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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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    Wondering what's recommended here? The drunken noodle is one of the things users order the most and the pad thai and the vegetable thai spring rolls are two of the items most commonly ordered together at this evening go-to. • $ • 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.
            • 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 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