Sabai Thai Gastrobar
Awful. More awful. Most awful. Is the simple description. Booked on open table for 815 reservation , originally a party of 8, got brought to 6 cuz of traffic. We decided on what we wanted to eat from the menu on open table so our server could put the order in at 2030 for those running late , as it closes at 10pm. It was my bff's birthday dinner. Thanks for the bad memories ! 2005 I came and ordered a drink, explained our party of 8 likely would be 6 and handed in our order to be given to the chef at 2030. At 2025 our server came to let us know that there isn't a set menu. I assured her there is. On the site they use for bookings. She asked to see it and said she would work it out for us. I opened it and showed her n sent screen shots per her request. 2043 she comes to say she's acting manager but her boss, the manager, isn't there but she called her and she refused to accept our order without significanlty up-pricing (about 16gbp). On top of the ridiculous wait , nearly another 20 minutes since we had been told it would all be worked out for bus, after we settled in and ordered drinks, we are now told we can't be accommodated. My bff went after her about this. Which wasn't servers fault. In fact all staff were nervous and unsure of themselves, as well as had slow service since I had walked in, alone, served my drink, and observed while waiting for my guests. Moving on, after my bff laid it out in the manager via phone call , our requests were accepted. Minus a menu item not on the list. The set menu has coffee or tea provided but we weren't even offered. The food was 1/10 , really u get better food from a jar. None of the particulars were asked from us such as spiciness, sweetness, etc. Green curry was a bowl of salty chicken broth with fish oil and a dash of ccnut cream, spring rolls are fried and tiny, tiny teaspoon of sweet chili sauce was given on the side, seabass was good, penut sauce was too salty, courtesy prawn chips w/tespoon of sweetchili sauce for 6ppl
Excellent as always! My go to in Brighton when I fancy some thai food. Would recommend the thai yellow curry and the tofu satay.
Probably the best Thai food We have had-in this country without a doubt will be back when we are next in Brighton
Very relaxed interior with plenty of space. Good choice of food,well presented. Could have been a bit more punchy with heat but that's my own taste. Wine list was good. Staff were great .
Great food, staff, atmosphere and location. Would definitely recommend.
Booked at very short notice - beautiful place - lovely lady called Gina served us - great service and the food was out of this world - if you want a 5 star Thai meal them go here.
Food hot & delicious. Surroundings/ambience good although tables fairly close. Good location.
Not easy to select gluten free dishes from the menu.
Why would any one need to ask for Rice !
Why ask for the order twice.
We were short of rice in the end.
Bill was not itemized.. How to check it??
The manager and his team are great. We were late for our booking and they made a great effort to find us a table. The food and ambiance were lovely and we had a great evening.
Meal with partner, food and service both very good, would definitely go back
The service was good. The Thai green curry, wraps and the salad were lovely. The seafood dish with squid was overcooked and a bit tough. The rainbow pad Thai replaced noodles with veg, very fresh, with a good texture, but it was very sweet and salty. I needed several glasses of water and couldn't finish it. Overall I would say it is good value, but check out the salt, sweet, chilli levels when ordering.
Good food served in a relaxed informal setting.
Had a very enjoyable evening with work colleagues for our Christmas meal out, in a very comfortable ambiance with the most amazing, delicious, authentic Thai food!
Best Thai food in Brighton and Hove.
Great location in middle of Brighton- excellent service and top notch food - best Thai around by miles.
Some of the most authentic Thai food I've ever had outside Thailand. Loved it! Great value for money and friendly staff would recommend.
Went for Sunday Lunch and were the only ones in there. Food was really good and would definitely go again.
Went for my son’s birthday, great food and friendly staff, recommended.
Decent enough, very good service and food was good, though not spectacular; the basic Pad Thai is a little bland and you need the Sabai own Pad Thai for the usual bells and whistles!
I expected the place to be well kept, but it wasn't so. The table wasn't clean, and there were lots of flies inside.
The staff weren't overly friendly either and the food wasn't great.
It's not somewhere I'd go back to again. We finished our meal quickly and left.
Staff very friendly and polite, food very tasty but a bit pricey compared to other Thai restaurants. The restaurant is quite nice. Close to the town so easy to find.
The food was delicious, well prepared and presented. The staff was friendly and attentive . Loved it! Can’t recommend it enough.
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!).
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.
I enjoyed the food and service. Certainly would go back to try other great dishes.
Authentic Thia food with lovely surroundings and very good friendly service.
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.
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.
If you like Thai food and you are in Brighton then this place is an absolute must
Lovely evening meal
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.
Amazing food and ambiance, definitely somewhere to try for authentic tasting Thai food.
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.
Always reliable good fresh food, and served fairly quickly by pleasant polite staff
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.
Absolutely outstanding really great food and staff. You cannot get better than this.awesome
Wonderful selection for vegans (listed seperately on the menu ). Great value and quick, friendly service
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.
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.
Was a nice meal but have had better in Brighton