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“Amidst tourist traps, fine thai-bra cuisine” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sawasdee - CLOSED

Sawasdee
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
rio de janeiro
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466 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“Amidst tourist traps, fine thai-bra cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

This place succeeds in gathering Asian art and Brazilian natural ingredients. It is not a Thai restaurant. It is a mix. I must agree that it is expensive, as many things in Buzios by the way.But it deserves a visit, as well as the 2 branches in Rio by teh way.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank maperrin
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Completely bland”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

If you're looking for respite from Brazil's bland flavours, you won't find it here. The curries and stir-fry have no flavour whatsoever, and certainly no spice despite the waiter's caution that it would be "very hot". Put simply, it's not authentic Thai food and there are far better places to eat in Buzios.

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank TheTomCar
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Dublin, Ireland
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99 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Good Food,But Very Pricey”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

This restaurant is recommended in a number of major Rio de Janeiro guides dealing withBuzios, and while the food is good, it is very expensive-we had better value and just-as -nice and better meals in other restaurants on Orla Bardot and elsewhere in the town.Some of these reviews are a bit overrated in my opinion.

Staff are efficient, but did not detect any real warmth,and atmosphere was ok despite only few diners in the restaurant (it is out of season at present in Buzios). We had a bottle of Malbec, water,nicely presented starters and main courses (tasty fish) and coffee- came to equivalent of about €130 for two- which would be more than the cost of a top Thai restaurant in Dublin , and indeed many European cities.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank welford54
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Vancouver, Canada
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154 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Super expensive”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

All around the world Thai restaurants are known by very good food and honest / affordable prices.
Thai cuisine is my favorite and I have been to dozens of restaurants in the USA, Canada and Europe.
This one is the most expensive I have been and by no means it deserves what we paid.
The food is ok, our plates took a long time to come to the table.
If you like Thai food go elsewhere. You will pay less and will probably eat better.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Globetrotter001
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Cabo Frio, RJ
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97 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Not quite Thai”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

Not authentic in taste or style. Did not like the dishes at all. Missing flavor

Visited June 2012
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