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42A Ponsonby Road,

(09) 376 0320

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Reviewer tmak021
good if you are after some cheap thai, id come back again
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Reviewer Louie
I'm not sure why Sawadee is so popular, perhaps it's because of the exterior of the building and Thai staff? Anyway, the food is cheap but all tastes the same. On a table of 10 we ordered a variety of dishes and all had a similar taste. If you're looking for big portions with not any authentic tasting Thai flavours, lots of deep-fried goodness and byo win then Sawadee is your place. I personally prefer fragrant and flavoursome Thai food myself. On the other hand, the service is friendly and quick so I suppose a 3 staff is fair.
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Reviewer Jadore
I just had my first and last dinner in Sawadee at Ponsonby. Being a Thai food lover, I was really looking forward to dine on this restaurant. Little did I know that it will end up in a total disappointment and frustration. The food is good though but I can have it in other Thai restaurants in a more reasonable price and way way better service. I will definitely NOT recommend this to my friends.
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Reviewer gabriela1
Amazing food!! very authentic!! the food is delicious and the decor is very pretty!!
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Reviewer Rachellevb
This is one of the best Thai restaurants that I have been too. The decor was great, the seats were a bit awkward to get in and out of but they helped create a brilliant atmoshpere.
The food itself was spectacular and really good sized portions. The price was reasonable for what you get and the service was wonderful and always with a smile.
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Reviewer sarahw
I love a good thai meal and sawadee never disappoints. There are a few meals i really enjoy but they do possibly the greatest Pad Thai in the world!!! Everything is cooked so beautifully and the flavours are to die for! great for any occasion and a fantasic meal out.
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Reviewer Anonymous
I've been going to this reataurant for a few years now for the price the food is good the service is good but not great. The place could be a little more welcoming and the menu needs to be updated. Some of the dishes are nice and are great standbys for regulars as you always know what you're getting. But if you want something new it's tricky to know what to get as they don't update the options.
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Reviewer Anonymous
Sawadee's is a favourite Thai restaurant of mine located in Ponsonby which fails to disappoint. Reasonably priced their wide range of delicious Thai dishes are all worth trying. Sawadees location is within easy walking distance from both Ponsonby and K'Rd shops.

If in that area of town and looking for somewhere good to eat then pop in as bookings are not always required.
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Reviewer Anonymous
We had the most terrific time at Sawadee and will definately go back soon. The food was so rich in flavour, I haven't actually tasted anything like it. The staff were so friendly and effecient and the place was clean and relaxing. It had a really nice atmosphere and we left feeling really full.
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Reviewer Anonymous
Mum went to Sawadee last year for her birthday and all she could do was talk about how fantastic the food, atmosphere and staff were. Now, whenever we go out to eat we know the only place Mum wants to go...Sawadee. I've been twice and have to say it's one of my favourites especially if you want authentic Thai food.
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Reviewer Anonymous
Having been to Sawadee the first time in quite a while, I was impressed with the courtesy of the front desk staff and the waitress that escorted us to our table. The restaurant was fairly busy in all areas and my intial thoughts were that we would be struggling to be served with in half an hour.

To my delight the waitress brought over the compulsory water jug (for those who like "hot hot hot") and took our drink order... the drinks were back so soon we had not had the chance to read the menu let alone choose from the supreme variety fo dishes. In asking the waitress for a few more minutes, a smile was received and we were left to chose.

On making our decisons, I turned to see where our waitress was located but she was busy... however, another waitress obviously saw that we were ready to order, went and took over the task the initial waitress was undertaking so she could come to our table to receive the order. This was impressive and managed in a such a way that any inconvenience was entirely unnoticeable.

Having placed our orders, the food was served within 15 minutes and rice was a plenty when needed. The portions were ample - if not slightly on the large side (doggy bags are available upon request!) -and the taste bud sensation was exquisite, especially the Thai Duck ....

Re- pricing: dinner and drinks for two in soothing surroundings at NZD70.00 ... great value! Go and enjoy and keep a smile on your face and the bank managers!!
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Reviewer Anonymous
Sawadee has the best authentic and tasty Thai food on offer in Auckland. I hear they have sourced the best chefs from Thailand. The atmosphere is lovely with a waterfall in the main dining area and you have to try the shared entree as everything is delicious.

The best thing is you can have as much rice as you like and only need to share a few dishes between everyone - it's a great experience.
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Reviewer Anonymous
Wonderful, authentic thai food at Sawadee in Ponsonby, Auckland!
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