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Isan Thai Restaurant

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5758 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34231-4143
+1 941-923-1232
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Cleveland, Ohio
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

But we greatly enjoy this place. A few months ago we brought a local friend here. He was familiar with other Thai places around Sarasota, but was very favorably impressed with Isan Thai.

Thank Jim S
Sarasota,, FL
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food and service were OK; the room is pleasant. At the end of our meal they asked us to leave so they could seat more people. There was no time to offer us desert or coffee.

Thank artw0125
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438 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

To be fair, we are not well versed in Thai restaurants in Florida, but bu York (UK) standards we thought this place below what we are used to. Lady G. had their Nam Tom Moo to start with - a spicy pork salad. Sadly, it was swamped with mint and actually tasted almost burnt to me. Fortunately, her Carolness enjoy... More 

Thank BruceYork
New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Intrigued by tripadvisor's high rating and glowing reviews, we booked Isan for dinner. Having visited Thailand twice and familiar with good Thai restaurants in US cities, we were disappointed by the poorly prepared food. Rather than the fresh flavors that we appreciate in Thai cooking, we found all the dishes we ordered to be clumsy, careless, and either one-dimensionally scorching... More 

Thank Discerning390
Parrish, Florida
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412 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We live in Parrish FL so this isn't as close as other Thai restaurants in Manatee County, but it is by far "The Best" and worth the traffic/drive to Sarasota. We dined here on a Saturday evening (January 7, 2017) just before 6 p.m. The restaurant still had tables available, but it was close to full when we left at... More 

1 Thank JeffnEdie
Deerfield, Illinois
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Nice Thai decor. Large menu with nice choices and good descriptions. We had several vegetarians in our party and they were very pleased. We shared several appetizers and entrees and we all enjoyed the food. Service was attentive.

1 Thank Gerald L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We took our family of 7 and they all ordered something different. Everyone loved their selection and we took home what was left and had it again the next day for lunch. We enjoyed it just as much. Service was very good and final check totaled $200 including tax, tip and drinks.

1 Thank Tom L
Sarasota, Florida
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

This retardant is not the same as last year. The food is not as good. It has the same menu but the food taste has changed. There are better choices in Sarasota.

Thank luassudipal
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Isan Thai offers super quick takeout, and a lovely dine-in experience. They have an extensive standard menu as well as about a half-dozen specials daily. Sticky rice is a great upgrade. The service is always warm, friendly and efficient. Great place for families.

1 Thank Heathercoles
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Food very good, love the dumplings and pad tai. Nice atmosphere and great service. I definitely will be going back

Thank Judy R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$29
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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