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“Thai as it should be” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sawadee Thai Restaurant

Sawadee Thai Restaurant
54 Stramongate, Kendal, England
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Ranked #11 of 110 Restaurants in Kendal
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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130 restaurant reviews
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510 helpful votes 510 helpful votes
“Thai as it should be”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Their green papaya salad is spicy and crunchy and so exceptionally refreshing. Moreover, their soups are delectable, flavored with lemon grass, galangal, lime leaves and Thai basil and filled with the meat or seafood of your choice plus fresh mushrooms and they arrive steaming hot. The Thai beer serves to cool your mouth if your choice of mild, medium or hot is a little spicier than expected. If new to Thai try their appetizer of chicken on skewers and experiment with the dipping sauce.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Kendal, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Excellence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Small and well appointed restaurant. Delightful waitresses. The food is excellent. Not cheap but well worth every penny.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Booked on impulse, had great food here, atmosphere really friendly, waitresses attentive without being overbearing. 2 starters, 2 mains and a sweet plus 3 beers and 2 glasses of wine £54 Excellent, we will be back. Thank you

Visited September 2013
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Southampton
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
“Superb Thai flavours & wonderful service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stumbled on this place while strolling into town and immediately noticed its popularity, as a sociable ambience oozed out of the open front door. We were lucky to be able to take the last table available (on a Tuesday evening) and were greeted by the very friendly hostess. You could feel immediately that everyone was having a great evening in this cosy restaurant. Things looked up!

The food and service lived up to our best expectations, as we enjoyed a variety of dishes between us. Ingredients were clearly very fresh and everything was cooked beautifully. Each of the dishes gave us wonderful flavours, with portion size just perfect. The hostess was happy to advise on one or two dishes that we were less familiar with and she was a delightful character. I say hostess because that's how she came across - as a true companion for the enjoyment of the meal experience.

What a wonderful place!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sedbergh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Top quality food and service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Booked a table tonight for our anniversary. Lovely new refurbishment, gives the dining room much more space. Good choice on the menu but not too many as to confuse. We ordered a mixed starter which arrived in good time, this consisted of spring rolls, pork toast, chicken satay and king prawn with four very nice dips. These were all very nice.
For main course we shared a Geng Massuman mild fruity chicken curry which was amazing and a Pad Nammum Hoy, which was a beef and mushroom stir fry with garlic and oyster sauce, again very well cooked, we had Thai sticky rice to accompany. Both mains were great and the portion size was just right.
For dessert we tried banana pancakes and chocolate brownie both with local ice cream, fantastic!
On the whole a great place to eat the host was very attentive and amusing, the food and ambiance was great and the final bill of sixty pounds was easily worth every penny.

Visited August 2013
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