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12200 San Pablo Ave, Richmond, CA 94805-2453
+1 510-232-5542
11:30 - 21:30
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Berkeley, California
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant over 2 decades and have always loved it. When we feel up to taking our shoes off we like to go to the little tables that you kneel down to with pillows on the right of the restaurant. It gives you a cultural experience. I always order the green curry prawns with shrimp... More 

Thank Sky G
Richmond, California
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We come to Sawadee on an infrequent basis, keeping it as something of a minor treat for ourselves. Our experience has always been that the food is tasty and well prepared. Getting a seat for a small group has never been a problem. Sometimes the service seems a bit slow and the staff a little dry, but it's never been... More 

Thank Jonathan G
San Francisco, CA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I have tried this restaurant many times, always going back hoping the experience will be better than last. I stop going for a few months and then try it again, but I think I am done. They take too long serving the food and on my last visit I found a FLY in my salad. When I pointed it out... More 

Thank wowyay
El Cerrito, California, United States
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Hadn't been there in a while. A little disappointed this time. Food seemed bland (mussels were tasteless without hot sauce). Previously, wait staff wore Thai outfits; now they're just in basic clothes. Food used to come in attractive metal containers; now just regular dishes. Don't know if ownership changed, but not hurrying back. Better Thai restaurants all around the area.

Thank Marcia G
Bellevue, Washington
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335 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

A local restaurant serving reasonable and tasty Thai food. A fine place for a good dinner or take out.

Thank Mayatravels
Oakland, California
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74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

I've been here three or four times because It so close, but I've never been impressed. The food is ok, the service is ok, sometimes slow. Nothing really stands out. Ordered a prawn and scallop dish this visit, there were only two small scallops in the whole dish, and it was very miked, nearly bland, though it listed chiles. The... More 

Thank cml94618
Richmond, California, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

The meal size has shrunk which is fine but also the flavor has change and not for better. The prices have gone up and with the taste changing I don't think it's a good deal any more! Waiters are still nice though.

Thank 2013MBT
New York
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Solid food, but don't be fooled by their claims on the website that they deliver. They almost always seem to "have no driver," even as early as 8:30PM, claiming to "be closed." If you want to eat there, great. If you're hoping for delivery, don't waste your time and try somewhere else. Would give a higher rating for the food;... More 

Thank Mark B
Miami, Florida
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

When we came, there was only one worker to take orders and deliver food. Service was slow, but it was worth it. The taste was authentic and prices are about the same as any other decent Thai place in the bay area. Ambiance was wonderful. Walls are stylishly decorated. There are cushions to sit down on the floor and eat... More 

Thank theTravelingEngineer
Rockville, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

New to the area, my wife and I were craving Thai the other night. So we jumped on Yelp and followed the ratings to SaWaDee. From the outside it had nice signage, but otherwise didn't stand out from the other storefronts along that block of San Pablo Avenue. Walking in, though, was a completely different story. This place has a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12200 San Pablo Ave, Richmond, CA 94805-2453
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 510-232-5542

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