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Sawasdee Thai Restaurant

#210 of 2,852 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
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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Melbourne, Australia
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451 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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192 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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
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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 

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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 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.