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10-12 Rheede Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 1633
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Durban, South Africa
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63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second visit to this restaurant which is very popular with Capetonians - good food, reasonable prices. Need to book as it is very busy on weekend nights. Parking an issue so better use Uber or a taxi.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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220 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Nothing wrong with it. But not memorable either. It is just a convenient place if you are in the area and all the other resturants have no place available.

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Thank elcorte
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

After reading the positive reviews we decided to visit. The sushi starters were delicious and served quickly. The entrees were amazing and I totally recommend the mixed seafood curry and the Thai chili fish. The flavours were out of this world. The restaurant is small but cosy and exactly what we wanted.

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Thank Garethzimbo
KemptonPark
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Service was good and the Duck was great. Portions was big enough and filling. Price very reasonable for what you get. Will visit again

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We have been there pre and post movies at the Labia. We have always had excellent service and fresh tasty food. The decor is slightly worn but the ambience is relaxed, the staff friendly and it is easy to have a conversation. Compared to some other Thai/Eastern restaurants in Cape Town I think Sawaddee is excellent value for money. Try... More 

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Robertson Wine Valley, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We decided to try Sawaddee before attending a show at the Labia Theater around the corner. The prompt and friendly service ensured we got to the theater on time. The food was pleasant and good value for money. We noted that there was no background music, something that would appeal to someone wanting a quiet venue for a business lunch.

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Thank Bob D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Food was good, but not worth the wait. It took 20 minutes to order, the appetizer took an hour after that, and the entrees took an hour after the appetizer. Water was never refilled, and we had to flag the waitress down for everything. First time we considered not tipping, but they added 10% gratuity onto the bill. Too bad... More 

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Thank Rachel M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The food here is delicious and tastes fresh. It is one of the only Thai restaurants in Cape Town that has a fried tofu with peanut sauce dish, my very favourite! The decor is nice, try to get a seat by the open windows onto the street. The service is excellent. One of Cape Town's very best Thai restaurants. Highly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Went there last night for a meal with friends some of whom were vegetarian. The menu was extensive with no problems for our vegetarian friends. The service quick the portions enormous and the prices extremely reasonable for the food presented and the quantities. Not exactly fine dining but then again most pleasant and a good time was had. Will definately... More 

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Thank dore99enc
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Great food! Service was a little slow, but the food really made up for it. Generous portions. Worth a visit!

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Thank Håkon K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10-12 Rheede Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 422 1633

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