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Sabai Thai Gastrobar

165-169 Princes House | Princes Place, North Street, Brighton, England
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Ranked #57 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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brighton
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80 reviews 80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Came here for a pre-show meal before the theatre. Had a massaman curry which they do in wagammamas but never thought much of it. This one was just scrumptious! And the hors durvs were delish. Best Thai meal we've had. Like the decor too with the water fountain.

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Malaga, Spain
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Sabai serves the most authentic Thai food I've ever eaten in the UK. Absolutely delicious. They offer a 2 or 3 course lunch from 12-5 everyday for a very reasonable price. The veggie options are good and their tofu is one of the best I've had. It's also in a nice location next to the Pavillion park.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My other half and I came to Sabai on Sunday rounding off our anniversary weekend in Brighton. I've been once before and my partner has been on at least 5 other occasions as he does a lot of work in Brighton. All other visits have been exceptional with food, drink and service, but sadly this time I can only rate... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I've been to Sabai Thai several times now with my partner as well as with friends and I absolutely love the ambience in there. The restaurant is very cosy and elegant and it has a little waterfall underneath a big buddha art piece which just makes me feel like I'm on holiday. The thai curries and salads are delicious and... More

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Brighton
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71 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I have dined here a few times and the last time was with family members. The choice is very varied and covers all bases. We had a variety of dishes and all were served and presented beautifully. The attention to detail with the presentation is fantastic. The taste of the food is delicious. The staff are very friendly, professional and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Amazing food. Also a great drinks menu. There chilli Mojita is a must. All made fresh. Very relaxed atmosphere. With great service.

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London
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I booked a table early but as I was a solo got stuck behind a pillar. I found the fish cakes starter very rubbery, the green curry very good but the pad thai bland and too sweet. The staff provided good service.

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