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Saba

26-28 Clarendon Street, Dublin, Ireland (South City Centre)
+35316792000
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Ranked #256 of 1,755 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $31
Cuisines: Thai, Vietnamese
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Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: South City Centre
Description: Saba is an award winning Thai and Vietnamese Eatery on Clarendon Street, in Dublin's city centre. It is in Dublin’s main shopping area Grafton Street and is surrounded by a the best pubs and nightlife to start and end your night. Saba, which means "happy meeting place" in Thai, serves authentic cuisine at reasonable prices in a setting described as "colonial meets contemporary". Saba is renowned for our delicious food, fantastic atmosphere and award winning cocktails that will tantalise your tastebuds. Sanook![Enjoy!]
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Muscat, Oman
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I loved the decor, the food, the service! We were staying at the west bury and stumbled upon this lovely restaurant. All round we had a great experience here. Great choice on menu. The cocktails are very more..ish and the service was awesome. It's a little pricey but very much with it. Busy busy which is always a good sign!... More

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Cork, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Went in with a work group last Tuesday, The cocktails arrived promptly, The "bo steak" and the green curry what can I say, I want the cook book.

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County Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Saba Dublin - went to Saba last week, restaurant was quiet at first but filled up very quickly early on Saturday, loved their cocktails and the Thai food was delicious, was a bit disappointed with their dessert offering, overall very pleasant experience.

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Co Cork
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We have been here twice now and both times, the atmosphere has been great here...relaxed, yet buzzy! The food it fabulous...my favourite is the squid with the sauce dip, its like soya sauce or something, its absolutely gorgeous! Been here with family and friends and everyone enjoyed it! Definitely going back here again!

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I was so looking forward to this night out...unfortunately, this did not live up to my expectations. I like an ambiance when I dine out, just not this kind of ambiance. The music was loud and the restaurant was full. It appeared to me a more of a party environment with larger tables, maybe that is a reason I didnt... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

If you like Asian food - you must go here! Great food, great atmosphere and lovely staff. Hi to Sammy our server & Thanks

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Paul C, Owner at Saba, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne, We are delighted you enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service at Saba. That is great news. Thank you also for name checking Sammy, she is an important member of the team and works hard. She was delighted with the feedback. Thanks for taking the time to write the positive review. We look forward to welcoming you back to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

I was very lucky to have the Saba Facebook competition for a meal for 2 followed by concert tickets to see Beyonce (what a show). The food, cocktails, & service were just amazing, the staff were so friendly & efficient, we were treated brilliantly. Huge THANK YOU to Jamie, Josephine and all at Saba. I can't wait for my return... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Three of us visited this very busy city center restaurant, lucky to get a booking on a Sunday evening, great atmosphere in the entire establishment and especially around the cocktail bar, clientele mostly b.y.t's pity about the food, there's more to Thai food than most things swimming in soya sauce and salt. Sorry but this place didn't do it for... More

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Paul C, Owner at Saba, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your review. I apologise that your food was not to your satisfaction. You describe it as 'salty' which would indicate that it was overcooked. This is definitely not too our standard. If you had said it to your server on the night we would have replaced the dish immediately. Hopefully, you will give us a... More

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Dined alone whilst on business. Superb starters of beef fillet in betel leaves and squid. Right balance of flavours and textures , perfectly cooked. Then the 'Booom!' main. Fiery hot, and tons of flavour, galangal, holy basil, fresh peppercorns, etc. Excellent.

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Paul C, Owner at Saba, responded to this review

Dear Gareth, Thanks for your great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit, especially as you were dining alone. The 'Beef in Betal Leaves' and the 'Black Pepper Squid' are signature dishes. The 'Boom' is hot but wonderful. We look forward to welcoming you back to Saba when you are next back on business or pleasure. Yours sincerely,... More

TULLAMORE
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Totally yummy food, loved that a lot of dishes were gluten free and some desserts , great service, lovely food, great atmosphere, can't wait to go back.

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Paul C, Owner at Saba, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thanks a million for your recent review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our food, service and atmosphere. Don't forget next time you are in to ask about the dishes that can be modified for 'Gluten Free', these are as well as the dishes that marked gluten free. We are always growing the selection. We look forward to... More

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