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Sawadee Thai Cuisine

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42A Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was pretty disappointed about my dinner last night at Sawadee. The menu had about two thirds missing. The service was extremely rushed and the prices didn't reflect the portions and quality it used to be. I.e. We weren't given enough rice and had to pay extra for it. I've been a regular customer over the years and unfortunately I... More 

Thank Beezelle S
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101 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of our fave Thai places in Auckland, we've been many times. Their food is always amazing. They also have (or had!) a huge menu with sooo many options. We went tonight and they've cut the menu to about a quarter of what it was, removing a lot of different dishes and keeping the stock standard ones you... More 

Thank I-am-amy-nz
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Good food, good service and good presentation. For the food it not really sweet moreover menulist is comfortable for looking a menu.

Thank Phakphum S
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Went to Sawadee on a Thursday with a group of 12 from work. We were put in a function room which meant we could chat freely and make some noise without interrupting other diners. The food was superb and some of the best Thai cuisine I've had. The servings were huge and a number of people couldn't get through them.... More 

Thank markrichards1964
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

This Thai restaurant is as good as they get...Beautiful decor, great food, excellent attentive and polite staff. Excellent menu range with a wide choice for vegetarians

Thank Bevan H
Auckland, New Zealand
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259 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

GR8 Thai food that MUST surely be right up there among the best in Auckland. Every element stated in the menu was severed and presented in an appetising and mouth watering manner. A bit pricey for the a-la-carte but the charge of $35.00 for a 3 course meal for groups over 6 pax---is certainly a STEAL. Overall 7/10

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Auckland, New Zealand
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320 reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Sawadee is located at the beginning of Ponsonby not far from Newton Rd. I believe there might be a few off street customer car parks at the rear of the restaurant but I just parked in the street. Dined with a large group and there was no problem paying separately at the end of the night, BYO wine is $8... More 

Thank 67TravelBug67
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Came for a birthday dinner and we had about 16 people. They gave us sufficient time for everyone to arrive before coming by to take orders. The fact they asked for names during ordering made paying a whole lot easier. The food arrived fairly close together so there wasn't anyone awkwardly waiting. The food was nice. Tasty and had the... More 

Thank Acineto
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Ordered takeaways and didn't check the food until home and it was wrong : ( There was an unordered item - chicken satay - and it was the weirdest satay I have ever eaten, so much so that I couldn't eat it - YUKKK The Massaman curry had tomatoes in it (!!) and pineapple (!!) and not enough peanuts/peanut flavour.... More 

Thank fairlie100
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Good food, nice service. A lot more expensive than the food hall up the road, but a lovely room with tables that have room between them thus creating privacy.

Thank Catherine L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42A Ponsonby Road, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 376-0320

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