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Sawadika Fine Thai Restaurant

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71 Red Lion Street | Holborn, London WC1R 4NA, England
+44 20 7831 8488
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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17:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Randomly visited to Sawadika Thai Restaurant with my friends while we were walking in Holborn and wanted to sit somewhere so then we all can chat lil longer. Never been to Thailand but we had amazing thai food here. Food was delicious and we ordered tom yum pla, goong pow and prawn pad pong karee and recommended dish from waitress... More 

1 Thank rahul q
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I regularly visit this place as i work around the corner. It is very good quality food for the price, the staff are always friendly with a quick and efficient lunch service. Enjoy your visit!

Thank d_m_ldn_769
Bangkok, Thailand
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94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here expecting a great thai experience but there was nothing Thai about this restaurant other then the name. We were expecting thai staff for service but no one.

Thank NamFahBluewaterworld
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was quite impressed by Sawadika when I recently visited. The starters were good and the sea bass excellent. Service was decent and the place had a good atmosphere. Recommended.

Thank Barrington1978
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176 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

A flying visit! The food was tasty but nothing special...though I thought good value ..... £13 for a flavoursome red curry with coconut rice is ok. That said not a vast amount of meat in the curry. The starter of Thai prawn & chicken parcels was nicely presented and tasty. I did think the price of soft drinks was ridiculously... More 

Thank eddi10c
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Despite being a little apprehensive after reading some of the other reviews, we thought we'd judge Sawadika ourselves and decide whether or not the damning comments were fair. Perhaps those talking about 'bland food' ate somewhere else or simply ordered the wrong dish, but both of our mains were superb. I had the yellow lamb curry (served with a full... More 

Thank EuroNomad91
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I went there for a Business lunch with a client I ordered a Tea but as it was too much for me I wanted to share it with the other person so I asked for a empty cup when the bill came I saw they charged me £3 for that empty cup...Ridiculous!! Obviously I complain but the manager answer was... More 

Thank drewmave
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The food is great but the staff has bad attitude, especially the gentleman in the bar. The waitresses also look annoyed and bored.

Thank Dan P
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

You can not pay with bank card unless order is over 10 pounds.. apparently its written on the door but wasn't highly visible or easy to spot. service wasn't bad but quality of food and the payment issue made the experience poor. Furthermore, there is a big sign saying student discount but be wary that its only for takaway which... More 

1 Thank samayita
Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Food was tasty but there was little content to the mixed seafood dish I had 3 muscles and a couple of bits of squid. The way the bill was presented was strange, 12.5% was added as a service charge (Tip) without my consent, BUT if I payed in CASH 10% would be then deducted leaving 2.5% service charge. I asked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Asian, Thai, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Red Lion Street | Holborn, London WC1R 4NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighbourhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7831 8488
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 12:00 to 15:00, 18:00 to 23:00Saturday 18:00 to 23:00 Sunday ClosedOur restaurant is located in Central London, only 5 mins away from Holborn tube station and Chancery Lane Tube Station. There are ample off-street parking opportunities after 6:30 pm.

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