Thai New Year Celebration

Join us for on April 16th and 17th for Thai dancing, a water blessing and special menu as we celebrate Song Kran (Thai New Year) at Sawatdee Minneapolis. Great family friendly event; no cover. The show starts at 7 PM. Seatings from 6-7 PM.


This year we are thrilled to be partnering with local non-profit organizations to support hunger relief and Minnesotans struck by cancer. Each night we will be donating 10% of our sales to:
Tuesday April 16th - Second Harvest Heartland
Wednesday, April 17th - Angel Foundation

Second Harvest Heartland is one of the largest, most efficient and most innovative hunger relief organizations in the nation. In close partnership with nearly 1,000 food shelves, food pantries and other meal programs, Second Harvest Heartland helps the one in 11 people in Minnesota and western Wisconsin who face hunger every day.

Angel Foundation is a local non-profit organization that provides emergency financial assistance, family education and support to Minnesotan adults struck by cancer. In 2018, Angel Foundation awarded more than $815,000 in grants to Minnesota adults struck by cancer to help with non-medical expenses like rent, mortgage payments, utilities, gas and groceries.

Check out photos from previous years:


Check out Cyndy and Supenn on Kare 11 last year. 





News & Events Archive

Thai New Year Celebration 2018 - April 17 and 18th - Thai Dancing, a water blessing and a special menu. No cover; great family friendly event. Seatings 5:45-6:45; show begins at 7 PM. Reservations encouraged


The Big Game - Join us February 4th, 2018. Thai One on with wing and beer specials. Watch on big screens. At Minneapolis, St Paul and Maple Grove locations.

2017 - Thai New Year Celebration. Watch Supenn and Cyndy on Kare11 4 PM news

October 10-30, 2016 - Sawatdee celebrates Thai OktoberFest featuring our exclusive Sa-Wheat-Dee Thai Beer made by Tin Whiskers. Special menu items, beer flights, free beer and more!  AND on October 17th, come to our FREE Tasting and Tour from 5-7 PM at Sawatdee Saint Paul.

August 15, 2016 - Watch the clip featuring Cyndy Harrison and Sawatdee on Kare 11 talking about the Road Construction on Washington Ave

August 1, 2016 - Introducing Sa-Wheat-Dee Thai Beer! Thanks for your help naming our exclusive new beer made by our St. Paul neighbor, Tin Whiskers. Created by infusing Thai chilis, lemongrass and Thai basil into Tin Whiskers well known Wheatstone Bridge, the unique flavors and lingering heat is shockingly good. Our venture was featured in the Pioneer Press in Tin Whiskers new beer needs a name.

June 9, 2016 - Check out the fun Q&A with Supenn Harrion and Nancy Ngo of the Pioneer Press in the article, St. Paul’s first Thai restaurant keeping it spicy after 30 years. 

May 12, 2016 - Jason DeRusha's report on Sawatdee and our 30th year in Minneapolis on "DeRusha Eats: Sawatdee" 

April 28, 2016 - Dining Out for Life at 4 Sawatdee locations raised over $3,000 for the Aliveness Project plus additional donations our great customers.

April 8, 2016 - Celebrate Thai New Year at Sawatdee featured Cyndy Harrison and Jennifer Reilly talking about the celebration and the special menu.

March 9, 2016 - Sawatdee Saint Paul is now operated by Supenn Harrison and her family, the original owners of the Sawatdee family. Check out the article in the Pioneer Press, and the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

Older News Stories

2015 - Watch Supenn and Cyndy talk about Thai New Year on Kare11. Plus Thai dancing featuring Ying, Pim and Cyndy.

10 DAY POP-UP Around Town Prairie Dogs - Comes To EDEN PRAIRIE
Check out the Citypages article and the Kare11 video clips

2013 - Sawatdee celebrated our 30th anniversary in 2013!

Supenn and Cyndy Harrison were on K-TWIN 96.3 FM radio on September 27th for Foodie Friday.


One of favorite Maple Grove musicians, Ray Evangelista, was featured in Citypages. Check out the clip of Ray in the new documentary series, One Men.

Supenn was the guest chef at Mill City Farmers Market on July 20th. Check out the photos.

Book Signing at Byerly's

Supenn signed her book and taught a cooking demonstration at Byerly's of St. Louis Park on Saturday, May 19th at 12 noon. Books are still available in the Gift Shop.


Owner Cyndy Harrison and Chef Sam Simonson taught a cooking demo at the Home and Garden Show on February 29th. Check out photos by liking us on facebook!


Thai New Year Celebration
We celebrated Songkran from April 17-19, 2012. Entertainment included Thai dancing, a water blessing, Thai boxing, special menu items and more! 

- Sawatdee Minneapolis - April 17 & 19, 2012 
- Sawatdee of Maple Grove - April 18th, 2012

Thailand Flood Relief
Thank you everyone who supported us during our Thailand Flood Relief dining fundraiser. We raised $2,500 for the Thai Red Cross! On November 15th and 16th, 2011, all Sawatdee locations donated 10% of dine-in sales to support flood victims. The floods began in July and have devastated large parts of the central Chao Phraya river basin, killed nearly 400 people and disrupting the lives of more than two million. 
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Spicy Pad Thai Challenge II
Sawatdee Uptown Express partnered with Old Abbot Productions for the Spicy Pad Thai Challenge on October 29, 2011. Those brave enough to clear their plate became legends even with welled up tears, and those too weak to finish became immortalized on the Wall of Shame.
Check out the video of the action!

Sawatdee Thai Restaurant Celebrates Thai New Year 2011
Sawatdee Thai Restaurant invites the public to celebrate Thai New Year at our downtown Minneapolis location at 607 Washington Avenue South onApril 12th and 13th with seating at 6 PM or 8 PM. Our annual celebration with include traditional food, Thai dancing, a water blessing and more. A special dinner menu will also be available. Space is limited, so please make reservations by calling 612-338-6451.
Read full story here (PDF)

Sue and Cyndy on WCCO: Cooking Up A Valentine's Meal At Home

Thai it out
Love Pad Thai? Thank Supenn. Supenn Harrison, who married a fellow student at the U shortly after she arrived here from her native Thailand, got her start making eggrolls for colleagues at work.
Read full story here
Downtown Journal

Sawatdee spices things up for the new year | Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN | 

Sawatdee is celebrating 30 years of Thai food in the Twin Cities. Sawatdee Owner Supenn Harrison and her daughter Cyndy Harrison stopped by KARE 11 News @ 4 on Tuesday with more on what the restaurant has to offer..

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