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Sawadee Thai Restaurant

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87 St James Street, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1TP, England
+44 (0)1273 624233
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 176
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Pleasant place, friendly service

The only reason not rated 5 was that the Pad Thai Prawns needed a bit more flavour - the prawns were beautiful, but it was a bit bland. As that's all I had, I can't rate any other food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
DeCook
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The only reason not rated 5 was that the Pad Thai Prawns needed a bit more flavour - the prawns were beautiful, but it was a bit bland. As that's all I had, I can't rate any other food.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Out of all the Thai restaurants in Brighton that I have visited, Sawadee stands out. The restaurant is small and cosy, and although this can mean it gets a little noisy when it is busy, the attentive service from the staff and the quality of the food certainly makes up for it. The prices are somewhat expensive but this is... More 

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corby
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

lovely staff really beautiful food I had the green curry it was lovely my husband had stir fried noodle they were very tasty we shared a starter that was just perfect for two lovely evening

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Solihull, England
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Obviously very popular as we had the last two seats. Service was prompt and the food tasty but a little bland for my liking.( Although the Mussamen Thai curry was excellent.) Worth a visit though.

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Always go here when visiting Brighton ,restaurant is small & intimate & relaxed . Service is always good & the food delicious.This time I had mini Thai fish cakes with a tasty sauce ,partner had scallops . We both had the fruity duck curry with coconut rice with a bottle of New Zealand white . Bill was £72 and worth... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten at Sawadee a number of times and never been disappointed. The menu is fairly standard but the food is always very good, with generous portions. It also has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with a nicely mixed clientele. I am surprised by some of the negative comments about the service, as I have always found it very... More 

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Warlingham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Sawadee restaurant is an excellent venue with helpful staff, a great menu at very reasonable prices. Located in St James's Street it is central and close to other Brighton attractions and hotels. Well worth a visit.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My partner and I went in for lunch and we were left to sit for a while when eventually s young man came over to take our order. Three times he got the order wrong, and when we called the Manager and explained we were in a hurry he shrugged his shoulders and walked off. The table we were at... More 

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Billericay
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Nice restaurant . Starter was really nice. We had the mixed platter for 2. Main meal was ok. Bit disappointing overall as we found the food average and not as great as previous reviews.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Visited this restaurant as it was near our guesthouse and so glad we did - good value and really delicious Thai food. Haven't had green curry that good since we were in Thailand! The free liqueur shot at the end is a great touch and really friendly staff. Definitely recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 87 St James Street, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1TP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1273 624233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 41
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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