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“A long way from Thailand .. but just as good..” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sawadee

Sawadee
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$31
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Palm Cove, Australia
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A long way from Thailand .. but just as good..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

Restaurants use the name Sawadee all over Thailand & means basically 'Hello' in Thai. The Sawadee, at Cénac in the Dordogne is an unlikely place to find a Thai restaurant and the exterior doesn't exactly say ..'Hello'..
It looks like those you see in the side streets of Bangkok ..pretty ordinary from the outside, a small shop front, some lights & signs, a few chairs ..Yet when you go inside the kitchen with a very busy chef in charge greets you. With the spicy smells and atmosphere you could almost be in Thailand.. and the food is a good as it gets.. We dined there a few times, normally latish [9 -10pm] and it was always busy. In fact as it got later most of the locals from the other bars & food places came in to eat!
The service is attentive and smooth despite some serious peaks with diners. Plus the food from wok to plate, expertly cooked by a chef that certainly understands the gentle nuances of spice, herbs and flavours that is Thai food.
In summary, excellent Thai food, great service and atmosphere with good value to match. Don't miss it if you are in the area.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Santa Cruz, California
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33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Excellent Thai food in the Dordogne”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Really pleased to find a good Thai restaurant in the Dordogne, especially authentic Asian food in southwest France is a rarity. The food here was definitely authentic -- our chicken coconut curry was superb and the pork Phad Thai was absolutely delicious. We were a family on the grungy side, having just been canoeing, but were welcomed by restaurant staff, given a lovely table on the terrace, and even gave us extra plates so we could share adult portions with our kids. Drinks were delicious, but a bit on the expensive side. Would recommend this restaurant for anyone with a hankering for good Thai food.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fabulous Phad Thai, great service, children welcome and catered for.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

Great evening, we went in the advice if TA and was not disappointed. Great Phad Thai, fantastic spicy Red Thai Curry and chicken and rice for our 4 year old. Lovely chap serverd us and good value for money. Thumbs up!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very surprised”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013 via mobile

Would never have thought by that while in France I would be eating Thai. The service was amazing and nothing was too much. The food was delicious but on the spicy side so go for medium if you do not like it too spicy. Don't go overboard on the starter as you will not have room for mains. Will be back

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Taste of Thailand in France”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

Fantastic little restaurant. Excellent food, made to order with fresh ingredients. Sweet & sour prawns, red Thai curry are two of the best dishes on the menu but the chicken noodle soup is a must, excellent, the most tasty I've ever had....watch out though, you may not have room for your main course!

Visited August 2013
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