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“Needs upgrade of meat and fish parts of dishes”

Swaddee Thai Restaurant
Ranked #50 of 99 Restaurants in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
San Diego, California
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Needs upgrade of meat and fish parts of dishes”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

While decor and staff are both very good, the dishes had, to me, poor quality items. The scallops in my dish had perhaps been thawed and refrozen more than once as a spongy, tasteless quality. The pork on another dish was rather rubbery and tired.

Visited October 2012
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Mount Forest, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Pleasant,clean and courteous”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

After delicious spring rolls, we had a double entree of a whole steamed fish and sliced beef. The fish was in the category of out of this world and the beef,with just the appropriate heat., followed closely.Unfortunately, an ill behaved grandfather raucously entertaining his grandson, diminished the overall eating experience. Great value..we would certainly return.

  • Visited October 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Not "Lotus of Siam"”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

We like to eat Thai food and the previous week we had eaten at Lotus of Siam in Las Vegas, a restaurant which Gourmet magazine has in the past named "the single best Thai restaurant in North America", so we had a recent benchmark for comparison.

The food at Swaddee was fresh and tasty, but it lacked the depth of flavours and spices we had been hoping for and ended up just being a bit bland. We had been asked how hot/spicy we wanted the food on a scale of 1 - 10, which is always a difficult and subjective question, but if our experience is typical asking for a "7" will not give any trace of hotness, so anyone wanting anything near a real Thai experience as served in the Far East should go a lot higher.

As for the overall experience, the staff were friendly and efficient, we were seated immediately and served quickly and the ambience was relaxed, soit was a pleasant meal, just not quite as "Thai" as we had hoped for.

  • Visited October 2012
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Atlanta, GA
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183 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Excellent Thai Food Away from Home”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

We eat Thai in Atlanta all the time and know the 3 best Thai restaurants. On the road we worry that we will be very disappointed if we choose Thai. No so at Swaddee Thai in Coronado.

I had the Pla Sam Ros (fried whole fish with chili sauce) and it was excellent. My companion had the steamed whole fish with vegetables and it too was excellent.

We will definitely go back.

  • Visited September 2012
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Pittsburgh
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Consistently very good”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Whenever we are in the San Diego area we make it a point to go to Swadee in Coronado, one of the top places to eat in what is otherwise a slim pickings city for foodies. Fresh, flavorful, always delicious. Prices are very reasonable.

  • Visited August 2012
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