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Sawatdee Thai Restaurant

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2250 Clarendon Blvd, Ste H, Arlington, VA 22201-3349
703-243-8181
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Red Curry - the average kind

Went there for a quick dinner with a friend. The place was at a Monday empty pretty empty , so the food came out really quick - and nothing to complain there. I had the red curry with Shrimp and need to say it was really rather on the average side. Taste was nothing special and I also would not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Reiner B
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Virginia Beach
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Virginia Beach
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there for a quick dinner with a friend. The place was at a Monday empty pretty empty , so the food came out really quick - and nothing to complain there. I had the red curry with Shrimp and need to say it was really rather on the average side. Taste was nothing special and I also would not... More 

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Thank Reiner B
Maryland
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am always looking for food with flavor. I stopped in for Dinner and decided to try 3 appetizers instead of an entrée… dumplings, duck and summer rolls with a Cosmo fit the bill! It was so good that I went back for lunch 2 days later and had the Duck in red curry with a Thai iced tea. I... More 

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Thank CinderinaMaryland
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

It's been a few years since I've had Thai, and let me assure you that this place is amazing. From my experience oriental ethnic restaurants are always a bit brisk in service. Not to say they are bad or poor quality, but I'd use the word "efficient". If you can get something done in 10 second with three words, why... More 

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Thank eat5aday
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

This really is among the best Thai food in the DC area. Unlike a lot of places, the kitchen is even and reliable. The menu has the Thai standards but also some more adventurous dishes, all of which are carried off well. My husband is Thai so they know not to hold back on the pepper, but I think they... More 

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Thank Dan D
buckeyelulu
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The thai food is very good. You get plenty of food - great value. Service is very good. Outdoor seating is nice. Take out offered. It is a few steps from the subway.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Have been there twice with my husband. The first time we were there, I ordered Pad-Si-Ew with shrimps. It was not bad but a little too sweet for my liking. The next time we went there, I had Lad Na noodle, it was so sweet that I could not finish it. I love Thai food, have visited Thailand, but I... More 

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Thank Mandy T
San Diego
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I have been eating Thai food for years. This is the real deal. Good portions. Nice outdoor seating. We went early on a week-night, so seating was easy. They charge extra for brown rice. And I asked for vegetables in my dish and they charged more for that. I wish they would have mentioned that when we placed the order.

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Thank DynamicDeebytheSea
Alexandria, Virginia
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173 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit and sat outside on courthouse plaza eating here. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. The waitress was happy to help and very quick to get us our food and drinks. We returned again and ate inside and were, again, VERY happy with the quick delicious food. Absolutely will visit again and again.

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Thank LovinLifesJourneys
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We went here because it was recommended by our Thai meet up. We were not able to go with them on Saturday, so we went by ourselves the Friday before. It's hard to rate a restaurant on one visit and only two or three dishes, but while the staff was wonderful, helpful and polite, the food was disappointing. Probably our... More 

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Thank Mike P
Central PA
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This restaurant is a favorite of mine. I have eaten here for both lunch and dinner. I really have enjoyed everything I have had, but their papaya salad and Kana crispy pork are my absolute favorites. Desserts are delicious and worth saving room for them. My only complaint is that they get very busy and sometimes the service is slow.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2250 Clarendon Blvd, Ste H, Arlington, VA 22201-3349
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-243-8181

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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