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Saeng Thai House

) #84 of 457 Restaurants in Portland ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Asian, Thai
921 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3030
+1 207-780-0900
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (20 reviews)
“crispy duck” (5 reviews)
“rama garden” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30All hours
Asian, Thai
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
921 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3030
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Reviews (102)
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21 - 30 of 102 reviews

Reviewed 27 March 2016

Both my husband and I ordered the Pad Thai. It was very good. You can ask for a spicy level of zero to four. We asked for a spicy level of two, and we thought that it was spicy enough for us. (They even brought...More

1  Thank stephanieg51
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

I have been to more or less a hundred or so, maybe more, Thai restaurants. Everywhere from Hawaii to Maine, and I must say this place is within my top three. Cute & quiet atmosphere that makes you feel very comfortable and relaxed- which is...More

3  Thank Olivia B
Reviewed 23 January 2016

We've had the pleasure of discovering Saeng recently and have enjoyed take out and sit down service. On a recent Friday night, my husband and I got there early and enjoyed Panang Curry and their Crispy Duck special. Both were amazing and we both cleaned...More

Thank ScarboroughFoodie
Reviewed 20 January 2016

A charming little restaurant with terrific food! Saeng Thai sits at the corner of Congress and Oak Streets, across from the Maine Medical Center parking garage. It is tiny and modest, but its handsome wood walls, pleasant lighting and fabrics, art and craft works subtly...More

2  Thank LinnieSP
Reviewed 21 October 2015

This is a small, neighborhood place sort of off the beaten track but we had an excellent meal there. We ordered what we always do (all of it vegetarian)...Pad Thai and some sort of curry vegetables. Very good and the waitresses were very attentive and...More

1  Thank JamieKay530
Reviewed 4 October 2015

My husband and I shared the Pad SI-EW which we added shrimp to and the Thai chicken which was served in a half pineapple (presentation almost too pretty to eat). Very good. Service was very attentive. Very small dining room, however very busy with takeout...More

Thank katiequilt
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Wonderful experience eating at this gem of a restaurant. The three of us ordered the basil pad thai, we added shrimp. Because my mother doesn't care for hot food, we asked for extra mild. They made it perfectly. The Tom Ka Gai (with coconut milk)...More

1  Thank WaldoCounty
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Worth the almost mile walk each way! This is as good as authentic thai I have ever had in other cities. Small, family owned for 20 years. Byob, which is always fun. I had the minced chx, 2 star heat, and was a bit much...More

Thank Clarke W
Jearxj, Manager at Saeng Thai House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2015

Hi Clark, Thank you so much for your nice review! It was a pleasure to have you. It is hard to gauge the heat system as it is different at every Thai restaurant, but you braved it out! A little heat is good for the...More

Reviewed 24 August 2015

So I guess that averages out to 3 stars. We wanted to find some place off the typical tourist path so, based on a TripAdvisor poster in the window, we walked into this nondescript Thai place near the medical center. From the traffic in and...More

Thank foodieschmoodie44
Jearxj, Manager at Saeng Thai House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2015

Hello! Thank you for your review. We are so sad to hear that you didn't like our rendition of the BBQ Duck curry dish. I understand it is not what you expected but most people that know it is a curry dish enjoy it. Perhaps...More

Reviewed 15 July 2015

We go back each year on family vacations. 2015 was our 3rd time and we still loved it and will go back for sure ! Real thai food, very good service and NOT expansive! Plus you can bring your own wine!!!! PERFECT!!!More

Thank kata4
Jearxj, Manager at Saeng Thai House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2015

Dear Kata, Thank you for your lovely comment! We are so happy to see you again for the 3rd time, and happy to hear that you still love it just as much! We hope to see you again next year so we can recommend another...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 921 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3030
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-780-0900
We sold our other restaurant and now only have one Saeng Thai House on 921 Congress St! Please come visit us and the same old crew!
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