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12200 San Pablo Ave, Richmond, CA 94805-2453
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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San Francisco, CA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have tried this restaurant many times, always going back hoping the experience will be better than last. I stop going for a few months and then try it again, but I think I am done. They take too long serving the food and on my last visit I found a FLY in my salad. When I pointed it out... More 

Thank wowyay
El Cerrito, California, United States
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Hadn't been there in a while. A little disappointed this time. Food seemed bland (mussels were tasteless without hot sauce). Previously, wait staff wore Thai outfits; now they're just in basic clothes. Food used to come in attractive metal containers; now just regular dishes. Don't know if ownership changed, but not hurrying back. Better Thai restaurants all around the area.

Thank Marcia G
Bellevue, Washington
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290 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A local restaurant serving reasonable and tasty Thai food. A fine place for a good dinner or take out.

Thank Mayatravels
Oakland, California
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

I've been here three or four times because It so close, but I've never been impressed. The food is ok, the service is ok, sometimes slow. Nothing really stands out. Ordered a prawn and scallop dish this visit, there were only two small scallops in the whole dish, and it was very miked, nearly bland, though it listed chiles. The... More 

Thank cml94618
Richmond, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The meal size has shrunk which is fine but also the flavor has change and not for better. The prices have gone up and with the taste changing I don't think it's a good deal any more! Waiters are still nice though.

Thank 2013MBT
New York
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Solid food, but don't be fooled by their claims on the website that they deliver. They almost always seem to "have no driver," even as early as 8:30PM, claiming to "be closed." If you want to eat there, great. If you're hoping for delivery, don't waste your time and try somewhere else. Would give a higher rating for the food;... More 

Thank Mark B
Miami, Florida
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

When we came, there was only one worker to take orders and deliver food. Service was slow, but it was worth it. The taste was authentic and prices are about the same as any other decent Thai place in the bay area. Ambiance was wonderful. Walls are stylishly decorated. There are cushions to sit down on the floor and eat... More 

Thank theTravelingEngineer
Rockville, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

New to the area, my wife and I were craving Thai the other night. So we jumped on Yelp and followed the ratings to SaWaDee. From the outside it had nice signage, but otherwise didn't stand out from the other storefronts along that block of San Pablo Avenue. Walking in, though, was a completely different story. This place has a... More 

Thank TheFoliage
San Francisco, California, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Reasonably priced thai place with nice decor, authentic staff and food. Would go again if in area. Only been Once so need to try again. Very mic staff.

Thank YonatanLerner
San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good for eat-in or carry-out. Nice selection of dishes and good service. Requested level of spiciness not always consistent with request.

Thank Lenus1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12200 San Pablo Ave, Richmond, CA 94805-2453
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 510.232.5542

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