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#38 of 3,044 Restaurants in Austin
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1417 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-3040
+1 512-326-1999
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The services were really great and the steamed fish was god along with the blue crab fried rice and the raw oysters

Thank John H
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sway offers a unique ambience and creative menu with a great variety of tastes and ingredients. Five of us shared six different dishes, each fresh, satisfying and very flavorful. Interesting new combinations as well as classic dishes creates a full menu of great choices. The patio was a lovely place for the meal.

Thank susanhayward2015
Rockledge, Florida
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are all about loads of chili then this place is for you. I've had pretty good Thai is my life and is up there on my list of favorite foods. In my area there is not much to choose from so when visiting this week I saw this review and was excited to try. It was a bit... More 

Thank Chepstow9
Alexandria, Virginia
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The food is good and very fresh. The restaurant is an interesting place and the food is good. Maybe a little expensive for what you get. If you have the opportunity sit near the kitchen at the counter so you can watch the food being prepared. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank B H
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Flavorful food! Cooked with care and creativity. Had the best Tom Kha Gai ever. Nice hot tea selection.

Thank Jerilan G
Bells, Texas
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Sway is a great place to eat and drink. The atmosphere is small, casual and quaint, with large tables and community seating. The service was very good and our waitress, Cristina K was very attentive and knew the menu well. She gave us good descriptions of food/wine flavors that helped us determine what to try. The wine selection is good... More 

Thank JDerzapf
East Lansing, Michigan
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I've never had such fancy Thai food. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful. My curry came out too salty, & when I shared this with the waitress, she brought it back redone. it was so much better. We were impressed that they had a kids' menu. The food was really unique - not your typical hole-in-the-wall thai food. we enjoyed it.

Thank Jeanne L
Salem, MA
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I am a big eater....and love eating out. This restaurant has very small portions that are considered main courses. Their appetizers are average sized. I think you will spend more at this restaurant to be full, but the dishes have amazing flavor and are presented well. We had shumi and spring rolls, both were excellent. We had the pad thai... More 

Thank hdavid1002
Phoenix, Arizona
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Dined here for lunch and had an incredible time! Sat at the kitchen bar and watched the cooks prepare our food which was cool and the food expertly prepared! If you're visiting Austin this place is a must. Highly recommended.

Thank lakelandalumni
Vantaa, Finland
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Came to this place two times on the same week with my colleagues. Food is very good and service is fast. I really loved the spicy portions.

Thank Tom N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
Asian, Thai, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1417 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704-3040
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-326-1999
Sway is an award-winning modern Thai restaurant, named one of the '50 Best New Restaurants in America' by Bon Appétit Magazine.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?