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BEST THAI RESTAURANT Phoenix 2007 - Swaddee Authentic Thai Cuisine

Swaddee Authentic Thai Cuisine

5055 W. Ray Road

Chandler, AZ 85226

480-785-1640

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Somehow the stylish folks at Swaddee have managed to dress up a run-of-the-mill strip mall space and make it feel like a treasure, with Thai artwork in gleaming jeweltones, and pretty patterned slipcovers to disguise the chairs and booths. The food is all about splendor, too, with fragrant flavors like basil, coconut, garlic, lemongrass, and ginger. We're so crazy about the roasted duck curry — a rich stew of moist duck meat, pineapple chunks, and tomatoes swimming in savory red curry — that we'd slurp it straight from the dish if we weren't afraid of being caught behaving badly. There's a lot in the way of seafood (try pla lard prik, crispy catfish zinged up with red curry and basil), as well as noodles, half a dozen kinds of soup filled with fresh herbs, sautéed dishes packed with vegetables, and tangy salads like larb, a spicy mix of ground beef, chili, red onions, mint leaves, and lime juice. And no matter how much we stuff ourselves with spicy goodness, it's always nice to finish with something sweet. When it's in season, mango with sweet sticky rice is our favorite. Oh, if only every neighborhood ethnic place were half this tasty, or half this cute.
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6 comments
Derek
Derek

For an alternative close to the Chandler location, try Yupha's Thai Kitchen.

Terri
Terri

The food was SO nasty the only time I went there (Scottsdale location) - the pad thai tasted sour - as if something in it was spoiled - and as other posters said, the portions were small anyway - not that I would've finished it.If they can't do Pad Thai right - the national basic dish - then forget it (and I too, have been to Bangkok).

George Alexander
George Alexander

Never been to Scottsdale location, but Chandler location is a waste of money. Nasty food, inefficient services, over-prices food. Try Thai-Rama instead.

V. C. Moore
V. C. Moore

The worst customer service in the Valley. The food can be decent but they skimp on portions, results are unpredictable and they use lower quality meats.

The only constant is that they will mess up your order and will not rectify it. Dont ever make the mistake of ordering take-out either, unless you want to waste two hours of your life going back and forth with an idiot at the counter.

Jim Booth
Jim Booth

Siam Orchid in Gilbert is 10x better than this place. Fantastic, friendly staff. Delicious food. My second favorite thai place in the US and I go to Thailand a lot.

lowgfr
lowgfr

I haven't been to the Chandler location, but the Scottsdale location of Swaddee Thai is a disaster. Decent food, but the worst service in the valley. I wouldn"t go to the Scottsdale Swaddee Thai if they paid me !

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