Sawasdee Thai Elevated

4.4
153 reviews
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$30 and under
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Thai
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Spicy
  • Great for Lunch

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Thai, Asian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon, Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sat 2:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(516) 261-9346
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Banyat Teeansawat
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Catering
Catering available. Please contact us to cater your next function.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Woodbury Rd
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Public transit
Conveniently reachable via LIRR Hicksville station.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 153 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Very good thai food, but just as good as several other Thai places I have been to on Long Island, except this place is more expensive. However, the restaurant itself has a very cool, modern, lounge-y feel to it which was different and fun for a girls night out. The cocktail menu was awesome as well- the thai lemonade was excellent. Will definitely be going again for a date night.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We originally made reservations for the main dining room but the bar looked very inviting so we decided to sit there for dinner. It worked out very well because we got to speak to John (the owner) who was bartending that night. We tried three appetizers, BBQ Pork, Steamed Dumplings and Thai Papaya Salad. All were delicious. We asked them to prepare the salad on the spicy side and it was just like you would expect from Thai restaurants in Woodside or Elmhurst (Queens, NY). I was thinking that the name “Thai Elevated” comes into play as some of the entrees are not your run-of-the-mill Long Island Thai restaurant offerings. Maybe more akin to something you might find in Manhattan or Brooklyn. So we ordered with that idea in mind and selected the Salmon Sawasdee and the Sauteed Black Angus Beef. Certainly not the cheapest dishes on the menu but worth it in our opinion. Both were thoughtfully prepared and delicious. We expect this place to be our go-to, sit-down, Thai restaurant in the future. And the specialty cocktails were very good as well. We might soon give their happy hour a try.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Love this restaurant, food is excellent and always consistent. Staff and service are attentive but not intrusive and ambiance is lovely. Highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Food was good but portions were very small. Service was ok but servers need better English.

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3.0Dined on May 21, 2018

This place is Not for special occasion.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

One of the only restaurants whose ever read our requests in the comment section of our reservation. Surprisingly lovely place with excellent service and food.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

They seated us immediately and the decor is beautiful. Little pricier than other Thai places I’ve been, but they definitely deliver an “elevated” experience.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My boyfriend took me here this past weekend for my birthday and I must say I was very pleased. The restaurant was warm and welcoming. The staff was friendly. The restaurant was very clean. Food was delicious. Overall a very nice place.

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

When we walked in we were greeted by a nice trendy ambiance and the smell of good food. However, that quickly faded when we were seated next to the kitchen and all we could smell every time the door opened was the smell of stinky feet. The drinks we ordered had zero alcohol in them, the wait for the food was extraordinarily long and the food was mediocre. Not a great experience.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

One of the better restaurants in the culinary wasteland of Long Island.

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1.0Dined on April 28, 2018

What a disappointing meal! First, the typical Sate appetizer was flavorful and satisfying. The vegetables Drunken Noodles were similarly good. The salad and our grilled shrimp entre were vile. They were SOAKED in greasy fish oil and the shrimp tasted like it was first boiled in garden hose grade water.
The service was inattentive and the wait for food was beyond acceptable. This place advertises that it’s food is “Elevated”. The only thing elevated here was the bill. Frankly, this place is destined for more reviews like mine.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Amazing Thai! Duck cooked perfect, beautiful Decore, super sweet staff. Ask for level 4 spice "no joke" to get the true taste of Thailand. This place is the real deal.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Another great meal at Sawasdee.
The most consistent good food and service that we’ve ever experienced.
Our go to place in Nassau County 👍🏻

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

I like Thai food and found this restaurant on line. It was within 3 miles from the hotel. Great ambiance, service and food. I will go back again.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Chicken pad Thai is amazing! I love it here!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We went as a party of six. We decided to try something different. We all loved the place. Food was very good. Never had steak that was like butter. Great flavor. We came from Smithtown and it was worth the drive

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I have eaten here several times and each and every time it has been superb !

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

I love this restaurant. Their Pad Thai is great! I also have to recommend you try their Thai Coconut Cocktail, it's fantastic. Their Thai iced tea is also excellent. I have never had a bad experience and I have been here quite a few times. Very kind and attentive service as well as beautiful décor.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The waitress was lovely, and the food was good. This was the 2nd time we had the following experience, and, as a result, will not be back. We arrived at 7:30, ordered 3 drinks and 3 appetizers at 7:40. At 8:15, one drink was brought to the table, and were told they were still making the other 2 drinks. The other 2 drinks arrived at 8:25, and appetizers arrived at 8:30. When the dinners arrived, we ordered 2 more drinks, which didn’t arrive until we finished eating our dinners, 30 minutes later. Again, the waitress said they were still making the drinks when we asked about the status of the drinks.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Beautiful decor, sweet servers. Great good and we weren't rushed. A nice evening with good friends. Thank you

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Wish I would have found this restaurant sooner. Interesting menu, all with great flavors, even for a vegetarian like me. Vegetarian duck, yum!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The deco was beautiful. They have a variety of cocktails on the menu - but they were disappointing. We may as well have ordered drinks without the alcohol as they all tasted like fruit juice. The food was delicious, so was the presentation. We ordered mango cheesecake for dessert - I don't recommend it. It was burnt, crust and the frosting. However, the entrees were delicious! I would definitely go back but skip dessert.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Nice selection of cocktails, although mine was a tad sweet. Modern décor and friendly staff. Service was a bit off since one person in our party had to wait fairly long for her entrée. Otherwise the waitress was attentive and they were good with replenishing water glasses. We shared a bunch of apps and the drunken noodles and Thai fried rice. All were very good. The prawns were gigantic and steak was tender according to hubby. Finished with fried flaming ice cream and the banana spring rolls; both delish. I will definitely be back to try some other dishes.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Fantastic service. Fantastic food.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Great food, extremely flavorful and well spiced. Service was amazing!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My family went to Sawasdee on a Sunday night. We had spinach tempura as an appetizer which was delicious. We chose to eat family style. The sweet and sour chicken, pad Thai and fried rice were delicious. The restaurant is nicely decorated in purple ,gray ,and white, The murals on the wall are beautiful. Our waitress was friendly and the service was good. My only complaint was that it was a little chilly in the restaurant. We will definitely be back! The prices are a little higher compared to other Thai restaurants we have dined in but well worth it!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I just adore this place. The food is extremely flavorful and delicious (excellent for vegetarians!) The staff is attentive....the decor is great. Everything about this place rocks!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

As always a great place to have dinner. They are very accommodating to my gluten allergy. Service and food are terrific.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Food is veey good. Ambiance is excellent. Service was a bit slow but I didn't mind. We were originally asked if we want drinks but only one round. They were good with replenishing water though. I will eat there again. The Food is always very good.

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