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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” (66 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 28 May 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place to eat friendly professional service. Foods come out quickly and it tastes amazingly fresh. Especially the young Thai manager was so friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank drift8246
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

we visited early on a weekday evening and had no trouble getting a table. the waitress was lovely - so polite and very happy to make changes to dishes as requested eg no fish sauce to make the papaya salad vegetarian, extra chillies/peanuts. when the...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank tuliptwist33
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

As a fellow business owner in the Kemptown area of 2 guest houses. I was treated in an appalling way by Sawadee Thai, Izzet the owner and his current manager an older thai lady. I was a regular visitor of the restaurant for 2 years...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Amit D
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We walked in off the street on an early Saturday evening (17:30), any later than that and I think i you’d need to book. The staff were attentive, warm and friendly. We opted for the buffet menu A, the food was very tasty. The only...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank clloydie
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Visited for dinner on Monday night. It was quiet with a few other diners. The service was very good and the food was fabulous. Really enjoyed our meal. Would highly recommend it. The only negative is the toilet due to a very steep stairs for...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank atoolbox
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Good atmosphere and the food lived up to its recommendations! The only negative point would be limited space as I was a little bit cramped. Go for the Massaman!!

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank JackK1350
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely meal at a good price. Excellent service and a varied menu. Food was plentiful and very tasty. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank krrgolf
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Had exquisite dinner tonight for 6. From start to finish the flavours and authentic dishes were way beyond our expectation. Restaurant was packed but the owner and his waitress proved to be so friendly and attentive. Can not wait for return visit

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank HanoiTom
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Best in Brighton great value well worth a visit we had the set special meal £44

Date of visit: April 2018
2  Thank Craig S
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

I hadn't had Thai food since I visited Thailand in 2016 so it had been a long wait! We were seated straight away by very friendly staff. The food was delicious and did not disappoint! Also very good value for money as we were surprised...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Sophie G
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Hilly J
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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 52 - US$ 52
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
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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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