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Sa Bai Thong

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2840 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3644
(608) 238-3100
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars 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
Naperville, Illinois
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94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

I tend to judge Thai restaurants on two basic things...Tom Kha and the taste of their satay. In this case, Sa Bai Thong executed these very well. The peanut sauce was tasty, the chicken satay marinated and cooked just right, and the Tom Kha Gai spot on. My friends had Pad Thai (chicken) and I took a bite. It was... More 

Thank Jon D
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

I've been several times of the past few years and the food is usually good but it also can be hit or miss. I ate there most recently last week and the Tom Kha (with tofu) was good but not really good. I've also had the pad thai and have not had good luck with that dish. The last time... More 

Thank Cynthia R
Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We will never return. This used to be a great place to dine and we were excited to take some visiting family here. We noticed that the restaurant was not as busy in the past and soon found out why. I'm not sure what has happened. The fried rice in two of our meals was full of charred chunks of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, 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: (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?