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“Best restaurant in town by far. ”
Review of Sabai Sabai

Sabai Sabai
Ranked #8 of 29 Restaurants in Cape Panwa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Best restaurant in town by far. ”
Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

Amongst the several restaurants that we have tried Sabai Sabai near the Regent and a few minutes walk from the Radisson stood out from the rest in Panwa Phuket. This is a family run business with authentic Thai food. It may not look like much but the friendly and the great food makes up for it.
The Tom Yum soup is definitely worth a try as it is the best we've ever had! This place is very much take it as you see it, as it is rustic but has it's own charms! But certainly worth a try if you are a lover of authentic Thai food. The manager/waiter/owner is very friendly and will certainly remember you and your preference after your first visit. He always greets with a smile, tries to engage in chit chat and will make sure there is a mosquito candle by your table. He also ensures to end your meal with a freshly prepared chilled ripe mango. Exquisite!
Overall a great experience for us as a couple who've been to the restaurant twice already and will go again soon before our 6 day honeymoon ends!

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“Best in Panwa”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

My partner and I ate dinner here almost every night. We tried other restaurants for lunch, but it just did not compare to our beloved sabai sabai.
When we didn't eat there we actually felt guilty!!!
It is a beautiful family business which gives such a beautiful vibe, and it is a pleasure to be there.
It is on top of the hill near cape panwa hotel hidden amongst the massage parlours, and offers amazing views overlooking the ocean and bay.
The food is AMAZING. I am Thai so I know good Thai food when I taste it - and their whole menu ticked every box for me !
We always paid a tip at the end of the night, as for their kind humble service, delicious food and breathtaking views they deserved nothing less.
I hope this can convince other food lovers to try this place !!!!
Lunch time or early dinner is best to be able to fully appreciate the whole view, but night time is just as good !

  • Visited August 2014
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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food and Friendly Service”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We ate here 2 nights out of 3 following a recommendation and we were not diappointed. Don't be put off by the 'rustic' feel of the place, the food, service and prices are well worth the experience. Would go back like a shot if were in Panwa again

  • Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“View overlooking the valley”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

The food was good, my girlfriend preferred Sawasdee, but I liked the food here just as much. The view was good too, recommend coming before it gets too dark though for a better view.

Visited July 2014
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Orange, Australia
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“Sabai Sabai on top of the hill!”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Spectacular views! Any time of the day generally with a wonderful breeze to cool you!

The food is amazing! It really doesn't matter what you eat it is all good!! The prices are cheaper than down on the water front as I think this is because it is a bit harder to get to.

But dont let the hill stop you!! If you are staying at Cape Panwa hotel it is a short walk if you are staying by the water front get the shuttle up the hill it is definitely worth it!!

The staff are very friendly and will always try to have a chat and laugh.

The free plate of mango at the end of the meal is also one of the reasons Sabai Sabai is one of our favorites

Visited July 2014
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