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Saba

#327 of 1,897 Restaurants in Dublin
#359 of 2,097 Places to Eat in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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South City Centre
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26-28 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 679 2000
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Saba, which means "happy meeting place" in Thai, serves authentic Thai and...
Saba, which means "happy meeting place" in Thai, serves authentic Thai and Vietnamese 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. Saba is an award winning Thai and Vietnamese Eatery on Clarendon Street, in Dublin's city centre just off the main shopping area, Grafton Street. It is surrounded by fantastic pubs and clubs to start and end your night. We look forward to welcoming you on your visit. Sanook![Enjoy!]
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Short lunch

I went there ages ago. I have to say Im not a great fan of thai food. So I wont be able to leave either a nice or bad review. Id say very good as the staff was friendly. The atmosphere was good. And the drinks are tasty. Food wise, not my type but unfair to say is not good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Emilymweb
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This place has loads of atmosphere and just makes you smile. The music's great, lively crowd: a no-brainer visit! I had the satay for starters and the Paleo Caveman Wok for the main course. Tasted great, no complaints at all. Go there, you will not be disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by a friend. It's one of the best meals I've ever had. The service was outstanding!! They couldn't do enough for you. So attentive. I ordered a dish that was a little too spices, that was not a probable they replaced the whole dish again. Cocktails are amazing too! Thank you for a great experiance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Couldn't rate this restaurant any higher! Food was delicious! Very busy location, great variety in the menu, highly attentive waiters and a great location! Just wonderful!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Service was fantastic. Presentation was all great. We ordered a few dishes and all were ok. Having had much tastier Thai food elsewhere, food here seemed a bit bland for my taste. They also had quite a few vegetarian options for my family.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I dined here with my mum and was terribly disappointed. We both had phad thai noodles which were not of good quality. However it was the desert that was the worst. We shared a cheesecake and neither of us had more than a mouthful. What made the whole thing worse was the fact that the waiter took our desert without... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Full on a Monday night in late August, buzzy atmosphere, think benches as well as chairs, think sharing as well as "mine", think casual as well as serious. Great food and atmosphere, excellent staff. We had a table for 6 and the 6 person taster menu, just wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

i ate here last night.the food was beautiful,and very competively priced for a top Dublin restaurant.the merlot we had was also lovely.i will be back the next time i get to Dublin!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My friends and I had dinner here in the last night of our trip to Dublin. The service was fantastic, the food even better! I had Phad Prik Sod with vegetable and tofu and it's the best Thai food I've had in a long time. I recommend this restaurant without reservation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I went there ages ago. I have to say Im not a great fan of thai food. So I wont be able to leave either a nice or bad review. Id say very good as the staff was friendly. The atmosphere was good. And the drinks are tasty. Food wise, not my type but unfair to say is not good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Saba was lovely, the atmosphere was fantastic. The restaurant itself was lovely, even though it was packed our table for two had plenty of privacy, we weren't on top of other diners and nobody was hitting our table trying to pass there was plenty of room. The food was fabulous. I had a starter and a main course and both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26-28 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
  • Neighborhood: South City Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 1 679 2000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 27
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business

Description

Saba, which means "happy meeting place" in Thai, serves authentic Thai and Vietnamese 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. Saba is an award winning Thai and Vietnamese Eatery on Clarendon Street, in Dublin's city centre just off the main shopping area, Grafton Street. It is surrounded by fantastic pubs and clubs to start and end your night. We look forward to welcoming you on your visit. Sanook![Enjoy!]
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 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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