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#20 of 29 Thai in Phoenix
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Asian, Thai
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Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner
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3.9 miles from Old Town Scottsdale
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here several times with good food which is why we return. This evening, at 8:15 the vacuum cleaner went off and we were like, WTF. Rude, rude, rude. The server was more preoccupied with her plans for the evening than the order. We got...one entree wrong, and basically ZERO apologies. Sad. Food was tasty, although the quantities of protein were sparse. Honestly they are other options in the Valley and if this is the way Management is going to run the business might be time to pursue other options.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed February 21, 2021

The counterperson wasn't masked, the pad thai was too sweet and over sauced, the shrimp appetizer was big.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed November 9, 2020

I ordered the lunch "special" because it said it came with a salad too. After I ordered they told me that the salad is not included with take out. WTF?!?! How is it any different if I eat it here or take it with me....I then asked if I could just buy a salad because I really wanted one and she said that she can't because there was no button on the screen to charge me. Freakin ridiculous!! $10 for a lunch special is not a good deal, especially if you don’t get all the items in the special. The food really wasn’t even that spectacular. There are many places to choose from when you eat out and needless to say I will NEVER come back here.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed December 26, 2019

We travelled on Christmas and drove through the snow down from Flagstaff to Phoenix. We got to town about 8 pm and found this place by using GrubHub to see what was open. We pulled in and the parking lot was full. Cool, funky space...and friendly staff, even considering working the holiday. My daughter is vegetarian and they were willing to make any dish to fit dietary restrictions. We did a hot pot of Tom Yum soup and Pad Thai, and both were great. We got them mild for the kids, but I spiced my own portions up with their chili sauce. Great sticky rice with mango for dessert too. We left a big tip for their being open and welcoming. I would be happy to come back.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed June 20, 2019

This is my go-to Thai place. I love that they can modify almost any dish with gluten free sauce! My favorite dishes are the drunken noodles and the salmon with green curry. Kind of pricy but very delicous! Their pad thai is on the sweeter...and saucier side, so just know it's not like most pad thais you usually find. The staff is great - one time they let us host a last-minute party and let us hang stuff on the walls and turned up the music for us. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

B and her staff do a great job in a market with lots of Thai places . I get the plank o shrimp and Thai noodles . Food is always good and the service is Great.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed February 1, 2019

I ordered dinner from this restaurant twice and it was very good. Today I ordered two items from the lunch menu. I assumed they would be smaller versions of dinner quality. The were the opposite. Over cooked, thrown together. No or terrible seasoning. Just beat...up poor food. One item was listed with chicken. ONE piece of chicken in the entire container. Bummer.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed December 26, 2018

Our Hotel Double tree recommended this Restaurant. it was a mistake!! Besides paying $20 ( $10 each way) to get from the Hotel to the restaurant, the food was way below average. The food was tasteless and full of salt.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

We had lunch with two people. My companion liked her dish, I found my yellow shrimp curry somewhat disappointing. I could not find the announced potatoes in it and the shrimp did not taste too fresh.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

I ordered the potstickers and pad Thai. I was the only one in the restaurant. Potstickers took a while. I heard the cook say chicken pad Thai for table 4. They then realized I never got potstickers. They put the pad Thai aside, made the...potstickers and brought them. They immediately brought out the pad Thai after that. It was not as hot as it should have been. Both had a good taste.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

This is our go-to Thai restaurant. The food is delicious and the staff is always friendly. We like to bring out of town guests here as it is in the neighborhood and we've never been disappointed by Sa Bai. The food also holds up well...as a to-go order if you don't feel like dining in. The spring rolls, crab puffs and Coco soup are some of our favorite dishes. Overall, Sa Bai is a great restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed March 29, 2017

I always get the same thing every time I order from here, their yellow curry. They let you choose the level of spice, and everything is really fresh. They offer vegetarian and vegan options too so you can sub out the chicken in the curry...for tofu and give very generous portions. When I order takeout it doesn't take long at all for it to be ready Their thai tea is really good too.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

We had a business lunch. Good service! Great food. Really enjoyed it. I had my lunch hot but next time I will order it Thai Hot! Thanks we really enjoyed it.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal here. The cashew chicken and pai thai entrees were excellent. The service and the modern interior were outstanding. Prices were reasonable, and the portions were large. Will definitely return!

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

This is by far the best Thai food restaurant in Phoenix among the ones I have been to. And I admit, I have not been to all. Service is a little slow but food is great. The restaurant is clean, well decorated and has plenty...of parking space. We were a group of 5, and went for lunch on a Saturday. Here is what we had: 1) Appetizers: Bangkok Wings and Crab Wonton. Both were awesome and we had enough for each of us. The wings were well seasoned and full of flavor. 2) Entrees: we had two and shared them family style, Avocado Curry w/Rice and Pad Thai w/Chicken. The portions were large and were enough to share among the group. However, the side rice was a bit small. 3) Dessert: Fried Bananas and Ice Cream. We had two and shared them. This is a great dessert to top everything. Everything was delicious, full of flavor and well presented. This is for sure my new go to place for Thai food in the area.More

Date of visit: January 2017
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Sa Bai Modern Thai is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5