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Sabai Sabai

Noordeinde 27, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Ranked #33 of 170 Restaurants in Leiden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $31
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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English first
Leiden, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Great food and good selection. The downstairs is not very cosy so if you want a more intimate atmosphere, I would ask for a table upstairs. It will be good to reserve as the place is quite popular, guess also a lot of students come as it is close to Uni buildings. The food is very good, can be spicy,... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Having lived in Thailand, this was the nearest we had yet in the Netherlands. Food took long to come but as one says: good cooking is an art, one needs to be patient.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This lovely little restaurant in the centre of Leiden serves good Thai food for acceptable prices. The service isn't always perfect but the food definitely makes up for that: good selection of dishes and generous portions. Note for disabled people: they only have a small number of seats on the ground floor and a steep staircase leading up to the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We went to this place based on Tripadvisor reviews - wish we hadn't! Food is average - honestly had better Thai food in loads of other places. Worst part is wait between the courses - in 1.5 hours all we had was a starter and an initial round of drinks. No communication from staff until we queried and then they... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have been to this place quite a few times during the last 10 years. The food is very good, prepared using high quality original Thai ingredients. Be warned: the dishes are very generous ! Be aware of this when ordering ! The service is very friendly, but sometimes a bit slow. But then why should we be in a... More

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Lisbon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The ambiance is good and the food is deliciues, I was there a couple of times, with friends and the people are really nice and friendly. The food is really good, lots of Thais recipes from hot to mild and excelent taste, I don't remember any more if we had to wait long, but it was really nice. I love... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

I try NOT to go too often as the food is to die for... Don't want to spoil it by using it like your local take away restaurant or after a night on the piss... Good thing is,you DO have to book a table for weekends...

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Delicious Thai food, friendly and quick service, pick-up also possible! They are also flexible in making changes to the dishes. A good number of vegetarian choices on the menu.

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Lede, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My girlfriend and I went to Sabai Sabai for a Sunday evening diner and we were lucky we were not in a hurry. We were warned by previous reviews that waiting times can be long, and indeed they were! The taste of the food is great, real authentic Thai food but the waiting time was just too long. We waited... More

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Orense, Galicia, Spain
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is probably my favorite restaurant in Leiden, and one of the best Thai places I've been to in the Netherlands. While the price is definitely on the higher end, the quality of the food is so good that I find it worth it. As other reviewers have said, the main issue is that the service is very slow. But... More

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