Best Of Utah 2007 by Salt Lake City Weekly
BEST NEW ETHNIC RESTAURANT
Whether you’re a curry girl or a Pad Thai kind
of guy, the Thai explosion has been one of Salt Lake City’s best dining developments in recent years. Sawadee may be
the new kid on the block, but we’re glad it moved in—and so close to the Avenues. Adventurous diners will appreciate
authentic Thai seafood dishes the likes of which have not often been seen in these parts and, for those who already know what
they want—curries, natch—Sawadee offers a rainbow of them.
Best Of Utah 2008 by Salt Lake City Weekly
Named for its
chef and owner, this friendly spot is especially busy at lunch, with efficient service and a reasonably priced, wide-ranging
menu. Appetizers are a must—try the Thai dumplings, rice-flour packets stuffed with minced shrimp and bamboo shoots
just waiting to be dipped into a blazing hot sesame-oil chili sauce. All the curries are there, and tasty, too. Sawadee offers
a nice and varied vegetarian menu, including a delicious entrée that is tough to pronounce, but easy to eat: Guay teaw
pad kee mao tofu. It combines thick rice noodles with stir-fried tofu, Thai chili, Thai basil, tomato and mushrooms. Save
room for mangoes and sticky rice for dessert.
Best Of Utah 2009 by Salt Lake City Weekly
Just down from
the Avenues, Sawadee is a genteel paradise for the lunch crowd, a cool Thai oasis that offers excellent, reasonably priced
food in a peaceful, elegant environment. Its $7.45 lunch special is one of the best deals in town. Salad with a drizzle of
peanut sauce; light, fluffy jasmine rice; a deep fried spring roll; and two choices from a 20-odd item list of curries, coconut
and chicken soupseven some barbeque dishes. With delicate desserts including fresh mangoes with Thai sweety sticky rice not
included, they are still a sore temptation to round up the perfect meal.
Best Of Utah 2010 by Salt Lake City Weekly
TOM KHA GAI
This Thai coconut-milk
soup is bolstered with big vegetables and mushrooms in Sawadee’s daily soup. Made with chicken or vegetarian, Sawadee
blasts the lemon-lime flavors, and the gingery brightness of galangal for a fresh and complex flavor.
Best Of Utah 2012 by Salt Lake City Weekly
BEST THAI RESTAURANT
The line waiting for take-out orders on a Friday evening should be a hint: Plenty of folks have figured
out that Sawadee is a great way
to start a weekend. Those who opt to sit down inside get friendly service with their delicious meal of dishes that range from
fragrant traditional curries and satay to house specialties like steamed sea bass and honey-ginger duck. Even something as
basic as a chopped salad of iceberg lettuce gets a spark from a delicious, zesty peanut dressing. Whether you’re enjoying
it on a plate or carrying it out in a bag, you’re getting terrific Thai.
Best Of Utah 2015 by Salt Lake City Weekly
BEST THAI RESTAURANT
In less than a decade, this family-run
Avenues eatery, named after its chef/owner, has garnered "Best Of" awards by the bucketful, in a field packed with
top-notch contenders. Sawadee's ever-popular Pad Thai is done so well, once you try it, you may never be tempted to consider
any other item on the menu. But Sawadee offers all the Thai must-haves: savory curries, a slew of noodle dishes and finger-licking
barbecue—not to mention satays, skewers, soups and more. It's that winning spicy-sour-salty-sweet combination that
keeps us coming back to Thai food, and it's superlative Thai food that keeps us coming back to Sawadee. Oh, and the wine
Best Of Utah 2016 by Salt Lake City Weekly
Sawadee has only been around for about a decade, it has garnered an impressive list of awards this year, including this one
for Best Thai, yet again. The family-owned restaurant specializes in wholesome, authentic Thai food in a warm and inviting
atmosphere at its South Temple location. They offer all the traditional Thai favorites, like tasty curries, savory noodles
and delicious barbecue. For something off the beaten path, try the honey ginger duck.
Of Utah 2017 by Salt Lake City Weekly
BEST THAI RESTAURANT
Located on the outskirts of the Avenues, Sawadee offers a genteel
paradise for lunch goers in an elegant, peaceful environment. Appetizers at the family owned and operated locale are a must.
Try the dumplings—rice-flour packets stuffed with minced shrimp and bamboo shoots with a sensational sesame-oil chili
Sawadee Thai Restaurant
South Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
Web Site: www.sawadee1.com
LUNCH: Monday – Saturday : 11:00 A.M. – 03:00 P.M.
DINNER: Monday – Thursday : 5:00 P.M. – 09:30 P.M. Friday
- Saturday : 5:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Sunday : CLOSED