Sawasdee Thai4250 Main Street Vancouver, BC
Food: ♥♥♥♥Service: ♥♥♥Value: ♥♥♥Ambience: ♥♥♥.5I’m extremely stoked writing this right now - brings back all the flavourful memories. I wanted to go here on my birthday, but plans changed and I never got to go. The second time I tried to come with Beebs, we had to wait at least 40mins for a table. They recommended that we reserve tables instead walking in. Like always, third time is always a charm. After a wonderful date at Science World, we hoped on the #3 Main bus for a 20mins ride down here. When we arrived, we were immediately walked to our tables (because we made reservations this time YAY!). I’ll be honest restaurant serves what typical malay/thai restaurants serve: pad thai, skewers, pinapple rice..etc. What I think makes it unique? The taste and presentation. We ordered thai satay (chicken and pork) for our appy. For our entrees we ordered green curry and pad kee mao noodles with a bowl of coconut rice on the side. The satays came in a jiffy after we ordered. How did these satays differ from other Thai restaurants? They came with pickled cucumbers and peanut sauce! They were generous with proportions too. From personal experience, chicken satays are the best. I tried the satays with and without the peanut sauce and I got to say the peanut sauce really adds definition to the satays. These were delightful too eat - the peanut sauce is a must! I also should add that if you’re a cucumber lover, the pickled cucumbers really open up your appetite! The entrees came right after our appetizers (talk about timing). The green curry is actually my favourite curry so I had a bias already. The chicken was extremely tender, and the curry flavour soaked right in! The coconut rice complemented that curry by enhancing the coconut base already in the curry. This was really mouth-watering and addicting. The only complaint I had was consistency was a little watery. Now on to the pad kee mao noodles. I really enjoyed the first few bites of this noodles. The flavours were exciting and different to me - probably they used different spices. Let’s just say the flavours and spices were intriguing. After a while, it got a little overwhelming because there was too much flavour. I still like the dish regardless. Beebs didn’t like this dish as much though. Dessert was a flunk for us. Don’t order regular icecream because it isn’t worth it. I can’t blame the restaurant for this though. I was being picky and wasn’t too excited about their dessert menu. Otherwise, the food was worth it. The prices were decent and overall cheaper than other ‘chain Thai restaurants’. 
To summarize this restaurant, it’s a definite ‘must come’. The atmosphere was warm and sweet (notice the candle picture), and the waitresses were really nice. I would recommend this restaurant for a date night as there were many other couples there too. A friendly reminder, if you want to have a table (as the wait can get quite long), make reservations! 

Sawasdee Thai
4250 Main Street
Vancouver, BC

Food: ♥♥♥♥
Service: ♥♥♥
Value: ♥♥♥
Ambience: ♥♥♥.5

I’m extremely stoked writing this right now - brings back all the flavourful memories. I wanted to go here on my birthday, but plans changed and I never got to go. The second time I tried to come with Beebs, we had to wait at least 40mins for a table. They recommended that we reserve tables instead walking in. Like always, third time is always a charm. After a wonderful date at Science World, we hoped on the #3 Main bus for a 20mins ride down here. When we arrived, we were immediately walked to our tables (because we made reservations this time YAY!). 

I’ll be honest restaurant serves what typical malay/thai restaurants serve: pad thai, skewers, pinapple rice..etc. What I think makes it unique? The taste and presentation. We ordered thai satay (chicken and pork) for our appy. For our entrees we ordered green curry and pad kee mao noodles with a bowl of coconut rice on the side. The satays came in a jiffy after we ordered. How did these satays differ from other Thai restaurants? They came with pickled cucumbers and peanut sauce! They were generous with proportions too. From personal experience, chicken satays are the best. I tried the satays with and without the peanut sauce and I got to say the peanut sauce really adds definition to the satays. These were delightful too eat - the peanut sauce is a must! I also should add that if you’re a cucumber lover, the pickled cucumbers really open up your appetite! The entrees came right after our appetizers (talk about timing). The green curry is actually my favourite curry so I had a bias already. The chicken was extremely tender, and the curry flavour soaked right in! The coconut rice complemented that curry by enhancing the coconut base already in the curry. This was really mouth-watering and addicting. The only complaint I had was consistency was a little watery. Now on to the pad kee mao noodles. I really enjoyed the first few bites of this noodles. The flavours were exciting and different to me - probably they used different spices. Let’s just say the flavours and spices were intriguing. After a while, it got a little overwhelming because there was too much flavour. I still like the dish regardless. Beebs didn’t like this dish as much though. Dessert was a flunk for us. Don’t order regular icecream because it isn’t worth it. I can’t blame the restaurant for this though. I was being picky and wasn’t too excited about their dessert menu. Otherwise, the food was worth it. The prices were decent and overall cheaper than other ‘chain Thai restaurants’. 

To summarize this restaurant, it’s a definite ‘must come’. The atmosphere was warm and sweet (notice the candle picture), and the waitresses were really nice. I would recommend this restaurant for a date night as there were many other couples there too. A friendly reminder, if you want to have a table (as the wait can get quite long), make reservations! 




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