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Esan Thai Restaurant

) #63 of 276 Restaurants in Bloomington ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Asian, Thai
221 E Kirkwood Ave Ste D, Bloomington, IN 47408
+1 812-333-8424
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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“thai food” (15 reviews)
“curry” (6 reviews)
“crab rangoon” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Thai
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221 E Kirkwood Ave Ste D, Bloomington, IN 47408
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 11 December 2015

We love Thai food, and we've eaten Thai in many places, but this is by far the best place ever. The food is fresh, delicious and can be made to order if you have allergies or you tolerance for spiciness is low. Excellent service too.

Thank Dragon4Lady
Reviewed 19 November 2015

this is good place even for vegetarian people , if you know what to order. Green curry with rice is best dish there.

Thank AyushmaJ
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Esan Thai was one of our favorite Thai restaurants in town, but we hadn't been for over a year. Last evening four of us decided to go there for supper. The restaurant was perhaps half empty, although almost all of the tables had dirty plates...More

Thank nmhoosier
Reviewed 23 September 2015

When two people like spicy and their partners don't, Esan Thai is a good choice. You can order from 0 spice to 5 stars, depending on your preference. In a space just north of Kirkwood and just west of the IU campus, Esan Thai has...More

Thank gablesptsa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 E Kirkwood Ave Ste D, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: +1 812-333-8424
  • E-mail
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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