news + specials

May 30th, 2014

Salt + Pepper Blue Prawns, fermented black bean, red nahm jim and lime.


May 18th, 2014

Pho by chef wawa for family meal today!


May 11th, 2014

Mother's Day special: octopus braised au jus, charred onion, salted purple potato, curried aioli, fermented black bean, black garlic and garden flowers.


May 3rd, 2014

It's a beautiful day to enjoy our house made citrus-basil soda!


April 25th, 2014

Chef Alexis Chong presenting, twice cooked crispy pork, dehydrated gulf shrimp, toasted pecans, shallots, coconut and jasmine rice powder for the Taste of Texas event at Austin Food and Wine.


April 18th, 2014

Songkran special, available after 5 until Saturday, Ma Po Tofu: pork loin, shaoxing wine, black vinegar, nahm prik pao, chive blossoms, peas, szechuan peppercorn.


April 16th, 2014

Songkran special, Mango Salad: sweet, pickled and green mango, crispy ginger, purple yam, bean sprouts, shiso, coconut-shrimp dressing.

April 14th, 2014

Songkran special, soft shell chili crab: salt + pepper soft shell crab, Brussels sprouts, thai herbs, and chili dressing.


April 14th, 2014

It is the week of Songkran, also known as Thai New Year! Come celebrate with us this week with our special Songkran menu, available at 5PM running through Saturday, April 19th.

April 7th, 2014

Tonight's special, Tempura thai eggplant: ash roasted thai eggplant, Singha beer battered tempura fried with a thai sambal and chiffonade mint, jasmine rice powder.


April 5th, 2014

Tonight's special, Mango salad: sweet, pickled and green mango, crispy purple yams, purple shiso, and mint in a coconut shrimp dressing.


March 31st, 2014

Tonight's special, a 3.9 pound snapper, Szechuan salt and pepper ash roasted and stuffed with lemongrass.


March 29th, 2014

Today's special, Thai Spring Salad: shredded chicken, Thai basil, cilantro, marinated nashi pear, cherry tomato, roasted butternut squash all in a coconut cream chili dressing with toasted coconut and jasmine rice powder.


March 21st, 2014

Don't forget! SFC Chef Series Spring Bounty at La Condesa, April 13th. Featuring Alexis Chong of Sway, Rick Lopez of La Condesa, Andrew Wiseheart of Contigo, Paul Qui and Jorge Hernandez of qui, Shawn Cirkiel and Justin Rupp of Olive and June, Casey Wilcox of Justines and Kyle McKinney of Barley Swine. Tickets available at Proceeds benefiting the Sustainable Food Center.

February 4th, 2014

New Rieslings added to the list this week! Loimer, 2010, Kamptal, Austria - S.A. Prum, Auslese, 2006, Wehlener Sonnenuhr, Mosel, Germany - Long Shadows "Poets Leap", 2012, Columbia Valley, Washington - Yalumba "The Y Series", 2012, Barossa, Australia - Pewsey Valley, 2013, Eden Valley, Australia.


January 30th, 2014

Grilled Chai Cake: Mandarin sage sorbet, red wine poached pears, ginger streusel, chai whipped cream and cardamom gel.


January 27th, 2014

Thank you to everyone who came out to @joscoffee 8th Annual Chili Cook Off! We won "Best Paired with a Shiner Beer"! Alexis Chong did a great job with her Thai pork chili with fried lotus root, taking inspiration from traditional frito pie! See you next year!


January 21st, 2014

GET READY! Jo's 8th Annual Chili Cook Off, Sunday January 26th 2014, noon-3pm! All proceeds go to the Sustainable Food Center. This year Sway Presents: Miami Rice, featuring Alexis Chong and John Berry... See you there!


January 19th, 2014

Squash Curry: Kabocha and butternut squash, cashew butter, miso, roasted purple cauliflower and pumpkin seeds.


January 18th, 2014 

Pad Prik King: Wok seared pork loin, snow peas, baby corn, mushroom and toasted almond.


January 5th, 2014 

We will be closing early today and closed tomorrow, for staff appreciation and minor renovations. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 7th for our normal business hours.

January 3rd, 2014

Good morning! WSET training with Sway and La Condesa team! Nothing like wine at 9 am.


December 29th, 2013

Come enjoy a Tamarind Pok Pok Som, a delicious and refreshing drinking vinegar.


December 11th, 2013

From the "ONE" menu, celebrating our one year anniversary, Grilled Boar Ribs with green nahm jim, peanuts, pickled fresno chili, and a Thai herb salad.


December 10th, 2013

From the "ONE" menu, Squash Curry: silken tofu, butternut & kabocha squash, toasted pumpkin seeds, grilled carrots, and crispy kale.


December 9th, 2013

Today is our One year anniversary, from the special "ONE" menu, Grilled gulf head-on shrimp, jasmine rice congee, green onion, and toasted garlic.


December 8th, 2013

Celebrate our One Year Anniversary with our special "ONE" menu all week! Menu will be served Sunday-Saturday during dinner service. Thank you for a wonderful year and we look forward to celebrating with you!


December 6th, 2013

Sway New Years Eve: Feast, Drink, Dance...Let Go

In Thailand, monks wear yellow as a reminder of the importance of letting go. Join us on New Years Eve as we let go of 2013 and embrace 2014. $150 ticket includes dinner, full open bar, champagne toast, dancing, and more. Table reservations available, contact



December 5th, 2013

Today's Special, Pork Belly Salad: 

Seared pork belly, shaved carrot-daikon salad, thai chili-red onion marmalade, pork skin crumble, cilantro pearls, sweet soy reduction


December 4th, 2013

Lotus Chicken Salad: blanched banana blossoms, crispy lotus root, Thai basil, coconut lime vinaigrette, toasted coconut and jasmine rice powder


November 25th, 2013

Today's Special, Tom Yum Soup:

Blue prawns, hot and sour broth, morning glory and mushrooms


November 16th, 2013

Sway chef demo and complimentary bites at 6:30 in the Cadillac Cafe in front of the W. All are welcome!


November 13th, 2013

Prepping slow cooked eggs for Son In Law and Peanut Curry...


November 9th, 2013

Tonight's special, Royal Trumpet cry: charred trumpet mushroom, miso,
red nahm jim, mint, cilantro, pickled chive blossom and crunchy amaranth


November 7th, 2013

Regalo for the evening: Tempura fried okra, chili, mint, and Thai sambal


November 6th, 2013

Tonight's special: Grilled NY Strip Satay, sweet soy, chili oil, pickled fresno chili, cilantro and candied cumin peanuts


November 4th, 2013

Everyone loves Pizza Monday for family meal...


November 1st, 2013

Lessons from Javi of the Kitchen Gardener about our new "Urb-Herb-Garden"


October 31st, 2013

Roger rabbit made an appearance tonight.... Happy Halloween everyone!


October 18th, 2013

Thai Spirit House is haunted and ready for spooky nights...


October 13th, 2013

Zilker may be closed, ACL cancelled, but we are open all day, serving HOT Tom Kha Gai on this rainy day...


October 9th, 2013

Come enjoy this beautiful Texas weather in our Thai Spirit Garden patio...


October 7th, 2013

Thank you everyone who made ACL this weekend. It was an amazing time.
4 days of rest and let's do it again!


October 4th, 2013

Beautiful fresh fish display for tonight... red snapper, branzini, fresh caught Maine lobster, and passion oysters from from Prince Edward Island


September 29th, 2013

Today is National Coffee Day! Come celebrate with a Thai iced coffee topped
with sweetened condensed milk


September 28th, 2013

Crispy red snapper, chili jam, coconut jam, Thai herbs and crispy shallots


September 20th, 2013

Tamarind glazed chicken wings, dried chili, cilantro and lime


September 4th, 2013

Tonight's Special: Red Miso Butterscotch Pudding - banana bread, candied cashew, cashew butter, and banana sorbet


August 31st, 2013 

Peanut Curry - chicken leg and thigh cooked confit, toasted peanut, pickled onion and fresno chili, thai herbs and a slow-cooked egg


August 25th, 2013

Rise and shine from the San Phra Phum or Thai spirit house. Remember, "Light dispels darkness. Wisdom dispels ignorance." -quote from the Wat Phra Singh in Chiang Mai, Thailand


August 24th, 2013

Som Tam - green papaya salad, thai red chili, cucumber, cherry tomato, and green bean in a tamarind dressing topped with dried crispy shrimp


August 8th, 2013

We are proud to be featured in this months Bon Appetit magazine

as one of the country's "50 Best New Restaurants!"

Thank you everyone who has supported us this year!

Check out the article here!


August 7th, 2013

Prawn Miange: poached prawn on a betel leaf, coconut, fresno chili, toasted cashew, dried shrimp and grapefruit


August 3rd, 2013

Tiger Cry: char-grilled hanger steak over red nahm jim, Thai herb salad, toasted rice, and nahm prik pao


July 27th, 2013

A Pitaya, more commonly known as "Dragonfruit", has a sweet creamy pulp with a delicate aroma. From the cacti genus Hylocereus, the plant only blooms at night and is also known as a "moonflower" or "Queen of the Night". In Thai it is called kaeo mangkon. Anyone know the Thai nickname of this fruit?


July 26th, 2013

Market fish this weekend:

Vermilion Snapper from the Gulf of Mexico


July 18th, 2013

Lemon Meringue "Pie":

lemon yuzu curd, shortbread, TX blueberries, cilantro, pickled Thai chile,

toasted meringue and lemongrass ice cream


July 15th, 2013

Burmese Curry:

braised goat, english peas, tomatoes, pickled broccoli leaves


July 11th, 2013

Raw preparation of New Zealand Langoustine:

served on a betel leaf with coconut, cashews, thai chilies, hot and sour dressing and tobiko caviar


July 10th, 2013

Fresh market seafood. Snapper, branzini, and fresh lobster

June 28th, 2013

Forever Crispy Boar Ribs:

tamarind glazed boar ribs with Thai herbs, red nahm jim and crispy shallots


June 26th, 2013

Introducing Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout!

June 15th, 2013

Salmon Miange:

black tea smoked salmon, grapefruit, toasted coconut, cashews, jasmine rice powder, and trout roe on a betel leaf

June 13th, 2013

Introducing Hitachino Nest White Ale and Red Rice Ale by the Kiuchi Brewery.

June 11th, 2013

Burmese Curry:

seared halibut cheeks, baby corn, peas, tomatoes, green peppercorn

June 9th, 2013

New additions to our wine list

June 8th, 2013

Cape Cod black flounder:

Thai herbs, fresno chilies, shallots, toasted coconut, lime palm sugar dressing

June 7th, 2013

Mango conch salad:

coconut cream, crunchy amaranth, red nahm jihm, thai basil

Dungeness crab:

served salt and pepper style with Chinese broccoli, fermented black mix, green nahm jihm, red nahm jihm and nahm prik pao

June 2nd, 2013

Forever Crispy Wild Boar Ribs:

tamarind glaze, green nahm jihm, thai herbs

June 1st, 2013

Bone Marrow:

lemon-calamansi marmalade, eggplant, roti

May 30th, 2013

New Zealand Tai Snapper:

Served crispy with chili jam and coconut cream or steamed with chili vinegar, lemongrass and crispy shallots


May 21st, 2013

XO Scallops:

taylor bay scallops, crawfish XO, bacon, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, thai chili, sweet onion


May 18th, 2013

Jasmine Tea Panna Cotta:

red grape, lychee, palm sugar, thai basil, shiso, crunchy amaranth, coconut-lychee sorbet

May 15th, 2013

Shu Mai:

crab, cuttlefish, shrimp, cucumber, trout roe, cucumber vinegar 

May 11th, 2013

Tiger Cry:

char-grilled hanger steak, red nahm jim, thai basil, fresno chili, toasted rice, nahm prik pao

May 9th, 2013

Our bite for tonight's Farm to Plate dinner at Barr Mansion:

Local sweet potato curry, house made crème fraîche, Springdale Farms lime leaf, Rain Lilly Farms beet sugar

Proceeds from tonight's event go to support the Sustainable Food Center.


May 8th, 2013 

Red Miso Butterscotch Pudding:

banana bread, cashew butter, brûléed bananas, candied cashews, and roasted banana sorbet

May 5th, 2013

Forever Crispy Antelope Ribs:

tamarind glazed antelope rib, thai herbs, pickled fresno chilies and shallots, green nahm jihm

May 4th, 2013

Jungle Curry:

braised Texas wagyu beef, eggplant, baby corn, cocnut cream and crispy shallots

May 3rd, 2013

Larb Moo:

chipotle brined wild boar, coconut cream, pickled carrots, cashew, thai herbs, bibb lettuce

Tonight's dessert special, May 1st, 2013

Strawberry ice cream with fresh chopped strawberries

April 27th, 2013

Roasting the chicken for Kai Yang-

Rotisserie chicken, chili nahm jim, thai herbs and crispy shallots 


Tonights special dessert, April 26th, 2013

White chocolate miso semifreddo, calamansi sorbet, white sesame powder

April 25th, 2013

Sway will be offering a new wine side-list, previously unavailable at the restaurant. It will be featuring German and other Rieslings, gewürztraminer, and dessert wine. 



Todays special. April 25th, 2013

Larb Moo

Chipotle brined wild boar chili, coconut cream, marinated carrots, cashews, thai herbs, bibb lettuce.


Todays special April 23rd, 2013

Tom Yum Soup

Seared snapper, hot & sour broth, morning glory, mushroom

Songkran special April 20th, 2013

Ora king salmon miange

Tea smoked salmon, trout roe, dried coconut, grapefruit, red nahm jihm, betel leaf 



Songkran special April 19th, 2013

Daikon Cake

Dried crayfish, bacon, herb salad, grilled cuttlefish



Songkran special April 18th, 2013

Duck laksa

Smoked dusk breast, egg noodle, crispy shallots

slow cooked egg, nahm prik pao



Songkran special April 18th, 2013

Tom Yum Soup

Seared snapper, hot & sour broth, morning glory, mushroom


Songkran special April 16th, 2013

Singapore Clam

Chili jam manilla clam, scrambled egg, glass noodle


In celebration of Songkran, Thai New Year 2013, Sway will be offering an off-the-menu set of special items, previously unavailable at at the restaurant. Items such as duck laksa, Singapore clams and wild boar larp will be available from April 15-21. The Songkran festival (Thai: สงกรานต์) from the Sanskrit word saṃkrānti, or literally "astrological passage" is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year's Day.




Today's special dessert April 10th, 2013:

Strawberry-rhubarb shortcake

Poteet strawberries, rhubarb, almond shortcake, tarragon ice cream, strawberry-milk meringue

Today's special April 9th, 2013:

Forever crispy antelope ribs, chili tamarind glaze, Thai herb salad, green nahm jihm


We will be closed for lunch service only on Friday, January 25th.  We will re-open for dinner service at 5pm.  


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Taking off December 9th!