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Sawasdee Thai Restaurant

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4008 Saint Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1339
+1 423-822-9001
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the most disappointing thai food we have ever had. The food was not up to quality standards. The items we ordered had minimal ingredients. The thai fried rice didn't even have thai basil, which is a standard in this dish. I felt like the owners really are missing the point of quality food and would rather make a... More 

Thank dawleyboys
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

A local Thai restaurant that has very good food. Service and condition of restaurant is average. Mainly a local take out house. Near to the incline railway at the base of Lookout Mountain.

Thank ChattChefJoe
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240 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Have had tons of Thai food on our travels (including Thailand) Food here was very good and the service was fast a friendly. Our server recommended my wife have the Massaman Curry and it was very good. If were ever in Chattanooga again and were looking for a Thai place we would eat here again.

Thank scrufgrove
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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165 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

How can it not be good with an owner/cook from Laos or surrounding country?? I guess if they can't cook..but that's not the case here. This Thai rocks !! We love this place. It's located in a really cool up and coming area of Chattanooga (St. Elmo) at the foot of Lookout Mountain with really cool hang out spots all... More 

Thank spiderelliot
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful surprise find for us!! We were looking for a Thai restaurant after a trip to Rock City and happened to come across Sawasdee. The food was excellent and very tasty. Service was excellent with a friendly smile. I would highly recommend Sawasdee to anyone. We will definitely go back!!

Thank pepe20152015
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

Very casual place, good food. The server was insistent that the food might be too hot for us even though we assured her we were very familiar with Thai. I had green curry with beef, the only alcohol available is beer even though they have wine selections on the menu. They seemed to be a very popular takeout place. Clean... More 

Thank nycogirl
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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158 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This authentic Thai restaurant serves all the tradition dishes at budget prices. Service is friendly and prompt. Food was fairly bland so ask for heat if you like spicy. Decor is a bit scary with stained carpet and tired furnishings. Don't expect trendy, but good value.

Thank Dwightcr
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98 reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Sawasdee is run by these two nice & friendly thai ladies. the food is feshly prepared & always tastes super good. the whole experience there just screams 'thailand' from the room, decor, set up and everything. we love it there. our favorite is the Larb or the Pad Thai. it's not inexpensive, but definitely worth it.

Thank heygauthey
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

I have been coming here for about 12 or so years. I often stop by for a quick bite at lunch and sometimes for dinner. I have always had a great experience. The food is fresh and tasty. I have been to some other Thai places around Chattanooga and this one has remained number one for me.

Thank KatieW2
St. Marys, Georgia
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

I'm shocked at 5 star reviews as this was certainly not our experience. My daughter and I were traveling, and after a long day of driving, we both had a hankering for Thai food. After checking the reviews, we called Sawasdee and placed an order to bring back to the hotel. When we entered the place, we almost changed our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4008 Saint Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1339
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-822-9001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?