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Sawadee Thai Restaurant

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87 St James Street, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1TP, England
+44 (0)1273 624233
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 218
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  • 120
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 16
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Meal

Lovely small restaurant serving excelent thai food. Mixed starters very nice, pad thai one of the best I have had and the stir fried duck was amazing. Service equally excellent

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely small restaurant serving excelent thai food. Mixed starters very nice, pad thai one of the best I have had and the stir fried duck was amazing. Service equally excellent

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1 Thank Sue A
Brighton,England
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on a cold Wednesday night in January and were treated to the usual good quality authentic Thai food we have come to expect from this Kemptown institution. It was a family occasion and as three of us grew up in Sydney going to great Thai restaurants we know what we like-we had a great evening and I... More 

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Thank Robsurmer
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wife and I fancied a Thai meal and as the restaurant was close to our hotel, we went on Friday evening. Our meal was pretty good, though my starter- deep fried prawns, was a little overcooked and didn't have much taste. Otherwise though, quite a nice meal and worth a visit. We spent just over 70 quid which included... More 

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Thank Oasters
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great welcome from the staff, followed by excellent meals. Good price, comfortable restaurant, good service...who could want more?

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1 Thank CharlesTPollard
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Sawadee because a friend recommended it... I would definitely recommend it too! The food is delicious and fresh... By far the best Thai food I've had. It isn't too expensive and the restaurant itself is very cosy. The staff are nice and service is pretty quick. Seriously worth a visit!

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1 Thank ToniMin_20
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Excellent super friendly restaurant. Went New Year's Eve and was very busy but the staff handle it well and really friendly. Food superb and the kitchen cope well. A good vegetarian selection. A hidden gem !

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1 Thank Mike R
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This restaurant was wonderful. The tables were rather cosy, but a good size since we were sharing some of the dishes. The food was a good price, and we even split starters. The tempura mix (prawns and vegetables) was delicious, it was certainly enough for two people. Everything was cooked beautifully, but it was still quite light - it didn't... More 

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Thank Rosie D
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Went here a while back on a recommendation from a friend. Went early in the night when it was quiet although by the time we left the place was packed. The food quality is excellent, portions are massive too. Price was abit steep, paid over £75 for 2 of us having a starter and a main, but maybe thats just... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We had a wonderful late Saturday lunch. I had the Pad Thai which was the best I have eaten in the UK. We also ordered the fragrant chicken stir fry which was also delicious. The owner was so friendly and spoke to us about the history of his restaurant and other shops in the street. We will defiantly be returning... More 

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1 Thank Dawn C
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I booked Sawadee for 24 work colleagues on Friday. Have to say a massive thank you for the incredible food and service. We had the lower level to ourselves and couldn't have asked for more from the staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 87 St James Street, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1TP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1273 624233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 41
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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