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10-12 Rheede Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 1633
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (9 reviews)
“jungle curry” (3 reviews)
“tofu” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
10-12 Rheede Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sawadee to me is the second best Thai restaurant in Cape Town after Yindees. The service is always great, the food is always good. It is better value for money than Yindees though. The portions are always HUGE. I recommend the coconut chicken and the...More

Thank Charvan-Edward
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is place if you want really spicy thai food. Ask for the jungle curry and ask for it extra hot. Really excellent! Really nice to get as take aways as venue is quiet dark and not too my taste.

Thank AlessioAllegrucci86
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Good menu with usual favorites. Dim sum were very good, for the mains had crispy fish with basil very good the Beef with lemon grass and bean sprouts was excellent. Will be back soon.

Thank Gingerlyn640
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

We were a table of 3 and We were served by a really friendly waiter, Habib. We ordered the tempura prawns, lamb jungle curry, crispy duck and ostrich to share. We finished off with some sago pudding and fried chocolate. Everything was amazing. I would...More

Thank ShanCoetzee
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Having been there a number of times in the past, my expectations were higher than what was reality. All the three dishes served were "tired" and lacking of freshness. Pad Thai was limp, no bamboo shoots or bean sprouts and substandard peanut sauce. Prawn curry...More

Thank tonylach
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Look, I will be honest, this place has an excellent reputation, so maybe that sets you up for failure a little bit. We went on a Saturday evening and were lucky to get a table quite quickly. Sat down at about 8.30 pm and we...More

Thank Natasha D
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Went to Sawaddee for an early dinner as some family members wanted sushi and others wanted spicy. Food here is great, both sushi and thai/chinese. Basic, simple, friendly. Good service. Recommended

Thank Keith J
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Bored of a couple of weeks of african food, my wife and I fancied a bit of a change. Sawaddee is pretty local to where we were staying in CT. From the outside, you could easily walk by. Or run by. But inside it hold...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 21 December 2017

This seemed a popular place to eat so we booked which although close to Christmas wasn't that busy. We were given complimentary prawn crackers with dipping sauces to start and immediately asked what drinks we wanted. The hot and soup soup was very big and...More

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 17 December 2017

If you know and like authentic Thai cuisine this might not be the place for you. Prawn crackers and sizzling hot plates are not the real deal - however it obviously pleasea and satisfies the masses-The food was quite good just lacking the authenticity I...More

Thank r0adrunred
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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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