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Asian, Thai
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

Was a happy accident that we chose Sabai and boy are we glad we did! So many flavors in the food! Wife had Nam Tok and I had Pad KeeMao. Reccomend both. Add to that, the atmosphere is warm and calming. Will be back!!!!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2019

Found this place on a wicked-hot Sunday. Outdoor seating was available, but pretty toasty, with no fans or coolers. The entire front of the place opens up, with folding doors, so there was an interior, but not really and inside, and no A/C. And now...ceiling fans or standing fans, so the air inside was a bit still...and hot. Service was friendly and good. Seating included two hanging/swinging tables and benches in one corner, and nice sturdy chairs at the tables. We both had thai ice tea, which was good. A little too heavy on the cream/milk, where a little more Thai tea is needed. I started with the larb gai, and asked for it spicy. A good-sized portion came, and was pretty good, with a nicely integrated heat in it, not too spicy, and not aggressively so. My partner had the veg pad thai, and I went with the chicken pad thai. Both were big portions and nice and hot, but surprisingly bland. Both had ample green onions on the outside, an attentive touch to those who'd want them, and for those who don't. I asked for thai chili paste, and it came Asian-style in a puffed-up plastic bag. Yeah, that's a cool and nice touch, authentic, but getting the sauce out of the plastic bag was not easy and eventuated with chili sauce all over my fingers. The small dish or even better the traditional restaurant caddy would be the best solution. And right across the street is the science museum, with the 29-ton granite ball spinning gently on a tissue-thin cusion of water. Cool. Bottom Line: this is an easy and informal place, right on the main drag, easy to get to and with ample dedicated parking. The food is good, served by a friendly and easygoing stff.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 26, 2019

Except for the pork belly appetizer, I wasn't super excited about the food. Everything seemed overly sweet. Textures were good, the taste was just far too sweet.

Date of visit: April 2019
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