This small restaurant on the East Side of Providence near Wickenden Street does a steady to-go business; you may eat in as well. Classic Thai dishes ... More
Sawadee Thai Restaurant
This small restaurant on the East Side of Providence near Wickenden Street does a steady to-go business; you may eat in as well. Classic Thai dishes like Red and Green Curry and Pad Thai are available, as well as more exotic meals like Muk Tua (sauteed squid), Tod Mun Pla appetizer (minced kingfish), and Tofu-Oab. It also offers Northeast Thai dishes that include Yum Nur (grilled sirloin) and Yum Seafood. Steamed jasmine rice is served with the meals. Sawaddee will prepare group meals, for which they require 24-hour advance notice.
Chicken pad Thai was ok. Initially ordered delivery. They required a minimum of $20 and charged $10 between delivery and drivers tip. So I decided I would pick up the.food myself and save the money. They then asked for my credit card number to process my order in case I don't come they will charge my card. Well I've never experienced anything like this considering they had my phone # anyways I gave them my card because I wanted really good Thai food as described here...when I got to the restaurant they already charged my card! When I wanted to pay cash! Next I get home and realize the highly recommended sticky rice wasn't in the order and the restaurant had closed I called the next day and they said I could come by and pick up the rice if I wanted! Such an inconvenience! When I finally did they had me wait 20 min and gave me the smallest scoop of rice possible! Very disappointed and will not return. Brace yourself they are not professionals!
HORRIBLE!!! Spent $25 for a dish and an appetizer and the food was not even worth $2. Took advantage of ordering a takeout. I spit the appetizer as soon as I put it in my mouth stinked like the meat was 1 year old. NEVER again.
Very disappointed, I spent $40 yesterday and agree that the portions are small, I paid over $5 for four crab rangoons, and did not receive any celery and dip, not like that would have mattered. I feel the prices are too much-well at least I tried it with the family and we all agreed to stick to our favorite Chinese Restaurant instead.
First off, what I ordered:
* Order of Curry Puffs
* Order of Chicken Sa-Tay
* Chicken Pad Thai
* Thai Fried Rice with Crab
* White Jasmine Rice (which ended up not being in the bag)
I was feeling Thai food, and in my quest to try to find the best Thai food in Providence, I tried Sawadee for the first time. I chose to take out, and not to dine in.
The portions are very small. The Curry Puff appetizer had 3 pieces, and the Pad Thai comes in a rice type container.
Now, lets start with the good. The Curry Puffs were delicious. Very delicious. But, at @ $6.00, a portion of 3 leaves a lot to be desired. The Chicken Sa-tay was also pretty good, but again the price and portion size (4 small sized tenders) did not match up. The Pad Thai was a bit mushy, and the flavor was really lacking (flavorless, really.) I have had much better Pad Thai at a Chinese restaurant. The Thai style fried rice was just okay. Nothing special at all, and it had a over powering fishy taste. They did use real crab meat in the rice, which was a bonus... but the taste was over-powering.
My total came to a little over $34.00 for those 5 items (one of which I did not get.) I was not at all satisfied, and even though the Curry Puffs and the Sa-tay were really good, I will not be returning to Sawadee ever again.
My husband and I just chanced upon this wonderful restaurant on a visit to Providence two weeks ago. We live in North Carolina. This was absolutely the best Thai food ever! And the Thai ice tea is something not to be missed! We were there for lunch. We had the chicken pad Thai, with soup and jasmine rice. Outstanding!!! Yes, it is small, but the atmosphere was cozy, and we were not rushed at all. I wish it was just around the corner, as I would definitely dine there often!
totally unimpressed. after reading all of the positive reviews we ordered the chicken pad thai, the yum nurr and steamed crab dumplings, and for nearly $35 ($4 for the delivery service) we expected more than we received. the noodles were over-cooked, the chicken (along with the rest of the pad thai) was arid, the steak arrived cold and overcooked, and the dumplings were a little bland. However, the flavors were all there, so maybe next time we'll eat in.
Service was quick, but the food was less than stellar. I ordered Pad Thai, which I usually enjoy. This Pad Thai, however, was extremely greasy and it had a fishy taste to it. I'm a vegetarian and this Pad Thai left my stomach a bit upset. I like to try new restaurants, but honestly, I'm not too sure I'll be eating at Sawaddee again.
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