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Sabai Thai Gastrobar

4.4
4.4
206 Reviews
£26 to £40
Thai
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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.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Thai

  • Hours of Operation

    Open Daily: 12:00pm to 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    01273 773030

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Brighton

  • Parking Details

    Some street parking is available free from 6pm very close to Sabai. Call for further details.NCP car park a short walk away.

  • Public Transit

    Bus stop and taxi rank around the corner

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

Meat

  • Prawn Crackers£3.00

    Served with sweet chilli sauce

    • Satay Gai (Chicken)£6.50

      Marinated chicken breast grilled on a bamboo stick served with peanut sauce

      • Moo Ping (B.B.Q Pork)£6.50

        Seasoned grilled pork on a bamboo stick. Served with sweet chilli sauce

        • Ka Nom Jeeb (Delicately Steamed Dumpling)£6.95

          Steamed dumplings filled with chicken, shrimp and Thai herbs. Served with crispy garlic and sweet soy sauce

          • Pork Belly£6.95

            Seasoned and left over night. Choose from deep fried or grilled. Please note that grilling will take longer. Served with a traditional style super spicy sauce

            • Chang Mai Sausage (Spicy Sausage)£7.95

              Grilled mince pork with lemongrass, lime leaf, galangal, coriander root, turmeric and red chilli. Served with fresh ginger, cucumber and lettuce

              • Weeping Tiger (Beef)£7.95

                Beef grilled in herbs and honey marinade, served with a special sauce that is so spicy, it will make a tiger cry!

                • Sabai Crispy Aromatic Roast Duck£14.50

                  Ideal for 2 people. Roast duck served with pancakes cucumber, spring onion and tamarind sauce

                  • Sabai Hors D'Oeuvre

                    Delightful selection of Spring Rolls, Fish Cakes, Satay Chicken, B.B.Q Pork and Crispy 'Seaweed'

                    • For 2£14.95
                    • For 3£22.45

                  Seafood

                  • Tord Mun Pla (Thai Fish Cakes)£6.95

                    Baby fish cakes served with sweet chilli sauce

                    Vegan

                    • Tangy Thai "Seaweed"£5.50

                      Crispy shredded spring greens with cashew nuts

                      • Sabai Vegetable Wrap£5.95

                        Mixed vegetables and Thai herbs wrapped in a rice pancake with peanut sauce

                        • Ruam Mit Shub Pang Tord (Vegetable Tempura)£5.95

                          In a light crispy batter deep fried, served with sweet chilli sauce

                          • Por Pia (Thai Spring Rolls)£5.95

                            Pancake filled with mixed vegetables served with sweet chilli sauce

                            • Satay Hed / Tao Hu

                              Grilled on a bamboo stick served with peanut sauce

                              • Mushroom£5.50
                              • Tofu£6.50
                            • Sabai Vegetarian Hor's D'Oeurve

                              Spring Rolls, Crispy 'Seaweed', Vegetable Tempura, Satay Mushroom and Satay Tofu

                              • For 2£13.95
                              • For 3£20.50

                            Meat

                            • Tom Yum Gai (Chicken Spicy Soup)£6.95

                              Spicy soup with chicken, mushroom, tomato, young lemongrass and fresh coriander

                              • Tom Kha Gai (Chicken Coconut Soup)£6.95

                                Mild, creamy soup with chicken, coconut milk, mushroom, young galangal, fresh Lime leaf, tomato and fresh coriander

                                Seafood

                                • Tom Yum Goong (Prawn Spicy Soup)£6.95

                                  Tom Yum was voted best soup in the world, by Guinness Book of Records Spicy soup with prawns, mushroom, tomato, young lemongrass and fresh coriander

                                  Vegan

                                  • Tom Yum (Spicy Soup)

                                    Spicy soup with mushroom, tomato, young lemongrass and coriander

                                    • Mushroom (Gluten Free)£6.50
                                    • Tofu (Gluten Free)£6.95
                                    • Chicken Pieces (Vegan)£6.95
                                  • Tom Kha (Coconut Soup)

                                    Mild, creamy soup with coconut milk, mushroom, young galangal, fresh Lime leaf, tomato and coriander

                                    • Mushroom (Gluten Free)£6.50
                                    • Tofu (Gluten Free)£6.95
                                    • Chicken - Style Strips (Vegan)£6.95

                                  Meat

                                  • Yum Nua (Spicy Salad) Beef£8.95

                                    Spicy salad of fresh chilli, shallots, lemon juice and coriander

                                    • Yum Woonsen (Noodle Spicy Salad)£8.95

                                      Prawns, Minced chicken, Squid, Glass noodles in a spicy salad with peanuts, lemon juice and Thai herbs

                                      • Larb (E-Sarn Spicy Salad) Chicken£8.95

                                        The most popular dish in North East of Thailand! With fresh mango in spicy salad, fresh mint and Thai herbs

                                        Seafood

                                        • Som Tum (Papaya Salad)£7.50

                                          The most popular Thai salad, fresh green papaya and carrot dressed with garlic, tamarind syrup, chilli's and fish sauce tossed in crushed peanuts and lemon juice

                                          • Seafood£9.95

                                        Vegan

                                        • Som Tum (Papaya Salad)£7.50

                                          The most popular Thai salad! Fresh green papaya, tomato and carrot dressed with garlic, tamarind syrup, chilli's and salt tossed in crushed peanuts and lemon juice. Please mention you want the Vegan option

                                          • Side Salad£3.50

                                            Seasonal mixed fresh vegetables, served without dressing as an accompaniment to spicy main dishes or with choice of spicy salad sauce

                                            Sabai Specialities

                                            • Wok Fried Prawns with Lime and Coriander£9.95

                                              Prawns marinated in sweet chilli and oyster sauce and then stir fried and topped with lime and finely chopped coriander leaves

                                              • Ped Makham (Tamarind Duck)£14.95

                                                The finest roasted duck breast, covered in tamarind syrup garnished with caramelised shallots and garlic

                                                Fish & Seafood

                                                • Pla Pad Cha (Seabass Sizzling Stir Fry)

                                                  Sea bass deep fried and topped with aromatic spicy Thai herbs and sauce garnished with basil leaves, fresh green peppercorn, gachai and lime leaves. If you like the aroma of Thai herbs and spices you can't go wrong with this. Very spicy and very yummy!

                                                  • 1 Fillet£14.50
                                                  • 2 Fillets£19.50
                                                • Sea Bass Ginger and Lemongrass

                                                  Sea bass seasoned and steamed with ginger and lemongrass, served with steamed carrots, broccoli, potato and sweet basil

                                                  • 1 Fillet£14.50
                                                  • 2 Fillets£19.50
                                                • Panang Sea Bass

                                                  Panang is a curry with less water, in a mild curry paste with lime leaf and sweet basil in coconut milk

                                                  • 1 Fillet£14.50
                                                  • 2 Fillets£19.50
                                                • Goong Pow (Grilled King Prawns)£14.95

                                                  King prawns seasoned and flame grilled with a spicy chilli dip

                                                  Sabai Rice

                                                  • Kao Suey (Steamed Rice)£2.95

                                                    Plain steamed Thai Jasmine rice

                                                    • Chicken - Style Strips (Vegan) - Available with Fried Rice£9.95
                                                  • Kao Niew (Thai Steamed Sticky Rice)£3.15

                                                    Thai's eat this with their fingers! Making it into balls and eating with dishes like Larb and Som Tum

                                                    • Chicken - Style Strips (Vegan) - Available with Fried Rice£9.95
                                                  • Kao Ka Ti (Coconut Rice)£3.50

                                                    Steamed Thai Jasmine rice in coconut milk

                                                    • Chicken - Style Strips (Vegan) - Available with Fried Rice£9.95
                                                  • Kao Pad Kai (Egg Fried Rice)£3.95

                                                    Stir fried rice with eggs, green bean, carrot and sweet corn

                                                    • Chicken - Style Strips (Vegan) - Available with Fried Rice£9.95
                                                  • Plain Noodles£3.00

                                                    Steamed rice noodles

                                                    • Chicken - Style Strips (Vegan) - Available with Fried Rice£9.95
                                                  • Sabai Fried Rice£10.95

                                                    Stir fried rice with egg, curry powder, pineapple, Thai sausage, prawns, chicken, spring onion, vegetable and oyster sauce

                                                    • Chicken - Style Strips (Vegan) - Available with Fried Rice£9.95
                                                  • Kao Pad (Fried Rice)*

                                                    Stir fried rice with egg, onion, garlic, vegetable and soy sauce

                                                    • Vegetable£7.95
                                                    • Pork / Chicken / Tofu£8.95
                                                    • Beef / Prawns£10.95
                                                  • Kao Pad Tom Yum (Spicy Fried Rice)*

                                                    Stir fried rice in a wonderfully mellow spicy tom yum paste, egg, vegetable and onion

                                                    • Vegetable£7.95
                                                    • Pork / Chicken / Tofu£8.95
                                                    • Beef / Prawns£10.95

                                                  Noodle Dishes

                                                  • Pad Ki Mao (Drunken Noodles)* **

                                                    Spicy stir fried rice noodles with fresh chilli, vegetable and Thai herbs. This can be made without spice

                                                    • Vegetable£7.95
                                                    • Tofu / Pork / Chicken£8.95
                                                    • Chicken Pieces (Vegan)£9.95
                                                    • Beef / Mixed Seafood£10.95
                                                  • Sabai Pad Thai (Traditional Noodles)

                                                    Traditional rice noodles stir fried with delicious homemade tamarind sauce with eggs, bean sprouts and spring onion. Wrapped in an egg net, served with crushed peanuts, chilli powder, and a wedge of lemon

                                                    • Chicken£9.95
                                                    • Chicken - Style Strips (Vegan)£9.95
                                                    • King Prawns£14.95
                                                  • Pad Thai (Traditional Noodles)

                                                    Traditional Thai rice noodle dish made with homemade tamarind sauce, bean sprouts, spring onion and egg. Dish can be made without egg for vegans

                                                    • Vegetable£7.95
                                                    • Tofu / Pork / Chicken£8.95
                                                    • Chicken - Style Strips (Vegan)£9.95
                                                    • Beef / Prawns / Mixed Seafood£10.95
                                                  • Pad Thai Rainbow

                                                    A new dish created to be lower in carbohydrates, It's also rather tasty! Shredded courgette and carrot with homemade tamarind sauce, bean sprouts, spring onion and egg. Dish can be made without egg for vegans

                                                    • Vegetable£7.95
                                                    • Tofu / Pork / Chicken£8.95
                                                    • Chicken - Style Strips (Vegan)£9.95
                                                    • Beef / Prawns / Mixed Seafood£10.95

                                                  Meat & Seafood

                                                  • Pad Priew Wan (Sweet & Sour)

                                                    Stir fried in a sweet & sour sauce with cucumber, pepper, pineapple, tomato and onion

                                                    • Pork / Chicken£8.95
                                                    • Prawns£10.95
                                                  • Pad Gra Prow (Stir Fried Holy Basil)

                                                    Stir fried with Thai basil, chilli, garlic, onion, fine bean, baby corn and red pepper in oyster sauce

                                                    • Pork / Chicken£8.95
                                                    • Beef / Mixed Seafood£10.95
                                                    • Duck£13.95
                                                  • Pad Med Ma Muang (Stir Fry with Cashew Nuts)

                                                    Stir fried with roasted cashew nuts, onion, dried chilli and garlic in oyster sauce

                                                    • Chicken£8.95
                                                    • Prawns£10.95
                                                  • Pad Broccoli Goong (Broccoli Prawns)£9.95

                                                    Stir fried king prawns with broccoli and garlic in oyster sauce

                                                    • Pad Cha (Sizzling Stir Fry)

                                                      Stir fried with aromatic spicy herbs and a tasty sauce garnished with basil leaves, fresh peppercorn, gachai and lime leaves. Very Spicy

                                                      • Pork / Chicken£8.95
                                                      • Beef / Mixed Seafood£10.95

                                                    Meat & Seafood

                                                    • Gang Ka Ri Gai (Yellow Curry)

                                                      Chicken in a rich creamy yellow curry with potatoes and Thai herbs

                                                      • Chicken£8.95
                                                      • Prawn£10.95
                                                    • Gang Massaman (Massaman Curry)

                                                      A robust, mild curry with peanuts and potatoes

                                                      • Chicken / Pork£8.95
                                                      • Prawns£10.95
                                                      • How the Thai's Have It….chunks of Beef£12.95
                                                    • Gang Ped Yang (Roast Duck Red Curry)£13.95

                                                      The finest roasted duck breast in a fruity red curry with pineapple, tomatoes and Thai herbs

                                                      • Gang Pet (Red Curry)

                                                        Red curry paste, green beans, carrot, courgette, bamboo shoots and Thai herbs in coconut milk

                                                        • Chicken / Pork£8.95
                                                        • Beef / Prawns£10.95
                                                      • Gang Kiew Wan (Green Curry)

                                                        Green curry paste, bamboo shoots, courgette, carrot and Thai herbs in coconut milk

                                                        • Chicken / Pork£8.95
                                                        • Beef / Prawns£10.95
                                                      • Gang Pa (Jungle Curry)

                                                        Country style: A spicy red curry with green beans, courgette, baby corn, bamboo shoots, and Thai herbs. This curry has no coconut milk!

                                                        • Chicken / Pork£8.95
                                                        • Beef / Prawns£10.95
                                                      • Gang Panang (Dry Curry)

                                                        Panang is a curry with less water, in a mild curry paste with lime leaf and sweet basil in coconut milk

                                                        • Chicken / Pork£8.95
                                                        • Beef / Prawns£10.95

                                                      Vegan

                                                      • Gang Kiew Wan (Green Curry)

                                                        Green curry paste, bamboo shoots, courgette, green beans, carrot and Thai herbs in coconut milk

                                                        • Vegetable (Gluten Free)£7.95
                                                        • Tofu (Gluten Free)£8.95
                                                        • Chicken - Style Strips (Vegan)£9.95
                                                      • Gang Pet (Red Curry)

                                                        Red curry paste, green beans, carrot, courgette, bamboo shoots and Thai herbs in coconut milk

                                                        • Vegetable (Gluten Free)£7.95
                                                        • Tofu (Gluten Free)£8.95
                                                        • Chicken - Style Strips (Vegan)£9.95
                                                      • Gang Kari (Yellow Curry)

                                                        In a creamy rich, mild yellow curry with potato and spring onion

                                                        • Vegetable (Gluten Free)£7.95
                                                        • Tofu (Gluten Free)£8.95
                                                        • Chicken - Style Strips (Vegan)£9.95
                                                      • Gang Massaman (Massaman Curry)

                                                        A robust, mild curry with peanuts and potatoes

                                                        • Vegetable (Gluten Free)£7.95
                                                        • Tofu (Gluten Free)£8.95
                                                        • Chicken - Style Strips (Vegan)£9.95
                                                      • Gang Pa (Jungle Curry)

                                                        Country style: A spicy red curry with green beans, courgette, baby corn, bamboo shoots, and Thai herbs. This curry has no coconut milk!

                                                        • Vegetable (Gluten Free)£7.95
                                                        • Tofu (Gluten Free)£8.95
                                                        • Chicken - Style Strips (Vegan)£9.95
                                                      • Pad Puk Ruam Mit (Mixed Vegetables)

                                                        Stir fried mixed vegetable in season with garlic in Thai soya sauce

                                                        • Vegetable (Gluten Free)£7.95
                                                        • Tofu (Gluten Free)£8.95
                                                        • Chicken - Style Strips (Vegan)£9.95
                                                      • Pad Priew Waan (Sweet & Sour) Vegetable

                                                        Stir fried with cucumber, pineapple, tomato, red pepper, carrot in a sweet & sour sauce

                                                        • Vegetable (Gluten Free)£7.95
                                                        • Tofu (Gluten Free)£8.95
                                                        • Chicken - Style Strips (Vegan)£9.95
                                                      • Pad Broccoli (Broccoli Stir Fried)

                                                        Stir fried broccoli and garlic in Thai soya sauce

                                                        • Vegetable (Gluten Free)£7.95
                                                        • Tofu (Gluten Free)£8.95
                                                        • Chicken - Style Strips (Vegan)£9.95
                                                      • Pad Med MA Muang (Stir Fry with Cashew Nuts)

                                                        Stir fried with cashew nuts, onion, garlic and dry chilli in Thai soya sauce

                                                        • Vegetable (Gluten Free)£7.95
                                                        • Tofu (Gluten Free)£8.95
                                                        • Chicken - Style Strips (Vegan)£9.95
                                                      • Pad Gra Prow (Stir Fried Holy Basil)

                                                        One of the most popular Thai dishes. Stir fried with Thai holy basil, chilli, garlic, onion, fine bean, baby corn and red pepper in Thai soya sauce

                                                        • Vegetable (Gluten Free)£7.95
                                                        • Tofu (Gluten Free)£8.95
                                                        • Chicken - Style Strips (Vegan)£9.95
                                                      • Pad Cha (Sizzling Stir Fry)

                                                        Topped with aromatic spicy Thai herbs and a tasty sauce garnished with basil leaves, fresh green peppercorn, gachai and lime leaves. Very spicy!

                                                        • Vegetable (Gluten Free)£7.95
                                                        • Tofu (Gluten Free)£8.95
                                                        • Chicken - Style Strips (Vegan)£9.95

                                                      Northern

                                                      • Chiang Mai Sausage

                                                        Served with cucumber, fresh ginger and lettuce

                                                        • Gang Pet Kung (Prawn Red Curry)

                                                          Red curry paste, green beans, carrot, bamboo shoots and Thai herbs in coconut milk

                                                          • Pad Gra-Prow Gai (Stir Fried Chicken with Holy Basil)

                                                            Stir fried with Thai basil, chilli, garlic, onion, fine bean, baby corn and red pepper in oyster sauce

                                                            • Yum Woonsen (Noodle Spicy Salad)

                                                              Prawns, Minced pork, Squid, Glass noodles in a spicy salad with peanuts, lemon juice and Thai herbs

                                                              • Kao Niew (Sticky Rice)

                                                                Southern

                                                                • Satay Gai (Chicken Satay)

                                                                  Grilled chicken with peanut sauce

                                                                  • Massaman Gai (Chicken Curry)

                                                                    A robust, mild curry with peanuts and potatoes

                                                                    • Pad Cha Moo (Pad Cha Pork)

                                                                      A wonderful mellow taste, of roast chilli sauce stir fried with Thai herbs

                                                                      • Yum Gai (Spicy Chicken Salad)

                                                                        Spicy salad of fresh chilli, shallots, lemon juice and coriander

                                                                        • Thai Jasmine Rice

                                                                          E-Sarn (North East)

                                                                          • Moo Ping (BBQ Pork)

                                                                            Seasoned grilled pork, on a bamboo stick. Served with sweet chilli sauce

                                                                            • Gang PA Gai (Chicken Jungle Curry)

                                                                              Country style: A spicy red curry with green beans, courgette, baby corn, bamboo shoots, and Thai herbs

                                                                              • Som Tum (Papaya Salad)

                                                                                The most popular Thai salad! Fresh green papaya, tomato and carrot dressed with garlic, tamarind syrup, chilli's and salt tossed in crushed peanuts and lemon juice

                                                                                • Larb (E-Sarn Spicy Salad) Minced Pork

                                                                                  The most popular dish in North East of Thailand! Choice of above, with fresh mango in spicy salad, fresh mint and Thai herbs

                                                                                  • Kao Niew (Sticky Rice)

                                                                                    Bangkok

                                                                                    • Ka Nom Jeeb (Delicately Steamed Dumpling)

                                                                                      Steamed dumplings filled with chicken, shrimp and Thai herbs. Served with crispy garlic and sweet soy sauce

                                                                                      • Gang Kiew Wan (Chicken Green Curry)

                                                                                        Fresh green curry paste, bamboo shoots, courgette, green bean, carrot and Thai herbs in coconut milk

                                                                                        • Pad Priaw Wan Moo (Stir Fried Sweet and Sour Pork)

                                                                                          Stir fried in sweet & sour sauce with cucumber, pepper, pineapple, tomato and onion

                                                                                          • Yum Nua (Spicy Beef Salad)

                                                                                            Spicy salad of fresh chilli, shallots, lemon juice and coriander

                                                                                            • Thai Jasmine Rice

                                                                                              Kids Menu

                                                                                              For the little ones with smaller appetites you may order certain dishes from the menu which will be made smaller for half the price. Many of our appetisers are popular with children. Here are some of our main dishes that the youngsters like

                                                                                              • Kao Pad (Fried Rice)*

                                                                                                Stir fried rice with egg, onion, garlic, vegetable and soy sauce

                                                                                                • Pork / Chicken / Tofu£3.95
                                                                                                • Beef / Prawns£4.50
                                                                                              • Pad Thai (Traditional Noodles)

                                                                                                Traditional Thai rice noodle dish made with homemade tamarind sauce, bean sprouts, spring onion and egg

                                                                                                • Tofu / Pork / Chicken£3.95
                                                                                                • Beef / Prawns£4.50
                                                                                              • Thai Smile£4.95

                                                                                                Rice noodles, steamed carrot and broccoli with Chicken Satay

                                                                                                For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at 00 1 866 237-4564.

                                                                                                What 206 people are saying

                                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                4.4
                                                                                                4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                • 4.4Food
                                                                                                • 4.3Service
                                                                                                • 4.2Ambience
                                                                                                • 4.3Value

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                                                                                                  CarlS

                                                                                                  Hertfordshire

                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on 22 February 2020

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  One of the best Thai food I have had in the UK!!! The owners and staff should be very proud!!

                                                                                                2. M

                                                                                                  Mooster67

                                                                                                  West Sussex

                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on 22 February 2020

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Always an excellent authentic Thai meal and experience with the best service in town. Thanks Sabai!

                                                                                                3. K

                                                                                                  Keithl

                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on 29 January 2020

                                                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                  Excellent service. Friendly staff who were very accommodating. Food flavours good. Overall quite reasonable value

                                                                                                4. GF

                                                                                                  GoodFoodAverageService

                                                                                                  Bristol

                                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on 4 January 2020

                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                  Lovely restaurant setting. Staff were attentive and friendly. Unfortunately it was a bit cold but we were by the door. Good vegetarian selection, pretty big portions and we all enjoyed our meals (table of 6).

                                                                                                5. j

                                                                                                  jamesm

                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on 2 January 2020

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  We always ear at the Sabai when we visit Brighton. The food is excellent and the staff are lovely, would definitely recommend.

                                                                                                6. JW

                                                                                                  JohnW

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on 9 December 2019

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  The food was excellent - tasty and flavoursome. The ambiance was excellent and service were prompt and heartwarming. What a great place for a staff party.

                                                                                                7. DG

                                                                                                  DavidG

                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                  28 reviews

                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                  28 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on 22 November 2019

                                                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                  Pleasant meal but restaraunt was over busy so not a relaxing experience.

                                                                                                8. NA

                                                                                                  NickA

                                                                                                  Surrey

                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on 6 November 2019

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Stunningly tasty food with great service and ambiance. Served us promptly before an early gig . Would highly recommend !

                                                                                                9. z

                                                                                                  zoet

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on 12 October 2019

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  We were welcomed as soon as we arrived and our pre booked table was waiting for us. The staff were friendly and attentive. The atmosphere tranquil and relaxing, even when it became busy. The food was out of this world and great value for money. This is our new favourite Thai restaurant.

                                                                                                10. F

                                                                                                  Fredy

                                                                                                  Hamburg Area

                                                                                                  43 reviews

                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                  43 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on 5 September 2019

                                                                                                  overall3food2service4ambience1

                                                                                                  Das Restaurant braucht dringend eine Renovierung und vielleicht sich einen richtigen Koch. Alles schmeckte beliebig und ohne Gewürz und das bei einem Thai. Nur der nette Service rettete die Punkte.

                                                                                                11. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  Brighton

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on 30 August 2019

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  The food was excellent, the serving staff were attentive and advised which dishes would suit our tastes. Very pleasant experience and really looking forward to going again in the near future. This is now my #1 Asian restaurant.

                                                                                                12. MB

                                                                                                  MrBandMrsB

                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                  25 reviews

                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                  25 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on 26 August 2019

                                                                                                  overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                  The place was deserted when we arrived so lacked any vibe. We sat outside with a pleasant view of Pavillion park, and its toilet. Food good but not exceptional and service slow given only 3 tables were in use

                                                                                                13. R

                                                                                                  Ryan

                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on 22 August 2019

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Excellent as always. No 1 Thai spot in Brighton!

                                                                                                14. JM

                                                                                                  JoieMarieG

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on 19 August 2019

                                                                                                  overall1food2service3ambience1

                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                15. SM

                                                                                                  SophiaM

                                                                                                  Brighton

                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on 1 August 2019

                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                  Excellent as always! My go to in Brighton when I fancy some thai food. Would recommend the thai yellow curry and the tofu satay.

                                                                                                16. H

                                                                                                  Hazell

                                                                                                  Brighton

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on 26 July 2019

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Probably the best Thai food We have had-in this country without a doubt will be back when we are next in Brighton

                                                                                                17. G

                                                                                                  Grizzly

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on 3 July 2019

                                                                                                  overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                  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 .

                                                                                                18. BM

                                                                                                  BuckinghamMummy

                                                                                                  Oxford

                                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on 8 June 2019

                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                  Great food, staff, atmosphere and location. Would definitely recommend.

                                                                                                19. M

                                                                                                  Mooster67

                                                                                                  West Sussex

                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on 5 May 2019

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                20. B

                                                                                                  Barro

                                                                                                  Brighton

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on 4 April 2019

                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                  Food hot & delicious. Surroundings/ambience good although tables fairly close. Good location. Not easy to select gluten free dishes from the menu.

                                                                                                21. TS

                                                                                                  TSM0001

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on 31 March 2019

                                                                                                  overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                  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??

                                                                                                22. g

                                                                                                  golfer

                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on 16 February 2019

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                23. OR

                                                                                                  OwenR

                                                                                                  Manchester

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on 16 February 2019

                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                  Meal with partner, food and service both very good, would definitely go back

                                                                                                24. E

                                                                                                  Elmac

                                                                                                  Brighton

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on 4 January 2019

                                                                                                  overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                25. SF

                                                                                                  SimoneF

                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                  16 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on 16 December 2018

                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                  Good food served in a relaxed informal setting.

                                                                                                26. MS

                                                                                                  MelanieS

                                                                                                  Brighton

                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on 12 December 2018

                                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                  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!

                                                                                                27. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  Brighton

                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on 7 December 2018

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Best Thai food in Brighton and Hove.

                                                                                                28. M

                                                                                                  Mooster67

                                                                                                  West Sussex

                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on 5 December 2018

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Great location in middle of Brighton- excellent service and top notch food - best Thai around by miles.

                                                                                                29. SR

                                                                                                  SteveR

                                                                                                  Brighton

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on 1 November 2018

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  Some of the most authentic Thai food I've ever had outside Thailand. Loved it! Great value for money and friendly staff would recommend.

                                                                                                30. DL

                                                                                                  DavidL

                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  14 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on 23 September 2018

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                  Went for Sunday Lunch and were the only ones in there. Food was really good and would definitely go again.

                                                                                                31. SC

                                                                                                  SteveC

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on 20 August 2018

                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                  Went for my son’s birthday, great food and friendly staff, recommended.

                                                                                                32. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  Brighton

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on 13 July 2018

                                                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                  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!

                                                                                                33. BB

                                                                                                  BeeBee

                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on 2 July 2018

                                                                                                  overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                34. L

                                                                                                  Loulou

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on 20 April 2018

                                                                                                  overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                35. R

                                                                                                  Rufus

                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on 24 February 2018

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                                36. j

                                                                                                  jessmev

                                                                                                  Brighton

                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on 19 January 2018

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  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!).

                                                                                                37. JS

                                                                                                  JoSa

                                                                                                  Oxford

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on 18 November 2017

                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                  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.

                                                                                                38. J

                                                                                                  Jker

                                                                                                  Miami - Dade

                                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on 31 October 2017

                                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

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

                                                                                                39. T

                                                                                                  Teddy

                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on 26 October 2017

                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                                                                                                40. LG

                                                                                                  LindaG

                                                                                                  Kent

                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on 24 October 2017

                                                                                                  overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                  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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                                                                                                • Area

                                                                                                  Brighton

                                                                                                • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                  Open Daily: 12:00pm to 10:00pm

                                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                                  Thai

                                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                                  Casual Dining

                                                                                                • Dress Code

                                                                                                  Casual Dress

                                                                                                • Parking Details

                                                                                                  Some street parking is available free from 6pm very close to Sabai. Call for further details.NCP car park a short walk away.

                                                                                                • Public Transit

                                                                                                  Bus stop and taxi rank around the corner

                                                                                                • Payment Options

                                                                                                  AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                • Additional

                                                                                                  Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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