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Sawadee Thai Cuisine

42A Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
376-0320
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Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (9 reviews)
“curry” (8 reviews)
“skewers” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
42A Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 15 July 2018

What on earth has happened to this once good restaurant? Its been around for decades and used to be somewhere you could get a really tasty selection of Thai dishes for a reasonable price. But over the last couple of years I have noticed a...More

Thank ThriceWoe
Reviewed 22 May 2018

My wife and I met some friends here for dinner. The setting is not amazing and the constant 'uber-eats' drivers flooding the entrance was somewhat off-putting however the food was absolutely superb. I would consider returning for a casual dining experience but this is far...More

Thank Rikki B
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Went to Sawadee last week for a work’s outing. I’m not a huge fan of Thai food, as being a pescatarian, the options are usually quite limited. We had the “buffet meal” and normally full of meat, the tofu and vegetable spring roll alternative was...More

Thank davidcapstick40
Reviewed 17 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 service. The menu was...More

Thank Yorick N
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Sawadee was always a sure thing- go there and you got really good Thai food. Last night was Ok but not great. We had 4 of us and ordered an entrée each- I had the soup and my husband the satay. The soup was very...More

Thank AucklandWiz
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Returned for dinner after many years away as we remembered this place with many fond memories and stunning food. Still nice food but not as good as we remembered, and unfortunately now very overpriced. Sadly probably won't be returning.

Thank ASRGunner
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We went to eat a group of friends of 7 couples at the beginning of December 2017. The restaurant has easy access, situated in the outskirts of the center of Auckland. We were sit near to the entrance, in a romantic place with candles. All...More

Thank manjuter
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Had the macadamia chicken which was awesome - curries ok, like what you would get anywhere else. Awesome venue & friendly staff

Thank Courtz27
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Food was ok, nothing special, you can find similar at your local takeaway. The one dish i was looking forward to was the whole fish came as pieces of fillet that had basically just been deep fried with a little tasteless sauce Environment is quite...More

Thank keshd2018
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Was extremely disappointed on my last visit to this restaurant with family group of 18 people service and atmosphere was pleasant but the food was such a disappointment. We ordered a wide range of entrees which was not very appertising. Satay was bad so was...More

Thank PrashantFiji
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42A Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: 376-0320
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