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Sawadee Thai Restaurant

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87 St James Street, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1TP, England
+44 1273 624233
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Pad Thai was excellent - could have been more spicy, but they were willing to bring more spice. I loved it so much I went back the next day for a stir fry dish.

Thank Kathleen B
Langhorne Creek, Australia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Meals arrived quickly and were delicious. Menu had lots of options for our vegetarian family members.

Thank 5255PJs
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We last visited 6 months ago and rated as excellent. Unfortunately this time we weren't as impressed. We shared 3 different starters between us and all were very good. The wine we chose was perfectly chilled. We didn't get complimentary Thai prawn crackers on arrival like we did last time but thought nothing of it (until we noticed them being... More 

Thank Martin M
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

recommended this place by the hotel we were staying in, and could not fault it.We had a set menu, and every single thing was delicious! The salt and pepper squid is the best I have ever had, and the coconut prawns (dont knock it until you've tried it!) were amazing. lovely bottle of red wine for the price too. Excellent... More 

Thank DeanMaddison
Brighton, United Kingdom
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177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sawadee Thai restaurant is in the Kemp Town part of Brighton. It is on St James Street which has a good mixture of Italian, Spanish, Indian, Burger restaurants. We stopped for dinner at Sawadee on friday night - the restaurant was already very busy & we took the last table for 2. Very nice varied Thai menu. Service was good... More 

Thank bl0ndie72
Seattle, Washington
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unassuming venue on St. James's Street a block in from the sea. Very friendly staff, quite varied menu. Clearly popular with lots of "regulars." Having eaten Thai cuisine all over the world, my opinion is that this place does a fine job. Homemade mixtures of taste elements and peppers. The whole fried fish was superb! Good starters included mussels, soups,... More 

Thank SeattleRoamer
Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice small Thai restaurant, good service, nice atmosphete. Thia fishcakes ,which are my favourite, were beautiful and same with pad Thai . Friend had king prawn curry and very nice. Would go back again .

Thank Nicola S
Wraysbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Brighton celebrating my stag and started the evening with a meal here. We were a group of 20 and they booked out the downstairs room for us and it was brilliant. The staff were great, food was amazing and it really helped with starting the night off right. Would highly recommend this place!

1 Thank Gubs H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited again Last night after a 6 month return trip to Brighton to see if it was as good as we remembered it to be. My memory was jogged as soon as we walked in and was greeted with a big smile and the fragrant aromas of spices, We were quickly seated and handed menus. We both agreeded on the... More 

Thank notimpressedeasily
Felixstowe, Suffolk
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and did not disappoint. We had the special set menu with salt and pepper squid on the side, which was all delicious. The staff were super friendly even with the restaurant being at full capacity and on a Monday night! There is nothing to the decor, bit cafe like rather than traditional Thai... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 41
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?