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Sawatdee Thai Restaurant is a wedding catering service operating out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since first opening as the state’s first Thai restaurant in 1983, this charming eatery has been providing customers with exquisite cuisine for over three decades. It is owned and operated by the original family and has become locally renowned for its delicious food and exceptional service.

Services Offered

Sawatdee provides full catering services to the Twin Cities area, including Saint Paul, Maple Grove, and Saint-Cloud. As the only Thai restaurant to offer catering, they have streamlined their service so that planning is a simple and stress-free process. Menu options include a variety of appetizers, entrees, appetizers, salads, rice and noodle dishes, stir-fries and curries. Their catering team also offers consultations, linens, flatware, bar rentals, servers and more, and each package is fully-personalized to meet your needs and requirements.

  • Asian-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$35

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$28

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$25

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$10

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Server(s)
Tastings
China
Linens
Flatware
Glassware

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$8

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
House Beer
House Wine

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

Asian
Seafood

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Halal
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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Reviews of Sawatdee Thai Restaurant

5.0 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
23 Reviews
100% recommend it
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  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
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  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating

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Sawatdee Thai food catering for weddings received overwhelmingly positive reviews from multiple customers. The food was highly praised for being delicious and received compliments as the best wedding food ever tasted. Customers appreciated the professional, communicative, and punctual service of the staff, particularly Cyndy, the manager. The catering service was described as accommodating, responsive, and flexible in meeting dietary restrictions and special requests. Overall, customers highly recommended Sawatdee Thai food for wedding catering due to the stellar food quality, exceptional service, and seamless event execution.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Sawatdee Thai food catering for weddings received overwhelmingly positive reviews from multiple customers. The food was highly praised for being delicious and received compliments as the best wedding food ever tasted. Customers appreciated the professional, communicative, and punctual service of the staff, particularly Cyndy, the manager. The catering service was described as accommodating, responsive, and flexible in meeting dietary restrictions and special requests. Overall, customers highly recommended Sawatdee Thai food for wedding catering due to the stellar food quality, exceptional service, and seamless event execution.

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Gigi J. Sent on 05/15/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Small Private Wedding

My husband and I hosted a small wedding celebration for our daughter. The space was perfect for our party of 15 people, but more could easily be accommodated. Our family has loved Sawatdee for years and the private room at the Washington location seemed perfect for what we wanted. The manager, Cyndy, was great. Easy to communicate with, responded to questions etc quickly, flexible- we wavered between having the wedding in the Sawatdee space and an outdoor location and she was fine with either (we ended up having the wedding in a park and then going to the restaurant for the reception.) We had left candles and flower arrangements for the table earlier in the day and they set it up for us. And there is a huge floral mural on the wall that really makes the space lovely. Our appetizers and preselected bottles of wine were ready when we arrived so we could immediately toast the bride and groom and have a little social time. We then individually ordered off the menu and everyone (even the picky eaters in the party who were unfamiliar with Thai food) loved their dishes. It was easy for the guests that wanted something other than wine to order from the bar. The service was fast and the server was wonderful. We couldn't have been happier with how it turned out. My daughter said it was "magical".
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Rachel B. Sent on 06/29/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Sawatdee Wedding Catering

We chose Sawatdee Thai food for our wedding catering as we wanted something more unique and reflective of our food preferences than the more generic plated food common at weddings. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough for wedding catering - they were professional, communicative, punctual and most importantly, the food was delicious! We knew we would be so excited to have Thai food for our wedding dinner, but we had so many guests tell us they were excited as well, and got so many compliments after dinner. Highly recommend them for catering events!
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Andrea E. Sent on 11/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Rave Reviews!!!

Food:
Our guests LOVED the food. Many said it was the best wedding food they've ever had. We couldn't agree more. Everything was delicious and served well.

Working w/Sawatdee:
Cyndy went above an beyond in helping us plan the menu and coordinate the services. She is patient, kind, and a pleasure to work with.
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner

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Team

Cyndy Harrison
Cyndy Harrison
Owner

Cyndy grew up in Sawatdee Restaurants working all positions in the dining room and the kitchen. After college, Cyndy lived on the East Coast and worked in various positions including in Alumni Relations at the University of Pennsylvania, where she worked planned large scale alumni events. She returned to Minnesota in 2010 to take over the family business. She oversees Sawatdee Catering and 3 restaurant locations. Cyndy is initimately involved in all aspects of wedding catering and assists customers throughout the process from initial contact, planning, event execution, clean-up and follow-up. Cyndy is looking forward to working with you.

Lejoy Nicols
Lejoy Nicols
Catering Director

LeJoy works collaboratively with owner Cyndy Harrison. Since August of 2019, her focus has been on building our catering presence in the Twin Cities while embracing our rich cultural history.

During the pandemic, with catering jobs few and far between, LeJoy has continued to help our restaurants in other ways. LeJoy has performed occasional interior design work, light construction, helped with social media communications, done graphic design and even some light janitorial work.

She is excited to work with couples again!

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