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Sa-Wooei Thai Cuisine

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10621 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530-2619
510-528-0709
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Place is located in front of a motel. The building is arched so the restaurant is actually located on the second level. Place seems clean but could be better. Wasn't busy so we were seated immediately. They serve drinks with no ice... We ordered appetizers the satay chicken, papaya salad, the beef noodle soup and seafood soup. Both noodle soup... More 

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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Sa-Wooei has been a bedrock location for dining in El Cerrito for my family for at least fifteen years, maybe twenty. The Thai cooking is always well-prepared, the spicing about right (only once did I pick a spicy garlic-chicken dish that was incandescent and right at the edge of inedible). The cooks work in the back, and the wait-staff is... More 

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Thank Paul S
Vallejo, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My wife and I have been here many times. We go mainly to get the fish cakes,and the tom kah soup.( spicy) The staff is all family,and very nice. They always chat with us when them have time. In fact I'm getting ready to call in an order for pick up. Try is place. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank tom70ret
sf bay area
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I've been eating here for the last decade or so and the taste varies wildly. A long while back, it was great. Unfortunately during my last time their for lunch and then again take out, the quality in preparation has gone down. I suppose they have a hard time keeping a good chef and unfortunately I've given up on them... More 

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Thank CaliFornia94110
Berkeley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Weird location over a motel on San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito, but don't be fooled, the food is excellent. Great menu, wonderful sauces, and helpful staff. Not such aesthetic surroundings, but worth it for the culinary experience.

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Thank DianeM243201
Elk Grove, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I liked being up high and looking down at the street. I didn't like the amount of privacy, None, the tables are all in a row and you can hear everyone's conversation and watch them eat. But a pretty nice place very nice service, I would go back.

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Thank Clint H
berkeley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Good, descent Thai food high above San Pablo blvd..

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Thank BerkeleyRoxyb
Bay Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2010

I'm on a food quest to try every hidden, nondescript Asian, Latino, whatever restaurant, joint, etc. from Richmond to Oakland, using San Pablo Ave. as the main corridor (detours as necessary). Sa-Wooei was a place I've been meaning to try for some time as the location is so unique and it stands out (and above - literally) the rest. Having... More 

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Thank FoodisBest
Richmond, CA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2009

Since I'm watching my budget more these days, I don't go as often as I used to, but the food has always been very good and the wait staff extremely nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2009

good value, good food

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Thai
Restaurant features
Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10621 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530-2619
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cerrito
  • Phone Number: 510-528-0709

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