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Saba

#281 of 1,947 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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South City Centre
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, cuisine.name.191
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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 264
    Excellent
  • 195
    Very good
  • 86
    Average
  • 42
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cool spot-hot food!!

Tried this place out a few weeks ago, had a reservation, wouldn't have gotten in otherwise, place was packed. Cool restaurant with options of bench style seating, high stool seating or the traditional restaurant table. Nice relaxed atmosphere, food was lovely I went for the hot rating of 3 and my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Tried this place out a few weeks ago, had a reservation, wouldn't have gotten in otherwise, place was packed. Cool restaurant with options of bench style seating, high stool seating or the traditional restaurant table. Nice relaxed atmosphere, food was lovely I went for the hot rating of 3 and my god it was hot, next time I go it'll... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Never fails great atmosphere! One of my favourites. It isn't overly priced either. Staff are pleasant, food and cocktails never fail!

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

First we have tried your take away on rathgar road and we were really happy so we tought about visiting your restaurant. That was a great idea! Beautiful interior, friendly staff, fast service and the food was fabulous! We also had a lovely little cocktails made with fresh fruits. That was exactly what we needed after a whole day of... More 

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Cork, Ireland
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Lunch here is gorgeous amazing if you love Thai food, very busy but efficient service. Food here is amazing and you won't get better thai food anywhere else, definitely will return and prices are also reasonable.

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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Had dinner with them with a group of friends on Ash Wednesday. Service was amazing, can't fault our starters, though we found the main too salty, but other than that it was all good.

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Clonmel, Ireland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We visited Saba on Valentines night. We were a party of four and had booked early. We were treated with absolute warmth and sincerity. The staff were efficient and very friendly. The restaurant was fully booked but this was not obvious from the level of service we received during the meal. The food,Asian Fusion,was excellent and had great variety. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The food was amazing tonight, we really enjoyed the starters and my main course of lamb shank curry was superb. Staff very friendly and attentive. Great buzz to the place.

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

we were so looking forward to the visit in saba but didn't turn out to be an experience we care not to repeat: no early bird set menu offered even though they advertise it on the website - when we asked for one a woman slammed it on the table with a huff it took at least 20 minutes before... More 

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I was in Dublin on business with seven colleagues, I recommended Saba and we walked across town got find it (I had only ever been by Taxi before). Lets start with the service, we had not booked but they found a table for us, even on a Monday evening the place was packed. We were sat down within a few... More 

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great atmosphere, terrific service, fabulous food! Need we say more, we had 3 nights in Dublin and we went twice! If you love Thai food, this is the place!!

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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, cuisine.name.191

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?