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Sawadee Thai Restaurant

87 St James Street, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1TP, England
+44 1273 624233
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“thai food” (67 reviews)
“jasmine rice” (11 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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87 St James Street, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1TP, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is tricky to review! I think the food was delicious, but some parts of the evening didn't quite stack up! We were the only ones there at one point, but luckily a few more guests arrived. The tempura batter was wayyyyyy too heavy,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kassiestarkey
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have only had dinner at Sawadee once and while the staff were very friendly and helpful the food was very average and not what I have been used to at Thai restaurants in the past. Maybe it was just a bad night and will...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jimmyglass13
sawadeebrighton, Manager at Sawadee Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jimmyglass13, Thank you very much for taking time to leave us a feedback. It is lovely to hear that you felt well looked after by our Front of House team. However, we are very sorry that the meal didn't meet your expectations. Please don't...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant on a weekend away. We booked by phone. Excellent meal and really good service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JoanneO384
IzzetG34, Management Team at Sawadee Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Joanne0384, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your meal, it was a pleasure hosting you and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Warmest regards Sawadee ka/krap🙏

Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Let me clarify the title , my wife is Chinese , My wife is a cook , my wife complains a lot about restaurant food . So when we visited Sawadee , I was pleasantly surprised that everything she had passed without comment . Lovely...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank L5340DEpaulh
IzzetG34, Management Team at Sawadee Thai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi L5340DEpaulh Thank you so much for your glowing review. I am really pleased indeed you enjoy the food and service on your visits with us. I have passed your feedback onto Kitchen and Waiting team who were really pleased to read your review. We...More

Reviewed 2 December 2018

Haven't been to Sawadee for a while and the last time we came it was fairly average, however things have really improved and we had an excellent meal that was full of flavour and simply excellent. We opted for one of the set menus and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PaulT73
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Whenever I walk passed Sawadee I always see lovely plates full of food and for months been meaning to order take away or go for dinner. With anticipation and excitement I went to order and was welcomed by great and lovely staff. Got home and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Hugomuk
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

I was in Brighton visiting family and my father booked us into this restaurant for dinner.Service was fabulous the food was very delicious and the staff are excellent,I will not hesitate to come back here or recommend it

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 210ginan
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Four of us arrived with no booking and were seated straight away.given menus and ordered our drinks which came promptly and then got down to deciding what to eat. We choose to order a mixture from the menu. We were not disappointed it was absolutely...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank timbo0608
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Such a lovely meal here last night. The food was absolutely delicious and the staff were super friendly. Great value too.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 139marcusb
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Visited as a party of 7 with 3 overseas guests. The restaurant is quite small and a bit quirky (watch your head when going to the loo!) The menu is traditional Thai and was very tasty. Helpful staff. Very satisfied. Watch the service charge added...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Roadstechno
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13 July 2015|
Response from AlanR896 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is @ Street level but toilets downstairs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 53 - US$ 53
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Conveniently located in St. James Street, just one street back from the seafront and Brighton pier, our friendly staff are here to give you the authentic Thai experience. Our food is freshly cooked by highly experienced chefs using the finest quality ingredients and prepared to the very highest standard. Whether your preference is for mild, medium, spicy or very spicy, just let us know how you would like your meal prepared.
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