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Sawatdee

Supenn Supatanasinkasem Harrison opened a lunch counter in 1979, and now she's got an elegant powerhouse of a Thai restaurant chain feeding thousands of Minnesotans every day. The secret to her success? Simple basics: High-quality ingredients, dynamic decor, and a canny habit of tailoring the menu to the location. The Bloomington Sawatdee features an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet; the Warehouse District restaurant features whole walleye or salmon for sharing among big groups. The Uptown location is dim, inexpensive, and offers lots of meat-free dishes. Harrison also offers cooking classes, and the love Minnesotans have developed for Thai cooking can almost entirely be traced to her efforts.

Hours

Sun-Thu 11am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm

Cuisine

Thai

Dining Features

Full Bar, Kid Friendly, Lunch, Private Party, Reservations Accepted, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Street

Price

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