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2135 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205
8032528992
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Romance

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  • 18
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  • 3
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful Thai

It is a little pricier than the Thai food you'll find across the river, but it's one of a very small cadre of gourmet restaurants in Columbia. The plating is always exquisite. The wine pairings are going to be expert. The staff is attentive and interesting. All in all, one of the best experiences... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Rachelallen76
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is a little pricier than the Thai food you'll find across the river, but it's one of a very small cadre of gourmet restaurants in Columbia. The plating is always exquisite. The wine pairings are going to be expert. The staff is attentive and interesting. All in all, one of the best experiences you can have in this city.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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108 reviews 108 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very small resturant and very personalized service.Attention to detail in every way.If you are wanting a quiet and personalized thai meal,this is the place.If you want to pop in for some quick food,this is not the place.Everything is made to order and not fast but while you wait you drink fine wine and have a nice conversation.If you are not... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

consistantly good but a small place so getting a seat can be difficult....nice service they are very accomadating and I usually get my pad thai split...half tofu and half chicken

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Columbia, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

If you are hungry do to come to this place. It's Amazing how long it is taking for us to get our food. No matter how the good is waiting this long is not worth the money and the time. Appetizer came after 45! min of waiting and rest of the food after 1 and a half hour!!!! Do not... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

That is basically the feeling i got when I ate here. The food is decent but the people who work there are snobs. I will never go back.

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Columbus, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Don't waste you time or money -- This is a place that you don't want to go if your hungry and this is a sour of the moment choice - the seating area only has 8 -- YES EIGHT -- tables ! This restaurant is a converted old house it has a very claustrophobic feel because it is so cramped... More 

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Chattanooga
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This small slightly out of the way place is a favorite for their regulars because it has excellent Thai food and outstanding service. It is pricey but good.

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south carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Baan Sawan offers delicious Thai food in a small, charming spot that is very easy to miss as you sail down Devine Street. The staff are knowledgeable and pleasant. You are given the choice of proteins in all entrees - beef, chicken or tofu. This restaurant seems to have a loyal clientele - and I can see why.

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I continue my search for the perfect dining experience. I did not find it at Baan-Sawan, but came very close to it! In town on business, I did a GPS search for a nearby Thai restaurant. Baan-Sawan was about 1 1/2 miles from the hotel, but I needed the exercise. It was well-worth the walk. I happened to be there... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Very nicely decorated small restaurant with a great menu and great Thai food. I thought it to be expensive especially for Thai, never thought I would pay more for Thai in Columbia than I did in Phoenix Regardless the food is good and the best Thai I have had so far in this town, worth a try

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2135 Devine Street, Columbia, SC 29205
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 8032528992

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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