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May 22, 2007 08:50 PM

Sawadee Thai in Richmond/El Cerrito

I drove by this place and it was full of customers. It looked really funky from the outside. It is brown and cream colored with neon lights and literally above a parking lot, a building up on stilts.

It is either an amazing little cheapo Thai secret gem or a teeming pit of salmonilla.

Who knows this place? Is it worth a try? I am tempted just because the building and signs look so damn cool.

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  1. I've been there a few times. It's cute and the service is okay. It's not all that - I don't remember the food being memorably good, but not bad either. Kids love the low tables with the cutout floor underneath so you don't have to sit cross-legged.

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    1. re: coolbean98

      Oh, sorry, I was talking about Sawadee, not the place on stilts.

    2. The place on stilts is called Sa Wooei. It's on San Pablo at about Moeser Lane. I like it. Search on Sa Wooei. It is quite cheap for lunch specials. Dinner seems more conventionally priced.

      Sawadee is in El Cerrito on San Pablo but slightly north, just above Macdonald.