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Sawadee Thai Restaurant

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54 Stramongate, Kendal, England
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
First thai restaurant visit.

This was my first experience of thai food and I must say it was amazing, we visited on a Wednesday evening and the restaurant was busy. everything tasted so fresh and I was able to identify individual ingredients and flavours, I had the duck curry and it was fantastic, I can't wait to return to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This was my first experience of thai food and I must say it was amazing, we visited on a Wednesday evening and the restaurant was busy. everything tasted so fresh and I was able to identify individual ingredients and flavours, I had the duck curry and it was fantastic, I can't wait to return to this beautiful restaurant.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Decided to try this restaurant for my birthday meal, while staying locally after reading reviews. using online menu we chose our meal prior to setting off, had a little difficulty finding restaurant using satnav and postcode on website but found it in the end. Despite planning to go we hadnt booked as we did not know what time we would... More 

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Llanrwst, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Amazing! Just had the best Thai meal for my birthday. Attentive staff and the food was beyond our expectations after reading the reviews. If you are in Kendal we highly recommend you try this, only small so book to avoid disappointment. We started with duck spring rolls off the specials board which were so full of duck and light, crispy... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Tried to get a takeaway for 10 people was told it would take 3 hours!!!! Obviously went elsewhere as they didn't need the business.

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Having not had Thai before and after it was recommended, we thought to give Sawadee a go. I was a bit unsure what to try, so we went for the set menu. It came with a nice variety of dishes, which were all super tasty and filling. There was a great atmosphere inside even though as the night went on... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Having eaten at many Thai restaurants (including several in Thailand) we tried Sawadee Thai in Kendal. The food was excellent and probably the most authentic we have sampled outside of Thailand. A mixed starter for two included chicken satay, filo prawn, vegetable spring rolls and fish cakes. accompanied with four dips. The peanut dip is to die for. Mains were... More 

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We found this accidentally and we're so pleased we ate here twice in our 4 day holiday. Very helpful and friendly staff. We eat a lot of Thai food and this was exceptional - just like dinner at my friends house and she is Thai. I highly recommend a visit here, excellent value for money, customer service and for a... More 

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Really nice Thai setting, furniture, etc. Clean facilities, smiling and kind staff. This doesn't matter much because the quality of the food is beyond bad. We tried two different of the 5 soups. The coconut was awful. I acknowledge the fact that the place is in Kendal and not Thailand but as a Thai food lover I do recognise good... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Lovely environment, atmosphere and servers. Delicious and good value food. Book to avoid disappointment..

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Durham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We just waked in asked for a table and luckily we were able to be served Food amazing staff very pleasant Told on return to hotel that you normally have to book 4 weeks in advance can see why with the quality of food Will definitely go back but will book a table

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54 Stramongate, Kendal, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Kendal

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

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