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#38 of 3,027 Restaurants in Austin
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1417 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-3040
+1 512-326-1999
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Bells, Texas
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sway is a great place to eat and drink. The atmosphere is small, casual and quaint, with large tables and community seating. The service was very good and our waitress, Cristina K was very attentive and knew the menu well. She gave us good descriptions of food/wine flavors that helped us determine what to try. The wine selection is good... More 

Thank JDerzapf
East Lansing, Michigan
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never had such fancy Thai food. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful. My curry came out too salty, & when I shared this with the waitress, she brought it back redone. it was so much better. We were impressed that they had a kids' menu. The food was really unique - not your typical hole-in-the-wall thai food. we enjoyed it.

Thank Jeanne L
Salem, MA
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a big eater....and love eating out. This restaurant has very small portions that are considered main courses. Their appetizers are average sized. I think you will spend more at this restaurant to be full, but the dishes have amazing flavor and are presented well. We had shumi and spring rolls, both were excellent. We had the pad thai... More 

Thank hdavid1002
Phoenix, Arizona
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here for lunch and had an incredible time! Sat at the kitchen bar and watched the cooks prepare our food which was cool and the food expertly prepared! If you're visiting Austin this place is a must. Highly recommended.

Thank lakelandalumni
Vantaa, Finland
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Came to this place two times on the same week with my colleagues. Food is very good and service is fast. I really loved the spicy portions.

Thank Tom N
McAllen, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We were recommended here by the hotel staff. The food and service was spot on! Although we waited 30 mins to eat, the atmosphere was great. The seating style is communal, so if you're afraid of meeting new people, this might not be the place for you. We got to sit at the chef's table and watched the food prep.... More 

Thank materry18
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Love this place. I have dined here numerous times. Good food and drinks, good service, clean modern restaurant what you need is a good company and enjoy.

Thank Balinder
South Texas, USA
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Excellent Thai and Asian food restaurant. We visited Sway during lunch meeting, the restaurant has outstanding food, excellent service and a great ambiance. The raw oysters are delicious as well as the Pad Thai.

Thank NavarroTraveler
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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289 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

You will probably wait if you go, but its worth it. Menu is a fusion of Thai dishes. The plates are meant to be shared, so order a few things.

Thank Divebabydive
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I love Asian food and I love good customer service. I am always skeptical of fancy Asian restaurants because hole in the walls seem to be the way to go, but this was by far one of the most delicious meals I have tasted. If you go, please request the waitress Melissa. I can't emphasize this enough! She knew the... More 

Thank Sarah B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 80
Asian, Thai, Fusion
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1417 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-3040
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-326-1999
Sway is an award-winning modern Thai restaurant, named one of the '50 Best New Restaurants in America' by Bon Appétit Magazine.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?