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Sabai Thai Gastrobar

165-169 Princes House | Princes Place, North Street, Brighton, England
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Ranked #72 of 882 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Thai
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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, 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 NEW

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
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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Worthing, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My wife and I had our first date in this restaurant and each year we make the journey back like a pilgrimage as we love this restaurant so much. I know we might appear bias but I promise you that you won't find better Thai food in Brighton. Each year we have been back during the week but we always... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I found Sabai at the weekend purely based on it's distance from the Theatre Royal. We didn't book but should have - luckily as we were only going to be 30-40 they offered us a seat at the bar. The staff were very friendly without being instrusive, the menu interesting as well as having all the usual you would expect.... More 

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london
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

went here after reading trip advisor reviews and have to say was a great find !! had a superb meal and prices were quite reasonable , will definitely return !!

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Brazil
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Food is great and service is friendly. Before 5:00pm you pay £11 for a 3 course menu which, for the same quality of food in other Thai restaurants you could easy pay £25. I suggest trying the Thai Mojito! And pleasant music.

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We were rather late booking so ended up eating 'Thai style' on cushions at low tables. Lovely atmosphere, attentive staff and one of the best Thai meals I've ever had. The green curry is 'award winning' and rightly so. We'll be back on our next trip to Brighton...

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Been here a number of times and no other Thai in Brighton has lived up to it. As a vegetarian you often can't get a Thai Green Curry because they add fish sauce to it but they always leave this out for me - showing that they really do make everything from scratch. Service is friendly and prices very reasonable.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We decided to visit Sabai again following a previous visit and it didn't disappoint. As we were going at around 8pm on a Monday night we didn't think there would be need to book but it was packed, luckily the staff were very friendly and were able to sort us a table. Considering how busy it was the service was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Lovely food and service. Sadly positioned in a side street and not easy to spot - but the food is really delicious - as good Thai food as I have tasted in Brighton.

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Additional Information about Sabai Thai Gastrobar

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

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