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Sawatdee Thai Restaurant - Saint Paul, Saint Paul, MN

Sawatdee Thai Restaurant - Saint Paul

4.1
4.1
83 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)

Make a reservation

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
    (651) 528-7106
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Offering full service and simple drop off catering to greater St Paul area. Please Cyndy at cyndy@sawatdee.com. For orders within 24hours, please contact the restaurant directly.
  • Private party facilities
    Parties: We offer two semi-private party spaces. - LOFT: This 2nd floor space overlooks the main restaurant, holds up to 20 guests, and is available any day of the week. Non-refundable room fee/deposit: $25. Food and beverage minimum: $200. Split checks allowed. - B SIDE: One side of the restaurant can be booked for private functions Sunday-Thursday. This space holds up to 50 guests. Non-refundable room fee/deposit: $40. Food and beverage minimum: $350. No split checks. - Please contact Janthra Lemke at janthra@sawatdee.com to reserve the rooms and discuss meal options.
  • Neighborhood
    Saint Paul
  • Cross street
    Corner of Robert St and 9th Street in Downtown St Paul
  • Parking details
    Street metered parking available on Robert and on 9th Street. Surface parking lot across the street has open spaces after 4 PM. And several large parking ramps are available on 9th street and are only $5 in the evening hours.
  • Public transit
    Only two blocks off the Green Line - 10th Street ExitBuses 68 and 71 stop right on Robert and 9th.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 83 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Minneapolis - St. Paul

    Neighborhood gem

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Best Food

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Best Service

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Best Value

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Good for business meals

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Good for groups

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Healthy

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Neighborhood gem

  • Twin Cities / St. Paul

    Good for special occasions

83 Reviews
  1. MarkS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I had the duck. Looks like a meat clever was used to cut pieces. Lots of bone shards hidden in the meat. I couldn’t eat it.

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  2. Techxn

    Austin

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I enjoyed dinner before heading to the Fitzgerald Theater. Great food and flavors. Our waiter Jool was a jewel!

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  3. Rocky

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Average food although options appeared great in the menu, below average ambience and not any close to the pics on the website, was pretty hot and made me sweat after 20 mins in, service was pretty fast and possibly had a total of 8 guests, serving sauce in to go plastic cups etc

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love dining at this location (St. Paul). The food is delicious! The staff is amazing- friendly, helpful, knowledgeable. Street parking- but we never seem to have an issue finding a spot. A gem.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Met expectations / service very good / very large servings

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  6. Sardean1

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jools was fabulous 👌 Food incredible too. Will definitely be back!!

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  7. GufsFan

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is amazing and the flavors of the sauces in all their dishes are spot on. The appetizer platter (2 wantons, 1 egg roll & 2 sarongs), 2 entrees, a dessert and 2 glasses of wine special for $48 per couple can't be beat. The service is always mediocre. Tonight the hostess called in sick so they had 1 bar tender & 2 servers. While it seemed slow, we weren't in any rush and we were in and out on Valentine's Day in 75 Minutes which I would say is very fast. Tonight the service was par for the course and has never been stellar but the food is great, prices are great and it is in a great location with easy parking. Our server was lovely, joked, apologized for delay in getting us our water/ordering and was very accommodating. Of all the Sawatdee restaurants this is the only one we eat at because of the friendly staff, quality of food, easy of parking and quiet space.

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  8. ProfGizmo

    Minneapolis

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Enjoyed our VCalentine Dinner at Sawatdi. Food was delicious. Was understaffed for the volume of guests. The server was swamped but very pleasant to her customers. Dining room could use some enhancements if it is trying to compete on basis of ambiance.

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  9. An127

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is good, service is OK but the ambiance is kind of like a warehouse. Prices are moderate.

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  10. Helen

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dining experience was great ! I had people with me who love Thai food and they were very pleased with the menu choices and the delicious entrées ! The service was excellent !

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  11. BRIANM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. The server great. Our order fell to the floor and we waited, waited, and waited for our food and finally asked why so long. They found the order on the floor and the kitchen had not seen it. We ordered appetizers during their happy hour and they charged us the full price. I would go back for the food, but would make sure they charged correctly on the bill.

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  12. LoveThisRestaurant

    Minneapolis

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service were both outstanding. High points were the Paradise chicken wings, egg rolls, tom yum soup and Pad Thai. Wishing we'd had time to have dessert because we know their sticky rice w/mango is amazing.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was really good. Place was empty, but they seem to do a lot of takeout

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  14. SharonG

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is really great here. Eat-in experience was only so-so, but what it lacks in ambiance it makes up in food and service.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Although the food was very good, the service was very poor. We ended up waiting for a full hour for our food, which was unacceptable. Our server failed to check in with us and the kitchen to find out what the issue was, and I needed to flag down people twice to try to get someone to check. I ended up requesting a to-go box when I finally received it as we need to leave in order to make it to a show at the history theatre. Very disappointing.

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  16. TimM

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Really great food, fresh ingredients and great delivery service. Definitely will go there again.

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  17. Kayke

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They ask for reservations to manage service we assumed after visiting. We enjoyed a casual, yummy dinner. Pad Thai, fair-famous egg rolls, massamon curry, and the waiter recommended panaag. The main room was filled before we left and while they have other room for service, a group of walk-ins had to eat at the bar. Our server was attentive and helpful. Would go back on our next visit.

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  18. Anthonyo

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This staff works very hard to keep everyone happy!

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  19. Digman

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were seated at 5:15, the time of our reservation. We then proceeded to sit there for 15 minutes, and no one came to check on us. Another group came in, was checked on, got drinks… so we left. We were thanked for coming in on our way out.

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  20. JamesM

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Server never brought out main course. We got appetizers, but not my ordered main course. After complaining it eventually showed up, which I took home since we were done and ready to leave! Extremely poor service!

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  21. Marshayinthegarden

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food, great service. Everything came out hot and very tasty.

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  22. AliciaT

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Sign outside said they were short staffed, but we barely noticed. Wait staff efficient and did not act harried or annoyed at all. Food was EXCELLENT, delicious. The restaurant overall looks a little shabby but the food made up for it-

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  23. Anastasia

    Minneapolis

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    My main dish order was made wrong - twice. I ordered a lemongrass pad thai with beef; no onions or carrots. The first time it was made with everything. The second time it was made with chicken. Server was nice however didn’t get my order right.

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  24. TimM

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was wonderful, service was terrible. They were very clearly short handed. To spend over $100 for dinner and have terrible service was frustrating. The food was excellent, they need to get their act together. I may return, but not because of the service, it was very disappointing.

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  25. Theresa

    Chicago

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great. Much appreciated service and fast, delicious food. Easy and close to museums and other landmarks.

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  26. LizG

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, and it was served in a timely fashion. Our server was polite and friendly. No issues!

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  27. PJ007

    Minneapolis

    57 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Pretty run down place. Service was actually quite poor. Took forever for waitress to come over. She was pleasant but just not paying attention. Example; Appetizer comes (finally) and we don't have any silverware or napkins. I ask if we could get some and she politely says sure. Then wanders away, walking right past where they keep silverware and napkins so I had to go the service area and ask someone else. I like other Sawatdees, but this one I'll not return to.

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  28. JaneiceP

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Highly recommend and looking forward to going back!

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  29. EdGDuluth

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a nice, quiet dinner at Sawatdee where the food was outstanding.

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  30. CindyL

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I thought the fresh spring rolls had changed. The service was excellent, especially given that they were probably short staffed. The ambience is lacking.

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  31. ITADAKIMASU

    Minneapolis

    58 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Pre- theatre dinner. Spring rolls were good. Coconut shrimp and calamari were way over cooked. Waitresses comment was that people like different things- no apology or inquiry. Hard to get her to come back to table even for the check. Won’t be back.

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  32. KathD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I went with friends to Sawatdee for Dine Out for Life. My disappointment is that more people weren't there. We all had the lunch buffet.

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  33. SuzanneF

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Panang curry with chicken was fantastic and full of delicious green beans! Great happy hour specials including specialty drinks. Will definitely go again!

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  34. JohnM

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good food and service for our table of four on a Sunday night. Our appetizers and entrees were all excellent, and the spice levels were as requested. The service was pleasant and attentive. Our downside was the restaurant seemed a little chilly.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lalita our waitperson was very personable and on top of taking care of us! The food was delicious (except the calamari - not as described in the menu). Very nice return visit!

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  36. SueC

    Montana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waitress was very good and when I asked for her opinion on a dish she gave it honestly. It was a spicy soup and very good.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Curry was really poor quality, watery and beef was tasteless. They took off 1/2 price so we decided we’d take it home and let it marinate and see if it was better the next day…nope. Spicy noodles were salty for main flavor. Waiter was new and very nice. We won’t return.

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  38. LizL

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I haven’t been to Sawatdee for a year or so, and each time I feel the good quality is going down. I had the spinach with peanut curry sauce and it was not great. The spinach was only partially cooked and tasted stringy, like eating spaghetti because it had all the long stems which were not cooked. The shrimp was ok, and the sauce really was lacking flavor. Nota lot of peanut flavor coming through, and some rather lumpy tomatoe-y sauce? Sad as I love Thai food and wish this was a solid option for more often. No one else in our party of 6 was loving their food either, so all around it was disappointing.

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  39. ReneeT

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The hostess that seated us was not very friendly or welcoming. Our waiter was outstanding, had great suggestions and was very attentive. The food was ok. The restaurant and their restroom could use a deep clean.

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  40. FritzM

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food and superb service. Food was tasty, good menu. Wait staff was responsive and friendly. Good location for events in the area.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sawatdee Thai Restaurant - Saint Paul using the Order Online button. 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 4.1 stars by 83 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 - Saint Paul

486 Robert St N, Saint Paul, MN 55101

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Corner of Robert St and 9th Street in Downtown St Paul
  • Neighborhood
    Saint Paul
  • 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 metered parking available on Robert and on 9th Street. Surface parking lot across the street has open spaces after 4 PM. And several large parking ramps are available on 9th street and are only $5 in the evening hours.
  • Public transit
    Only two blocks off the Green Line - 10th Street ExitBuses 68 and 71 stop right on Robert and 9th.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (651) 528-7106
  • Catering
    Offering full service and simple drop off catering to greater St Paul area. Please Cyndy at cyndy@sawatdee.com. For orders within 24hours, please contact the restaurant directly.
  • Private party facilities
    Parties: We offer two semi-private party spaces. - LOFT: This 2nd floor space overlooks the main restaurant, holds up to 20 guests, and is available any day of the week. Non-refundable room fee/deposit: $25. Food and beverage minimum: $200. Split checks allowed. - B SIDE: One side of the restaurant can be booked for private functions Sunday-Thursday. This space holds up to 50 guests. Non-refundable room fee/deposit: $40. Food and beverage minimum: $350. No split checks. - Please contact Janthra Lemke at janthra@sawatdee.com to reserve the rooms and discuss meal options.
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