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Sawadee Thai Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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87 St James Street, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1TP, England
+44 1273 624233
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely service with nice smiling staff . Good varied food menu , wine list a bit limited and pricey . Food also a bit overpriced for what it is . Lightning a bit harsh . Nothing remarkable about this establishment. Overall a forgettable experience.

Thank Dandyspud
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the food is traditional thai food which is nice, the staff wear traditional Thai clothing and the music playing is traditional thai music. if you want to have a hell of an experience go to this restaurant.

Thank Kamyar A
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love Thai food and this restaurant is ok, cosy and a nice ambience. The food has never been WOW, it's always just been OK. Been back a few times as it's the only Thai restaurant in the area, I wish the food just had a bit more zing and taste to it, it's a bit bland.

Thank Vikki R
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I shared a mixed starter that was very tasty.Hubby had a black bean and duck dish but I had a whole sea bass in a coriander sauce it was delicious! A very nice place food was piping hot service very good. If you like Thai would recommend a visit.

Thank salty9
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok, not more than ordinary. The girl that handled our table was a bit unexperienced and couldnt answer even basic questions. It would have been nice to have a knife, as just a fork and a spoon just wont do it. The restaurant was rather cold, we sat far away from the door and windows and next to... More 

Thank Stefan G
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I all live in Brighton and have been here many times but never again. Went there last night. 5 of us got seated on a 4 place table so it was a bit squashed. Nothing we couldn't handle if it wasn't for the fact one of us had to stand up every time the waiters went passed.... More 

Thank Jamie M
Brighton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sawadee is located in St James Street and very easy to find after a day in town or on the beach. They have a wide variety on the menu (although there could be more salads to choose from) but veganist and vegetarian colleagues I have taken here all love it. Either at the front or slightly more intimate in the... More 

Thank Alain D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Thai food, been to a couple of thai restaurant in brighton I like it here the most!! The admostphere, services and food are excellent!! lovely waitress the owner of the restarant also take good cares of his customers. Th food I ordered was very tasty specially the salads and panang curry. I recommend this restarant and will always... More 

Thank poppy t
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed. Food was awful and very overpriced. Wont go there again. Staff where miserable and not helpful at all.

Thank Chris L
United Kingdom
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136 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I called in for lunch last week and had Pad Thai, I was the only customer, I don't know why?. Had an interesting discussion with the owner about increasing the footfall and how to get more business. The food sells itself but they need to get more people through the door. I would highly recommend the food and service and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$41
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 St James Street, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1TP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 624233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?