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10-12 Rheede Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 1633
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“thai food” (8 reviews)
“duck” (3 reviews)
“tempura” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
10-12 Rheede Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Cape Towns little gem- Sawaddee Thai Cuisine is hidden in an old building not visible for tourist so very popular with locals. Their food was authentic and tasty. Good value for money. I recommend for people that want that tasty thai meal. Atmosphere a bit...More

Thank Odie104
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The food here is delicious and authentic. The restaurant does not look like much from the outside, but the inside is beautifully decorated in a traditional oriental fashion. The food is quite rich, but extremely tasty, and the portions are all very generously sized. Service...More

Thank Kyle H
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Our second visit to this restaurant which is very popular with Capetonians - good food, reasonable prices. Need to book as it is very busy on weekend nights. Parking an issue so better use Uber or a taxi.

Thank PixmanSA
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Nothing wrong with it. But not memorable either. It is just a convenient place if you are in the area and all the other resturants have no place available.

Thank elcorte
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

After reading the positive reviews we decided to visit. The sushi starters were delicious and served quickly. The entrees were amazing and I totally recommend the mixed seafood curry and the Thai chili fish. The flavours were out of this world. The restaurant is small...More

Thank Garethzimbo
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Service was good and the Duck was great. Portions was big enough and filling. Price very reasonable for what you get. Will visit again

Thank Airvertise
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We have been there pre and post movies at the Labia. We have always had excellent service and fresh tasty food. The decor is slightly worn but the ambience is relaxed, the staff friendly and it is easy to have a conversation. Compared to some...More

Thank KNEES13
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We decided to try Sawaddee before attending a show at the Labia Theater around the corner. The prompt and friendly service ensured we got to the theater on time. The food was pleasant and good value for money. We noted that there was no background...More

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Food was good, but not worth the wait. It took 20 minutes to order, the appetizer took an hour after that, and the entrees took an hour after the appetizer. Water was never refilled, and we had to flag the waitress down for everything. First...More

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 17 December 2016

The food here is delicious and tastes fresh. It is one of the only Thai restaurants in Cape Town that has a fried tofu with peanut sauce dish, my very favourite! The decor is nice, try to get a seat by the open windows onto...More

Thank Julie A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10-12 Rheede Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 422 1633
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