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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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St. Marys, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars 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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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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221 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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207 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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
Candler, Florida
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We loved the food! Delish with a good vegetarian selection. The ambiance however, had much to be desired. The service was good.

Thank Darielle A
Hixson, Tennessee
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My wife and I ordered the shrimp wrapped in egg roll wrappers and fried. This was served with a sauce I guessed to be made of duck sauce, pepper, and maybe a rice wine vinegar? I am unsure. My wife loved it. The shrimp here are large and they have a good flavor. Next we ordered Tom Yum Goong and... More 

Thank Leonard M
Kingston, Tennessee
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201 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is our favorite Thai restaurant that we've ever tried. Wish we lived closer and could eat there every week. We stop in when we're in town and really looked forward to the next trip. Very good flavor and excellent choices on the menu. Great service. Loved it!

Thank tracylynh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?