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    231 Franklin Ave, Nutley, NJ 07110
    Sunday
    12:00 PM - 09:00 PMDinner
    Monday
    04:30 PM - 09:00 PMDinner
    Tuesday - Friday
    04:30 PM - 09:00 PMDinner
    11:30 AM - 03:00 PMLunch
    Saturday
    12:00 PM - 09:00 PMDinner

    Thai Essence Restaurant

    4.7 (200+ ratings) • Thai • $
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    231 Franklin Ave, Nutley, NJ 07110
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    $ • Thai • Asian • Noodles • Family Friendly • Group Friendly
    • Picked for you
        • Pad Thai
          Gluten free. Sauteed rice noodles with chicken or beef, egg, bean curd, scallions, bean sprouts, and ground peanuts.
        • Vegetable Thai Spring Rolls
          Served with sweet plum sauce.
        • Chicken Dumplings
          Steamed chicken dumplings served with house garlic-soy dipping
        • Drunken Noodle
          Sauteed flat rice noodles with onion, bell pepper, Thai chili paste and fresh basil
        • Pad See Ew
          Sauteed flat noodles with black soy sauce, egg, and Chinese broccoli.
      • Specials Entrees
        • Crispy Pan Fried Salmon
        • Sizzling Salmon
        • Salt and Pepper Shrimp Garlic
          Jumbo shrimp in aromatic spices with roasted garlic and scallions. Served with Romaine lettuce.
        • Shrimp Rama
          Gluten free. Grilled jumbo shrimp served with sauteed spinach. Topped with roasted peanuts, fried shallots, and peanut sauce.
        • Ruby Tuna
          Pan seared tuna served with teriyaki ginger sauce.
      • Sides
          • Steamed Noodles
            Gluten free.
          • Steamed Vegetables
            Gluten free.
          • Brown Rice
            Gluten free.
          • Sticky Rice
            Gluten free.
          • Jasmine Rice
            Gluten free.
        • Specials Appetizers
          • Sampler Platter Trio
          • Crispy Duck Salad
          • Spicy Grilled Scallops Salad
            Tossed with red onions, tomatoes, lime juice, chili paste, and Thai condiments.
        • Desserts
          • Sweet Mango with Coconut Sticky Rice
        • Soup
            • Mushroom Soup
              Gluten free. Combination of mushrooms in a clear broth soup
            • Ravioli Soup
              Shrimp and crabmeat ravioli in clear broth soup with mixed vegetables.
            • Fresh Crabmeat Soup
              With mushrooms.
            • Chicken Soup with Galangal
              Tom ka kai. Gluten free. Chicken coconut soup with fresh Kaffir lime leaves and galangal.
            • Tom Yum Koong
              Spicy. Gluten free. Spicy and sour shrimp soup with mushrooms and lemongrass.
          • Seafood
              • Crystal Shrimp Pineapple
                Crispy pan fried jumbo shrimp on a bed of sauteed spinach. Topped with sauteed garlic, shallots, and fresh pineapple.
              • Fried Squid Curry
                Crispy fried squid topped with green coconut curry and mixed vegetables.
              • Grilled Tuna
                With roasted garlic, chili sauce, mushrooms, green peppercorns, and Thai basil.
              • Essence Salmon Curry
                Grilled salmon with green curry, Thai basil, and mixed vegetables.
              • Fish in Thai Chili Sauce
                Crispy fried whole or fillet red snapper topped with three flavors of tamarind chili sauce. Served with Asian greens.
              • Fish Falling in Love
                Deep fried whole or fillet red snapper topped with sauteed sweet and sour sauce, fresh ginger, and mixed vegetables.
            • Sautes
                • Gra Pao
                  Basil. Spicy. Sauteed with Thai basil, mushrooms, chili pepper, and mixed vegetables. Served with jasmine rice.
                • Cashew Nuts
                  Sauteed with cashew nuts, chili paste, scallions, mushrooms, and broccoli.
                • Pad Khing
                  Ginger. Sauteed with fresh ginger, mushrooms, scallions, and mixed vegetables. Served with jasmine rice.
              • Salad
                  • Papaya Salad
                    Gluten free. With shrimp, tomatoes, string beans, fresh sliced garlic, and chili in spicy lime juice.
                  • Spicy Beef Salad
                    Sliced charcoal broiled steak with lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, scallions, lime juice, mint, fresh chili, and Thai herbs.
                  • Thai Essence Salad
                    With lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, bean curd, and chips. Served with Thai peanut dressing.
                  • Thai Salad
                    Bean sprouts, Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, and bean cake. Served with peanut dressing.
                  • Mixed Greens Salad
                    Tossed with walnuts and grapes. Served with choice of balsamic or peanut dressing.
                  • Squid Salad
                    Tossed in lime juice, lemongrass, fresh garlic, Thai chili paste, tomatoes, and Thai condiments.
                • Rice Dishes
                    • Crabmeat Fried Rice
                      With egg and mixed vegetables.
                    • Crab Meat Fried Rice
                      With egg and mixed vegetables
                    • Fried Rice
                      Choice of chicken or beef, egg, and mixed vegetables.
                    • Drunken Fried Rice
                      Spicy fried rice with fresh Thai basil, red bell peppers, and onions.
                    • Essence Fried Rice
                      With egg, fresh pineapple, and mixed vegetables.
                  • Noodles
                      • Pad Thai
                        Gluten free. Sauteed rice noodles with chicken or beef, egg, bean curd, scallions, bean sprouts, and ground peanuts.
                      • Lad Na
                        Pan fried flat noodles with Chinese broccoli in brown gravy sauce.
                      • Pad See Ew
                        Sauteed flat noodles with black soy sauce, egg, and Chinese broccoli.
                      • Drunken Noodle
                        Sauteed flat rice noodles with onion, bell pepper, Thai chili paste and fresh basil
                    • Kids Mains
                        • Hot Dogs with Fries
                        • Chicken Fingers with Fries
                        • Vegetable Tempura
                        • French Fries
                        • Kid Chicken Noodle Soup
                      • Grilled
                          • Grilled Beef
                            Gluten free. Served with sticky rice and grilled assorted vegetables.
                          • Grilled Red Snapper
                            Gluten free. Whole or fillet. Served with sticky rice and grilled assorted vegetables.
                          • Grilled Squid
                            Gluten free. Served with sticky rice and grilled assorted vegetables.
                          • Grilled Jumbo Shrimp
                            Gluten free. Served with sticky rice and grilled assorted vegetables.
                          • Grilled Lemongrass Chicken
                            Gluten free. Served with sticky rice and grilled assorted vegetables.
                          • Grilled Scallops
                            Gluten free. Served with sticky rice and grilled assorted vegetables.
                          • Grilled Salmon
                            Gluten free. Served with sticky rice and grilled assorted vegetables.
                        • Duck
                            • Duck Honey
                              Roasted half boneless duck topped with honey ginger sauce and Asian greens. Served with jasmine rice.
                            • 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.
                            • Duck Tamarind
                              Roasted half boneless duck served with tamarind sauce. With eggplant and carrot tempura. Served with jasmine rice.
                          • Curry
                              • 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.
                              • 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.
                              • 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.
                              • 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.
                            • Appetizers
                              • Crispy Duck Salad
                              • Papaya Salad
                              • Fresh Basil Rolls
                                Carrots, shiitake mushrooms, Romaine lettuce, Thai basil, and mint wrapped in thin rice paper. Served with hoisin sauce.
                              • Seared Tuna Sashimi
                                Gluten free. With citrus salad and mustard ginger sauce.
                              • Golden Curry Puff
                                Baked puff pastry stuffed with chicken, sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, and curry powder. Served with cucumber salad.
                              • Thai Salad
                                With Thai peanut dressing.
                              • Fried Calamari
                                Crispy fried calamari served with Thai sweet and sour sauce.
                              • Tom Ka Kai
                                Combination of chicken, coconut milk, lemongrass, galangal, and mushrooms.
                              • Chicken Satay
                                Marinated chicken on a skewer served with peanut sauce and cucumber radish.
                              • Dim Sum
                                Thai ravioli stuffed with shrimp, crabmeat, and herbs.
                              • Crabmeat Pancake
                                Fresh crabmeat and taro served with avocado apple sauce.
                              • Dim Sim
                                Steamed Thai ravioli stuffed with fresh crab meat and shrimp. Served with Worcestershire dipping sauce.
                              • Vegetable Thai Spring Rolls
                                Served with sweet plum sauce.
                              • Tom Yum Koong
                                Sour and spicy shrimp soup with lemongrass and mushrooms.
                              • Chicken Dumplings
                                Steamed chicken dumplings served with house garlic-soy dipping
                              • Crab Meat Pancake
                                Stuffed crab meat and taro topped with avocado salad and peach dipping sauce
                              • Chicken Curry Puff
                                Thai pastry stuffed with grounded chicken, sweet potatoes, carrots and onion. Served with cucumber salad
                            • Drinks
                                • Bottle Water
                                • Soft Drinks
                                  coke, diet coke, sprite, ginger ale, club soda, lemonade
                                • Thai Iced Tea
                                • Unsweetened Iced Tea
                                • Thai Iced Coffee
                                • Sparkling Water
                                  500 ml
                                • Juices
                                  Apple, Orange, or Cranberry
                                • Coffee