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“Good but expensive for a family with 3 kids” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sawatdee Thai Restaurant

Sawatdee Thai Restaurant
2250 Clarendon Blvd, Ste H, Arlington, VA 22201-3349
703-243-8181
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Ranked #101 of 693 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Good but expensive for a family with 3 kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

Good but expensive for a family with 3 kids. I enjoyed their pad Thai and pineapple rice. The service was excellent. Their fountain drinks were awful, something wrong with the mix.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bethesda, MD
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107 reviews 107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Fills the bill for Thai food, moderate price, tasty”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Although the construction going on seems like a barrier, it doesn't take away from the good food available from an attentive staff and strong kitchen. You'll find all of your favorites and little risk. Staff is helpful in making choices.

Visited August 2012
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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202 reviews 202 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
“OK-ish Thai Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

The Thai tea tasted a little funny, the Tom Yum was greasy, as was the Prik King. The service was good, as were the prices.

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Arlington, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Favorite Thai restaurant--I'm a loyal regular!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

Love, love, love Sawatdee. The hubs and I have been fans even before their recent renovation, but we love the fresh, modern update. We eat here or order takeout at least once every other week, and haven't been disappointed yet. Service is consistent and efficient, and the expansive menu is full of great choices. I am a big repeat-orderer, so I usually end up either getting Pad Thai or Chicken Rama (I don't really do spicy), or sometimes I'll just do a Chicken Satay and Kao-Klook appetizer. Kao-Klook (spicy coconut rice) might just be my very favorite menu item. Duck roll, crispy duck, lamb saffron rice, and Kana crispy pork are also great, and some of my husband's faves. The menu and website are packed full of mouth-watering pictures that make me want to try everything, but like I said, I'm a big repeat-orderer/creature of habit, and sometimes nothing sounds better to me than a relaxed, casual dinner of Kao-Klook and Pad Thai (either in their dining room or on my couch) from Sawatdee. Like, right now, for example...I think I know where we'll be tonight!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012 via mobile

On our recent trip to DC, we stayed at a hotel near this restaurant in Arlington. Sawatdee is located in a small shopping area right by the elevator at the Courthouse Metro stop. I believe they offer delivery, too.
Food was delicious and very reasonably priced. My sons had Pad Thai and Lemon Chicken, both good. I had Drunken Noodles which was perfectly spicy, along with Thai iced coffee. All was delicious and serving sizes were generous. Service was impeccable. Lots of locals were eating here and I can see why. Wish we'd found this restaurant earlier in our trip, we definitely would have eaten here more than once.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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