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Sabieng Thai Cuisine

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1218 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3529
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Santa Cruz, California
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

I have made it a point to try different Thai restaurants in Santa Cruz, and this is up at the top of my list. Their tom ka gai soup (with chili added) and pad Thai are good, and my husband likes their red curry. Also it's been reliably good every time we visit. Service is friendly and fairly quick.

Thank Nicole S
Valdivia, Chile
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Small restaurant, where the food is delicious and at great price and perfect amount for a person or more... or you can even take home the left over, you don´t want to waste a bit.

Thank MarcelaRojas2014
DC Area
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Sabieng has a large menu, and most items can be ordered with chicken, beef, pork or tofu. That gives a lot of flexibility. In practice, two dishes were quite similar (vegetables with cashew and mixed vegetables), and there wasn't anything that was absolutely outstanding. My favorite was drunken noodles, which show up on the menu as rice noodles with spicy... More 

Thank DCAroundtheWorld
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

The sauce and fruit in the fish mango curry were very tasty (but the fish was apparently tilapia, not my favorite). The squash curry was unusual and flavorful. Average Pad See Ew.

Thank 1KRP
Monterey Peninsula, California
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food here and it was homemade. The green curry was made in house ( you can tell) and it was delicious we will be back

Thank Guero_James
Westlake Village, California
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Found this place by accident as it was not right in the center of town. Went on a Sat evening and it was busy but we were seated fairly quick. Hard to select a dish as the variety was quite large. The food was good and the amount of food received was just right. I had a shrimp pad thai.... More 

Thank Lori M
Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We(Family of 3) were visiting Santa Cruz and wanted to have Thai for Lunch. Found this place with the good rating. It definitely did not disappoint. Am bit of Thai food aficionado and this place definitely has lovely tasting curries and portion size for lunch. Coming from Seattle was great to see it did not cost much...loved the value compared... More 

Thank techie77
Chicago, Illinois
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119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Thai food lovers know that delicious food can also be economical and healthful. We bought carryout from Sabieng, and loved it, stuffing ourselves to satiation, with several curries and spring rolls - and there was food left over. One oddity - I telephoned repeatedly to ask if they are open, and no answer. 20 minutes later I went in the... More 

Thank Fringe_Gatherer
Fort Worth, Texas
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140 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

I never eat Thai food but today, I was alone and on foot and so close to Sabieng, so... Menu was easy to decipher for a novice, whew! Had coconut soup, sounds ominous but came with lunch menu! Nice...added chili sauce for pizzaz = terrific. Tofu and eggplant with rice for $7.95...good value and want to try more. I will... More 

Thank 63901pb
Santa Cruz, California
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92 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We like the lunch specials at Sabieng. Generous portions and consistently flavorful choices. Polite and unobtrusive wait staff. Lunch for three with Thai Iced Tea about $30 with tip.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1218 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3529
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-425-1020

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