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10-12 Rheede Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 1633
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“thai food” (9 reviews)
“tofu” (2 reviews)
“duck” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
10-12 Rheede Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a table of 3 and We were served by a really friendly waiter, Habib. We ordered the tempura prawns, lamb jungle curry, crispy duck and ostrich to share. We finished off with some sago pudding and fried chocolate. Everything was amazing. I would...More

Thank ShanCoetzee
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Having been there a number of times in the past, my expectations were higher than what was reality. All the three dishes served were "tired" and lacking of freshness. Pad Thai was limp, no bamboo shoots or bean sprouts and substandard peanut sauce. Prawn curry...More

Thank tonylach
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Look, I will be honest, this place has an excellent reputation, so maybe that sets you up for failure a little bit. We went on a Saturday evening and were lucky to get a table quite quickly. Sat down at about 8.30 pm and we...More

Thank Natasha D
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Went to Sawaddee for an early dinner as some family members wanted sushi and others wanted spicy. Food here is great, both sushi and thai/chinese. Basic, simple, friendly. Good service. Recommended

Thank Keith J
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Bored of a couple of weeks of african food, my wife and I fancied a bit of a change. Sawaddee is pretty local to where we were staying in CT. From the outside, you could easily walk by. Or run by. But inside it hold...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 21 December 2017

This seemed a popular place to eat so we booked which although close to Christmas wasn't that busy. We were given complimentary prawn crackers with dipping sauces to start and immediately asked what drinks we wanted. The hot and soup soup was very big and...More

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed 17 December 2017

If you know and like authentic Thai cuisine this might not be the place for you. Prawn crackers and sizzling hot plates are not the real deal - however it obviously pleasea and satisfies the masses-The food was quite good just lacking the authenticity I...More

Thank r0adrunred
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Cape Towns little gem- Sawaddee Thai Cuisine is hidden in an old building not visible for tourist so very popular with locals. Their food was authentic and tasty. Good value for money. I recommend for people that want that tasty thai meal. Atmosphere a bit...More

Thank Odie104
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The food here is delicious and authentic. The restaurant does not look like much from the outside, but the inside is beautifully decorated in a traditional oriental fashion. The food is quite rich, but extremely tasty, and the portions are all very generously sized. Service...More

Thank Kyle H
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Our second visit to this restaurant which is very popular with Capetonians - good food, reasonable prices. Need to book as it is very busy on weekend nights. Parking an issue so better use Uber or a taxi.

Thank PixmanSA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10-12 Rheede Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 422 1633
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