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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
Good for:
Romance

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Favourite Saint John Restaurant!

I have eaten in Thai restaurants in major cities all around the world, but none of them compare to Suwanna. The staff are welcoming, friendly and professional, and the food is unparalleled. Always hot and fresh, I have never eaten anything that I would rate below excellent there. The dining rooms... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Alexandria R
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Saint John, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
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Saint John, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I have eaten in Thai restaurants in major cities all around the world, but none of them compare to Suwanna. The staff are welcoming, friendly and professional, and the food is unparalleled. Always hot and fresh, I have never eaten anything that I would rate below excellent there. The dining rooms and decor provide an elegant atmosphere, and staff always... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is by far the best restaurant in Saint John. Everything is amazing! Massaman Curry, Sweet & Sour Chicken and Panag Chicken are my favourites. Not to mention the dessert.. The Chocolate cheesecake and Euginu (?spelling) cake are to die for. My only negative comment would be that it needs to be open longer hours...At this time I believe reservations... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Have eaten here for years and recommend it to all friends and family. Whether you like spicy or mild they cook to your preference.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The food was okay, not nearly as good as I remember though. The dining room was very cold, enough to put a damper on our dining experience. Space heaters would be an idea?

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Amazing service, succulent dishes. We visit the Suwanna every year and have never been disappointed! We have been doing so for years and will continue to!!

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Fredericton, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I was a big fan of Suwanna years ago. It was probably the best Thai restaurant in SJ (or even in the area) back then. We were in SJ a few days ago and decided to pay a visit. The restaurant is located inside an old Victorian house, which adds character and charm. I still like the setting there, and... More 

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Saint john
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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

These folks go above and beyond to give you a fine dining experience. I certainly recommend going with a group as portions are huge and should be shared. We went and each ordered one entree and then shared amongst ourselves and still had left overs. Ask your servers for suggestions. We did and were really impressed. Some of the dishes... More 

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Saint John
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you want hot and spicy food this is the place to dine. We have attended this restaurant numerous times for family get togethers (birthdays) The food is of excellent quality and cooked to your liking. Myself I like it hot and spicy and I find there is none other for this than Suwanna The atmosphere is great and the... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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78 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It is always nice to have a restaurant that is predictable. Where you want to eat their food, and you go there, and you get exactly what you were expecting, wanting and hoping to get. That is Suwanna. It never disappoints and there are no nasty surprises. Atmosphere is nice, and service is good, and if you are a "regular"... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I have only had good food here, no "up front paying" when I have visited. The staff have always been great and portions large enough for some in the party to take home. Not fine dining by any means but well worth it in my experience.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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