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Sawasdee Thai Restaurant

#228 of 2,839 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
South Main
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4250 Main St | at 27th, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3P9, Canada
(604) 876-4030
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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186 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were with a sizable group and the food came fast and was delicious. Go if you like Thai and want to try the usual and the not so usual.

Thank J G
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Visited this place last week because of all the positive reviews. Unfortunately this is not authentic Thai food. Pros: quick service. Our server was friendly. Nice ambience in the back. Price was decent. The Thai iced tea was good. Cons: the front of the restaurant smells strongly of bathroom cleaner. We ordered the pad Thai with tamarind paste, and although... More 

Thank Linda L
Vancouver, Canada
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Food - one of the best Thai food I have ever had in Vancouver, way better than Pink Elephant Thai, Thai house and all the other ones I have tried. Quality is very good, good portion size, fresh tasting and very flavorful. Definitely order several dishes to share with your friends so that you can try out different ones. Price... More 

Thank koolchic101
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We love this restaurant. We've been going for years and years, even before the two crazy Thai owners who wore crazy 'thai's around their necks. The food is awesome. One dish I can never resist ordering is Pad Spinach with endless garlic and chilies and great sauce. If you don't love spinach, you will. The papaya salad is divine, the... More 

Thank marilynwill
Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We started with appies and them moved to the mains. Satay chicken with peanut sauce and Tom Yom Prawn soup were very good. The next course was duck in Red Curry and traditional Pad Pai. Both were very good and to top it off coconut jasmine rice. What a feast! Very Good service and very polite servers. Total cost was... More 

Thank Robert K
Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We like spicy Thai food, but when we ordered the really spicy versions for our dishes, we got extra sweet dishes instead. Not sure if the waitress misheard us due to the noisy background (the restaurant was fully booked). Other than the spice level, the food was good. We told another waiter about how we wanted the spicier versions and... More 

Thank Ada C
Vancouver, Canada
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Found this place not long after travelling to Thailand, and it reminded me of the food I had there more than any other Thai place I've tried in Vancouver. The green curry is amazing. Quiet and consistent, with really good staff and service. Certainly worth a visit.

Thank Tsetska
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

I have been here too many times to count, its alsway been my favorite thai restaurant in the vancouver area, get the red curry served in the pineapple, the chicken satay is great, you will be pleased!

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Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

I ordered food for take-out for 8 adults. The preparation was prompt. The Papaya Salad was excellent; the Crying Tiger Beef was cooked perfectly, and the hot sauce was in available as a side to add to each portion; Pad-Tai with prawns was good; the roasted Duck Curry was tasty and a very generous portion; we enjoyed the Red Curry... More 

Thank Kidssleep
Vancouver, Canada
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306 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We were there for dinner last night...three of us ordered three different dishes to share...classic pad Thai, a green curry and a sweet and sour dish. The restaurant was very busy (thank goodness we had reservations!) and we were served our food incredibly fast. We ordered as well a coconut rice (never had that before) and a steamed rice. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4250 Main St | at 27th, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3P9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > South Main
  • Neighborhood: South Main
  • Phone Number: (604) 876-4030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South Main

Neighborhood Profile
South Main
South Main, or SoMa, is a neighbourhood in upswing. Inhabited by young humanitarian professionals in converted lofts and studio apartments, what was once an industrial centre is now a wellspring of vintage and eco fashion shops, contemporary sawdust-floor galleries, craft beer joints, and basement acting studios. All set to an Art Deco background with a strong blue collar sensibility underpinning each new pop-up and foodie trend, SoMa is on the rise.