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Though Sawatdee has the capability to host and cater any event, weddings remain their specialty. Photo courtesy of Sawatdee


Sawatdee Thai Restaurants are known around Minnesota as a go-to spot for delicious Thai cuisine. And with their convenient catering services, now that spot can come to you.

If you’re anything like me, when you get a craving for Thai food, you get a craving for Thai food. I’ve placed an embarrassing number of late-night orders to local Thai restaurants (because, really, is it ever too late for Pad Thai?), and if my friends declare it’s my turn to pick the restaurant, they always know the answer before I’ve even said it: Thai food. But the best way to enjoy Thai food is to get it on a completely empty stomach—especially at Sawatdee.

With a diverse menu filled with egg rolls, soups, Pad Thai, stir fry, banh mi, desserts, and more, Sawatdee is exactly where you go when your entire personality morphs into “hangry.” Sawatdee has five locations in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, St. Cloud, and Maple Grove—which is the only location that also offers sushi. Providing award-winning Thai food since 1983, the local, family-owned, full-service restaurant group offers a talented team of experienced chefs and catering professionals, so there’s always something for everyone.

“And if you’re looking for something beyond our realm, we partner with other local restaurants to provide exactly what our customer is looking for,” says Cyndy Harrison, owner and regional general manager. “All locations offer simple drop-off catering services. Our full-service wedding and corporate catering is based out of our Minneapolis location, and we travel up to 1.5 hours around the city.”

Not only is Sawatdee’s catering ideal for big events and meetings, but their online ordering services makes their delicious food even more accessible in the COVID-19 era. And for small gatherings, Sawatdee’s drop-off catering services are perfect—for everything from a small wedding to a socially distanced soiree.

Providing award-winning Thai food since 1983, the local, family-owned, full-service restaurant group offers a talented team of experienced chefs and catering professionals. Photo courtesy of Sawatdee

“We have affordable drop-off catering, which is a great option for micro-weddings during this time of COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions,” Harrison says. “Our private party rooms are also great options for micro-weddings (the ceremony and the reception), for up to fifty guests without much lead time needed. Our full-service options are also quite affordable and can include staffing, china, linen rentals, alcoholic beverage service, coffee service, snack tables, and more.”

For catering or dining in Sawatdee’s private dining spaces, there is a variety of options based on the type of event you are hosting. For single entrees, which include one appetizer, one non-seafood entree, and white rice, the cost is $13.99 per person. Combination entrees are $18.99 per person and include two appetizers, two non-seafood entrees, and white rice. There is also a deluxe entree, which includes three appetizers, three non-seafood entrees, and white rice for $22.99 per person ($25.99 per person with two non-seafood entrees and one seafood entree). The Sawatdee team works with all customers to ensure that their needs are met, so if you are looking for something that doesn’t fit one of the restaurant’s private dining or catering offerings, they will work with you to customize it however you need.

Not only is Sawatdee’s catering ideal for big events and meetings, but their online ordering services makes their delicious food even more accessible in the COVID-19 era. Photo courtesy of Sawatdee

Though Sawatdee has the capability to host and cater any event, a specialty of theirs is weddings.

“Sawatdee provides a truly unique wedding food experience that’s fully customized to the couple’s needs. We support the couple through the process from concept to cleanup, to create the seamless day that they have envisioned,” Harrison says.

So next time you’re hangry, have a late-night craving for Thai food, or perhaps if you’re planning a wedding and would like to incorporate a unique culinary experience, consider looking into Sawatdee. I think you’ll be glad you did.

For more information about any of Sawatdee’s five locations, to request catering, or to order food for takeout, visit www.sawatdee.com.

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