Tue: 5PM - 10PM
Wed: 12PM - 3PM; 5PM - 10PM
Thu: 12PM - 3PM; 5PM - 11PM
Fri: 12PM - 3PM; 5PM - 11PM
Sat: 12PM - 3PM; 5PM - 11PM
Sun: 12PM - 3PM; 5PM - 10PM
Public Holidays: Closed
- Disabled Access
- Wine Bar
Thailand is the Land of a Thousand Smiles and we welcome you to enjoy our friendly service and delicious food in our uniquely Thai Restaurant. Sawadee has been an Auckland favourite for 26 years. We pride ourselves on our great food and our custom built restaurant that reflects the architecture of Thailand.
Relax next to the floral garden; dine in your private Thai hut, or on traditional Thai cushions on the floor. With five dining areas, each with a unique ambience, Sawadee offers a variety of dining experiences. Our attentive and caring staff will make sure you have an evening to remember! Check out a recent video review by Big Review TV
Some service staff seemed a little disengaged. We were not made to feel welcome. Food, drinks and speed of service were good.
Great evening, cannot fault it in any way!
Awesome food and great service
I was recommended Sawadee as a venue to have a small birthday celebration. I've had Thai before and unfortunately Sawadee did not live up to expectations for a Ponsonby restaurant. Service was good, nothing spectacular but it was satisfactory, classic Thai. The menu was good, enough variety to tease the clientele. The food however, quite average. Flavours were bland, dishes lacked those pungent flavours you yearn for. In short, and I speak from industry experience, the food looked and tasted like it had been combined only seconds before service. Now, normally that's a given for speed of delivery, but not when you can clearly tell that your meat and sauces had not been given the time to bind together. Our satay chicken were just warmed skewers layered with a separately warmed satay sauce, so neither worked in unison. And you could tell from the evident difference in colouring and simply the manner in which it was presented. My Tiger Milk Curry was literally bland strips of flavourless chicken tossed in a warmed up banana curry sauce. Again, none of it tasted like it had marinated or cooked together at length, and flavours were quite bland. A shame really as it would not have needed much, just some TLC, fresh herbs, and better chicken prep. Fortunately, company was excellent. It was great seeing a great friend of mine and his partner again for this special day. They too felt a little let down and commented that the whole experience was a lesser one than that of the past. Which falls in line with some other recent reviews.
Great atmosphere, friendly staff enjoyable experience
Great food, great service, as always
The staff are always friendly and welcoming. You don’t wait long for food even when the restaurant is packed. The food is always delicious.
Very poor service- had to call out for the dessert menu and waitress never returned to take our order. Also very odd to be given the desert menu and told it is all off except for the cheesecake! Will never return
Yummy food but pricey! Good waiters except for bringing up wrong meals a few times!
Excellent food and super friendly service!
a long time fav of mine for years - great food and just the experience of sitting under the thai influenced ceiling and decor is amazing
Very good Thai!
Lovely meal - always have my favourite - Mike's special!
Food was fantastic
You overcharged me by at least $10 which was given as cash and not included on the invoice given . We had an invoice of about $750 which was paid in split payments . All card payments were accounted for but one cash transaction was missed so you owe me atleast $10 in my view. Gary Chatwal Team Leader-DRTV Sales
I had to pay a $100 deposit and still haven’t had that refunded to my account. Can you please refund me ASAP as it leaves me out of pocket.
We had our Christmas dinner at this restaurant and the services were amazing- second best to none. The staff were so friendly and cheerful. The meals were most delicious . Most definitely will recommend this restaurant to all.
Absolutely an aweosme night! The staff went out of there way to help with our surprise party event and our guest of honour was totally blown away. Food amazing large private room amazing I’ll be booking in again soon
We were a group of 12 hungry and thirsty women, and excited to get together for our annual Christmas dinner and secret santa gift giving. The team at Sawadee looked after us very well, the food was yummy and generous, and the BYO kept the bill down.
We enjoy going to Sawadee for their Prawn Pad Thai. The serving size is plentiful with lots of prawns and consistently tastes delicious. We'll be going back!
Whilst the staff were very friendly, I felt rushed as every time we put a spoon or fork down, a staff member came to the table to clean up, even though we hadn't finished.
Sawadee is our favourite affordable Thai restaurant. Beautiful food, wonderful service.
suggestions Use more Thai greetings when people arrive Perhaps have meaning of main greetings Hello, goodbye, thank you, yes, no ect around like on menu or table or wherever. Love going to thai places that have that Thai atmosphere. Lastly now hard to get cooked frozen ice cream. Delicious. Loved our meal but always do.
Food was spicy despite asking for mild. My kids could not eat what they had ordered. Also one of the dishes was brought out after reminding staff and after half the other food was consumed. They bought it out immediately after reminding them, so obviously it was ready but they had forgotten to bring it to our table.
The food is of very high quality. The staff are pleasant