Sawatdee began in 1983 as the first Thai restaurant in the five-state area. Minnesotans were intrigued by the sweet, sour, bitter and salty taste combinations found in authentic Thai cooking.
"it does not matter who you are or when you come in to eat; you are treated with love, respect, and peace".
Over thirty-five years and five locations later, Sawatdee has become a Twin Cities favorite. Locally owned and operated by the original family, each location offers slightly different menus to reflect the preferences of people in each area.
All who dine at Sawatdee are, for Supenn and her staff, celebrities. They believe "it does not matter who you are or when you come in to eat; you are treated with love, respect, and peace".
Sawatdee Inc is a Certified MBE (Minority Business Enterprise)
(VIDEO) Sawatdee Minnesota: Legacy and Innovation in Thai Food
A fun and informative video short featuring the powerful mother-daughter leadership pair of Supenn and Cyndy Harrison who opened the very first Thai restaurant in Minnesota in 1979 and continue to both pass along a legacy of award-winning Thai food and innovations in restaurant entrepreneurialism.
Video and Production by Dan Collison
"Cloudy Paradise" by Dean William Palya, Jr. BMI, Boss Soundstripe Productions
"Deep Thoughts" by Dean William Palya, Jr. BMI, Boss Soundstripe Productions
"Toast With Jam" by Michael Thomas Geiger, ASCAP, A Soundstripe Productions
About Supenn, founder of Sawatdee
Born in Thailand near Bangkok, Supenn Harrison grew up in a big extended family and earned a degree in teaching. After college, she came to the U.S. and got a married, started family and a thriving business. Click here for the whole story!
Sawatdee's cuisine is only surpassed by its wonderful staff! If you are interested in working at Sawatdee, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are currently hiring for kitchen staff, hosts and servers. See all job postings.
Have general questions or comments?
Email your question or comment to email@example.com. If you'd like to contact a specific location, please select one of our six locations from the top navagation for emails and phone numbers for each location.
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