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Sabai Sabai

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Noordeinde 27, Leiden, The Netherlands
31715131914
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    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
Excellent food and friendly service

Enjoyed a really nice mail, authentic Thai food, with a nice Thai beer. The prawns were exceptionally nice, very fresh, big and tasty. Very friendly service, basic but comfortable interior.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Robert H
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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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English first
Leiden, The Netherlands
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150 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I had dinner here with a friend on a Friday evening and we had to wait nearly one hour for our main course to arrive. The restaurant and the terrace were busy but not packed that evening, so I don't think it was an exceptional situation. Also I was struck by the prices: 19,50 euro for a main course is... More 

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Hong Kong, China
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I came alone on a Sunday evening. Didn't wait too long as complained by the reviewers below. I ordered green curry with beef. It tastes like it should be in Thailand. The portion is generous too. Will definitely come back.

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Enjoyed a really nice mail, authentic Thai food, with a nice Thai beer. The prawns were exceptionally nice, very fresh, big and tasty. Very friendly service, basic but comfortable interior.

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Neath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was a much looked forward to second visit to the Sabai Sabai having experienced a nice meal on a previous visit to Leiden. Unfortunately the satay pork was not very appetizing, with what I would say was grilled pork covered in what was a shop type smothering of a satay sauce. The main course of fish red curry was... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I enjoy the food here. It's very authentic, portions are generous and flavorful. The service is prompt and friendly but the prices are a bit steep. It is still one of my favorite restaurants in Leiden

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Netherlands
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The food and the menu are very good. The ingredients are clearly fresh and good quality. The atmosphere is cozy and comfortable. It would have deserved a "very good" rating if not for the very slow service. Half an hour waiting for the starter and another forty minutes for the main dish.

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Krefeld, Germany
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Went there once - because EVERY dish costs 20€ !!! In the same street are many restaurants, which range from 12€-25€, but in the Sabai-Sabai every dish was 20€. This is just too much. The food was good, yes. But In germany I wouldn't have paid more than 12€ for what we got. Way too overpriced.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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154 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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99 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Noordeinde 27, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: 31715131914

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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