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Sabai Thai Gastrobar

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165-169 Princes House | Princes Place, North Street, Brighton, England
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Street Food
Description: The Thai word ���Sabai��� translates simply as ���relaxed���, the perfect...
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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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice food, friendly service

We visited the Sabai on the off chance and without a booking as it was a Sunday evening we assumed they wouldn't be too busy, but we were wrong! The place was packed which shows how popular it is. The restaurant itself has a lovely calming ambience and is clean and nicely decorated. The tables... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
GoonerGirl
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England
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Street Food
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England
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the Sabai on the off chance and without a booking as it was a Sunday evening we assumed they wouldn't be too busy, but we were wrong! The place was packed which shows how popular it is. The restaurant itself has a lovely calming ambience and is clean and nicely decorated. The tables are fairly close together but... More 

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

A nice authentic styled restaurant with pretty decent Thai food. Not quite 5 stars but still very good & service is good too.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stumbled across this lovely little thai restaurant whilst in Brighton for a day trip. We were greeted by friendly warm and polite staff and the service was amazing throughout our meal. Our meal was authentic to an extremely high standard. We ordered both vegetarian and non vegetarian items and each dish was as delicious as the next. The portion... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I tried the beef green curry, but the serve speed was slow and the beef was too old. i think the price is higher than the wealth.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant many times and must say that it is my favourite Thai restaurant.Food taste good, staff is always friendly and prices are fair. Love the toilets!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Managed to find a table for us, and the service and food was brilliant. I cannot wait to go back. I recommend the potato and prawns

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I booked the place for 7 persons and we travelled all the way from Luton to Brighton for my boyfriend and aunty's birthday. We loved the food, atmosphere and service we got. Great place. I will defo comeback

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have ordered takeaway from this place twice - it is soooooo nice! The red thai curries are amazing. My favourite dish is the Sabai vegetable wrap - it is amazing! Never tasted anything like it before. Would highly recommend. Its a bit expensive but definitely worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Not so busy on a Sunday evening out of season but would recommend booking for Fri/Sat as with any of the good restaurants in Brighton. Very friendly and helpful staff happy to adapt dishes if necessary. Relaxed atmosphere in very calming surroundings. Very authentic dishes with all the usual favorites as well as a few specials.

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UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My wife and I visited Sabai Thai for the first time recently and enjoyed a lovely meal. Be warned that the food can come out quite hot, even if you do advise them not to make it too spicy! The best thing is that the dishes are very reasonably priced - the only minor issue is that I would have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 165-169 Princes House | Princes Place, North Street, Brighton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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