Reviews

Happy experiences at the ‘happy meeting place’

SABA Restaurant

“Saba Has Released A Drool-Worthy Menu To Celebrate The Thai New Year”

“There’s no denying that Saba serve up some of the tastiest Thai grub in town, so when I heard that they were launching a new menu for the month of April, I had to check it out.” lovindublin.ie

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Dublin City stalwart Saba still in good health

It’s a menu that reflects how most of us aspire to live: by enjoying what we eat, but also keeping an eye on the overall balance in our diet Gillian Nelis, The Sunday Business Post

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“Some people find Indian food too strong, most like Chinese, but pretty well everybody loves Thai!”

“Saba, which means ‘happy meeting place’, is one of the great Thai success stories celebrating its tenth birthday this year. It’s a shining example showing that if you do things well you will be rewarded” lucindaosullivan.com

“Seven reasons to hit up Saba on Baggot Street for brunch”

“Saba’s new restaurant on Baggot Sreet is the perfect spot if you’re in the mood for brunch with a difference. Saba has only recently launched its new brunch menu and we have to say it rivals some of our favourite spots in town.
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Fabulous Food

“First time at Saba, must have been living under a rock. It is fabulous. Staff are so attentive and friendly. We were a group of girls so had our startes done as a little taste of everything. Cocktails and mocktails were great. Everyone was happy with their main course. It was just really nice food in a lovely atmosphere and I will definitely be returning.” Trip Advisor, Saba Clarendon Street 

Amazing Drinks and Delicious Food

“Our Bed and Breakfast recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed in the least! The staff greeted us at the front door like we were treasured friends and seated us at a lovely table. The mixed drinks were truly amazing. The okra fingers appetizer was delicious. The hoisin duck rolls were the best! The Pho soup was some the best that we have ever had. The service was top notch and the location was perfect. Thank you Saba for a most amazing fantastic dinner!” Trip Advisor, Saba Clarendon Street 

Delicious team lunch

“Saba is a buzzling place around lunch time. Efficient and friendly service, a good range of options to choose from and overall a very pleasant experience. I would recommend to book for larger groups.” Trip Advisor, Saba Clarendon Street 

Great food and hospitality

“We stopped here to try to get food prior to going to see Billy Joel in the Aviva, it’s 10 minutes from the stadium so the whole area was really busy at the time and we were struggling to get in anywhere. Saba was actually full but we asked if we could wait and the manager said we could probably get seated in 15 minutes and gave us a stool at the bar. We were slightly worried because we were cutting it fine at this point. We were seated after about 20 minutes and it was well worth the wait, the food was fantastic, up there with the best Thai food I’ve had, everything was fresh, tasty and perfectly cooked. We had the Por Pia Thod, Hoisin Duck Rolls, Phad Khing with king prawns and Danang between two of us, we asked for it all to arrive together and that was plenty of food. The food arrived in about 10 minutes which was great so we didn’t need to worry about the time after all. We both really enjoyed. It was a nice bustling atmosphere in there, there were plenty of waiters and they were all great. With a couple of singha beers and a wine the bill was around €80.” Trip Advisor, Saba Upper Baggot Street

Great food and they do vegan!

“Had a business dinner at Saba on a couple of occasions and both times the food didn’t disappoint. I’m vegan and they had plenty of food for me to eat and wine to drink! My meat eating friends were also more than happy with their food. Highly recommended.” Trip Advisor, Saba Upper Baggot Street

Post match food

“Always keen to try something new and because it was on the road back into town from the Aviva, we thought we would give this restaurant a go. We only went for one course, lager and coffee due to having been eating food on and off throughout the day. However the quality of the food was certainly good enough to enjoy at the end of a busy day. It’s quite a dark ambience inside but it is very nicely laid out with an authentic feel and the staff were very helpful. I went for Phad Thai (I think from recollection and a reminder off the website) with tiger prawns. It was nicely spiced with good portion of noodles and prawns a-plenty. We opted for chop sticks which I can use reasonably well. Very pleasant end to the day and a nice find. Worth a further visit if the rugby beckons again.” Trip Advisor, Saba Upper Baggot Street

SABA: The Cookbook

“SABA has that rare thing: an enchanting book. A mighty team have pulled a mighty achievement out of the hat, with beautiful food revealed in a work of beautiful design and photography. John & Sally Mc Kenna’s Guide

“I liked their food so much that we also bought the SABA cookbook (all proceeds go to Our Lady’s transplant unit). l have been flicking through the book this morning and there are so many dishes I want to make!! Trip Advisor

“You can tell immediately when you open this beautiful book that everyone in SABA’s kitchen is Thai—the recipes are fresh and authentic, I want to try them all!” Darina Allen, Ballymaloe House

“A true insight into a great authentic Thai/Vietnamese restaurant through photography and recipes. A little bible for Asian cooking.” Derry Clarke, L’Ecrivan

“In this gorgeous cookbook, the dishes are explained with brilliant style and simplicity. I for one will be cooking from it for a long time to come.” Paul Flynn, The Tannery

“Apart from having tasty recipes that are easy to follow, this is an informative book. Wonderful photographs and insights into Asian life make it a good read as well as a reference book.”
Paolo Tullio

“SABA: The Cookbook is so beautiful you could leave it on your coffee table — if you could trust your visitors!!”
Lucinda O’Sullivan, Sunday Independent

“SABA: The Cookbook is the perfect introduction to the clean, fresh flavours of Thai cuisine. There’s something here for everyone.” Gillian Nelis, Business Post

SABA Cookery Classes

“Got a taste for Thai? Learn to cook (and eat) like you’re on the streets of Bangkok! Read all about Yolandas Zaw from Evoke.ie day at SABA Cookery course on the following link”
Yolanda Zaw,

“I love great food but admittedly never really get too “adventurous” in the kitchen for the dread of how much time and effort goes into delicious dishes. Always a fan of SABA though, I took the cookery course with Chef Tao earlier this year to see could I learn a few skills to up my game. Dishes are delicious and so easy to create that even I can make them, the real Thai way of cooking at home is healthy, fun and fabulously delectable. Be warned though, everyone will want to come round to yours for dinner once they know you’ve spent the day with Chef Tao.”
Rebecca O’ Byrne, Haute So Fabulous

“If you are a novice cook, or are interested in learning more about Thai cooking, the cooking day at SABA is the perfect start. I learned so much about the ingredients used in some of my favourite dishes, and I felt I could easily give them a try at home.”
Lorna Claire Weightman, Social & Personal, Style Isle

“Without doubt, SABA serves up the best Thai food in Dublin and probably Ireland! Going there for a meal is such a treat. The delicate balance of flavours and spices is so well judged and the cocktails are amazing! It really is the perfect place for a girly night out. Plus, I would highly recommend the Thai cooking course with Chef Tao. It’s a thoroughly enjoyable day and a food lover’s dream. Chef Tao truly is a master of Asian cuisine. His passion and knowledge for authentic flavours is nothing short of encyclopaedic and as a consequence, I learnt more about Thai cooking, ingredients and flavours in one afternoon with him, than I had from a lifetime of cookbooks.”
Niamh O’ Reilly, Beautycouture

“I’ve recommended the day to anyone who’s at all interested in Thai food, it’s the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Even if you’re no good in the kitchen and don’t have any intention of becoming the next best Thai chef, you’ll still enjoy the day sampling all the delicious food. I loved Taweesak’s passion for what he does and his ability to impart his wisdom in a no nonsense way. The trip to the Asian food market was really helpful too and the cookbook has been well used at home! Word of warning: save space for the lunch at the end!”
Nadia El Ferdaoussi, Nadiadailyself.me

 

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