St. Paul, MN
Sawatdee is a pioneering restaurant of sorts. Opening in St. Paul in 1983, they were one of the first Thai restaurants in Minnesota. According to their web site, they were also one of the first in the entire five-state area! Their popularity has allowed for growth and expansion, and Sawatdee continues to serve their deliciously exotic and spicy cuisine in seven different locations in and around the Twin Cities and St. Cloud.