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Sawasdee Thai Restaurant

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4008 Saint Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1339
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This authentic Thai restaurant serves all the tradition dishes at budget prices. Service is friendly and prompt. Food was fairly bland so ask for heat if you like spicy. Decor is a bit scary with stained carpet and tired furnishings. Don't expect trendy, but good value.

Thank Dwightcr
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Sawasdee is run by these two nice & friendly thai ladies. the food is feshly prepared & always tastes super good. the whole experience there just screams 'thailand' from the room, decor, set up and everything. we love it there. our favorite is the Larb or the Pad Thai. it's not inexpensive, but definitely worth it.

Thank heygauthey
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

I have been coming here for about 12 or so years. I often stop by for a quick bite at lunch and sometimes for dinner. I have always had a great experience. The food is fresh and tasty. I have been to some other Thai places around Chattanooga and this one has remained number one for me.

Thank KatieW2
St. Marys, Georgia
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

I'm shocked at 5 star reviews as this was certainly not our experience. My daughter and I were traveling, and after a long day of driving, we both had a hankering for Thai food. After checking the reviews, we called Sawasdee and placed an order to bring back to the hotel. When we entered the place, we almost changed our... More 

Thank G8T0RGAL
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

There's OK Thai in Chattanooga and really good Thai in Chattanooga. After eating at Sawasdee, now I know there is great, superlative, authentic Thai here. We went for an early Mother's Day dinner Saturday night, after hearing raves about it from every person I know who has eaten there. They were all 100% right. The food is super fresh and... More 

Thank HHandbasket2014
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221 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

New year's day at 6pm. Only one other couple in the restaurant. Seated right away. Wait staff was fast and informative about the menu. Ordered the fresh spring rolls. They arrived in less than 5 minutes with my water. They contained tofu, cabbage, carrot, basil, cucumber and noodles. They were fresh, crunchy veggies inside and wrapped nicely served chilled with... More 

Thank RN4matix
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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130 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2015

I went here last Saturday with my boyfriend; it is one of two Thai places in Chattanooga that I hadn't tried yet. First of all, the décor is extremely cozy, and there are traditional seating arrangements (kneeling on the floor) available by request for patrons. We chose to eat at a regular table, however, and first ordered drinks. I tried... More 

Thank Dora R
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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246 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2015

My grandson who is really a chef based on his experience have lunch once a week depending on schedules...we usually try different restaurants...sometimes we repeat if it is a favorite. Sawasdee is very authentic ...best to know Thai food..fortunately my grandson did. very reasonable for lunch & very good. With Thai food the portions are sufficient...easy to digest.Good value..check open... More 

Thank hcohn31
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

It was our first time and define rely last time. After a long waiting time, we saw food in small bowls. The curry looked nasty and tasted the same. I could see part of the kitchen from my table and it looked dirty. Food overpriced.

Thank Hong J
Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2014

I just love their Basil Rolls. I always order extras to take home. I haven't been disappointed with each dish I have ordered. I usually take the order home as the interior isn't that enjoyable. But I do love their food!

Thank whitewater4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4008 Saint Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1339
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: 423-822-9001

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