HOME > Chowhound > Greater Seattle >


New Lao-Thai in Roosevelt?

  • 7

Anyone have the goods on a new-ish restaurant with signage indicating "Lao-Thai" located on Roosevelt somewhere b/w 65th and Ravenna?

I am uncertain about the exact location or proper name, I just drove by once and it looked interesting. My internet searches are not turning up anything.


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I haven't been there, but the website (which is just a single "coming soon" page) is at http://www.savatdeethai.com

    It's in the old Blue Onion Bistro space, which looks like it used to be a gas station.

    Blue Onion Bistro
    5801 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

    1 Reply
    1. re: chococat

      I walked by this location a few weeks ago, and it looked like the interior of the 'gas statoin' was being heavily stripped and remodeled. Couldn't tell at the time what was going into the space, but I will check it out again in a week or two to see how it is coming along.

    2. It's not open yet. On Roosevelt near Taste of India. I drive by there frequently and will definitely be checking it out when it opens.

      Incidentally, there's a little corner bodega at 55th and Roosevelt that sells pretty good homemade tamales and arepas, and they've also got this garlicky green sauce that is really incredible.

      Taste of India
      5517 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

      1. If anyone finds out when the place is open, please post to the thread. I am dying to try it out!!!

        FYI if you want to try a Thai/Lao restaurant there is one call Thai Palms. Despite the name, they do have traditional Lao dishes incorporated into the menu.

        Thai Palms
        6715 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Seattle, WA

        1. drove by today; exact location is 58th and roosevelt on the northwest corner.

          not open yet, but making progress from last time i drove by a month ago.

          they have a nice patio set up out front with some wood fences blocking out the traffic. i saw two grills in the patio, maybe they will be grilling outside at some point?

          1. Had a nice dinner at Sawatdee, the new Thai Lao place on Roosevelt. We wanted to order vegetarian and seafood dishes so that we could share everything with our friends. That left only two good salads on the Lao menu, which is only available, for now, if you ask for it. One was a delicious shrimp salad bursting with lemongrass, galangal and cilantro flavors. It made good company relish for the more savory dishes, which were an eggplant curry and a seafood curry from the Thai side. Also from the Lao menu came a green mangfo salad pungent with shrimp past and concentrated flavor. We split one order of black sticky rice with ice cream and one of white coconut sticky rice with mango, both refreshing and well presented. Everything was cooked with care and delicious, so we cleaned our plates. I live very nearby so I will soon return to try some of the other Lao dishes in particular.

            1 Reply
            1. re: forkit

              We went last night--I had that shrimp salad too but the way it was described on the menu it sounded like a cooked, hot dish. What came was more like a ceviche. The flavors were good but it wasn't what I was expecting. The fresh rolls were great, and these are something so many Thai places do badly, so props for that. My husband got the deep fried quail and it was okay--it was dry and overdone, and it seemed to be all wings (it was cut up and there wasn't any breast). Service was pretty slow--I think they're still getting up to speed.