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Sawadee

42A Ponsonby Road, Auckland, New Zealand, 1011
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Opening Information

Mon: Closed
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

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Entrees
  • Cocktails
  • Wine Bar
  • Takeaway
  • BYO
  • Bathroom
  • Catering
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About Sawadee

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

Cuisine: Thai
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Some service staff seemed a little disengaged. We were not made to feel welcome. Food, drinks and speed of service were good.

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Visited On Friday, 27 April 2018

Great evening, cannot fault it in any way!

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Visited On Saturday, 21 April 2018

Awesome food and great service

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Visited On Friday, 16 March 2018

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 March 2018

Great atmosphere, friendly staff enjoyable experience

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Visited On Thursday, 15 February 2018

Great food, great service, as always

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Visited On Saturday, 17 February 2018

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 February 2018

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

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Yummy food but pricey! Good waiters except for bringing up wrong meals a few times!

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Excellent food and super friendly service!

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Visited On Saturday, 13 January 2018

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

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Visited On Thursday, 11 January 2018

Very good Thai!

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Visited On Thursday, 04 January 2018

Lovely meal - always have my favourite - Mike's special!

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Visited On Friday, 05 January 2018

Food was fantastic

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Visited On Friday, 15 December 2017

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

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 December 2017

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 December 2017

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.

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 December 2017

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

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Visited On Friday, 01 December 2017

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.

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 November 2017

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!

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Visited On Thursday, 16 November 2017

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.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Sawadee is our favourite affordable Thai restaurant. Beautiful food, wonderful service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 November 2017

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.

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 November 2017

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 November 2017

The food is of very high quality. The staff are pleasant

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