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Sawatew Minneapo - Sawatdee Thai Restaurant - Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

Sawatdee Thai Restaurant - Minneapolis

4.0
4
88 Reviews
$30 and under
Thai
Welcome to Sawatdee - Minneapolis! We are OPEN for dine in, take out and delivery.

Serving award-winning Thai cuisine since 1983, Sawatdee is home to Thai food, party spaces, a great happy hour, live music, and impeccable service.

When we first opened our doors at 1983, the Sawatdee mission was simple: to take our community on an adventure full of Thai flavors and good times. Many years later, that adventure is still as exciting as ever. Not only we expanded with more restaurants to share our flavors with more folks, we've added to to the flavors we offer, as well!

Our Minneapolis location is a beautiful warehouse-turned-restaurant, complete with a gold leaf ceiling and glass etchings of a Thai goddess. Specialties include Rama Thai Delight, Pad Thai, and a Tail of Two Cities.

Thai it. You'll Like it! (tm)

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2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Thai, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (612) 338-6451
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women
  • Catering
    Offering full service catering to greater Twin Cities area including weddings, graduations, parties and more. Also offering simple drop-off catering to Minneapolis area. Please contact Cyndy at Cyndy@sawatdee.com or call the restaurant directly for next day ordering. Please contact us 48 hours in advance if possible.
  • Private party facilities
    Private party room. Great for small meetings, micro weddings, parties and more. Seats up to 50 guests (75 reception style) in a variety of arrangements with meals pre-ordered, buffet or family style. Fees and rules include: Non-refundable room deposit of $35-$50, $350 food/beverage min, and no split checks. To reserve, please call 612.338.6451.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / Mill District
  • Cross street
    Washington Ave and Portland Ave
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 88 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

88 Reviews
  1. TammyL

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was good, portion size was great. Will definitely be back!

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  2. phlemma

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    while the food was okay (we had to ask 3 times for the spice rack to til she finally brought it and to try to add more flavor to our food), trying to use a birthday coupon Sawatdee sent me in an email was very stressful. The email literally says "Your birthday treat is available to redeem when ordering in-store from a staff member, or by ordering Online, or through the Toast Takeout App." since we were there in-person, I just pulled up the email for the waitress. she left the table 3 times trying to ask an colleague what to do even though the email was clearly from Sawatdee for $8 off and they could have just typed that into their handheld thing. a different employee came over and was pretty rude/abrupt saying I needed a code to scan, where's the bar code, you can get the discount without something for us to scan. I was trying to say that I was just following what the email said and that there wasn't anything to scan on the email, and she'd brusquely say that she knows there's nothing in the email but I still needed a code... we all ended up clicking multiple things on my phone til a barcode finally appeared for them to scan. I just feel like 1: the thing that you HAVE to scan should be in the body of the email, 2: the wait staff should all be trained on what to do when it's not there, and 3: the staff should be nice when the customer literally hasn't done anything wrong and was just following what was said on the email (which didn't mention anything about something needing to be scanned). made for an awkward moment on my birthday...

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  3. Kristen

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a great place that could accommodate my large work group. The food was pretty good and the service was top notch for such a big party. I wish the spice level of 5 was hotter, but that’s just a personal preference. Others in my group found 3 to be plenty hot. Ingredients felt fresh and the price was perfect for the quantities they provided. I definitely recommend checking them out!

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  4. Nick

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food from appetizers to entrees, good drink list, and were able to accommodate 12 people on short notice.

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  5. Happyday

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Saturday night with a big event in town right after Valentines Day. Should have been their top staff. So I expected a good experience. But, the server seemed bothered we were there. The food was bland and cold. My 3 spicy (medium) had no spice or flavor. My wife's shrimp was bland and cold. Sent it all back after barely touching it. Luckily, they only charged us for the appetizer, which tasted like frozen aisle egg rolls. Used to be one of my favorite Thai places. Never going back.

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  6. PamelaN

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The decor hasn't changed much since it opened YEARS ago. However, the food is bland, greasy, and overpriced.

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  7. MindyM

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh tasty thai food, always our go to! Highly recommended!

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  8. ChristopherN

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was deliciously prepared and waitress was so kind and attentive. We had a great brunch and a good time with family. Try the state fair egg rolls, they are amazing.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and drinks with wonderful and friendly service.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    51 reviews

    2.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I totally recognize that it was Christmas Eve, and someone who might have had to work, didn't want to - well this was quite evident with our server. From the beginning, she acted like we were a big bother, didn't really want to help us, made exasperated sounds, and the minute the clock struck 9p, she turned the lights on really bright and had our bill ready urging us to get out of the restaurant. It wasn't an enjoyable holiday experience at all - and while I have always loved Sawatadee, I'm going to find another Thai restaurant in the future. I have even been buying off of Door Dash for a long time, but the quality just isn't the same as it used to be. It was a disappointing evening for me and my family, who were trying to enjoy the holiday together.

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  11. Leigha

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Seems to have gone downhill. The waitress had zero personality and wasn’t very helpful when asking questions about the menu. Place seemed dirty and had a dirty water smell. Won’t be going back.

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  12. AndieB

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great choice for pre-concert dinner- food comes out fast

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  13. AmyH

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was pretty good, but our server this time was terrible. Also don't like how the default setting for tips starts with 18% on the low end on their handheld device, then she stands over you while you do it. Very uncomfortable situation, no way she deserved more than 10% for what we got.

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  14. terryt

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was very good! Will return. Took our grandson out after the gophers game.

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  15. Sarah

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a delicious meal. The robots helping the wait staff carry out the food was too fun! Great idea so the staff doesn’t have to carry so much stuff when working. I’ve always enjoyed the food at Sawatdee!

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  16. KimK

    Kansas City

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Service quick but brusk. The service was not warm or welcoming, though got the job done.

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  17. RobertT

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and a quiet environment. We had a great time.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, fast service , and delicious drinks! For cheaper than expected

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  19. docmas

    Minneapolis

    36 reviews

    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We asked for 0 spice and still get very spicy. They did not offer to replace the dish with something without all the red chilis visible on zero spice dish!

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  20. nonamesforme

    Minneapolis

    72 reviews

    2.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We hit a glitch last night— our table might have got lost somehow, as it took 2 hours to get our three dinners, which didn’t even arrive together. The steamed dumplings were a soggy mess and the other dinners-pad Thai, green curry and a fish entree, were average at best. Tables came, were served and left while we waited. To go orders came and went. The manager claimed it was Guthrie rush, but I’m doubting it. She offered to comp something but never did. It may have been bad luck, but we won’t return. Plus parking is problematic.

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  21. NorenaN

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, but our server was incredibly rude. He snapped at me when I tried to state the heat level of my dish, because he wanted to know what protein I wanted. Then the worst was he walked by our table and belched very loud and just kept walking and didn’t excuse himself. Overall, he was terribly rude😡

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  22. MarthaB

    Minneapolis

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    There were nine of us. Some of us liked our good. My husband and I were very disappointed. Will not go back

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  23. LetsEatOut

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Very, very poor service. Our whole section of 5 tables of 2-4 parties was unhappy. The restaurant was mostly empty, at this early dinner time on a Tuesday. Our server had 5 tables. She took our appetizer order. We ordered two appetizers off of the menu and said that we wanted to eat those first. After a very long time, she took our entree order. We reminded her that we still had not received our appetizers. 10 minutes later a different staff person brought our entrees. We never received our appetizers! And our server never checked on us again. She left the large, cumbersome menus on our table, cluttering the small space. We saw that she did that with others also. The table next to us received the wrong appetizers twice, then she only brought out one of their entree orders. The other person in their party did not receive their entree until the first person was almost finished eating her dinner. They were unhappy and upset throughout the meal. Another table she mixed up horribly and was apologizing over and over. She never checked to see if we received the correct food, needed any beverage or water refill, or followed through on appetizers. They lost money on those and we ended up having a boring meal with nothing but a plate of pad thai. We each tried a different version of the pad thai because it said on the menu that it was their signature dish. We each agreed that it was blah and we get much better pad thai elsewhere. The decor was enjoyable, the menu has a lot of variety, the service being incredibly incompetent for us and the other four parties around us created a pretty bad experience all around. A bit entertaining on some level as to how bad the service was getting--worse and worse for others around us. We simply didn't get half our order (lost out on trying a variety of dishes and flavors) and didn't receive service other than order taking (we had to get someone to get us our bill). At least we received our entrees at the same time, unlike two other tables.

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  24. ElKni

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food, superb service! We absolutely loved every minute. The curry puffs, lemongrass noodles, and satay were to die for - everything we ate was lovely. Hoping we can come back sooner rather than later!

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  25. PaulS

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently good food and service. The downtown location has become pretty quiet and its generally easy to get a reservation .....or just walk in.

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  26. kristij

    Minneapolis

    48 reviews

    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, sweet happy hour deals. Delicious food.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was very kind and helpful! They were accommodating of us switching our reservation. Large portion sizes.

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  28. LyndaJ

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was well prepared and nicely seasoned. Staff was helpful and efficient.

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  29. MechelleO

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress - Susan? Maybe - was the only one in and must have been -10 tables- she was magnificent- wine reasonable and food excellent! The robot server was a kick!

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  30. Marti01

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Ambience was a bit dated looking. Service was minimal, rushed. Did not like the robot server. Tacky.

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  31. FrequentDiner

    New York City

    103 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was rushed and food was subpar. Not a good meal.

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  32. MikeS

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and lots of options. Friendly and quick service.

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  33. Clara

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Really disappointed with the food. Nothing special at all. There are too many great Thai restaurants in the metro to waste time with something that, at best, was "meh".

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  34. GDFreethinker

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Living off its reputation. You can do much better elsewhere in the Cities. Pad Thai noodles overcooked, the duck was tasteless even at medium spice.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a reservation and once we sat not one person said hello or brought us anything for over 25 minutes. We would have left but it was before an event so we knew we couldn’t get anything else nearby. We were sat at 5:50 and didn’t get out of the restaurant until almost 7:30, which when getting Thai food is ridiculous. We just ordered pad thai, spring rolls & mango rice. The food was meh, not what I remember pre-Covid. The server we had was moving at a turtle pace and the other couple servers were running around. Maybe the experience would’ve been better w a different server, but that wouldn’t have changed the food. And we missed the opener of the show which we were excited to see. Don’t think we will be back.

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  36. RossZ

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great and the food was yummy yummy yum!

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  37. Hugh

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Unappealing on nearly every level- coarse/vulgar workers and less than fresh ingredients/food.

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  38. BarbK

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a reservation for a large group. They were all set up for us and the service was great and food delicious.

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  39. DianeS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The quality of the food was not at all what it was years ago.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Valentine’s Day.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sawatdee Thai Restaurant - Minneapolis using the Order Online button. Sawatdee Thai Restaurant - Minneapolis also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 338-6451.

Sawatdee Thai Restaurant - Minneapolis is rated 4 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sawatdee Thai Restaurant - Minneapolis

607 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Washington Ave and Portland Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / Mill District
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Thai, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (612) 338-6451
  • Catering
    Offering full service catering to greater Twin Cities area including weddings, graduations, parties and more. Also offering simple drop-off catering to Minneapolis area. Please contact Cyndy at Cyndy@sawatdee.com or call the restaurant directly for next day ordering. Please contact us 48 hours in advance if possible.
  • Private party facilities
    Private party room. Great for small meetings, micro weddings, parties and more. Seats up to 50 guests (75 reception style) in a variety of arrangements with meals pre-ordered, buffet or family style. Fees and rules include: Non-refundable room deposit of $35-$50, $350 food/beverage min, and no split checks. To reserve, please call 612.338.6451.
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