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    Location and hours

    Sunday
    12:00 PM - 09:00 PMDinner
    Monday - Friday
    04:30 PM - 09:00 PMDinner
    11:30 AM - 03:00 PMLunch
    Saturday
    12:00 PM - 09:00 PMDinner
    ¢ • Thai • Asian • Noodles • Family Friendly

    231 Franklin Ave, Nutley, NJ 07110 • More


    • Picked for you

      • Vegetable Thai Spring Rolls

        Served with sweet plum sauce.
        $7.50
      • Pad Thai

        Gluten free. Sauteed rice noodles with chicken or beef, egg, bean curd, scallions, bean sprouts, and ground peanuts.
        $14.95
      • Drunken Noodle

        Sauteed flat rice noodles with onion, bell pepper, Thai chili paste and fresh basil
        $15.95
      • Chicken Dumplings

        Steamed chicken dumplings served with house garlic-soy dipping
        $7.50
      • Pad See Ew

        Sauteed flat noodles with black soy sauce, egg, and Chinese broccoli.
        $14.95
    • Specials Entrees

      • Salt and Pepper Shrimp Garlic

        Jumbo shrimp in aromatic spices with roasted garlic and scallions. Served with Romaine lettuce.
        $22.95
      • Crispy Pan Fried Salmon

        With light caramel sauce and truffle oil on a bed of sauteed spinach.
        $22.95
      • Shrimp Rama

        Gluten free. Grilled jumbo shrimp served with sauteed spinach. Topped with roasted peanuts, fried shallots, and peanut sauce.
        $22.95
      • Ruby Tuna

        Pan seared tuna served with teriyaki ginger sauce.
        $22.95
      • Sizzling Salmon

        With minced shrimp, scallops, shallots, and garlic. Served with sauteed spinach.
        $22.95
    • Sides

      • Steamed Noodles

        Gluten free.
        $5.00
      • Steamed Vegetables

        Gluten free.
        $5.00
      • Brown Rice

        Gluten free.
        $2.00
      • Sticky Rice

        Gluten free.
        $2.50
      • Jasmine Rice

        Gluten free.
        $1.50
    • Specials Appetizers

      • Spicy Grilled Scallops Salad

        Tossed with red onions, tomatoes, lime juice, chili paste, and Thai condiments.
        $13.00
      • Sampler Platter Trio

        Chicken sate, chicken curry puffs, and Thai spring rolls.
        $19.95
      • Crispy Duck Salad

        Roasted duck tossed with Julienned apples, carrots, mushrooms, red onions, chili paste, lime juice, ground peanuts, and Thai condiments.
        $12.00
    • Desserts

      • Sweet Mango with Coconut Sticky Rice

        $7.00
    • Soup

      • Mushroom Soup

        Gluten free. Combination of mushrooms in a clear broth soup
        $6.00
      • Ravioli Soup

        Shrimp and crabmeat ravioli in clear broth soup with mixed vegetables.
        $6.50
      • Fresh Crabmeat Soup

        With mushrooms.
        $7.00
      • Chicken Soup with Galangal

        Tom ka kai. Gluten free. Chicken coconut soup with fresh Kaffir lime leaves and galangal.
        $6.50
      • Tom Yum Koong

        Spicy. Gluten free. Spicy and sour shrimp soup with mushrooms and lemongrass.
        $6.50
    • Seafood

      • Fried Squid Curry

        Crispy fried squid topped with green coconut curry and mixed vegetables.
        $20.95
      • Grilled Tuna

        With roasted garlic, chili sauce, mushrooms, green peppercorns, and Thai basil.
        $22.95
      • Essence Salmon Curry

        Grilled salmon with green curry, Thai basil, and mixed vegetables.
        $22.95
      • Fish in Thai Chili Sauce

        Crispy fried whole or fillet red snapper topped with three flavors of tamarind chili sauce. Served with Asian greens.
        $28.95
      • Fish Falling in Love

        Deep fried whole or fillet red snapper topped with sauteed sweet and sour sauce, fresh ginger, and mixed vegetables.
        $28.95
      • Crystal Shrimp Pineapple

        Crispy pan fried jumbo shrimp on a bed of sauteed spinach. Topped with sauteed garlic, shallots, and fresh pineapple.
        $22.95
    • Sautes

      • Gra Pao

        Basil. Spicy. Sauteed with Thai basil, mushrooms, chili pepper, and mixed vegetables. Served with jasmine rice.
        $14.95
      • Cashew Nuts

        Sauteed with cashew nuts, chili paste, scallions, mushrooms, and broccoli.
        $14.95
      • Wild Boar

        Sauteed wild Boar tenderloin with chili, garlic, green peppercorns, basil, mushrooms, and asparagus.
        $22.95
      • Pad Khing

        Ginger. Sauteed with fresh ginger, mushrooms, scallions, and mixed vegetables. Served with jasmine rice.
        $14.95
    • Salad

      • Spicy Beef Salad

        Sliced charcoal broiled steak with lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, scallions, lime juice, mint, fresh chili, and Thai herbs.
        $12.00
      • Thai Essence Salad

        With lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, bean curd, and chips. Served with Thai peanut dressing.
        $7.00
      • Thai Salad

        Bean sprouts, Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, and bean cake. Served with peanut dressing.
        $6.00
      • Mixed Greens Salad

        Tossed with walnuts and grapes. Served with choice of balsamic or peanut dressing.
        $7.00
      • Squid Salad

        Tossed in lime juice, lemongrass, fresh garlic, Thai chili paste, tomatoes, and Thai condiments.
        $10.00
      • Papaya Salad

        Gluten free. With shrimp, tomatoes, string beans, fresh sliced garlic, and chili in spicy lime juice.
        $9.00
    • Rice Dishes

      • Crab Meat Fried Rice

        With egg and mixed vegetables
        $15.95
      • Fried Rice

        Choice of chicken or beef, egg, and mixed vegetables.
        $14.95
      • Drunken Fried Rice

        Spicy fried rice with fresh Thai basil, red bell peppers, and onions.
        $15.95
      • Crabmeat Fried Rice

        With egg and mixed vegetables.
        $15.95
      • Essence Fried Rice

        With egg, fresh pineapple, and mixed vegetables.
        $15.95
    • Noodles

      • Lad Na

        Pan fried flat noodles with Chinese broccoli in brown gravy sauce.
        $14.95
      • Pad See Ew

        Sauteed flat noodles with black soy sauce, egg, and Chinese broccoli.
        $14.95
      • Drunken Noodle

        Sauteed flat rice noodles with onion, bell pepper, Thai chili paste and fresh basil
        $15.95
      • Pad Thai

        Gluten free. Sauteed rice noodles with chicken or beef, egg, bean curd, scallions, bean sprouts, and ground peanuts.
        $14.95
    • Kids Mains

      • Chicken Fingers with Fries

        $8.00
      • Vegetable Tempura

        $8.00
      • French Fries

        $5.00
      • Kid Chicken Noodle Soup

        $5.00
      • Hot Dogs with Fries

        $8.00
    • Grilled

      • Grilled Red Snapper

        Gluten free. Whole or fillet. Served with sticky rice and grilled assorted vegetables.
        $28.95
      • Grilled Squid

        Gluten free. Served with sticky rice and grilled assorted vegetables.
        $20.95
      • Grilled Jumbo Shrimp

        Gluten free. Served with sticky rice and grilled assorted vegetables.
        $22.95
      • Grilled Lemongrass Chicken

        Gluten free. Served with sticky rice and grilled assorted vegetables.
        $17.95
      • Grilled Scallops

        Gluten free. Served with sticky rice and grilled assorted vegetables.
        $22.95
      • Grilled Beef

        Gluten free. Served with sticky rice and grilled assorted vegetables.
        $18.95
      • Grilled Salmon

        Gluten free. Served with sticky rice and grilled assorted vegetables.
        $22.95
    • Duck

      • Duck Honey

        Roasted half boneless duck topped with honey ginger sauce and Asian greens. Served with jasmine rice.
        $22.95
      • Essence Duck Curry

        Roasted half boneless duck served in red curry, fresh pineapple, red bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, and Thai basil. Served with jasmine rice.
        $22.95
      • Duck Tamarind

        Roasted half boneless duck served with tamarind sauce. With eggplant and carrot tempura. Served with jasmine rice.
        $22.95
    • Curry

      • Jungle Curry

        Gang paa. Spicy. Gluten-free. With rhizome, bamboo shoots, bell peppers, and fresh Thai basil. Served with jasmine rice. Dishes can be made vegetarian.
        $14.95
      • Red Curry

        Spicy. Gluten-free. Chicken, beef, or jumbo shrimp with coconut milk, bamboo shoots, mixed vegetables, and fresh Thai basil. Served with jasmine rice. Dishes can be made vegetarian.
        $14.95
      • Massaman Curry

        Gluten-free. Chicken, beef, or jumbo shrimp with red potatoes, avocado, red onions, peanuts, and coconut milk. Served with jasmine rice. Dishes can be made vegetarian.
        $14.95
      • Green Curry

        Spicy. Gluten-free. Chicken, beef, or jumbo shrimp with coconut milk, bamboo shoots, mixed vegetables, and fresh Thai basil. Served with jasmine rice. Dishes can be made vegetarian.
        $14.95
    • Appetizers

      • Fresh Basil Rolls

        Carrots, shiitake mushrooms, Romaine lettuce, Thai basil, and mint wrapped in thin rice paper. Served with hoisin sauce.
        $7.50
      • Seared Tuna Sashimi

        Gluten free. With citrus salad and mustard ginger sauce.
        $12.00
      • Golden Curry Puff

        Baked puff pastry stuffed with chicken, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, and curry powder. Served with cucumber salad.
        $8.50
      • Thai Salad

        With Thai peanut dressing.
        $6.00
      • Crispy Duck Salad

        Roasted duck tossed with Julienned apples, carrots, mushrooms, red onions, chili paste, lime juice, ground peanuts, and Thai condiments.
        $12.00
      • Fried Calamari

        Crispy fried calamari served with Thai sweet and sour sauce.
        $8.50
      • Papaya Salad

        Gluten free. With shrimp, tomatoes, string beans, and garlic. Tossed with lime juice and Thai condiments.
        $9.00
      • Tom Ka Kai

        Combination of chicken, coconut milk, lemongrass, galangal, and mushrooms.
        $6.50
      • Chicken Satay

        Marinated chicken on a skewer served with peanut sauce and cucumber radish.
        $10.00
      • Dim Sum

        Thai ravioli stuffed with shrimp, crabmeat, and herbs.
        $9.00
      • Crabmeat Pancake

        Fresh crabmeat and taro served with avocado apple sauce.
        $8.50
      • Dim Sim

        Steamed Thai ravioli stuffed with fresh crab meat and shrimp. Served with Worcestershire dipping sauce.
        $9.00
      • Vegetable Thai Spring Rolls

        Served with sweet plum sauce.
        $7.50
      • Tom Yum Koong

        Sour and spicy shrimp soup with lemongrass and mushrooms.
        $6.50
      • Chicken Dumplings

        Steamed chicken dumplings served with house garlic-soy dipping
        $7.50
      • Crab Meat Pancake

        Stuffed crab meat and taro topped with avocado salad and peach dipping sauce
        $9.00
      • Chicken Curry Puff

        Thai pastry stuffed with grounded chicken, sweet potatoes, carrots and onion. Served with cucumber salad
        $8.50
    • Drinks

      • Bottle Water

        $4.00
      • Soft Drinks

        coke, diet coke, sprite, ginger ale, club soda, lemonade
        $2.50
      • Thai Iced Tea

        $3.50
      • Unsweetened Iced Tea

        $2.00
      • Thai Iced Coffee

        $3.50
      • Sparkling Water

        500 ml
        $4.00
      • Juices

        Apple, Orange, or Cranberry
        $2.50
      • Tea Pot

        $3.00
      • Coffee

        $2.50
    • Picked for you

      • Pad Thai

        Stir-fried rice noodles, egg, bean curds, bean sprouts, scallions and peanut. Gluten free.
        $10.50
      • Drunken Noodles

        Sauteed flat rice noodles with onion, bell pepper, Thai chili paste and fresh basil
        $10.50
      • Vegetable Thai Spring Rolls

        Served with sweet plum sauce.
        $7.50
      • Pad See Ew

        Sauteed flat rice noodles with black soy sauce, Chinese broccoli and egg.
        $10.50
      • Fried Rice

        Choice of Beef, Chicken, or shrimp with mixed vegetables.
        $10.50
    • Appetizers

      • Seared Tuna Sashimi

        Gluten free. With citrus salad and mustard ginger sauce.
        $11.00
      • Crispy Duck Salad

        Roasted duck tossed with Julienned apples, carrots, mushrooms, red onions, chili paste, lime juice, ground peanuts, and Thai condiments.
        $12.00
      • Tom Ka Kai

        Combination of chicken, coconut milk, lemongrass, galangal, and mushrooms.
        $6.50
      • Golden Curry Puff

        Baked puff pastry stuffed with chicken, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, and curry powder. Served with cucumber salad.
        $8.50
      • Crabmeat Pancake

        Fresh crabmeat and taro served with avocado apple sauce.
        $8.95
      • Dim Sim

        Steamed Thai ravioli stuffed with fresh crab meat and shrimp. Served with Worcestershire dipping sauce.
        $9.00
      • Fresh Basil Rolls

        Carrots, shiitake mushrooms, Romaine lettuce, Thai basil, and mint wrapped in thin rice paper. Served with hoisin sauce.
        $7.50
      • Fried Calamari

        Crispy fried calamari served with Thai sweet and sour sauce.
        $8.50
      • Chicken Satay

        Marinated chicken on a skewer served with peanut sauce and cucumber radish.
        $10.00
      • Vegetable Thai Spring Rolls

        Served with sweet plum sauce.
        $7.50
      • Papaya Salad

        Gluten free. With shrimp, tomatoes, string beans, and garlic. Tossed with lime juice and Thai condiments.
        $9.00
      • Tom Yum Koong

        Sour and spicy shrimp soup with lemongrass and mushrooms.
        $6.50
      • Dim Sum

        Thai ravioli stuffed with shrimp, crabmeat, and herbs.
        $9.00
      • Thai Salad

        With Thai peanut dressing.
        $7.00
    • Entrée

      • Red Curry

        Served with Asian vegetables and coconut milk. Gluten free.
        $10.50
      • Green Curry

        $10.50
      • Massaman Curry

        Served with potatoes, red tomatoes, onion, peanut and avocado. Gluten free.
        $10.50
      • Pad Khing

        Sauteed chicken, beef or shrimp with mushroom, snow peas and onion ginger sauce.
        $10.50
      • Pad Cashew Nuts

        Sauteed chicken, beef or shrimp with cashew nuts and vegetables.
        $10.50
      • Fried Rice

        Choice of Beef, Chicken, or shrimp with mixed vegetables.
        $10.50
      • Eggplant w/ Thai Basil

        Choice of Beef, Chicken, or shrimp and sauteed in house special sauce.
        $9.50
      • Grilled Beef

        Marinated with Thai herbs and served with papaya salad and sticky rice.
        $12.50
      • Lemongrass Chicken

        Marinated with Thai herbs and served with papaya salad and sticky rice.
        $11.50
      • Pad Pak and Tofu

        Sauteed mix vegetables and Tofu with brown sauce.
        $10.50
      • Essence Friend Rice

        With egg, fresh pineapple, and mixed vegetables.
        $12.50
      • Duck Honey

        Crispy duck topped with honey ginger sauce and Asians green
        $12.50
      • Pad Gra Pao (Basil)

        Sauteed chicken, beef or shrimp with fresh Thai basil, chili and vegetables.
        $10.50
      • Pad Garlic

        Sauteed chicken, beef or shrimp with garlic and white peppers.
        $10.50
      • Essence Duck Curry

        $12.50
    • Lunch Noodles

      • Pad Thai

        Stir-fried rice noodles, egg, bean curds, bean sprouts, scallions and peanut. Gluten free.
        $10.50
      • Pad See Ew

        Sauteed flat rice noodles with black soy sauce, Chinese broccoli and egg.
        $10.50
      • Drunken Noodles

        Sauteed flat rice noodles with onion, bell pepper, Thai chili paste and fresh basil
        $10.50
      • Lad Na

        Pan-fried flat noodles with Chinese broccoli in brown gravy sauce.
        $10.50
      • Big Bowl Noodle

        Rice Noodle in a clear broth soup.
        $10.50
    • Sides

      • Sticky Rice

        Gluten free.
        $2.50
      • Brown Rice

        Gluten free.
        $2.00
      • Steamed Vegetables

        Gluten free.
        $5.00
      • Jasmine Rice

        Gluten free.
        $1.50
      • Steamed Noodles

        Gluten free.
        $5.00
    • Drinks

      • Unsweetened Iced Tea

        $2.00
      • Bottle Water

        $1.50
      • Thai Iced Coffee

        $3.50
      • Sparkling Water

        500 ml
        $4.00
      • Soft Drinks

        $1.50
      • Juices

        $2.50
      • Thai Iced Tea

        $3.50
    • Kids Mains

      • Vegetable Tempura

        $8.00
      • Kid Chicken Noodle Soup

        $5.00
      • Hot Dogs with Fries

        $8.00
      • Chicken Fingers with Fries

        $8.00
      • French Fries

        $5.00