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Sabai Sabai

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Noordeinde 27, Leiden, The Netherlands
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Thai food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2014
Sholm
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This Thai restaurant is just off the main shopping / restaurant street but still gets plenty of customers. The food is indeed very nice and the presentation equally pretty. The young staff obviously needs some training in waiting on customers. A few basic changes can do the trick like placing your drink in front and just a bit to the... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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84 reviews 84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

flavorless and a bit too chewy... i've eaten squid hundreds of times in my life...i'm pretty sure i'm correct about this, though i didn't ask. the management should, of course, feel free to respond to this and make a correction. i WOULD try this restaurant again, though...the sauce WAS very good. i just won't order anything with squid/inkvis... the service... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Noordeinde 27, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 31
  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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