I went to Sawatdee in Maple Grove with my sister who had purchased a Living Social deal. The first thing I noticed upon arrival was that the range of offerings was much more limited than anything I have seen at Tum Rup Thai or other Minneapolis Thai/Vietnamese restaurants. The basic Thai staples - Panang, Massuman, Red, Green , Cashew Stir Fry and Pad Thai - were there but not much else.
The menu offers both chicken/shrimp and vegetarian fresh spring rolls. I asked if the vegetarian ones could be made with tofu and our server said no as the spring rolls are prepared in advance. I took this to be a bad sign as I like "fresh" to truly mean fresh. We ended up ordering them anyway to meet our Living Social expense quota and they were essentially a roll with rice noodles, lettuce and cilantro. Not worth ordering at all but edible nonetheless.
Many of the entrees include fish sauce which is not surprising. Ask for vegetarian options. My stir fry was okay but rather flat in the flavor department. I would have liked more complexity and nuance in the dish as well as a better execution of the tofu which came as large, heavy blocks.
Also to be noted: I ordered my dish at four out of five peppers and it was still not hot enough for me. The server told me I would be sweating at five peppers but I doubt that after trying their four.
My sister and I both agreed that we would rather have eaten at P.F. Chang's just down the road and next time we will do so.