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Sawadee Thai Cuisine

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42A Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
376-0320
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Good food, good service and good presentation. For the food it not really sweet moreover menulist is comfortable for looking a menu.

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Thank Phakphum S
Auckland, New Zealand
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017

Went to Sawadee on a Thursday with a group of 12 from work. We were put in a function room which meant we could chat freely and make some noise without interrupting other diners. The food was superb and some of the best Thai cuisine I've had. The servings were huge and a number of people couldn't get through them.... More 

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Thank markrichards1964
Sydney, Australia
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97 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017

This Thai restaurant is as good as they get...Beautiful decor, great food, excellent attentive and polite staff. Excellent menu range with a wide choice for vegetarians

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Thank Bevan H
Auckland, New Zealand
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247 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2016

GR8 Thai food that MUST surely be right up there among the best in Auckland. Every element stated in the menu was severed and presented in an appetising and mouth watering manner. A bit pricey for the a-la-carte but the charge of $35.00 for a 3 course meal for groups over 6 pax---is certainly a STEAL. Overall 7/10

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1 Thank arby235
Auckland, New Zealand
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264 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Sawadee is located at the beginning of Ponsonby not far from Newton Rd. I believe there might be a few off street customer car parks at the rear of the restaurant but I just parked in the street. Dined with a large group and there was no problem paying separately at the end of the night, BYO wine is $8... More 

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Thank 67TravelBug67
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578 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Came for a birthday dinner and we had about 16 people. They gave us sufficient time for everyone to arrive before coming by to take orders. The fact they asked for names during ordering made paying a whole lot easier. The food arrived fairly close together so there wasn't anyone awkwardly waiting. The food was nice. Tasty and had the... More 

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Thank Acineto
Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2016

Ordered takeaways and didn't check the food until home and it was wrong : ( There was an unordered item - chicken satay - and it was the weirdest satay I have ever eaten, so much so that I couldn't eat it - YUKKK The Massaman curry had tomatoes in it (!!) and pineapple (!!) and not enough peanuts/peanut flavour.... More 

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Thank fairlie100
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26 reviews
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Reviewed October 1, 2016

Good food, nice service. A lot more expensive than the food hall up the road, but a lovely room with tables that have room between them thus creating privacy.

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Thank Catherine L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2016

they have a section where there is a trench so the table is at chest height and your feet are on the ground i.e you don't have to sit cross legged and it is very comfortable. The food is great

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Thank bruce a
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Went here for a friends birthday BYO a few weeks ago. I had the panang curry with vegetarian dumplings and it was absolutely delicious. I think everyone was pretty happy with their food. This place is a bit more expensive than your usual cheap and cheerful byo but it was really yummy.

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Thank Ally B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42A Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 376-0320

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?