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“Very good, but not great.”
Review of Sawatdee - CLOSED

Sawatdee
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Pennyslvannia
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Very good, but not great.”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

After reading the great reviews online, we decided to give this place a try. It's located in downtown Plattsburgh, so street parking can be limited at times. The decor of the restaurant could use a little TLC ... old, dingy carpets, tired artwork and houseplants and cheap wooden tables decorated the restaurant. However, everything was tidy and clean. The staff was friendly, but confused. Our service was definitely slow and our waitress didn't seem to understand serving basics. We initially put in our appetizer and soup order, and ten minutes later, she came back and asked, "Would you like me to put your appetizer order in for you, while you decide?" But, the food was tasty and fresh and the portions were huge. The Tom Kha soup was outstanding. Not the best Thai food I've ever had, but for Plattsburgh, it was good. If they updated their decor, hired better waitresses, and served some more inventive dishes, including some seafood, it'd be great.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

I go to Plattsburgh all the time and never knew about this place until a friend told me. Now my boyfriend and I go there all the time. I love the food. Haven't had a bad experience yet. Apps and main courses that we've tried have been delicious!! Any time that we've gone it hasn't been crowded, we are in and out fairly quickly. A must try!

  • Visited August 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

What a find! On our way back from Montreal, we decided to stop for lunch in Plattsburgh, NY. We were pleasantly surprised to stumble upon Sawatdee and decided to give it a try. We were astounded at how excellent it was! And we are extremely particular about Thai food, having traveled to Thailand as well as having eaten at many fantastic Thai restaurants domestically. The flavors were authentic, subtle and sublime - not your typical over-sugared Thai food catering to American palates. The seasoning was perfect. And the service was prompt and gracious - the food arrived in about 5 minutes. We were also surprised how crowded it was for a Monday lunch - clearly it is a well-appreciated restaurant among locals. We hope we have the good fortune of finding ourselves back soon!

  • Visited August 2013
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“What a Great Surprise!”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

Finally, we have found a wonderful Thai restaurant in upstate NY! We spend the summer in the Adirondack's and seem to be challenged to find good places to eat. Our Thai search ended today when we walked into Sawatdee for lunch. WOW, what a wonderful treat! The service and food was excellent. We told our server that we compared everything to our favorite Thai restaurant in Orlando and they were as good, if not better. We are already planning to go back for dinner next week, and I can't wait to try the drunken noodles! Thank you Sawatdee.


George and Rhonna

  • Visited August 2013
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Montreal, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Wonderful discovery”
Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

We visit Plattsburgh occasionally from Montreal, and food hasn't been high on our priority list, usually stopping at Applebees and the like. This time we decided to head downtown and try some of the restaurants that are highly rated on this site. As it was Sunday at lunchtime, we found most places closed except Sawatdee, where we were the only customers. Not a good sign usually - but what a find. Friendly service, and we all loved our dishes, even my picky kids (one had a noodle soup, the other fried rice). The adults had different curries, all fresh and excellent. Loved our meals, and will definitely be back.

Visited August 2013
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