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Sabai Thai Gastrobar

165-169 Princes House | Princes Place, North Street, Brighton, England
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Ranked #66 of 844 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Street Food
Description: 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 options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Street Food
Description: 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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English first
Cairo, Egypt
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Lovely setting, good oriental staff but English guy who served us (manager ?) was dull and rude. My partner asked if they had chow mein as he isn't familiar with Thai food and this guy rolled his eyes and abruptly said ''we are Thai not chienese''. He kept looking down at us the entire time. We should have walked out... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We had dinner last night here & although they got our booking wrong we had booked for 7.30pm they had booked us in at 7pm..We are all absolutely in love with the food here!!! We all had different dishes & were very impressed..mine was a Sabai Phad Thai with King Prawns. We were in Brighton for a hen do &... More

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Kettering
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit to Brighton and to the Sabai Thai Gastrobar. Truly excellent food! I still want the recipe for your Satay sauce and Green Thai Curry please!! Thanks. Dev & Jan

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Had a most enjoyable evening with family and friends at the Sabai Thai Gastro Bar. We went early evening mid week this little gem tucked away from the main road had a great atmosphere. The food, service and attention to detail from the staff was excellent and as previously mentioned by a fellow reviewer this restaurant serves a good selection... More

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We should have been wary when we got a poor reception from the waitress which for a Thai restaurant is uncommon particularly after the reviews we read However after reading more this seems to be a fairly common criticism However it is the food we went for so it was a distraction when I have to comment on some aspects... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Really liked Sabai. We started our evening with surprisingly good cocktails (margarita and a whisky sour - a lot of restaurants struggle to make a decent margarita but Sabai's was great) then had really good food including a stir fry with cashews and faux chicken pieces (I'm veggie, and delighted when there's something other than tofu on the menu). Friendly... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a lovely little place tucked away from the main road, just on the edge of the Pavilion gardens. The main point of interest in this restaurant are the regional specials - something I've not seen before in other Thai restaurants, and a bit of a departure from the usual curry/soup choices. Starters were very good - Thai fishcakes... More

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brighton
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

sauces were not very rich or robust. Vegetables uninspired carrots and corn -what about the thai aurbergine and the snow pea!

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Situated right by the Pavilion Gardens, it has a great location. Staff were friendly and reasonably efficient. The food was spot on and less than £40 for two courses for two including drinks. Great, authentic tastes if a little on the hot side!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were very impressed with the food here - lovely flavours and reasonable prices (although rather slow service). Just be prepared for everything to be a notch hotter than in the average UK Thai restaurant!

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