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“Solid restaurant in nice area”
Review of Sawasdee Bistro

Sawasdee Bistro
Ranked #151 of 13,894 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Leblon
Reviewed 5 June 2014

An upscale Thai restaurant offering a broad menu...but plenty of it is not authentic Thai. Regardless, the food was solid and well presented. The tables along the wall are a bit close together. The prices were typical of Leblon sit-down dining.

If you're in the area, it's a fine restaurant to visit. Otherwise, i wouldn't make a special trip.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Food was above average, prices were reasonable and the atmosphere was above average. Overall, a good meal for me and my friends with good service. A fairly good selection of Thai dishes.

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Reviewed 3 March 2014 via mobile

The lunch menus are cheap, the service is very good and the localization is the best. It's a kind of Brazil-Asian-Thai restaurant combination that had a very good result.

Thank edudcb
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Visited the restaurant after craving for Thai food. But got hugely disappointed. Probably there is too much Brazilian twist or adjustment to the taste bud of the local clienteles, the taste of the food was ok, but nothing like Thai food. The tom yam kong I ordered, tasted more like miso soup with shrimp and mushroom. While the green curry chicken was not spicy at all, (though it was indicated as medium spiciness on the menu. After notifying the waiter that the dish is not spicy, he just suggested to add more chili (which was sweet btw), rather than checking with the kitchen. I was expecting at least something that tastes like Thai food that I have tasted in South East Asia but it was not to be. Hopefully better luck in the next Thai restaurant.

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Thank freedomtraveler8
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

Sawasdee is a member of the restaurants of Boa Lembrança. Order the special plate (it was a shrimp curry while we were there) and take home a fabulous souvenir plate. Try a couple appetizers and share a main dish which are big enough for two. We received prompt and polite service during our visit. Highly recommended while in Buzios.

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Thank Adam B
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