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Sawadee Thai Cuisine

42A Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good39%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible12%
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“thai food” (9 reviews)
“curry” (9 reviews)
“skewers” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42A Ponsonby Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The Chicken pad Thai was not good. The chicken was dry and tasteless. The same chicken was used to make the chicken Satay. The sauce just did not make up for it. The Penang curry was nice. The service was prompt but the food disappointing.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank DiB5
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Ordered a take away this evening - it was terrible. Curry puffs were actually half decent, good flavour & a good size. Chicken Penang was poor - over cooked & dry chicken in a flavourless sauce. Lacking any kind of heat whatsoever. Chicken Pad Thai...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Ealingguy
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I was pretty disappointed about my dinner last night at Sawadee. The menu had about two thirds missing. The service was extremely rushed and the prices didn't reflect the portions and quality it used to be. I.e. We weren't given enough rice and had to...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank BeezelleS
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This is one of our fave Thai places in Auckland, we've been many times. Their food is always amazing. They also have (or had!) a huge menu with sooo many options. We went tonight and they've cut the menu to about a quarter of what...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank I-am-amy-nz
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Good food, good service and good presentation. For the food it not really sweet moreover menulist is comfortable for looking a menu.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank 644phakphums
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Went to Sawadee on a Thursday with a group of 12 from work. We were put in a function room which meant we could chat freely and make some noise without interrupting other diners. The food was superb and some of the best Thai cuisine...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank markrichards1964
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This Thai restaurant is as good as they get...Beautiful decor, great food, excellent attentive and polite staff. Excellent menu range with a wide choice for vegetarians

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Bevan H
Reviewed 4 December 2016

GR8 Thai food that MUST surely be right up there among the best in Auckland. Every element stated in the menu was severed and presented in an appetising and mouth watering manner. A bit pricey for the a-la-carte but the charge of $35.00 for a...More

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Sawadee is located at the beginning of Ponsonby not far from Newton Rd. I believe there might be a few off street customer car parks at the rear of the restaurant but I just parked in the street. Dined with a large group and there...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank 67TravelBug67
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Came for a birthday dinner and we had about 16 people. They gave us sufficient time for everyone to arrive before coming by to take orders. The fact they asked for names during ordering made paying a whole lot easier. The food arrived fairly close...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Acineto
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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