In the early 1980’s, San and Lai Tran and their nine children left a Thailand refugee camp and settled on Bainbridge Island. The family opened Sawadty Thai Cuisine in 1992, and thanks to their hard work and dedication, it quickly became one of the island’s most popular dining destinations. San and Lai retired in 2000 and handed ownership to their daughter Quyen, who continues to operate the restaurant today. 

The menu offers fresh and authentic Thai cuisine with a multitude of vegetarian options. Customers can choose their meal’s spice rating, ranging from one star (light spice) to five stars (extremely hot). Bring on the heat!

Fun fact: the word “sawadty” is a Thai greeting similar to the English word “hello”!

Business Owner
Quyen Tran

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