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Sabai Thai Gastrobar

4.5
184 reviews
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£25 and under
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Thai
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  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Birthdays
The Thai word ‘Sabai’ translates simply as ‘relaxed’, the perfect description of this Brighton gastrobar where the urban cool of London on Sea is matched to the ethnic charm of the Land of Smiles. Bringing a taste of Phuket’s beach bars and Bangkok’s most upmarket restaurants to the UK, Sabai is all about chilling out, South East Asian style – a fact which is patently clear from the silk floor cushions, cocktail menu and warm, smiling welcome. The deep red and dark wood, gold and green interior is as beautiful as Sabai’s freshly cooked, authentic food, MSG free and made using local ingredients where possible and imported Thai herbs and spices where essential. Because everything is made to order, special requests are welcomed.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Thai
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Hours of Operation
Open Daily: 12:00pm to 10:00pm
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Phone number
01273 773030
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Private Room
What 184 People Are Saying
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4.4
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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

The food was delicious, well prepared and presented. The staff was friendly and attentive . Loved it! Can’t recommend it enough.

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5.0Dined on 19 January 2018

Had been wanting to go to Sabai Thai Gastrobar for four years. Finally went and was not disappointed at all. My family and I eat Thai food very often and have been to Thailand six times, so we can say we know our Thai food- and this was excellent! So many vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options too which was great! The staff were really friendly too. I will definitely go back next time I am down in Brighton! I recommend the Tom Kah soup (with sticky rice!).

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5.0Dined on 18 November 2017

If you like Thai you should like this restaurant. We have been a few times, whenever we are visiting Brighton and have never been disappointed.

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4.0Dined on 31 October 2017

I enjoyed the food and service. Certainly would go back to try other great dishes.

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4.0Dined on 26 October 2017

Authentic Thia food with lovely surroundings and very good friendly service.

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5.0Dined on 24 October 2017

We had the Bangkok set meal and it was excellent. We also ordered pre-dinner drinks and my husband was disappointed to see that his gin and tonic was presented already mixed and so the gin was drowned. When he asked for a replacement the barman told him that it had the correct amount of tonic and he knew as he had has been to bar school! The drink was replaced but this attitude was disappointing hence the loss of 2 stars for service. Don't let it put you off going as the food is amazing but either have your G&T elsewhere or specify how you want it served.

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5.0Dined on 30 May 2017

I was very impressed with the food. We were a group of 6 eating quite late for a Tuesday evening, so that is why the ambience rating is low as we were the only people in the restaurant, although a group of 3 did turn up after us. Would definitely recommend the restaurant which was my son's recommendation as he has picked up orders from Sabai for Deliveroo.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2017

If you like Thai food and you are in Brighton then this place is an absolute must

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4.0Dined on 6 April 2017

Lovely evening meal

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5.0Dined on 13 March 2017

Booked Sabai Thai on a recommendation and we were not disappointed.
Friendly staff, prompt service and delicious and plentful food.
Will revisit in the future.

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5.0Dined on 18 November 2016

Amazing food and ambiance, definitely somewhere to try for authentic tasting Thai food.

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5.0Dined on 18 November 2016

Second time I have been here and just as brilliant as I remember from the first visit a year ago. Delicious food, by far the best out of Thailand that I have come across! Friendly service and accommodating even though we were half an hour late for our reservation!! (Greatly appreciated) Would recommend to everyone, particularly for the many vegan options available on the menu that don't fail on taste either. Superb. Can't wait to go again.

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4.0Dined on 11 November 2016

Always reliable good fresh food, and served fairly quickly by pleasant polite staff

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3.0Dined on 3 November 2016

We took our granddaughter (a vegetarian) and 10 month old great granddaughter here for dinner. The baby had a special chair fixed to an ordinary chair (better than a high chair) so she was very much part of the social occasion. We liked this. There were plenty of vegetarian dishes to choose from. Indeed the menu was good with a wide choice . This was not the best Thai I have ever tasted but it was a perfectly decent and reasonably priced meal.

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5.0Dined on 20 October 2016

Absolutely outstanding really great food and staff. You cannot get better than this.awesome

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5.0Dined on 26 August 2016

Wonderful selection for vegans (listed seperately on the menu ). Great value and quick, friendly service

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5.0Dined on 24 April 2016

We chose this restaurant as we all enjoy Thai food, especially my husband, and it was his birthday. It was one of the few Thai restaurants in Brighton that was open during the day on a Sunday. We liked the intimate, authentic setting and found the staff to be very friendly. The food was delicious and good value, especially the set lunch menu. We would definitely return, and recommend this to anyone who enjoys Thai food.

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4.0Dined on 12 March 2016

Lovely restaurant, very busy so would advise booking. Food tastes fresh and the variety of dishes was vast. The courses were not rushed and staff friendly. I would recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on 2 March 2016

Was a nice meal but have had better in Brighton

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3.0Dined on 18 February 2016

Service was great. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The restaurant is lovely. We had dumplings and Tom yum soup to start followed by chicken with basil and jungle prawn curry. It was all okay but not nothing special or that would make
me want to return. The soup was a quite salty.

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5.0Dined on 29 December 2015

The menu had many great dishes.
They starters were really tasty and the Green Curry was superb

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5.0Dined on 20 December 2015

Thoroughly recommend for the quality of food and service. A relaxing ambience suitable for what we were looking for.

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5.0Dined on 8 November 2015

Went to Sabai Thai on a Sunday evening to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. We thought it would be just us in there, but when we arrived there was a really nice atmosphere with lots of tables full of people enjoying their evening! The lighting was lovely for our "date night" and we sat next to the waterfall feature which we thought was great. The food was amazing and tasted fresh with lots of clear flavours! Best green Thai curry I've ever tried so we will definitely be back!! Staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble which made our evening perfect! Thank you again Sabai Thai, we absolutely loved it and can't rate you enough for a great evening!!

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5.0Dined on 29 August 2015

Me and my boyfriend booked this place 5 weeks before going to the restaurant. It was amazing I cannot believe how great it was. Food was literally amazing! I would recommend highly!!!

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5.0Dined on 24 July 2015

Found it on the Internet, so pleased. Really wanted to eat this night . You would never think it was down the street is was, hard to find. Really really good food. Will go again next time I'm in Brighton . Best Thai food I've had out side Thailand

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4.0Dined on 23 May 2015

Lovely atmosphere, great food and service. Can recommend the pad thai and panang curry!

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2015

I have eaten at Sabai many times in the past with family and friends. The food never disappoints. It smells wonderful, looks amazing and is always delicious. The staff are friendly and very efficient and the general ambience is very relaxing .

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3.0Dined on 4 April 2015

Went to Sabai Thai with another couple after Saturday matinee at the theatre so was early evening. Its not a huge restaurant so whilst fairly full not long after us, not that many people there. Food was tasty but nothing special, portions quite small, lots of sauce on curries but not much meat. Didn't feel it was great value for money and the service was quite slow between starter and main course. Overall Ok but wouldn't rush back.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2015

We visited Sabai Thai before attending a concert at the Brighton Dome, and were blown away by the authentic flavours, real heat in places, and wonderful service.

Too often, Thai food in the UK is bland and dumbed down- no such concerns here with fresh, flavoursome dishes with the occasional punch of chilli (but nothing too unpalatable).

Service was friendly and fast, without being obtrusive, and the bill was a very pleasant surprise as well! Will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on 4 February 2015

Really nice little restaurant. The food is amazing - don't know, how they do the 3 course lunch for under £11. Very pleasant all round. Have been before and will definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on 1 January 2015

We have been here a few times and never been disappointed it's really good for all. If it's a weekend I'd Recommend you book as it gets busy

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4.0Dined on 1 January 2015

We were looking for a restaurant in central Brighton, Subai Thai is right by the Pavillion. The food was tasty, the service wasn't slick but it was efficient. It was pretty good value, £150 for 6 adults including a starter and large beer each (we were too full for dessert).

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4.0Dined on 22 August 2014

This was our second visit to the Sabai Thai, the first time being about 3 years ago. The food was still great and good value, with efficient friendly service. The only negative is that the tables are very close together so not somewhere to go for an intimate meal but good with friends. Is starting to look like it could do with a small refurb but you really can't fault the food so we would return.

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5.0Dined on 9 August 2014

This is a consistently great restaurant. The food, service and vibe impresses me every time!

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4.0Dined on 9 August 2014

Great location, great pad Thai with giant prawns and great shredded duck for starters. One of the best Thai meals I have had out of Thai land! We will be back!

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2014

Excellent service and great menu. We sat on the comfy cushions for that intimate touch and it made all the difference! Very reasonable value!

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4.0Dined on 7 June 2014

Tucked away at the end of a side street, the Sabai is intimate and glorious...decorated warmly and with friendly smiling staff, the food was lovely vibrant and packed with flavour and punch....a great experience all round!

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4.0Dined on 11 May 2014

A very pleasing pre-Cinema dinner. Nice ambience. Well priced bottle of Prosecco. Lovely food.

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2014

Lovely ambience, lovely food and service and excellent value for money! Would definitely be going again!! Try the thai cushions- makes the experience even more authentic!

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2014

Booked the table. Received conf email. Received phone call from restaurant to confirm booking (within 10 mins of me booking the table) received 3 further calls and messages in the days before my booking asking me to confirm.

Apart from that, lovely food and great ambiance. Would encourage you to give fake number if you book a table in advance though :D

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