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“Decent Ice Cream Parlour, a bit Overpriced”

Swensen's Ice Cream
Ranked #6 of 227 Dessert in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Decent Ice Cream Parlour, a bit Overpriced”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

We came across Swensen's for the first time at the Terminal 21 mall in Bangkok. We have since encountered several other outlets across Thailand during our travels.

Pros:
- An extensive menu providing multiple sundae variations to meet the needs of just about everyone, if not, they will make it for you.
- Service is not bad, they are relatively quick depending on how busy the particular place is.
- Many flavours of ice cream to choose from.

Cons:
- A bit overpriced for what you get.
- Many of the sundaes that come with syrups or jams are covered to such a degree that you lose the flavour of the actual ice cream and can be a bit overwhelmingly sweet
- The waffle pieces they place in the sundaes can be stale and lacks a decent batter flavour

  • Visited February 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
“Convenient”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

This chain are in various locations throughout Bangkok and few years ago I saw the remains of a failed one in Kuta, Bali. The ice cream is not a premium one as a previous contributor has also pointed out, but the combinations and toppings really make their offerings tasty. These are always a good place to while away an hour when waiting for my wife.

  • Visited August 2012
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HKG
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Yummy and Yummy !”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

We went to the Swensen's Ice Cream in On Nut, just below the Tesco. After a 2 hrs shopping in Tesco, we enjoyed a yummy ice cream break in Swensen's.
With good choices of ice cream favour and the price is very reasonable.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Kendy M
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Ballina, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Yum, yum, yum!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

The Swensens chain of ice cream parlours throughout Thailand are the best in the world! Delicious, fabulous choice and reasonably priced for what you get. Go a banana split for breakfast, fruit, protein and dairy, what more could you want.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Not premium ice cream and expensive...totally overrated !”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Normal ice cream NOT premium like they state and they have the worst whipping cream quality and likewise tasteless. Overpriced and specially their ice cakes...what a joke! New Zealand ice cream, Haagen Daz, Budds and any galatto shop are all by far much better and most are cheaper.

  • Visited November 2012
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