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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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  • 173
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 10
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  • 7
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Really like this restaurant

We've been twice now, once in a party of eight for dinner and just recently lunch for two on a Saturday. Both visits were outstandingly good. Great food, nice ambience and warm friendly service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Tony P
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East Preston, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Street Food
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283 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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East Preston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

We've been twice now, once in a party of eight for dinner and just recently lunch for two on a Saturday. Both visits were outstandingly good. Great food, nice ambience and warm friendly service.

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Weekend in Brighton. Wanted a quick lunch after arrival at our guesthouse. Spotted this restaurant and noticed there were already a few customers inside which is generally a good sign. The staff were very friendly and our order was taken with explanation given of a couple of dishes to aid our choice! Git to say the food was well presented... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Yummy little Thai place in Brighton. Great lunch deal and very tasty. Have been many times and always enjoyed! Just the right amount of flavour and spice.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We had a lovely time here for my sisters birthday. The food was absolutely perfect. Large portions and well presented. Cocktails were nice too. Overall really enjoyed it. Only down side is that we had Prebooked and at the end of the meal they told us that the card machine was broken and that we must pay in cash- so... More 

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London
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It's a small, warm place with laid back background music. The food is tasty and good. They do a special afternoon, you can get a 3 course for £10.95. It is extremely good value

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is a small, relaxing venue with attentive and friendly staff. This was my first visit having been tempted by the apparent soothing ambience in which to enjoy a relaxing evening after work. I thought the starters were pricey and not overly enticing so my friend and I skipped those. The main courses are I think reasonably priced and what... More 

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Bristol
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We visited during a weekend in Brighton with the family - we're massive fans of Thai food and so were excited to dine in a restaurant that had been highly recommended. The staff, food, atmosphere and pricing all just felt very right, we were fascinated to find that most of the Thai staff were actually students studying Masters degrees in... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We had a Duck Red Curry, Prawn Yellow Curry and a Beef Jungle Curry with sticky rice to takeaway last night and they were each INCREDIBLE. Seriously the best Thai food in the south. Love this place, highly recommended.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Had a lovely afternoon lunch here today. Lovely, friendly and personal service, wonderful food (for both of us) and friendly atmosphere. Great for gluten free and a lovely walk available afterwards in Pavilion Gardens. A great choice for tourists and locals alike.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I have been to this restuant many times and well they deserve 100% every time. I ask to sit at the back on the floor tables with the big cushions. The menu has a wonderful selection of dishes I can never make up my mind! The Thai red curry is a favourite dish of mine! Staff are very relaxed and... 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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