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sawasdee, austin.

behind a minimal facade unfolds an experience that invigorates all of the senses: lush greenery, spice-filled air, candlelit vignettes, and dramatic dishes make for the most unique dining experience you'll find in austin.

named one of bon appetit’s “50 best new restaurants in america” upon opening in 2013, sway’s current austin location can be found in west lake hills, featuring string-lit garden seating, communal-style tables, and a rooftop bar overlooking the entire city.

  • hours
  • sunday - thursday, 4 - 9p
  • friday - saturday, 4 - 10p
  • happy hour: weekdays, 4 - 6p

  • reservations
  • walk-ins welcome; reservations recommended. parties of up to 6 can book online.
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keep it sabai sabai

  • happy hour
  • an exclusive snack selection pairs nicely with ½ off all signature cocktails, wine, sake + beer, weekdays from 4 - 6p.



the best rooftop in austin

  • offering sparkling skyline views, a flexible glass enclosure with a/c, and comfortable lounge seating that begs you to stay awhile, we can confidently boast the best rooftop bar in austin.

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story of sway

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songkran | the thai new year

in the spirit of evolution and abundance, we welcome the year of the wood dragon. join us as we celebrate songkran, the thai new year festival over a week of specials from 4/8-15.


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senses of sway

what can you expect from an experience at sway? we can show you better than we can tell you...

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now hiring

work with the best hospitality professionals in the industry at award-winning sway austin.

open positions


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randy magallanez

  • executive chef
  • randy grew up as a border kid in both southern cali and west texas, so sweet and spice were the staple flavors of his culinary experience growing up, blending perfectly with the deep and rich sweet and spice found at sway. he fell in love with hospitality during his pizza job as a teen; the attitude, tattoos and chaos had him hooked immediately. randy never looked back and worked his way through every type of establishment you could think of along the way. chef randy's first scratch kitchen experience was a busy brunch spot in the heart of downtown el paso; it had a good reputation of intense cooks, so randy quickly dove right into a sink-or-swim kitchen culture. randy's favorite of his career experiences? all of them, having taken bits of every job with him along the way -- culturally and culinarily. randy's tenure at sway began on wok at sway west lake hill's opening day, and he's been part of the fun ever since. randy's attitude in the kitchen reflects his personality: firm, friendly, and fair.

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jennifer le

  • general manager

    born in chicago and raised in austin, jenn grew up surrounded by incredible food. her parents owned a small vietnamese restaurant and her (favorite) aunt was an executive chef for an upscale french-vietnamese restaurant, and those close ties to delicious and hand-prepared food shaped jenn's relationship with restaurants and hospitality in a hugely impactful way. jenn studied healthcare administration at texas state university, subsequently starting with new waterloo in 2017 at sway south first as a food runner and server. within a few months, she'd moved up the ranks and took the plunge into the world of management. jenn's history and expertise in hospitality management took her to austin's own la condesa for a few years before rounding out full-circle, bringing her back to the sway team where she is now! jenn's superpower? building a culture of positivity, ensuring that everyone around her (both guests and team members alike) have a warm, uplifting, and fulfilling sway experience.