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Sabai Thai Gastrobar

Certificate of Excellence
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Princes House North Street | Princes Place, North Street, Brighton BN1 1EA, England
+44 1273 773030
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is now my favourite Thai restaurant. The food is absolutely amazing!! Been twice now and enjoyed it both times.

Thank emmayau
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely meal. Restaurant very small. Maybe not a problem for some but listening to every other conversation wasn't for me. All the meal was great except the fish cake starters. Very rubbery and not what I would call a fish cake. That aside everything else really good and would happily go back 😊

Thank mhuntington
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After many visits to this place, I can say with certainty that it is the bomb. The staff are inviting and the cosy restaurant really is the real deal. The food is habitually delicious and presented really nicely. It easily competes with the best restaurants I've eaten at in Thailand. The shining star is the variety offered on the extensive... More 

Thank FoodieFiend222
Wilawan H, Owner at Sabai Thai Gastrobar, responded to this review

Dear Foodiefiend We are the bomb! Thank you so much. Your kind words mean a lot to us and all the staff. We feel that every dietary requirement should be catered for and pleased that you have mentioned it. My staff and I look forward to welcoming you back to Sabai again soon. Khop Khun ka More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had lived in Brighton for 6 years and never been and my bestie made me go. AMAZING PLACE I cannot beleive I have missed this place. We ordered a starter platter to share between two which was an amazing mixture of beautiful food and then amazing mains. All in all we spent roughly £20 each including drinks. Cannot fault... More 

Thank mionemouse
Wilawan H, Owner at Sabai Thai Gastrobar, responded to this review

Sawat di krap We are pleased your bestie made you go and you enjoyed our food and staff. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Wilawan More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely seating where you can sit low on cushions and a low table. Good service and lots of veggie/vegan options.

Thank winenotuk
Wilawan H, Owner at Sabai Thai Gastrobar, responded to this review

Sawat di ka Thank you for the kind review. My staff and I are pleased you enjoyed everything and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Wilawan More 

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read the reviews of Sabai on Tripadvisor we thought that we'd try it out but unfortunately it turned into a terrible comedy of errors... We arrived on time with the restaurant relatively empty, ordered our drinks (a beer and a non-alcoholic cocktail as my wife was driving) and food (the waitress told us to get our order in before... More 

Thank mikecoxon
Wilawan H, Owner at Sabai Thai Gastrobar, responded to this review

Dear Mike, My sincere apologies for the poor experience you had. We are a family business and are normally on hand to oversee things. Unfortunately we were unable to be there on this occasion. It saddens us to hear we have fallen short. You say you don't know what the issue was. All I can say is that everything that... More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By far my favourite restaurant in Brighton. It is a cosy friendly feeling place. The menu is vast and has a clear and decent vegan menu which is clearly labelled. Just love this place

Thank Jodiecs
Oxford, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy Saturday night, have to admit we first tried to get in at Pho, luckily for us it was too busy so we tried Sabai and weren't dissapointed. Although very busy, our friendly waitress found us a spot for 2 and presented us with the menu. A couple of Singha beers and complimentary Thai prawn crackers and we placed our... More 

Thank douglas_familiy
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

While didn't blow me away, it was better than a lot of Thai restaurants I have been to in the UK..staff were very friendly, the weeping tiger (spicy beef) was a good starter...both mains had good tasted and the veg cooked had a lovely fresh crunch to it

Thank SPJFleet
abingdon uk
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Well couldn't book online the website said fully booked, so we went down on spec, it was empty, not so lucky as it turned out. My starter Sabah Thai rolls was nothing to write home about, but the Satai chicken was lovely my wife ordered them. Cocktails were good value and tasty. Chicken Mussaman was okay except the potatoes were... More 

Thank Standeasytim

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Princes House North Street | Princes Place, North Street, Brighton BN1 1EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 773030
Sabai show's tremendous consistency having won a certificate of excellence award for the last 4 years running. The Thai word Sabai translates simply as relaxed, the perfect description of this Brighton gastrobar where the urban cool of London on Sea is matched to the ethnic charm of the Land of Smiles. Bringing a taste of Phuket's beach bars and Bangkok's most upmarket restaurants to the UK, Sabai is all about chilling out, South East Asian style a fact which is patently clear from the silk floor cushions, cocktail menu and warm, smiling welcome. The deep red and dark wood, gold and green interior is as beautiful as Sabai's freshly cooked, authentic food, MSG free and made using local ingredients where possible and imported Thai herbs and spices where essential. Because everything is made to order, special requests are welcomed.

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