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2840 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3644
(608) 238-3100
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 24
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good Thai food

We ate there for a family reunion. Good Thai food, interesting flavors. Had trouble parking - shopping mall lot completely full, streets around also full, not sure why.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
PeterBSanFrancisco
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San Francisco
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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San Francisco
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We ate there for a family reunion. Good Thai food, interesting flavors. Had trouble parking - shopping mall lot completely full, streets around also full, not sure why.

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Madison
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Just fine Thai food. Very convenient to the medical school and University Hospital. Service is efficient and atmosphere is pleasant.

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Marietta, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I had the Duck Curry and the house red wine. The Duck was mouth watering and the service was excellent.

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Top Contributor
223 reviews 223 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We visited for lunch. We were promptly seated and were quickly brought water and menus. We opted for Chicken Pad Thai and the daily special (Shrimp with carrots, broccoli, cauliflower in a peanut sauce). Both selections were very good. The chicken in the Pad Thai was tender. Also included was bamboo shoots, onion, tofu and cilantro. We love cilantro and... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Our soup was room temp, the pot stickers were undercooked and the Pad Thai tasted like nothing I have ever had before, and I have eaten Pad Thai all over the world. My son had Lad Nar Kee M with chicken, it was at least hot, but it did not taste well. I big waste of money, I should have... More 

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Viroqua, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A friend recommended Sa Bai last week. I checked out the reviews and was a little apprehensive. I've had great Thai food (a little bit of an aficionado). I am glad I did. Actually had two meals there the same day. Almost all Thai staffed. My waiter knew immediately what I wanted when I requested my dish "pet mock" (Thai... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

A WASTE OF $45 DOLLARS.... NEVER AGAIN!!!! They fudged my order in three different ways... Made me wait over an hour... questioned if I knew what I ordered... Had to double check with the young girl who didn't understand what the difference between a Thai iced tea and coffee... who also made a big deal about me adding another order... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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130 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Well, we haven't had THAT much Thai food in our lives - so I'm no expert. BUT, I will give my honest opinion on the food we did receive. We ordered the Chive Dumplings as an appetizer $3.95 and you only get 2 of them. They are pretty small, and can be eaten in 2 bites - yes they are... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I work in Madison about once a month and I try to go to Sa Bai Thong every time. There are lots of good restaurants in Madison, so that tells you just how outstanding this restaurant is. Their food is amazing! The noodles must be homemade. Everything is fresh and perfectly spiced. Curries are flavorful and full of top-quality ingredients.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

We went in there for lunch, our server basically only took our order and never talked to us again. When we were done eating we couldn't find anyone to get us a to go box, when we finally did and got our box and were ready to go, we sat there with our dirty plates for a good 10 mins... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2840 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3644
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: (608) 238-3100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?