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“Very Good Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sawasdee Bistro

Sawasdee Bistro
Ranked #226 of 13,575 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Leblon
Belgrade, Serbia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Very Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

In the parts of Rio visited by most of the tourists, and where the upper classes live, most, if not all of the restaurants are either expensive or super expensive, and you don't always get the quality for your money, which definitely is not a good feeling.

Sawasdee is one of the places where you easily spend US$ 50 for a lunch without dessert and wine, but at least the food is fantastic. I have been there twice and both times the food and service were excellent. Which, on the other hand, doesn't justify the 15% they charge for the service, when in all other restaurants and bars it is 10%.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Miami Beach, Florida
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very good, not Bangkok good, but very good for Brasil”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

I enjoyed the appetizers (try the ceviche), the shrimp with coconut milk, and dessert. Wine selection by the glass sucks, only 1 white or red. Ambiance was relaxed and service was good. More wine selection would earn them my 5 stars

Visited March 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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189 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Been before a few years ago and was impressed but this time I was blown away, the best Thai food in Rio, service excellent and efficient, honey spare ribs soft meaty and tasty the best I have ever had, lamb curry soft and tasty, fried rice was really good, the food was very tasty an authentic Thai which not everyone gets right in Rio, there is a place up the road that was Appalling.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Very good Thai option in Rio. Good for couples, friends and casual business dining options”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

The food is very good, with various dishes on the acceptable Thai style. I've been therre a couple of times and the shrimp dishes are quite good. The Royal Phad Thai is ok, lacking perhaps more spice and more crashed nuts to be very good. The starters are also very tasty, with the degustation platter a very good option for those with limited Thai experience. Prices are very acceptable. The service is fast and nice. Outdoor seating is an option for warmer days if you don't like the powerful air conditioned setting of the internal room, but gets the odd smokers smoke when they come out to the street... Very good option - I recommend it.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice Asian Fusion with creative touches.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

Found this restaurant to offer a variety of traditional Thai dishes, but the menu offers unique variations which I truly enjoyed. Service was excellent, and appreciated having the menu in English. Prices are higher than Thai restaurants in the States. But it was worthwhile not only for the menu options but also for the quality and quantity of the dinner.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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