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“Amazing flavours!!”
Review of Sabai Sabai Kitchen and Bar - MOVED

Sabai Sabai Kitchen and Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$20
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Description: Sabai Sabai Kitchen & Bar serves up deliciously authentic tapas style dishes from Northern Thailand and Laos in a relaxed, cool and casual setting. Enjoy Asian inspired cocktails and popular dishes such as crispy fried fish with tamarind sauce or the signature Khao Soi noodles with a cold BeerLao at the only restaurant in Canada exclusively importing this Laotian favourite.
Reviewed 18 June 2014

I have tried a few different Thai restaurants and this has by far been the best. After living in Thailand for a year I am always searching for the best Thai. The Spicy Green Papaya salad made extra spicy was perfect and the Kow Niow (sticky rice was great) finally able to just get sticky rice with no coconut milk added. The Lapp Moo also had an amazing taste. The only downside was the Panang Curry with Tofu, it was far too thin and the flavour just was not there and lacked a togetherness with the vegetables like I was eating two completely separate dishes. Service was nice and really enjoyed the experienced will be back again for the som tom and to try some other dishes.

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Thank Jeff313
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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

We had dinner here recently on the recommendation of a friend. Even though it was busy, we wereswated fairly quickly. The service was friendly, and there was enough staff that they were pretty attentive.

The ambience of restaurant itself was not so great as it was a bit dark and very loud.

The food was hit and miss. The squash fritters were delicious, while the panang was ok, but could have used a bit more spice. The portion size of the panang was very small, and while I understand it's advertised as a "Thai tapas" theme, they could at least include a bowl of rice. My wife ordered the khao sol, which was ok, but not really great.

So basically, great service and friendly staff. Not so great ambience and average food.

Thank BoreoSpeedwagon
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

This place is popular and has a cool atmosphere. Food is mild for somewhere claiming to offer authentic Thai. The tapas formula does't fit with Thai food either. Most plates are too small to share beyond two people. What we had was good, though unremarkable. Sevice was good.

Thank wrightone
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

We visited this restaurant because of the many positive reviews on Tripadvisor. However my experience was neutral at last. This restaurant has a bar style setting, it looks nice. As the restaurant is not so spacious, it could become quite noisy. But this could have been caused by the large loudly speaking groups when I visited. Staff is indeed friendly and helpful.

The food however is not authentic Thai cuisine. It's rather Thai inspired cuisine at last. It's definitely not the real deal. The restaurant calls their dishes tapas. Tapas are like small bites, which is ok of course. However the restaurant charges full course prices for these tapas. The presentation of the dishes were nice but I was disappointed about their small sizes. I would consider these tapas overpriced for what you actually get.

Overall I could say the foods taste is not authentic Thai. It doesn't mean the food tasted bad either. But it's not what I expect from Thai cuisine. The relative highly priced small portion "tapas" left me with a feeling of some overpriced food.

1  Thank Patrick F
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Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

The crispy fish is amazing. You must try it!! The owners are very friendly and make you feel at home. Highly recommended. The food is really great.

1  Thank Ari G
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