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Sway Thai, West Lake Hills, TX

Sway Thai

4.5
4.5
550 Reviews
$31 to $50
Asian
Sway is an award-winning modern Thai restaurant serving dinner and happy hour, led by Executive Chef Charles Schlienger.

Named one of Bon Appétit’s “50 Best New Restaurants in America” in 2013, Sway was also most recently voted “Best Happy Hour in Austin” by readers of Austin Monthly as well as “2019 Best Thai Food” by the Austin-American Statesman.

Sway West Lake Hills' location boasts a rooftop bar with skyline views of downtown, courtyard and full bar.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 73 times today

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  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Thai

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 326-1999

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Charles Schlienger

  • Catering

    Sway offers catering services to best fit your needs, including large pick-up orders, drop-off & full-service catering. Menus can accommodate dietary restrictions, including gluten-free & vegetarian options. To view catering menu & place your order, visit swaythai.com/catering.

  • Private party facilities

    Perched above Bee Cave Road, Sway West Lake Hills offers a private rooftop event space with comfortable seating, downtown views and A/V capabilities to fit a range of celebrations of all styles, in addition to partial and full buyout options.

  • Private party contact

    Events Manager: (512) 326-1999

  • Neighborhood

    West Austin / Westlake

  • Parking details

    Sway has a free dedicated + private lot for parking behind the restaurant. There are also dedicated curbside parking spots for picking up to-go orders.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 550 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. RB

    ReneeB

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Thai food I’ve had in Austin.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was great, cocktails were not great. Noise level too high for us, we couldn’t hear our guests very well. We skipped dessert there so we could go someplace else where we could chat.
  3. KA

    KAMM

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sway is my favorite restaurant in Austin. 10/10 recommend!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Unfortunately
  5. DA

    DonnaA

    Tallahassee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Awesome food. Flavors tops it all
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous time! Service was great - our dishes were to die for! Yummy cocktails 10/10
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Make sure you tell them if you don’t want spicy!
  8. S

    Sahabjee

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    This is a western Thai restaurant with only a few Menu items ; they put sugar in almost everything including fried rice. Not impressed at all. Austin needs a good Thai restaurant.
  9. RP

    RaiP

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is the best. Prices are on the high side but it's a speciality place. Can make prices more reasonable.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food. A must visit place
  11. D

    Dissappointed

    Austin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    We tried 5 different dishes and we were dissatisfied with them all. I won’t be back.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bitchin! This place is the cats pajamas
  13. DT

    DavidT

    Austin

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and vibe at Sway. Love the big square tables! Please put in a bigger bar. It’s disappointing to get there early and not be able to get a cocktail.
  14. LI

    LeahI

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sway is my go-to when wanting to wow my out of town guests. Service is always top notch, drinks are on point and the food speaks for itself. Is there any other option?! No. No there is not.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    What happened? This place used to be so good. It really doesn’t deserve to exist as a restaurant.
  16. M

    Miko

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and ambience. Unfortunately, we had to go get our waiter 3 different times to remind her of our food or needing our drinks/water refill. Not sure if they were short staffed but otherwise excellent
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great experience, however, we got sat at a counter facing the kitchen so we had to deal with the heat emanating from it and the view was the staff making scallion pancakes. Still worth.
  18. RM

    RitamayM

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous time. The atmosphere is lively and fun. We found the fried pawn had a great flavor, but was hard to eat. The Spring roll was awesome. From the medium and large plates the Son-in-law, Hanger Steak, and Sweet Curry Chicken knocked it out of the park. I wasn't to crazy about the pineapple upside down cake, but everyone else seemed to enjoy it.
  19. LF

    LFR0614

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The service was terrible. Once we were seated we were ignored for at least 10 min before we were offered water. And one of food arrived, the server came to check on us when we were mostly done with our meals. I blame the management for not training servers to set expectations at the outset of a visit.
  20. TW

    TonyaW

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    There were 5 in our party (two couples and a single friend). I wasn't too keen on how the meals came out staggered vs. all at once. Our single friend's order either didn't get put in with ours OR somehow got missed. So she had to sit and wait on hers, so none of ate at the same time. I will say though, the manager brought her the 1/2 chicken so she could catch up while they made hers. That was very nice of him. Our waitress also took my husband's drink before he was finished and at $12 a pop, that's a big no-no. Overall, the food was delicious but just a bit pricey for what you get.
  21. D

    Dulce

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and service were great but the seating arrangement is a drawback. It is time for Sway to consider individual tables for their customers.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had green curry and it was really good. Love this spot, highly recommend!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    It was horrible, stop with the community seating. A couple was fighting and we had to hear it the entire night.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Not thrilled with Sway this visit. Poor service and attitude but our waitress. We love Sway but very disappointed after this visit. Not sure if we will return
  25. M

    Marcus

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Very delicious, will be back. Amazing vibe, fantastic selection of thai cuisine from northern and southern regions. Although, it is TOO LOUD to have great conversation with your table.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AmaZing food. Tons of gluten free options.
  27. GF

    GFER

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Surprised how busy Sway was on a Tuesday night! Cocktails were unique and tasty, and the food was beautifully plated and very good, but a bit pricey overall. Service was AMAZING!
  28. S

    Sahabjee

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were looking for a decent place for a family night out and dinner ! This place is great with both indoor and outdoor seating , plenty of parking. We were surprised as ambience was super cool . Service was great . It is a great place for a celebration, special events and for business lunch or dinner if you are looking for a decent place to dine.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Swag Thai was amazing. The food was delicious and came out quick. Each dish was unique and beautifully presented. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  31. AK

    AnnaK

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Leigh Ann our server was FABULOUS. The food and flavor always superior. Didn’t realize but this location also has an amazing rooftop view.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    We reserved a table outside but were out at a coffee table height that required squatting to sit that was in the sun. That’s fine for drinks, but we reserved a table for dinner! Also, all other tables had misters, but they did not reach our squatting table. We left to eat elsewhere as they were unwilling to move us to any of the other open tables they had (it was very early, no where near peak dining time).
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food not great for that price point. Candidly I could get better pad Thai and fried rice from a Thai food truck for one third the price. It’s gone downhill since it opened. Not a fan anymore. Best thing is the rooftop bar with view of Austin.
  34. MB

    MihaelaB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was our first time dining there. The food was excellent. However, the order in which they bring it to the table - not good. My partner is vegan and I am not. Both dishes that he ordered arrived one after another, while mine took another 20-30 minutes to be brought to the table. Unfortunately, his food got cold while waiting for mine to arrive so we can both eat.
  35. S

    Shane

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was alright. A couple of hits but several misses. I was surprised many of the dishes lacked flavor. Disappointing, especially considering the cost. We won’t be back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Ceviche was mostly just herbs, barely any actual seafood or ceviche in the dish. The pad thai was too watery/saucy and was too spicy! Spring rolls were good!
  37. I

    Isabelle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our meal, and my birthday felt so special! Every staff member was kind and hard working. My fiancé and I will be back!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I loved my experience. The flavors were mind blowing but can see how people who can’t handle SPICE ( because it is spicy) would feel differently. But seriously, it was awesome. The service was a bit behind but they were also very busy so no big deal. The seating was communal, so that was interesting but also made me feel like we were all sharing a cool experience (because it is). Reminded me of those days in the cafeteria sitting with all your friends surrounded by other people you might not know. It was cool.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The sharing the table is interesting. Great if you go with a group. But don’t let it stop you from going the food and service were great! Definitely going back.
  40. L

    Lubs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good along with the ambience, however it was a bit spicy! Still loved it though!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sway Thai using the Order Online button. Sway Thai also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sway Thai also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 326-1999.

Sway Thai is rated 4.5 stars by 550 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 73 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Sway Thai

3437 Bee Caves Rd, West Lake Hills, TX 78746

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    West Austin / Westlake

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Asian, Thai

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Sway has a free dedicated + private lot for parking behind the restaurant. There are also dedicated curbside parking spots for picking up to-go orders.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Charles Schlienger

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 326-1999

  • Catering

    Sway offers catering services to best fit your needs, including large pick-up orders, drop-off & full-service catering. Menus can accommodate dietary restrictions, including gluten-free & vegetarian options. To view catering menu & place your order, visit swaythai.com/catering.

  • Private party facilities

    Perched above Bee Cave Road, Sway West Lake Hills offers a private rooftop event space with comfortable seating, downtown views and A/V capabilities to fit a range of celebrations of all styles, in addition to partial and full buyout options.

  • Private party contact

    Events Manager: (512) 326-1999

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