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“Best Thai food on the North Yorkshire coast” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Saba

Saba
10-12, St. Thomas Street, Scarborough YO11 1DR, England
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Ranked #61 of 279 restaurants in Scarborough
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Thai food on the North Yorkshire coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Went for a meal last night (Friday) and we were not disappointed.

Although there was a really good set menu, we chose dishes from the main menu and had the seabass, chicken panang and sizzling king prawns, with side dishes for our main and would recommend each.
Good choices for starters, desserts and drinks complimented our meal.

The staff were most attentive throughout, without being intrusive, and the proprietor is most genial.

We have paid a lot more in restaurants for food not as good as this.

We highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
1 review
“Best! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We went there as a group of 11 people. We had both thai and indian food. Nothing has been delayed and everything was so tasty. We have been amazed that this restaurant has got chefs both from thailand and indian. If we go to Scarborough again this will be the place that we visit. THANKS FOR THE GREAT SERVICE AND FOODS :)

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Worst Thai ever!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

What is odd about this place is it's authenticity when you first enter. Confusion - is it a Thai restaurant or is it an Indian restaurant?
We were greeted by an Indian waitress who asked would we like an Indian or Thai menu and showed us to our seats. She came to take our drinks order and later on it was a Thai waitress who took our order. It seemed that a mix of Indian and Thai staff serve both menus. It was a very modern setting, more suited to today's contemporary Indian restaurant styles and not at all reminiscent of any Thai restaurants I have been to.
I ordered Pad Thai for my main menu and what arrived was nothing like any Pad Thai I have experienced at the many Thai restaurants I have eaten in the UK or in Thailand on one visit. It was a plate full of noodles and little else - 4 king prawns and very few vegetables. It reminded me of one of those heavy MSG noodle meals you get at bad Chinese restaurants.
Sorry - I would like to say it was a good experience, but alas it wasn't. We don't eat out on a regular basis and indeed, eating at restaurants these days is a treat for us and this was a total let down.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We have been to this restaurant before and had a really good meal this time was no different the meal was excellent and the staff were Great. We will go back again.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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“What a lovely meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Me and husband were looking for something a bit different to eat and went in this restaurant, I am amazed it isn't higher rated in Scarborough we ordered a starter, main meal and side dish each, 2 drinks and the bill was only £34 :)
The staff were very attentive and helped us choose from the lovely menu and service was quick, no waiting with plates after we finished and we will definitely will be returning

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