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Sawasdee Thai Restaurant

#203 of 2,906 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South Main
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4250 Main St | at 27th, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3P9, Canada
+1 604-876-4030
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:45
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:45
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Prince George, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I frequented this restaurant over a decade ago and it was awesome back then and it is still excellent food and service. Definately worth visiting if your in Vancouver.

Thank Bruno S
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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453 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many Thai restuarants have opened in Vancouver since Sawadsee opened years ago, but none compare. Always full, so reservations are a must. Recommend Tom Yum Papaya Salad, chicken swimming rama and pad green beans.

Thank Sassamatt
Vancouver, Canada
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114 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have tried other Thai restaurants and this is consistently the best. Must make reservations as restaurant is always busy. Only open for dinner, not lunch. Great menu and they try to maintain consistent quality so recurring customers are not disappointed. Appreciate how much work goes into each dish.

Thank CdnLovesTravel787
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant about 3 different times in a span of 1 year 2016/2017. I've never been disappointed each time. I really love their crispy wonton appetizer, it actually has a good size of meat inside and not an empty bite! Their "tiger beef" is very tasty and this dish is like a steak with a nice dipping... More 

Thank Barbara L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Huge menu with tons of options. Everyone in our group ordered one of the chef's specialties, and we were all treated to a wonderful meal. Very flavorful with fresh ingredients. I really liked the Pad King Tofu, but the noodles in the Pad See Ew had a fantastic taste and was better in my opinion (although one in our group... More 

Thank TEntwistle
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner here with friends and we all ordered something we had never had before and then shared. It was amazing. Black rice cake for dessert which didn't really appeal to me but I have changed my mind! So good. So dive in and enjoy. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Jennifer S
Hong Kong, China
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380 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Maybe I am spoiled, I spend 30 days a year in Thailand... So I was excited to try this restaurant. The food just seemed bland, it is missing the true Flavors of Thailand. I was not impressed with the steamed rice, it was clumps in the rice. Overall this was just a so so meal, I would not go back.

Thank Derrick1230
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We had tried to visit Sawasdee last November, and were really disappointed to find it was closed. Finally got there, and we were not disappointed with the food. When we arrived, we were told the wait would be about 20 minutes. Turned out to be over an hour. We had limited time, and the waiter brought menus, and took our... More 

Thank Phil R
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The food was quick, delicious and great value. They are accommodating to modify dishes according to taste, and the service is very friendly.

Thank seoulcanadian
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Used to go there weekly while living in Vancouver, never disappointing!Loved the green curry which is definitely the best in Vancouver!

Thank Chuna7

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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 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:45
17:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4250 Main St | at 27th, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3P9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > South Main
  • Neighbourhood: South Main
  • Phone Number: +1 604-876-4030

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