Sawatdee Thai Restaurant - Saint Paul

4.6
40 Reviews
$30 and under
Thai
Welcome to Sawatdee Saint Paul! We are OPEN for dine in, take out and delivery.

Serving award-winning Thai cuisine since 1983, Sawatdee is home to Thai food, a great daily happy hour 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.

Sawatdee Saint Paul was the first Sawatdee which opened in 1983. Located in lowertown, it has been referred to as & the old Sawatdee" since it closed to make way for the new. With a new location on Robert Street in downtown Saint Paul, & the old Sawatdee & is now & the new Sawatdee; offering you a full menu of authentic Thai cuisine that we are famous for plus a full bar.

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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 40 people are saying
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HungryMark
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Perhaps the best Thai food in the Twin Cities. Never disappoints. Always flavorful. Great appetizers and a nice selection of entrees.

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Roman
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, the menu had a lot of options and price was resemble. Great place for couple or a group to dine.

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Laura
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu offered a lot of different options especially for vegetarians, which I appreciate. The food was delicious and the service excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipDOtter
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A surprisingly great place for a pre-game meal before a MN Wild game.
Food was excellent. I recommend the shrimp and scallops with vegetables.

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vipSteve
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Forgot how great Thai food can be-Sawatdee made it a great food evening and experieince!

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JJM4
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food great service - try the jalapeño cream cheese wontons!

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ReneeL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food with a lot of choices. Sat at a table outside.

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good. Only complaint was they was they out of crab meat (but took a few dollars off the item price since crab was not in there).

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DeanD
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Our server in St. Paul was great for having the outside patio tables and inside tables.

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MaxA
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sawatdee restaurant, downtown St. Paul, is my home away from home. Delicious food, drinks...superb service. I'm in love with this place and its location. It brings a lot of life to downtown St. Paul and as far as I'm concerned is the very best place to eat in the City.

Don't worry--you can get your Thai food mild, medium or hot or any variation therearound.

Absolutely first class.

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MarkK
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My daughter wanted Thai food before heading off to college and this was just what she wanted. Nothing complicated or fussy. The menu was extensive and the food tasted very fresh. It was a short walk from the hotel which also made it the perfect option. Service was friendly, fast and overall excellent.

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ToddW
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The fisherman's delight was a disappointment from the value standpoint. This is priced at the high end for a Asian entree and consists of a cup of cooked rice, about a cup and a half of carrots, broccoli and cauliflower and about 5 medium sized shrimp, 4 or 5 pieces of squid and about 4 medium sized scallops. It was not a lot of food for the price. The sauce was good and everything was well prepared. I just feel that a $25 entree should be a bit more generous on the seafood and rice.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

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CateS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our servers were friendly and knowledgeable. The food was delicious!

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ckmajh
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We can always count on yummy food here! The fresh spring rolls are a favorite. Fresh bright flavors in all of the dishes we have tried. Highly recommend.

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JenniferH
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience1

My cashew chicken was terrible. Tasted like I was eating rubber bands. Egg rolls were incredible

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AlexB
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, quick service. Perfect spot to grab Thai in downtown for lunch or dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Casual atmosphere and MN Thai staple. The pad Thai was AH-mazing.

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HappyCustomer
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. The duck is wonderful. "Mild" spice heat is very, very mild - at least the evening we were there it was. We enjoyed it and will be back.

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Muas
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Service was good. Food is also good but can be better. When I think of Thai food, I think of hot, basil-like, spicy food rather than less spicy and sweet food. Too much sweet in the food I ordered and I'm not much of a sweet food person.

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StaceyA
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food with outstanding wait staff!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was an amazing experience. I would definitely come back. I love the interior of the place.

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ChristineH
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Happy hour is fantastic! Nice server, everyone was spaced out nicely

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JoshuaK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yum, yum, and extra yum - great food and just so nice to get back out and dine in at a favorite place.

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MindyM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Amazing food everytime we've been there! Our favorite Thai restaurant in MSP.

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kchans
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Typically really like their food — it was very average this time. Not very flavorful.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious pad Thai! They offer a happy hour special that we took advantage of. Service was very good.

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DrYuna
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Service was best part - seemed like they wanted to get us in and outside

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NicoleJ
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, great service! Highly recommend! Nice location in St. Paul with easy parking.

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Rinshira
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Sawatdee St Paul serves delicious, fresh, flavorful food consistently. Due to Covid-19, the dining experience is more utilitarian than warm &cozy. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful, and stopped to check on us a few times during our meal. It is a good place to go for Thai food when you're in downtown StPaul.

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clarem
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great server! Very friendly. Food was delicious.

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vipphhh
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Extremely slow service, disappointed

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JakeP
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

parents’ birthdays

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Alissa
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was wonderful! Kaitlin, our server was outstanding! She was friendly, funny, personable and made some great recommendations!

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rstjaj
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

I was looking forward to going here for years ! Kinda birthday - one day after. Inside I did not want to sit so we sat outside. Many sirens (police) - not threatening but loud. No beer on tap....lines dirty ! Very average food but our waiter was great. Much much prefer Pad Thai (near Hamline) !

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible!

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KRAE
Minneapolis
42 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We went here to celebrate my sons birthday.
It was a disappointment.
They did not have record of our Open Table reservation. No problem because we were the only people there at 7:00 Sat.
The server was very friendly. That was the highlight of the evening.
They were out of the signature Tin Whiskers brew .
The one cocktail we ordered just tasted like fruit juice.
The egg rolls were not the usual crispy thin Thai egg rolls we are used to ( at Supatra and Thai Garden)
There was a long wait for food even though we were the only customers.
My seafood combo ( $24) was too spicy and the seafood was not good. There was a hidden shell that cut the back of my throat. I ordered Medium but it was much hotter than the medium fishes ordered by my companions. The 2 scallops were good. The veggies were last prime and dry.
My companions food was OK. Beef was tough but Massaman chicken curry was good.
Many years ago we frequented the Sawatdee in Lowertown . This is not the same.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service by Dyami, he was most helpful and kind to everyone in my party! Food was prepared as advertised on the menu, and everything was tasty!

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RuthK
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food and service was great. Our booth needed some maintenance work.
The back padding was loose on the wall and the bench was saggy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love the food and all. However, during my experience, we encountered a problem booking through Open table that our reservation wasn't placed. I have not known if I didn't check with them ahead of time. They took care of this right away and we enjoyed every second we was there.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sawatdee Thai Restaurant - Saint Paul using the Order Online button. Sawatdee Thai Restaurant - Saint Paul also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sawatdee Thai Restaurant - Saint Paul also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (651) 528-7106.

Sawatdee Thai Restaurant - Saint Paul is rated 4.6 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.