Thai Essence Restaurant New Jersey

Main Course


(For our guests 11 yrs. & younger)



Chicken Fingers w/ Fries         $8

Vegetable Tempura                  $8  

Hot Dogs with Fries                 $8

French Fries                             $5

Kid Chicken Noodle Soup       $5


Rice                                         $2.50

Brown Rice                              $2.00

Jasmine Rice                           $1.50  

Steamed Noodles                    $5

Steamed Vegetables               $5


Thai Iced Tea / Coffee             $3       

Sparkling Water                      $4 / $6

Bottled Water                          $4 / $6

Soda                                       $2.50

Juices                                     $2.50

Unsweetened Ice Tea             $2 

Hot Tea Pot                            $3 / $6

Hot Coffee                              $2.50


Main Selections




PAD THAI **                                                            Chicken or Beef $12.95 / Shrimp $14.95

Sautéed thin rice noodles with chicken or beef, egg,

bean curd, scallion, bean sprout and ground peanuts.

DRUNKEN NOODLE                                                                            $14.95

Sautee flat rice noodles with chicken, shrimps,

scallops,chili, onion, basil, and mixed vegetables. 

LAD NA                                                                    Chicken or Beef $12.95 / Seafood $14.95
Pan fried flat noodle with Chinese broccoli in

brown gravy sauce.


PAD SE EW                                                              Chicken or Beef $12.95 / Seafood $14.95

Sauteed flat noodle with black soy sauce, egg,

and Chinese broccoli.


GRILLED TUNA                                                                                   $23.95

With roasted garlic, chili sauce, mushroom, green pepper corn,

and Thai basil.


ESSENCE SALMON CURRY                                                               $21.95

Grilled salmon with green curry, Thai basil, and mix vegetables. 

FISH FALLING IN LOVE                                                                       $28.95

Deep-fried whole or fillet of red snapper, topped with saute sweet

and sour sauce, fresh ginger, and mix vegetables.

PLA RAD PRIK (Fish in Thai Chili Sauce)                                          $28.95

Deep-fried whole or fillet of red snapper, topped with saute sweet

and sour sauce, fresh ginger, and mix vegetables.


FRIED SQUID CURRY                                                                           $20.95

Crispy fried squid topped w/ green coconut curry & mixed vegetables.

CRYSTAL SHRIMP PINEAPPLE                                                            $21.95

Crispy pan-fried jumbo shrimp on a bed of sauteed spinach, topped 

sauteed garlic, shallots and fresh pineapple


(Gluten Free and served with grilled vegetables, 

and  sticky Rice wrapped in Banana Leaf) 

GRILLED LEMONGRASS CHICKEN                                                   $13.95

GRILLED BEEF                                                                                    $15.95

GRILLED JUMBO SHRIMP                                                                  $21.50

GRILLED SALMON                                                                               $21.50

GRILLED SCALLOPS                                                                           $21.50

GRILLED SQUID                                                                                   $19.95

GRILLED RED SNAPPER FISH (Whole or Filet)                                 $28.95




DUCK TAMARIND                                                                                 $22.95
Roasted half boneless duck served

with a tamarind sauce with eggplant and carrot tempura.


DUCK HONEY                                                                                       $22.95
Roasted half boneless duck topped with our honey

ginger sauce and Asian Greens

ESSENCE DUCK CURRY                                                                      $22.95
Roasted half boneless duck served in

panang curry with pineapple, bell peppers, basil, and tomatoes. 



$12.95  (Chicken or Beef) / $18 .95 (Jumbo Shrimp)

Served with Jasmine rice


GRA PAO (Basil) 
Chicken, beef, or jumbo shrimp sauteed with Thai basil,

mushrooms, chili pepper and mixed vegetables.


PAD KHING (Ginger)
Chicken, beef, or jumbo shrimp sauteed with fresh ginger, 

mushrooms, scallions, and mixed vegetables. 



With cashew nuts, snow pea, bell pepper, zucchini, scallions, celery and onion

WILD BOAR                                                                                          $21.95
Sauteed wild boar tenderloin (100% game)

with chili, garlic, green pepper corn, basil, mushroom and asparagus.




$12.95  (Chicken or Beef) / $18 .95 (Jumbo Shrimp)

Served with Jasmine rice


Chicken, beef, or jumbo shrimp with coconut milk,

bamboo shoot, mixed vegetables and basil.

Chicken, beef, or jumbo shrimp with roasted Massaman curry, onion, potatoes,

avocado, tomatoes, and peanuts.


Chicken, beef or jumbo shrimp with Rhizome, eggplant, bamboo shoot,

green peppercorns, bell peppers, basil, and lime leaves (without coconut milk). 





FRIED RICE                                                                                              $12.95

Chicken or Beef, egg and mixed vegetables (Shrimp $14)

ESSENCE FRIED RICE                                                                            $14.95

With mixed seafood, egg, pineapple & mixed vegetables.     


DRUNKEN FRIED RICE                                                                           $14.95

Chicken and shrimp with fresh basil, chili, and mixed vegetables.                  

CRAB MEAT FRIED RICE                                                                        $14.95
With egg and mixed vegetables.                                                     


TOM YUM KOONG  (Gluten Free)                                                            $6.95

Sour and spicy shrimp soup with lemongrass and mushroom.             

TOM KA GAI  (Gluten Free)                                                                      $6.95

A combination coconut milk, lemongrass, galangal, 

and chicken with mushroom.  

RAVIOLI SOUP                                                                                           $6.50

Shrimp and crabmeat ravioli with mixed vegetables

in a clear broth soup. 

SOUP DU JOUR                                                                                         $6.50


CRISPY DUCK SALAD                                                                               $10.95

Roasted duck tossed withjulienne apple, carrots, mushrooms,

red onions, chili paste, lime juice, ground peanuts,

and Thai condiments..

SQUID SALAD                                                                                            $9.95

Tossed with lime juice, lemongrass, garlic, chili, paste,

cherry tomatoes, and Thai condiments.  

SPICY BEEF                                                                                               $11.95

Sliced grilled prime beef tossed with cucumber, garlic,

lemongrass, and Thai condiments.


GREEN PAPAYA SALAD  (Gluten Free)                                                    $9.50

Tossed with lime juice, lemongrass, garlic, chili paste,

cherry tomatoes, and Thai condiments.

THAI SALAD  (Gluten Free)                                                                        $6.95

Bean sprouts, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber

and bean cake. Served with peanut dressing.  



Contact Information

Thai Essence
231 Franklin Ave. Nutley, NJ

Phone Number
(973) 542 - 0128/0129

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