Established in 2000, Sawadee Thai Cuisine has gone from strength to strength, helped along by a wise move to the bustling dining precinct centred on Tan Quee Lan Street in Bugis, just minutes from the station. Step inside Sawadee and you’re immediately transported from the hustle and bustle of central Singapore to the Land of Smiles (a nickname by which the Southeast Asian country is commonly known), with Thai jazz music providing an auditory backdrop, wooden furnishings in a stripped-back, modern Asian style to comfort your eyes and body, and a menu of fantastic food matched perfectly by a considered wine list. Whether you plan to visit Sawadee for lunch, a set or buffet menu, or to dine a la carte, reservations are advised.
Nice ambience! Friendly staff! Good for big groups! Spent a quiet evening there, value for money! Staff were very attentive and prompt with their services! Recommend Phad thai! :)
The food was very delicious and reasonably priced. The service was good and the interior and food presentation was just marvelous. I will come back and will most certainly recommend to friends. Also, it is conveniently located near bugis junction MRT.
affordable thai food with a great price. service was okay. interior design of restaurant was pretty. tom yum soup was spicy enough. would go again
Good service and food. Reasonable price. Pomelo salad and crab curry were excellent. Steamed fish and durian sticky rice dessert were good too. Other dishes we tried were the Korobuta pork, olive rice, tow Kay with fishmaw and tapioca dessert - average. Would recommend place.
Went for the Mother's Day lunch. When I called to amend my quandoo booking, I was not informed that only the Mother's Day set lunch would be on offer. I guess they assumed I knew. The mango salad was fresh and the dressing not cloyingly sweet like at some other places. However, it lacked zing and was not spicy at all. Peanuts and dried prawn in it were fresh as well with no smell of stale oil. The coconut soup was so-so. Perhaps not my thing. But the chicken pieces it it were bland and tasted frozen. The scallops with mixed vegetable was generous with the scallops. No complaints. Stuffed chicken wings were tasty too, a hit with the kids. Deep fried sea bass was fried really well... Crispy on the outside and juicy inside. But the accompanying sauce had no kick. A little lime and spicier chilli would've made it much nicer. The seafood fried rice was the star of the meal... Really tasty with lots of crab meat and egg. Mango sticky rice was good. Rice was perfectly done. Warm and still soft. Paired beautifully with the sweet mangoes. There was also a complimentary single portion of birds nest for mum.. Which came as an accompaniment to a red date/longan warm soup. Also very nice. I would have loved to have the Miamg Khum but was not told that it was available. So I will have to go back. I feel it's not a fair judge of a restaurant based on a set lunch. So will reassess it when I can order a la carte. Overall, still worth a revisit.
Great family friendly ambience. Friendly staff. Hearty duck curry, betal leave with filling was really good. Pineapple rice, thai fish with a three flavored sauce salad was good too. Mango sticky rice, tom yam seafood soup and thai otah was ok. (didn't find it as good as what the other reviews were saying) Coffee was bad (feels like it was made with 3-in-1 coffee mix) Overall good food and dining experience. Will definitely visit again.
Food was nice, but portion was too little. We first ordered the pineapple fried rice and was told that it’s a portion of 4-5 people, then out to be only for 2-3 people. The prices were slightly pricy. A plate of 5 pcs chicken was sold at 18$, and the tomyum that was for 2 people was selling at 12$. 5 bowls of rice took them 20 mins and 3 times of calling to serve while we were seeing them serving many others. Good ambience if you are going with your partner. However for friends gathering you might want to consider other places due to the price. Service was ok but just slow at times.
The restaurant has good ambience and staffs are efficient. The food is good but a little pricier than others serving the same. We were over expecting the coconut soup after reading the rave reviews but we thought it was just nice. The omelette Thai style is very generous in potion but the mixed chicken fillings is just too sweet for me. The olive rice and mixed vegetable are good though.
The ambience is lovely and comfortable. I also love the table setting and tableware, which makes everything look so beautiful. The spice level may be a little high for some, so maybe you can request for your dishes to be prepared less spicy if possible. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends and family.
Centrally located, next to Bugis MRT station, Sawadee Thai is less rowdy than it's counterparts along Tan Quee Lan street. Warm, unpretentious ambience complements their well executed Thai food. Favourite dish of the evening was the olive fried rice. Bursting with flavours and texture, this is a must-try!