Saba - Clarendon Street

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€30 and under
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Thai
Saba means “happy meeting place” in Thai. We offer traditional Thai and Vietnamese dishes at reasonable prices in a setting described as "colonial meets contemporary".

Saba is renowned for our delicious food, fantastic atmosphere and award winning cocktails that will tantalise your tastebuds. Sanook![Enjoy!]
What 67 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
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Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good Asian food, when you want a break from Irish stew

OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a birthday celebration for my other half, and the experience was fantastic. He really appreciated his birthday brownie and candle from the staff.

AO
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, food and drinks! Can't wait to come back

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was lovely, service was excellent. The only criticism is that the lighting is quite low leaving it a little dark.

OT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Friendly staff. Food was good but pricey. We shared a king prawn salad which was good and hake wrapped in banana leaf. The hake was cooked perfectly however it was very heavily flavoured with star anise though there was no mention on the menu of star anise. Had it said so on the menu I wouldn’t have ordered it so that was disappointing. Obviously a very popular spot but very noisy.

SS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Nice overall! A but overpriced for the meal we had.

AD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and friendly service. They were also happy to split the bill for us which makes things so much easier in a group!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service in a great setting.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab....as always...
Great, food, atmosphere, ticks all the boxes for a night out!!!!

OT
Dublin
24 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good option for Asian food. Seems is better at dining rather than lunch, however, price and food value are good.

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and fairly quick. Restaurant is nice and waiters are attentive-ish ;)

LB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All I can say is YING made our night. She is absolutely fabulous.

DJ
Los Angeles
85 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Very saucy dishes, lots of sweetness and lacking finer flavors... does not represent true Thai or Vietnamese cuisine... quite disappointing...

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday
I would definitely return great for a group lovely food Nd great value

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, great selection of drinks and fast, efficient service.

OT
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Busy spot with great ambience. Food was superb

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service was slow and could have been more attentive. One manager seemed to holding everything together and everyone else just clearing tables

C
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable experience. First time dining at Saba. My wife is Thai and we made a couple of special requests to their Thai Chef and he was very accommodating. Food was very good.

GG
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Enjoyable lunch with friends- the express lunch was excellent value and lots of choice. Good friendly service in nice surroundings

MJ
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, we needed to be out in an hour and were! Staff attentive, food good, price fair. Will go again . Great for vegetarians as well which was a bonus

a
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm welcome from host we were an hour early and he managed to seat us immediately. Quick efficient friendly service from everyone. Fabulous food tailored to our liking. Generous portions. Would thoroughly recommend

CM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty food and lovely atmosphere

MH
Cork
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Had a super meal! Only negative was our waiter who grimaced and looked pointedly at his watch when we asked for another minute to look at the menu. This was at 6.10pm, we sat down at 6 so not an unreasonable request I think.

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place with my favorite dish massaman curry! Amazing cocktails also and good taste in music, chicken wings are also fab I’d definitely go back asap

AA
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great! I love the food and cocktails. The only thing is that Saba texted me asking to call them and confirm the booking. It was confusing because I would assume it's confirmed through Open Table.

m
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic, staff were extremely helpful and friendly despite how busy it was. We were made feel very welcome, both the food and wine were excellent. Would definitely recommend

OT
Dublin
9 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Stodgy food. Nothing special.

FK
4 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great evening, service and food excellent. Did the early bird, great value zingy taste. Recommended.

AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service . The waiter recommended dishes for us and was really attentive

OT
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful friendly staff, super host. We had most enjoyable evening. Between watching the rugby on the phone and enjoying our food, couldn’t have been in a better venue! Anytime I’ve been at Saba you are always made feel a special guest.

DK
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met friends who had flown in for one night , had really nice food ,no delays and easy relaxed atmosphere, noise level might not suit everyone but we managed.
Happy to go again
Thank you

MB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was a bad surprise. I've been to Saba before and never had an issue. That night, it was a succession of problems:
- almost 40 minutes between the order and the food
- they brought our mains instead of the starters
- after another 15 minutes of waiting, they brought the starters but the one for my friend was wrong; thew waiter gave us attitude by saying "but I asked you twice".
- with all the delays and having to give the table back after 2 hours, there was no time to get a dessert and we were sick of sitting in the place anyway.

The manager was very good and knocked off 2 items from the bill.
I will go again because the food is worth it, but if the service is bad again I will call the person out on the spot.

OT
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The duck could have been a lot juicer, seemed very tough and not very fresh. The rest of the items were fairly spot on. Decent place.

PM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has a wonderful ambience with many people enjoying early evening meal at start of their weekend. Very attentive service. Great variety in the menu with much to choose from. Great value options

OT
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely as always! Never disappointed when I come here.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and the staff are very helpful

RC
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I really thought it was a excellent night food was lovely I’d reccommend the pad Thai portion size was decent but this place had a good ambiance like it was darkly lit so the perfect mood for romance or a date

PA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Dark, hard to read menu. Waitress who took order was very unfriendly.

MG
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Table was booked for 8.30pm on a Sunday evening. Food was very good. During the main course I requested another portion of rice. It never arrived. The restaurant was very quiet so I cant understand how it was forgotten. No dessert menu was offered after our main course. No tea or coffee was offered either. Only one other table was occupied when we finished. It seemed that the staff just wanted rid of us so they could have an early night. It was the first time ever I didn't leave a tip in a restaurant. We won't be going back. Shame, as the food was good.

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