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Asian, Thai
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just ate at this place last night, it was very good! The decor and atmosphere is really great, I can wait to go there when the weather is nicer, lots of options for outdoor dining. Service was friendly and fairly quick. The portions are huge...and they have gluten free options. We will be back!More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed October 21, 2021 via mobile

We had a thoroughly enjoyable dinner for ten at this fascinating restaurant. The decor is Polynesian and very striking. The food is fabulous, the prices are reasonable, and the quantities are generous. Service was outstanding. They have limited restaurant parking.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed August 9, 2021

Had a great dinner here. Fun atmosphere, and service was very good. They take reservations for 6 or more, so we were able to make reservation and had nice picnic table set up in back garden part of the restaurant. very busy the saturday night...we were there. also, we had pre dinner drinks at the connected but separate bar called the jungle room.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

I walked in by accident but the food looked and smelled so good we went back the next night for dinner. Moo Sam Chan (fried pork belly) and the sauce, so delicious! I had the Thai Boat and my friend had Pad Se Ew and...we devoured it a it was so good. Definitely a busy place with a long wait, but the food was amazing so I see why.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 1, 2020 via mobile

Really cool vibe, great cocktails as well as great food. Be prepared to wait, as they do not take reservations.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 18, 2020

We were excited to try this place. Went for lunch on a Wed and they were closed. So came back on a Saturday when there are open for lunch. The restaurant is very stylish and has a great feel to it. The chicken satay was...very heavy on the curry which was ok ..but the peanut sauce didn't compliment it and wasn't very good at all. The Spring rolls with pork were delicious and the sauce with it was very good. The Pad-Thai was the deal breaker. The noodles were way underdone and hard. Making for a lot of chewing just for one bite. There was almost no chicken or egg in it at all. There is more chicken in a McNugget. The sauce for the pad Thai was very heavy on coconut sugar and to a point that it really was way too sweet to eat. So for a $45 lunch we left disappointed and probably would't try it again. We enjoyed their sister restaurant Temple a lot more.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 20, 2019

I met a friend at this restaurant for Happy Hour and fell in love with it. My main dish that I absolutely love is KAO PAD KI MAEW, its a spicy fried rice with basil, bell peppers, and onions, topped with fried egg (I pretty...much love anything topped with a fried egg). At certain times the restaurant is crowded, but it's worth the wait. I will either order to go, or stay the wait. Wait staff is awesome, and the bartenders ensure your drinks are correct. I have tried other Thai restaurants in RVA, but they do not compare. My only flaw with the restaurant is that it doesn't open until 5PM on weekdays and Happy Hour is Sunday thru Wednesday.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 10, 2019

Our family headed here after visiting the science museum; short walk and well worth it. They have a great, diverse menu -- well beyond pad thai and skewers. The entire family loved their dishes and the quantity was such we took some of it home....As a beer lover, I also appreciated the ten local beers on tap!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 25, 2019

tried Sabai for the first time tonight. I got PAD KEE MAO, and although it was good, it was very greasy. I asked the waitress why, she said it was because of the noodles(?) My friend had Gang Panang, which was tasty but lacking vegetables....I doubt I would return, it was extremely greasy.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

Gem of a find in Richmond. Don’t judge a book by its cover. Walking inside the dining area is very cool and even have booths with swing benches ! Food was really fresh and delish.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Sabai is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4