Sawasdee Thai Restaurant

8,7 based on 191 reviews
Cuisine(s):
International, Thai
Main Course:
$16.00 - $28.00
is:
  • Budget Dining
  • Indoor Dining
Accepts:
 
Meals:
Dinner, Take Out
Serves:
Vegetarian
Ratings & more:
Excellent!
Menu(s): Dinner

Restaurant Information

Sawasdee Thai Restaurant

Palmbeach186 B
Aruba
Tel: +(297) - 586 8071
Opening Hours:
Daily: 17:00 - 22:30
Closed on Sunday
Sawasdee Thai Restaurant
SAWASDEE(Welcome) to one of the worlds great cuisines. Thai food combines the best of several eastern cuisines: the oriental bite of Szechuan Chinese, the tropical flavour of malaysia, the creamy coconut sauces of southern India and the aromatic spices of arabian food. Thai food is very tasty, and our Thai cooks strike a perfect balance between sweet, sour, spicy, bitter and salty.

Our menu includes: beef, chicken, pork, steak, shrimp, fish, squid, noodles, fried rice, curries and a large selections of fresh vegtables. And for all vegetarians we have tofu, and mock chicken.
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Off the beaten path is right!

Dec 4, 2014 - posted by
We decided to eat here because of the review we saw, and drove past twice. Why you ask? Because it's inside a German Restaurant. That would have been helpful to know! The service was good but slow, and the peanut sauce for the pad Thai tasted like they threw boiled peanuts in a blender with some oil...no flavor. The soda was flat, all in all, I think I should have done the schnitzel.
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hidden gem! delicious thai food!

Aug 12, 2013 - posted by
We found this hidden next to Wendy's during one of our walks on the strip. Slightly off the strip this is an ignored place as people don't venture out that further, but not only did we find it, we walked to it thrice during our trip as we could not seem to like anything after eating their the first time. The place, the food and the service is first class. Any dish you order can be catered to your needs/ taste. The owner is the nicest guy ever who makes sure who's guests are taken care of. He adds a personal touch to the whole experience. We tried several things off the menu and our absolutely fav is the mango curry! Yummy! There is a pool table for the guests to enjoy a game of pool and the place serves hooka (sheesha) as well. Perfect hang out without the maddening crowds. Everyone visiting Aruba should try the food here at least once during their trip! Simply amazing!
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Awesome vegan food!!!

Jul 23, 2013 - posted by
Awesome food and huge portions. Ordered vegetables with tofu, rice noodles with tofu, both in peanut sauce with steamed white rice and spring rolls as appetizers. Also a salad. A lot of food. Good price for all the food. $37. Waitress was extremely friendly and patient when I asked questions about vegan food. Will definitely go back!!!
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Sawasdee Excellent Food ( And Beer?!)

Nov 4, 2012 - posted by
In the early evening of arrival at Aruba in Oct 2012, my wife and I decided to take a walk down to Sawasdee for dinner. When we walked in the door, there was this unpleasant smell which almost made us leave immediately, but then the owner greeted us, and we sat down. We were the only ones in the place, but it was early yet for the dinner crowd. The place looked clean, and was beautifully decorated. We were surprised to see the owner was white, expecting an Asian person, but no big deal. The owner was very friendly. We ordered drinks, my wife had a Mai Tai, and I a large bottle of Franziskaner Weiss Bier! (They have a rather large menu of German beers!). Odd for a Thai restaurant, but we surmised the owners of this restaurant also own the Bavarian restaurant next door ( which I think might explain the bad smell, sauerkraut maybe?) Anyway, the service was great, the owner waited on us, the wait was a little long for the food,not bad, but hey, we're on vacation, no rush, and believe me it was worth the little wait! The food was excellent! We are from north eastern NJ, and we've eaten at many a Thai restaurant in NJ and NYC and this place is right up there with them. We will definitely be visiting Sawasdee on our next visit to Aruba. Great quiet place, but I hope they get rid of that smell when you walk in, it almost turned us away, but I'm glad we persevered!
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Beyond Expectations

Oct 17, 2012 - posted by
Sawasdee-We were the only folks in at 8PM. We had a combination meal and they just kept bringing out food. Very reasonable,tasty, spicy, and excellent service. The owner is very proud of his food and will set it to the spice level you want. Will keep going there just hope he gets busier, he deserves it! Annual
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Thai Food?

Oct 2, 2012 - posted by
My husband and I went to Aruba for our first time in August. Since we enjoy Thai food, I looked and read great reviews about the Sawasdee Restaurant. First, it was harder to find than led to believe and we had to cross 2 main roads when walking (with no lights for walkers). We were the first customers upon opening and were greeted by the owner. I was able to use a coupon for a free class of wine. The chicken appetizer we order to share was very tasty but our meals were just average. Both my husband and I thought the "Thai" meals were very basic and not very exciting. We were disappointed after reading the reviews. The portions were on the small size and we walked right to the shops for dessert. Sawasdee's is listed as a budget restaurant but the prices were the same as some of the other restaurants we went to. Overall, average quality but not a true Thai restaurant.
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Excellent Food 3rd year straight

Aug 27, 2012 - posted by
This is the third year we have had dinner at this restaurant and we have had excellent meals each time. This year we had coconut milk soup and chicken satay with peanut sauce. Both were very good. In fact, I cannot find coconut soup that good here in the US.

For my main course, I had Matsaman Curry and my wife had the Seafood Treasure. I ordered mine very spicy and the waiter (who may be the owner) brought some special sauce that I think they make there. It was really good. My wife enjoyed her dinner as well. My portion was good but my wife thought hers shrunk slightly over the years. Who knows, if may have just been the night.
It was also one of our more reasonable meals as Aruba is very expensive.

Needless to say, it was one of our most enjoyable meals on the island and I will be there again next year.
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GREAT THAI FOOD

Jul 3, 2012 - posted by
Enjoyed our dinner and service was great!!Prices were afordable. Met the owner he was nice to talk to.
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Great Food Great Price

Jun 18, 2012 - posted by
Excellent food for a great price. Excellent service and atmosphere. Try the 4 course meal for $25.
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Good food! Excellent Value

Jun 17, 2012 - posted by
We are Thai food lovers and decided to give Thai food a try on Aruba. The food was very, very good. I thought the prices were comparable to what you would pay in the states. This was one of our best meals on the island.
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