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
Awesome authentic food :-)
Reserved a table and the function room for 20 of us for a farewell dinner party; the service and food was amazing. Everyone's food came out at the same time and was quick too so we didn't have to wait around long and no one was hungry at the end of the night. Highly recommend Sawadee to anyone else wanting to organise a party.
Great food & service
We all had a great time, very nice, polite, amazing staff. We absolutely loved the food, there were a lot of comments around the table about how delicious it was! Definitely coming back. Aroi ma!!! Khup khun ka! :)
Great to deal with during booking & very accommodating to the grouo, including dietary requirements
Pleasant and accomodating .. this restaurant was the place where I took my wife on a first date back in Feb. 2001 - the great food and venue was completely recognisable and the service just as good as I remember. Thoroughly recommend - then and now.
We had the banquet for 6. Very yummy and great value for money!! Very nice staff too
We had a great team dinner here. We had the set menu which was very nice and a good selection. They accommodated one change for our vegetarian option and that was greatly appreciated. Would definitely return.
Delicious as always!
Great night. I booked for a large group (32 people) and they were able to accommodate which was nice. Good service, good value for money and the set menu was great!
A wonderful atmosphere, attentive staff and excellent quick service.
Awesome set menu and great service. Thank you for making it a great night
Love Sawadee! It was a great place to have my graduation dinner, lovely staff, great atmosphere and room for my big ol' family. I would recommend arriving early because parking is sometimes scarce.
We had a lovely eveing. Only problem was making the booking as difficulty excessing the web page to book as there was 12 in the party. In light of this very kindly informed me that we could book without a deposit . Thanks again for the good service Karen will defintaley come again
Great night good food. Thanks.
Website security needs to be upgraded. The site is listed as unsafe and you require a credit card to secure booking - not happy!
We had a great night and the staff were fantastic. Great to have a private room for a company Night out
Extremely pleased in every respect. The service was friendly, the food was served promptly, the restaurant was warm and cozy. Plus the food was divine!
5* all round! set menu is value for money. i have been before and we can never finish all the food. its BYO too. whats not to love! we will all be back.
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