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Saba

#286 of 1,859 Restaurants in Dublin
#310 of 2,060 Places to Eat in Dublin
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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Very nice spicy lunch

Here for lunch with a friend, starter and main course for €14. I had gingergrass salad, good but I would prefer a more flavoursome dressing, followed by a delicious and spicy rice and chicken dish, my friend had won tons which he loved followed by really nice red curry. I have a gripe though, I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Trixie3164
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Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Here for lunch with a friend, starter and main course for €14. I had gingergrass salad, good but I would prefer a more flavoursome dressing, followed by a delicious and spicy rice and chicken dish, my friend had won tons which he loved followed by really nice red curry. I have a gripe though, I really don't like it when... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Fun, lively, beautiful space, very good (not mind-blowing) food. Definitely a great one to try if you're in the mood for Thai.

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DUBLIN, IRELAND
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I finally got to sample the lunch menu at the acclaimed Saba restaurant. At €13.95, albeit with plenty of supplements for certain dishes which I always find a little cheeky, it represents great value. I started with the duck rolls which were very nice, with plenty of crispy duck. I then had the Phad Khing with chicken for my main... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We arrived as a group and were given the prix fixe menu. The appetizers for the table on it were plenteous, but tended too much toward breaded/fried. While the Pad Thai was a hit, everyone else's reaction was "It was ok", but no one raved. The desert was the same. Meh. The spices just didn't pop. There are other, better... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Flies! A lot of flies in the restaurant( This spoiled the experience from service and food. Food is very special, if you are an amateur of thai kitchen - you're more than welcome! I am not, so it was unusual experince for me, but was very tasty

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

In the heart of Dublin find your way out eastern for a gastronomic treat. Start your meal with a cocktail from the bar as you view the extensive asian menu. Food is rated on how hot the dish is so the even the spuds and meat man will find something not too hot. The staff are genuinely friendly and will... More 

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Dublin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Have been in Saba several times and recently. It was really lovely. This restaurant is always busy so be sure to book in advance. There's always a great buzz about the place. Food is really good and staff are very friendly. Highly recommend a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Visited on a Saturday night. Food was lovely really enjoyed it. Polite & friendly staff. Overall 100 Euro for starter & main and a bottle of wine.

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Shannon, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed my meal here. The food was gorgeous. The restaurant itself is decorated beautifully and the tables impressively set. You can eat with chopsticks but cutlery is provided too. Dark interior and some of the seats are like soft benches. There are normal chairs too though. The staff were so polite and helpful. A really enjoyable experience

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

the menu seemed a little disjointed, as the typical Asian fusion dishes were nowhere in sight, but my dish was well prepared and tasty. Just expected to find more familiar dishes on the menu.

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Additional Information about Saba

Address: 26-28 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 1 679 2000
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > South City Centre
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 26
Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Vietnamese

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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 - 26
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, 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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