Sawasdee Thai Elevated

4.4
182 reviews
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Sawasdee (sah-wah-DEE) is one of the most common words in the Thai language, used both as a greeting and a farewell. Sawasdee Thai Elevated brings authentic Thai cuisine to Long Island in a setting that is warm, inviting and stylish. Join us for a tantalizing taste of Thailand and an unforgettable cultural experience.
Our founders started their journey in the heart of Thailand. Owner John Conrad met his wife Walailak in Thailand, where she was born and raised. John lived and worked in Thailand for five years and adored the experience, and looked for a way to bring an authentic Thai cultural experience back to America.
That’s how Sawasdee was born: as a restaurant that combines authentic Thai cuisine with modern dining. Thai food is all about marrying complexity with harmony, and Sawasdee aims to continue that tradition.
Our sauces are homemade and we proudly utilize fresh, quality ingredients like Niman Ranch Pork and Crescent Farms Duck.
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G
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall excellent, lovely place; food was well done and presented. One item that we didn't realise ahead is that the spice level is very 'American'; not a bad thing...next time we go, and we will, we'll ask for our dishes to be made a little spicier! Otherwise, very nice time and recommend!

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DK
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal beautiful atmosphere
We love this restaurant

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F
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite local restaurant by far. Everyone I bring loves the food, the decor and the staff. A real gem

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, really good good & such a elegant restaurant all for a reasonable price. I would highly recommend to go here!

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f
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been to Sawasdee a few times and like this restaurant. They have authentic Thai dishes and good vegetarian options too. The place is cozy and nicely decorated. The service was good and the hostess was very warm and friendly. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends.

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MI
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 3

food was cold and salty. Bar needs to be more efficient with needs of customers regarding mixed drinks and adding certain fruit.

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R
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sawasdee in Plainview never disappoints.. have dined there many times bringing different friends each time. Everyone loves !
Delicious food. Great staff. Beautiful venue.

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M
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food with very taste selection of gluten free options

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F
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is absolutely my favorite Thai restaurant on LI. And I love Thai food. It feels like home cooking, and it tastes amazing. I have never had a bad dish. Love the Massaman (Short Rib) and the Yellow Curry. Every noodle dish is delicious. Eat and enjoy!

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P
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice ambiance. Great service. Food was very good. All but the short ribs - they were fatty and deep fried but we sent them back and that was the end of that. Otherwise everything else for our party of 4 was very good.

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S
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Very disappointing experience. The food was not flavorful and the chicken in 1 of the dishes tasted like ground chicken parts instead of actual pieces of chicken. There are many finer Thai restaurants on Long Island. The wait staff was friendly and welcoming.

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a
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My daughter spent a summer in Thailand and she said the food was delicious and mostly authentic.

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LE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very sleek and modern decor with an all silver/purple and laquer theme. Extensive menu, definitely pricey as compared to most Long Island Thai restaurants, but this is absolutely a more upscale dining experience and very good service.

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MP
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was amazing. We went late and they were very accommodating and provided great service

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SA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply best Thai food on the island

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NP
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

A little disappointed this third visit. My braised short rib Massa man curry was tough. I’ve had this dish before and it was very good in the past. Our appetizer of ribs was also very tough. I hope that they are not cutting corners as far as I’m concerned I will try it again but two strikes and you’re out.

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p
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service excellent, the decor beautiful! I will be returning.

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K
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was pretty good. I cant wait to go back. Only set back was the appetizer vegetable dumpling was a little soggy. Dinner was however awesome

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Every time we go for dinner we find the portions of food going smaller. Especially drunken noodles. And fried rice.

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T
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice, chic ambiance, but it was very cold in there for a fall evening. Service was friendly but slow (took a while for them to come take our orders, drinks arrived after apps, entrees took a while to come out). It's a new restaurant so perhaps still learning timing and such. The food was good, but nothing spectacular. Felt a bit pricey for what it was. I really enjoyed the Thai Tea Martini though. Maybe they will work out some of the kinks over time. As of now I would only care to go back for the drinks.

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DB
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, excellent service, friendly & engaging staff. This was the 2nd event dinner (12 people) we had here and I absolutely would come back for a 3rd. The Thai wanton's were amazing.

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SP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Exceptional Thai food and a lovely restaurant. Definitely a cut above other Thai restaurants onLong Island.

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SW
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was very good but we were a party of eight people and the different courses did not come out for us together as a group.

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S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and friendly service. Nice ambiance!

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G
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING THAI FOOD for the lovers of Thai! It's our second visit, and we will surely be returning! I want to try (almost) everything on the menu :) Thank you for providing such amazing food!

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AV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

This is a cute restaurant with a great ambiance. I just did not like the pushy waitress who forced us to buy an appetizer which was supposedly "a great hit" at the restaurant, which we personally did not like at all. Prices are a little higher than normal for a thai restaurant, and I don't think it was worth the price.

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a
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

very nice Thai food, Authentic, Priced well, friendly staff

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G
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you love Thai food, this is Thai Food Elevated! It is surely an upgrade from the smaller Thai food restaurants in the area. Restaurant has wonderful decor for great ambiance for a date night. Also has great bar presence for cocktails.

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CE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere and food transported us to Thailand. The service was superb and the food was delicious.

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SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Quite a bit more expensive than most Thai restaurants especially our favorite dish of whole snapper but the food, atmosphere and service are very good

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K
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was attentive and the food was terrific as always!!

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KA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, celebrated a birthday. Dessert (fried ice cream) was on the house so that was a nice gesture.
Ordered tom yum soup, wings and curry puff as appetizers
Was all delicious.
For entrees, we ordered Pad Thai, Drunken Noodles, Jumbo Prawns, and green curry with chicken. I was hoping the serving size of the prawns was a bit bigger; only 3 pieces.
Green curry was spicy but lacking salt so made it hard for the flavors to come together.
Ambiance overall was very bright and welcoming and restaurant was clean.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was delicious.

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place for cocktails and spicy food. Lovely decor and great for a date night. Must go and try the thai iced tea!

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K
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was terrific as was the service. They are very accommodating to gluten allergies.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit to Sawasdee. We were two couples - two of us enjoyed our meals the other two - were a little disappointed. The portions were not as generous as in some other Thai restaurants, so there were no doggy bags. My shrimp drunken noodle dish was very good, my partner'spork pad thai had dry tough pork. We all enjoyed the mango salad and the dumplings. The servers were friendly and attentive and the restaurant was pretty. We would definitely give this restaurant another try.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a mai tai..which was a little tart for my taste and a coconut rum drink that was so refreshing, which the waitress suggested. It was an excellent suggestion. We both had pad that. The shrimp was delicious and I ate the entire plate. The decor is cool and fresh. If it was a little cooler our we would have eaten outside, which is cute. The waitress was very helpful, if not too attentive. We were chatting too much and i feel like we took too long to order.

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F
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a beautiful setting served by a very friendly staff. Interesting menu and drinks. I definitely recommend.

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took my sister to this restaurant for her birthday. It was great experience from the food to the overall ambience. I ordered a traditional pad thai dish but others in my group ordered other dishes with salmon or chicken (heed those spicy warnings in the menu!). Also recommend the fried ice cream...just delish!

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