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Sa Bai Thong

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2840 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3644
+1 608-238-3100
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

10 of us from out of town decided to go on a Friday night, at the recommendation of our local friend. They were very accommodating, even for people splitting dishes, the food came quickly and correctly. They do have a limit of 6 separate checks, which was fine for us. The tip was included at a very reasonable rate. And... More 

Thank petiroja
Madison, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I was invited to this place. I liked the food there. But I felt the restaurant was a little cramped. The tables were pretty close and that made me a little uncomfortable. Another con was the smell of non-vegetarian food. I go to restaurants that serve non-vegetarian food but when the smell is overpowering, it gets difficult for me. I... More 

Thank lex_pri
Marinette, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We ordered spring rolls, chicken satay and volcano chicken for lunch - plenty for 2 of us to share! The peanut sauce was especially tasty and had a nice texture. We loved the batter for the volcano chicken - it was a very crisp tempura-type crust. We will stop in during a future trip to Madison.

Thank Robin-in-WI
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

I am a big fan of thai food and since I just recently moved here in Madison, I am in search for the best thai restaurant in town. The first time my husband and I dine here, we had a great time. The staff was very accommodating and we had a great time eating, althouigh the food is not the... More 

Thank rsoul18
Madison, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

My son and I visited he University location, having seen this restaurant on the Isthmus Reader's Choice magazine. My son had the pad Thai, and I ordered another dish that the waitress suggested. An egg roll, spring roll and summer roll were all good but nothing outstanding. Our dinners were nothing special either.

Thank traveladdict3400
New York
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93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

We got carry-out for dinner after "too much family & friends talking" & loved all of our 4 different dishes. The service was efficient & friendly. The food was delicious & when we told friends we'd gotten food at Sa Bai Thong, they all said, "Oh, their food is the best." Thus, it sounds like the locals all know how... More 

Thank BaliloverNewYork
Evansville, Wisconsin
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

A favorite Madison Thai restaurant. Although located in a smaller strip mall it is worth seeking out. This location has been here many years; so, although the atmosphere is not very appealing it is worth seeking out for the great food. We recently ate here on a warm Wisconsin summer evening. Although not really a patio, there is seating outside... More 

Thank Bryant K
Macomb, IL
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118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

Recently I visited Madison, WI and was taken to Sa Bai Thong by my dear cousin. The restaurant is very close to her house, in a congested strip mall. I ordered ( I think) #58 , a delicious concoction of veggies and choice of meat for $8.95. Lunch included a modest lettuce salad with a interesting peanut sprinkling and a... More 

Thank maiagaia
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

The food has authentic flavor and you can order based on spice level. I was upset because the service was not as great as I expect. No refills on soda, wrong plates given to the people who ordered them.

Thank Corey V
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

We had a very relaxing lunch with extremely fast and courteous service. Extremely delicious and serving size was just right and we felt it was also a good value! We will be stopping in again when we are in the area :)

Thank suzette49

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2840 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3644
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-238-3100

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