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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

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My favorite Thai food...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
KingzKidinPA
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Central PA
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Central PA
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Arlington, Virginia
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Sawatdee means "greetings" in Thai, and this restaurant is a friendly place, although it seems to be under-visited at times, which is a good thing if you are coming out of the AMC movies (or going to them). I've lived in Indochina, and the Thai food here is set for American tastes, but is a cut above the usual Asian... More 

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new york, new york
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We had not planned to come here but we were pleasantly surprised when we did. The service was excellent and the food was great and reasonably priced.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My friends love it, so I thought why not. I will return once a week, I'm craving it all the time. The taste is wonderful and it's got a good kick, i enjoy spicy food. The servers are sweet, and the food takes a while but totally worth the wait.

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Arlington, Virginia
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112 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We've dined at Sawatdee twice, once with friends and now as a couple only. Our first experience was uninspiring, but we think mostly as a result of the dishes ordered - lemon chicken, for example. Our recent visit was much better. The green curry chicken, drunken noodles with shrimp and chicken panang were very well prepared and had nice heat... More 

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Virginia outside of DC
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

After reading other reviews, I was disappointed in the quality of the food. Convenient to metro and good service.

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Extensive menu and will do things to order. Our large group was served quickly and all at the same time for the most part. Nothing fancy, but good food and good price.

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DC
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Sawatdee is a quaint Thai restaurant in Arlington, Virginia. Nice, bright dining room and bar area, all very clean and tastefully decorated to offer the guests a welcoming ambiance. The menu offers a wide choice of appetizers and main courses. The staff is friendly and attentative. I'd define the food quality as "tasty" and though I have had better Thai... More 

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Dresher, Pennsylvania
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Very attractive restaurant with extensive menu, but very few healthy options for vegetarians and pescetarians. Most of the appetizers were fried. Nonetheless, my guest and I both found items that we wanted and liked. Most annoying was a $2.00 per person upcharge for substituting white rice for brown rice, even though we both ordered entrees. This seems excessive.

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Brunswick, Maine
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23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

Whenever I order Thai food I always get the fresh vegetarian spring rolls and fresh tofu in my curry. This restaurant had neither, so my spring rolls were fried, as well as the tofu. Of course fried food is delicious, just know that you can't get a healthier option here. The price was high but that's the norm for the... 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: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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