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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 20
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  • 3
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 3
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Thai Food in Columbia

I had a wonderful dinner with friends this past weekend at Baan Sawan. The food is always fantastic. Fresh Ingredients and beautiful presentation. They have a great wine and beer selection. So much attention to every detail. I've had Thai food in many restaurants all over the world and this is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
gtwj12
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Columbia, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Columbia, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This was our last visit to Baan Sawan. We use to love this place. The food use to be excellent and was probably the best Thai food in Columbia. Not anymore. Now the place is nearly empty on a Saturday night and the food is NOT good and it is NOT cheap. I had spicy noodles that were so greasy... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I had a wonderful dinner with friends this past weekend at Baan Sawan. The food is always fantastic. Fresh Ingredients and beautiful presentation. They have a great wine and beer selection. So much attention to every detail. I've had Thai food in many restaurants all over the world and this is by far one of the best ever !

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Columbia, South Carolina
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104 reviews 104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

One feels a bit foolish labeling this a find since it has been at this location for 16 years and discerning diners have enjoyed their carefully prepared and artfully presented Thai cuisine, but if you have never experienced the intimate dining experience that is Baan Sawan , may I suggest that you do! Service is an equal match with the... More 

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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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69 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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68 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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: Romantic
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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