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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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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 192
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 16
    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
Nice food and good service

Had the set menu again and really enjoyed it, although the tempura veg were a little greasy but the massamon curry, duck stir fry and stir fried veg were all lovely. Good service and nice atmosphere so would go again when next in Brighton.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
medeakin
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midlands
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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midlands
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73 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Had the set menu again and really enjoyed it, although the tempura veg were a little greasy but the massamon curry, duck stir fry and stir fried veg were all lovely. Good service and nice atmosphere so would go again when next in Brighton.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Small and livelyrestaurant in Kemptown. Excellent Thai food, with very goodservice. We were a group of 6 on a busy Saturday evening without a booking but the owner made room for us. Initially in the basement area - but this was too noisy for us and we were moved back to the main restaurant area immediately. Veryfriendly staff and service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

They were advertising for staff and clearly needed extra. My starter was wrong but was quickly rectified. The food was very good and the stafff friendly but they clearly needed extra help.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Went to this place excited to eat thai food. We got the dumplings for starter which was very good. Then for main course we both got chicken pad thai. Maybe we just picked a bad plate because this was nothing special. Then my friend got a hair in her food and we let the waitress know and she just took... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A very picky friend and I visited on a Monday evening when she'd decided it looked acceptable. It wasn't busy but the staff were so nice and accommodating. The time between sitting down and ordering was just right, the starters arrived quickly and were perfect, we had chilli squid and vegetable tempura. The mains were spaced really well from the... More 

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portsmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

went here for a friends birthday meal, I had actually been in contact with the restaurant weeks before and they never failed to reply. after being sat at our table and drinks sorted, it was time to order the food. the waitress explained all to us and recommended rice or noodles etc. what can I say the food was tasty... More 

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Shropshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A really good meal on a Sunday night. The restaurant was nicely busy, so a good atmosphere. Food was good - three of us shared the sea bass (very nicely spiced so you could still taste the fish), a green chicken curry and a nice duck curry.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Visited on a Thursday night. Never been to a restaurant and had to wait over an hour for a simple noodle dish. Waitress was miserable.

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Heart of England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We've eaten here before on a previous visit to Brighton so it was a 'must do' this time. Friendly owner and staff, excellent Thai food and a nice ambience to the place, do try it ,you won't be disappointed. Remember to book at weekends, it is very popular!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Small Thai restaurant that also does take away. Very fast, friendly service and reasonable prices. Tasty food and good range of dishes.

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, 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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