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Suwanna Restaurant & Inn

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325 Lancaster Avenue, Saint John, New Brunswick E2M 2L3, Canada
506-637-9015
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 86
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    Very good
  • 8
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  • 4
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious meal in a lovely old building overlooking the Reversing Falls

My co-workers in Fredericton told me that Suwanna is a must when visiting Saint John. So when we next went to Saint John, we visited and it did not disappoint. The food was excellent, the location was scenic, and the historical house made for great ambiance! I think the server was one of the most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
RayRayHurray
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Fredericton, Canada
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Fredericton, Canada
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My co-workers in Fredericton told me that Suwanna is a must when visiting Saint John. So when we next went to Saint John, we visited and it did not disappoint. The food was excellent, the location was scenic, and the historical house made for great ambiance! I think the server was one of the most helpful and genuinely friendly servers... More 

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Thank RayRayHurray
Saint John, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I have only visited this restaurant once. I told my server that I was vegan, and the chef was consulted. Special arrangements were made. The food was outstanding. The service was excellent. I remember more than one of the staff members coming out to make sure that I was pleased. Well beyond the regular Saint John dining experience.

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1 Thank SJ V
Fredericton, Canada
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200 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

My husband and I eat at Suwanna on our wedding anniversary. It was hard to choose from the menu, because everything looked excellent. It has a good menu selection. Finally, we shared a Massaman curry and a cashew chicken. My husband said that he never tasted such a great curry! I enjoyed it. The food was fabulous! The portions were... More 

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Thank Jojobiz
Saint John NB
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Best Thai food in the city. There are very few specialty restaurants in Saint John to choose from but this is certainly the best. I give Suwanna's a 4 star rating not for the food or service but the venue... Although quite quaint, it makes for a limited amount of reservations and difficult to get in at a preferred time.... More 

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Thank CubatAddict
Saint John, Canada
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Suwanna has the best massamon curry in town! Service is always top notch, good menu selection and understanding of gluten free needs. A little out of the way so it is sometimes overlooked. Good idea to make reservations ahead of time.

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Thank nbgoose
Fredericton, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Best Thai in Saint. An experience not to be missed. Great service and food to die for. Make a reservation as it is a small venue

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Thank Paul T
Saint John, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

What a well hidden jewel in the city of Saint John. The food is AMAZING and our server Steve was FANTASTIC!! I can't wait to go back and eat the best tasting Thai food in our City.

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1 Thank JaneElliott1001
Saint John, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The owner was not present for medical reasons and the restaurant had only one server. There were very few reservations until late in the day and it was too late to call in more staff. The cook was filling in for the owner and his wife and the food was not up to the usually great standard. The waiter did... More 

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Thank Tom H
Saint John, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We have been frequenting Suwanna's on a regular basis for a decade! The food is consistently outstanding, the decor relaxing and the service impeccable! We have never been disappointed.

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Thank brigitte g
Rothesay, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

First to bring Authentic Thai food to Saint John and we needed it! Large menu but I always go back to the Pad Thai and the Massaman curry. They also have a deep fried spinach salad that sounds pretty weird but is really good. The decor was pretty tired last time I was there but the food makes the trip... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 325 Lancaster Avenue, Saint John, New Brunswick E2M 2L3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  New Brunswick  >  Saint John
  • Phone Number: 506-637-9015

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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