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Saeng Thai House

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921 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3030
+1 207-780-0900
11:00 - 21:30
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150 Great Wolf Drive
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff knew me by first name after visiting a few times and over the years will take time to come talk to me. I love their pad thai, stir-fry options and soups. They will provide brown rice on request to make it feel like I'm making a healthier choice. The food takes 15 minutes or less to prepare yet... More 

Thank Jennifer M
Scarborough, Maine
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Consistent Thai food which is a standby for us. Love that you can byob here too which keeps it affordable to visit more regularly.

Thank gfoodie2016
canaan nh
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A small spot that serves amazing Thai food. Very clean. The staff was very attentive. The chef was clad in gloves an d hair net. The food was exceptional. Good portions. Food was made to order allowing the diner to determine the level of heat.

Thank donnated
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54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

After 5 visits I can confidently say this little corner Thai place never disappoints. With a large and diverse menu, lots of seafood-based dishes at low prices, you're sure to find something good. (The dumplings and 'Andaman Madness' are particularly good.) The service is outstanding--fast and the staff is incredibly friendly. The only downside is the non-descript decor and the... More 

Thank Bryant73
Bangor, Maine
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for the first time and we loved it! We all ordered different items and all were excellent. We will be coming back again.

Thank Jaime C
Portland, Maine
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167 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Saeng Thai is located on Congress Street and parking can be a challenge, but it is one of the best Thai restaurants I have ever visited. On a recent visit, a weekday for lunch, my guest and I were seated immediately and served tea as we checked out the menu. It is a fairly small place, with large windows along... More 

Thank Northern_Traveler701
Portland, ME
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I've only ever had take-out from this place so I can't speak to the dining room but I can say that for consistent quality and fresh food this place is tops. Their fresh rolls are always tidy and filled with the perfect mix of veggies and I've never been disappointed by anything I've ordered over the years. I do keep... More 

Thank deoboed
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I have eaten lots of Thai food and I enjoy the variety in differing restaurants. Saeng is not pretentious in any way, but cozy and accommodating. The twist we found was in the frying of the meats briefly before stir frying even in a beef salad. This gives a whole different flavor and appeal. Well done and well spiced.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great place. I really enjoyed the food and casual atmosphere. The staff were attentive without being overbearing and very friendly. They beat other Thai restaurants in the area in both flavour and value, I will actually go out of my way to come here. Also you can bring your own beer! Horay!

Thank Bloodbeats
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We are staying at a hotel nearby and the staff recommended this place for lunch. We are so glad they did. We had Iced Thai Tea, fresh seafood with lemongrass and the best crispy duck I've ever had. Go!

Thank CanadaCoast

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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$4 - US$12
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?