

Thank danmck11p
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Came here on a Sunday because My Thai Cafe was closed. The place was empty but for us. Friendly waitress. I had Pad Thai, which was good except I didn't care for the very skinny noodles. My husband ordered yellow curry which he enjoyed. Ambience...More

Thank Imspam
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Came with friends for the first time a couple of days ago and couldn't wait to come back. I'm here again! Delicious fare!

Thank MiriamRN73
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

In town for the flowmotion symposium and tried this place out from a recommendation of the hotel receptionist. Crab Rangoon was top notch with the flavors of the crab and chives overwhelming the cream cheese....Totally th opposite of what we get back home. The Pad...More

Thank Brent O
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Visiting the Bloomington and the Indiana University where I grew up (a few years) after being away for eons, we were near the IU campus at lunch time and found this very nice eatery.

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Favorite Thai place in Bloomington, they know how to season food if you ask them to spice it up (not heat, just don't mellow the flavor for Midwestern pallet). I like the Viet style fresh rolls, chicken satay, and the Massaman(sp), but everything I've tried...More

Thank dmitri k
Reviewed 11 June 2016

I've eaten Thai food a lot of places, including Thailand, and this is probably the best Thai food in the US and better than some in Thailand. Everything was perfectly prepared, and the food is spicier than most in most US Thai restaurant. The green...More

Thank Charlene P
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Loved this place! Started with a huge portion of chicken satay. We had a curry dish, pork fried rice, and the appetizer sampler. Everything was hot and fresh; lots leftover. Spice levels can be requested by number. Located in an old house just off the...More

Thank dkm57
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 E Kirkwood Ave Ste D, Bloomington, IN 47408-3557
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-333-8424
Bloomington Indiana's premier Thai restaurant. Established in 2003 and located in the Historic Victory Towers on the corner of Kirkwood Ave and Lincoln Street. Well known for our delicious authentic Thai cuisine. Featuring many appetizers, stir-fried, curries, fried rice, noodles, soups, seafood, and Northeast Thai dishes. Thai and domestic beer available.
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