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Sawatdee Thai Restaurant

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2250 Clarendon Blvd, Ste H, Arlington, VA 22201-3349
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here several times and the food is always good. On my last visit, we had an early dinner. In addition to the food never disappointing, the drinks were fantastic!

Thank Craig Robert S
Plant City, Florida
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142 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is located on the plaza that is adjacent to the hotel. The quality of the meal was outstanding and the portions sered were more than enough that some was taken back to the hotel for late nighr snacks

Thank Romnan
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very reasonably priced for Arlington. Good food and service. This was our first time visiting but will definitely be back.

Thank Kimberly G
Gulf Coast Florida
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150 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This used to be one of the best Thai restaurants in all of North America -- sadly not any more. The grilled chicken used to be fantastic.... now only so so. I attempted to order two appetizers and spring rolls & summer rolls were unavailable. How can that be? The service used to be top notch too. Not any more.... More 

Thank Pillsbury1111
Arlington, Virginia
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137 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Service was very slow, especially when first seated. After that, they seemed rushed. Food was very good, Priced a bit higher than should be. Good food overall.

Thank michael c
Roslyn Heights, New York, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

After a very long drive, we were looking for a place to eat dinner near our hotel in Arlington. The host at the door was very welcoming, and the service was prompt and smooth. The food was absolutely delicious! We ordered chicken pad Thai and a cashew chicken dish. Portions were large and the price is definitely right!

Thank Karen C
Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Had dinner there this week. I thought the Tom Kha soup was amazing, probably one of the top 3 I've had! The chicken curry was OK, nothing wrong with it, just nothing special. Maybe I expected more after that awesome soup.

Thank Apex-997
Laredo, Texas
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140 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ordered takeout from here our first night in Arlington. Delivery was fast - about 30 minutes. The food was good, not great, but it was very good. I ordered my go to Thai dish - red curry with tofu. My husband got stir fried eggplant with chicken in black bean sauce. He liked his food but... More 

Thank Shacheb75
Asheville, NC
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215 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

These days, it might be harder to find the "real thing" when it comes to Thai, especially with all the Asian fusion restaurants around. Sawatdee is very authentic...just good, fresh Thai and nothing else. There is a huge selection of dishes with all the favorites. One nice feature is you can choose your protein for just about every dish, and... More 

Thank AVLwriter
Riverside, California
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1,514 reviews
828 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

It's very good food and service. Location is convenient for quick metro access and therefore a good business meeting location of you like Thai. It is average price and relatively quiet.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2250 Clarendon Blvd, Ste H, Arlington, VA 22201-3349
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-243-8181

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