We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sawadee Thai Restaurant

87 St James Street, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1TP, England
+44 1273 624233
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (65 reviews)
“jasmine rice” (11 reviews)
Closed Now
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
87 St James Street, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1TP, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (623)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

561 - 570 of 603 reviews

Reviewed 1 November 2011

This restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Brighton. Is is a small restaurant on St James St just off the seafront. Thai Food is its specialty. Would recommend booking esp Bank Holidays and Fri / Saturdays. Prices are very good. I have been...More

4  Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 24 October 2011

Fantastically tasty food. Really great flavours. Thoroughly enjoyed all the food we had. The service was discreet but attentive. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Paulnrluton
Reviewed 20 October 2011

Great Service and fresh authentic tasting food Have the Duck with thai basil its fabulous

1  Thank Foodmad20
Reviewed 10 October 2011

Londoners staying in Brighton to enjoy the Indian summer sunshine. We have been here 2 times before in the last few years. On my fist visit I thought it was the BEST Thai food I have ever eaten, hence it’s part of the visit itinerary...More

1  Thank kevincusack
Reviewed 6 September 2011

My boyfriend and I went in at about 7pm on a Saturday night and were able to get a table without booking. We had eaten a massive meal the night before so were only wanting a main meal, so I can't comment on the starters...More

Thank rachelsbuk
Reviewed 3 September 2011

Lovely food, reasonable prices, relaxed atmosphere. Would recommend.

Thank EmskiB
Reviewed 2 August 2011

I booked a table in the afternoon for 8 o'clock the same evening for a party of nine people. It was my partner's birthday and we decided to eat here before heading out for the night. We arrived at 7.55. The man who greeted us...More

Thank tourer-dan
Reviewed 23 July 2011

All comments on the title! Not atmosphere at all. Quality of food poor.

1  Thank mariodambrosio
Reviewed 21 July 2011

We went last night with 4 friends. We ordered our food and after a while some guy appeared and advised us that there was only one chef on and that the food could be slow arriving. The restaurant was not full and other people that...More

Thank BournemouthGary
Reviewed 15 July 2011

Visiting the Sawadee was one of our first choices whilst in Brighton as it was close to the hotel and well reviewed. My wife was perfectly happy with everything, and would honestly give the restaurant a higher rating then me, but i was slightly disappointed...More

Thank ColonelDr
Nearby HotelsSee all 45 hotels in Brighton
Elysian Hotel
2 reviews
.09 km away
The Square
84 reviews
.10 km away
Kempton House
15 reviews
.10 km away
Maison Ville
2 reviews
.11 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Leman Tea Room
87 reviews
.11 km away
268 reviews
.06 km away
Social Board
55 reviews
.12 km away
Camelford Arms
520 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sea Life Brighton
2,112 reviews
.25 km away
The Zone Bar
28 reviews
.07 km away
Legends Bar
172 reviews
.10 km away
The Funkyfish Club
48 reviews
.13 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Hilly J
13 July 2015|
Response from AlanR896 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is @ Street level but toilets downstairs
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 53 - USD 53
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing