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Sawasdee Thai Restaurant

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4008 Saint Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1339
+1 423-822-9001
Today
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

How can it not be good with an owner/cook from Laos or surrounding country?? I guess if they can't cook..but that's not the case here. This Thai rocks !! We love this place. It's located in a really cool up and coming area of Chattanooga (St. Elmo) at the foot of Lookout Mountain with really cool hang out spots all... More 

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Thank spiderelliot
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful surprise find for us!! We were looking for a Thai restaurant after a trip to Rock City and happened to come across Sawasdee. The food was excellent and very tasty. Service was excellent with a friendly smile. I would highly recommend Sawasdee to anyone. We will definitely go back!!

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Thank pepe20152015
Salem,NY
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very casual place, good food. The server was insistent that the food might be too hot for us even though we assured her we were very familiar with Thai. I had green curry with beef, the only alcohol available is beer even though they have wine selections on the menu. They seemed to be a very popular takeout place. Clean... More 

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Thank nycogirl
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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156 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This authentic Thai restaurant serves all the tradition dishes at budget prices. Service is friendly and prompt. Food was fairly bland so ask for heat if you like spicy. Decor is a bit scary with stained carpet and tired furnishings. Don't expect trendy, but good value.

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Thank Dwightcr
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Sawasdee is run by these two nice & friendly thai ladies. the food is feshly prepared & always tastes super good. the whole experience there just screams 'thailand' from the room, decor, set up and everything. we love it there. our favorite is the Larb or the Pad Thai. it's not inexpensive, but definitely worth it.

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Thank heygauthey
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I have been coming here for about 12 or so years. I often stop by for a quick bite at lunch and sometimes for dinner. I have always had a great experience. The food is fresh and tasty. I have been to some other Thai places around Chattanooga and this one has remained number one for me.

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Thank KatieW2
St. Marys, Georgia
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

I'm shocked at 5 star reviews as this was certainly not our experience. My daughter and I were traveling, and after a long day of driving, we both had a hankering for Thai food. After checking the reviews, we called Sawasdee and placed an order to bring back to the hotel. When we entered the place, we almost changed our... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

There's OK Thai in Chattanooga and really good Thai in Chattanooga. After eating at Sawasdee, now I know there is great, superlative, authentic Thai here. We went for an early Mother's Day dinner Saturday night, after hearing raves about it from every person I know who has eaten there. They were all 100% right. The food is super fresh and... More 

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221 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

New year's day at 6pm. Only one other couple in the restaurant. Seated right away. Wait staff was fast and informative about the menu. Ordered the fresh spring rolls. They arrived in less than 5 minutes with my water. They contained tofu, cabbage, carrot, basil, cucumber and noodles. They were fresh, crunchy veggies inside and wrapped nicely served chilled with... More 

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Thank RN4matix
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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130 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

I went here last Saturday with my boyfriend; it is one of two Thai places in Chattanooga that I hadn't tried yet. First of all, the décor is extremely cozy, and there are traditional seating arrangements (kneeling on the floor) available by request for patrons. We chose to eat at a regular table, however, and first ordered drinks. I tried... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4008 Saint Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1339
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-822-9001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?