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Sawasdee Thai Restaurant

#246 of 2,896 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South Main
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4250 Main St | at 27th, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3P9, Canada
+1 604-876-4030
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Closed now
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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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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was quick, delicious and great value. They are accommodating to modify dishes according to taste, and the service is very friendly.

Thank seoulcanadian
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Used to go there weekly while living in Vancouver, never disappointing!Loved the green curry which is definitely the best in Vancouver!

Thank Chuna7
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Ate here and ordered the tom yum soup, crying tiger with pineapple rice and noodles. Lo and behold there was a fly in the soup. No one apologized nor offered any explanation. It was like it did not happen. When I brought it to the attention of our server, she did not say anything to us. We changed our order... More 

Thank Robereugene
Toronto, Canada
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We stopped by for dinner on a Friday night. There were 2 people waiting in front of us. There were at least 4 empty tables ready to go - but we were told there would be a 45 minute wait. Upon checking the tables there were no reservation signs on the tables. Something felt "wrong". We didn't stay.

Thank osteopathy2015
Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Sawasdee has been a favourite in Vancouver for years. They have amazing service...great hospitality. Everything they serve is so good. There is usually a line up, so reservations are recommend. But, if you do wait in line it is so worth the wait and once your seated the food arrives quickly.

Thank Gail P
Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

We came to this restaurant for my husband's birthday because pad Thai is his favourite. He wasn't disappointed - absolutely delicious. Order the tamarind version. The restaurant itself is pleasant enough, not high end but not a hole in the wall like many. Pleasant and reasonably attentive service though they were crowded. Servings are large which makes prices quite reasonable... More 

Thank donnalee1195
Melbourne, Australia
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516 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Had really nice late dinner here Good food large portions the only thing we did not like was the spring rolls they were huge but pretty tasteless really only rice noodles needed some chilli and some crunchy vegetables in them Main courses were great and so big we took enough home for another meal Ginger chicken and oyster beef both... More 

Thank DeniseLock
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Sawasdee Thai restaurant is my favorite Thai restaurant in Vancouver. My husband and friends have been eating here for many years and this is always the "gold standard" we compare other Thai restaurants to. It is rare to find a Thai restaurant that serves food tastier than this restaurant. The food is always fresh and cooked to the spice level... More 

Thank Nancy K
Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We have been eating at this restaurant for many years and we have never had a bad meal and never had poor service; in fact, our experience is always just the opposite: outstanding food and friendly and efficient service, no matter how busy the place is, and they are indeed busy. Highly recommended.

Thank Ross L
Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, amazing food and a cozy atmosphere. I typically do takeout, but on occasion have dined in. The red curry & pad see ew are our favorites and have to say that it was some of the most flavorful and generously sized portions we have found. Definitely a must try if you are in the area.

Thank Darren Q

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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: +1 604-876-4030

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South Main
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