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(Closed) Sabai Authentic Fine Thai Cuisine (Ngee Ann City)

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Sabai Authentic Fine Thai Cuisine is located at Ngee Ann City and it is the best place in Singapore for Thai fine dining. They servse authentic and innovative Thai cuisine.

Mon - Fri: 11:30 - 14:30

Mon - Fri: 18:00 - 22:00

Sat, Sun &: 11:30 - 15:30

Sat, Sun &: 18:00 - 22:00

+65 63338491
$54 based on 51 submissions
Dinner (10 votes), Quiet (8 votes), Lunch (7 votes)
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Fine Thai Dining on the Bay

It's hard to find a place that does good, authentic Thai food in Singapore, so we're glad that we came across this gem of a place down by the Marina Bay waterfront. Sabai serves up a wide variety of Thai cuisine that unapologetically retains its Thai roots (read: spiciness) - this is good thing. The plush surroundings of the restaurant add to the ambience of the place. The exquisite Thai artefacts lining the walls are great to look at, and contrast nicely against the crisp, corporate decor. People seem to prefer the Ngee Ann City outlet (maybe because of convenience) but we just love the the relaxed atmosphere here out by the waterfront, and their extensive menu which caters to both vegeterians and non-vegeterians alike.   We started off our meal with a variety of starters - the Tawd Mun Kaopote (8 pieces for $15.50) is a great starter for veggie lovers. The crispy, deep-fried sweet corn cakes are delightful, especially when paired with the sweet chilli sauce for that little spicy tanginess.   The Tawd Mun Gung (4 pieces for $18.50) were great as well. The succulent prawn meat was expertly shaped in little patties and deep-fried to a crispy finish on the outside, yet with a juicy interior. This went great with the sweet chilli sauce as well.   Next, we had the Satay Gai (6 sticks for $18.00), grilled chicken satay served with a side of peanut sauce. This isn't your ordinary satay though. The juicy chicken was grilled to a sufficiently charred standard and did we mention that it was a huge kebab as well?   Of course, we had our favourite starter, the Yam Mamuang ($17.50), a green mango salad with prawns, chicken, roasted coconut, grounded peanuts and sweet sauce. This dish came with the extremely spicy chilli padi which added a searing kick to the dish that we loved.... Read on at http://urbanjourney.com/food-and-drink/sabai-fine-thai-customs-house-singapore-605

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31 Jul 2013 • 51 reviews • 1 follower

Fine Thai Dining on the Bay

It's hard to find a place that does good, authentic Thai food in Singapore, so we're glad that we came across this gem of a place down by the Marina Bay waterfront. Sabai serves up a wide variety of Thai cuisine that unapologetically retains its Thai roots (read: spiciness) - this is good thing. The plush surroundings of the restaurant add to the ambience of the place. The exquisite Thai artefacts lining the walls are great to look at, and contrast nicely against the crisp, corporate decor. People seem to prefer the Ngee Ann City outlet (maybe because of convenience) but we just love the the relaxed atmosphere here out by the waterfront, and their extensive menu which caters to both vegeterians and non-vegeterians alike.   We started off our meal with a variety of starters - the Tawd Mun Kaopote (8 pieces for $15.50) is a great starter for veggie lovers. The crispy, deep-fried sweet corn cakes are delightful, especially when paired with the sweet chilli sauce for that little spicy tanginess.   The Tawd Mun Gung (4 pieces for $18.50) were great as well. The succulent prawn meat was expertly shaped in little patties and deep-fried to a crispy finish on the outside, yet with a juicy interior. This went great with the sweet chilli sauce as well.   Next, we had the Satay Gai (6 sticks for $18.00), grilled chicken satay served with a side of peanut sauce. This isn't your ordinary satay though. The juicy chicken was grilled to a sufficiently charred standard and did we mention that it was a huge kebab as well?   Of course, we had our favourite starter, the Yam Mamuang ($17.50), a green mango salad with prawns, chicken, roasted coconut, grounded peanuts and sweet sauce. This dish came with the extremely spicy chilli padi which added a searing kick to the dish that we loved.... Read on at http://urbanjourney.com/food-and-drink/sabai-fine-thai-customs-house-singapore-605
06 May 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

food too salty and service was really lousy!

celebrated my mom's birthday at this restaurant after seeing good reviews. it ended up a huge disappointment and i can safely say i had better food at thai express. food was on the expensive side (spent $115 for 3 persons) and the food + service was really below our expectations. we ordered the tom yum koong, green mango salad, a beef dish, olive rice and pineapple rice. the tom yum koong was probably the only decent dish, the beef was too sweet and salty, so was the mango salad. both the olive and pineapple rice had a weird texture, i don't understand why the rice was broken to such small pieces when they were fried, i thought the grains should still be intact.

service wise, bad. we had to help ourselves with more soup by juggling with the pot (with the fire still turned on below) and the staff saw but just walked around like they saw nothing. we had a cake too and i clearly told them to refrigerate it when we arrived at the restaurant. ended up when they served our cake after the meal, it was not cold at all and the cream was already half melted. will not patronize this restaurant again! maybe the one at customs house would be better, i don't know.

28 Feb 2012 • 579 reviews • 21 followers

Possibly the most refined Thai restaurant here

For the full review with photos, please head to http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.com/2011/11/sabai-authentic-fine-thai-cuisine-ngee.html

After a fantastic experience at Sabai Fine Thai on the Bay, I wanted to see how the original at Ngee Ann City stacked up. I've walked past this strikingly fire-engine red hued restaurant countless times but never ventured in, until I tried the sister branch at Customs House. Maybe it's just that the completely-decked-out-in-red-carpet Thai restaurant just looked incongruent with its concept of Thai fine dining. The decor just didn't come across as appealingly classy or particularly chic. In fact, it just seems more like a garishly gilded and mis-matched living room. Which is weird, because they serve up one of the most refined Thai menus ever. Methinks they just need to overhaul the entire design of the restaurant for a more inviting and elegant feel.

We had:

1) Moo Tawd Kratiem ($24.70) tender morsels of pan-fried seasoned pork topped off with aromatic crispy golden garlic and peppercorns for some heat

2) Kai Yad Sai ($18.50) - homestyled omelette stuffed with minced chicken, prawns, tomatoes, onions and carrots was a hit with its amazingly neat and tidy presentation

3) Dtom Yam Gung ($20.50 per pot) - this is the clear version, but still super spicy and sour and laden generously with huge tiger prawns and straw mushrooms

4) Pat Thai ($19.30) flat rice noodles with yellow beancurd, eggs, beansprouts, and sweetened tamarind sauce - tends towards the sweet, but a sprinkling of red chilli flakes would lift the flavour of the noodles

5) Tap Tim Grop ($7) - refreshingly crunchy water chestnut, coated in a red starchy ball, and then doused in syrup, coconut milk and shaved ice. I liked that this was nuanced and unlike the one at the Customs House, was less saccharine

19 Nov 2011 • 1 review • 0 follower

Avoid like the plague!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So went here for dinner and this place is bad! Just because you serve your food on a plate and have white table cloths - it does not make it fine dining.

The meals were expensive for very very small portions. The prawn green curry was crappola and given in those typical rice bowls i.e. it was small, spring rolls were badly wrapped - my epileptic friend can do better, beef salad was so so and again in small servings, these all costing around $18 bux a pop.

Ambiance and decor was old and red, like red red, it is badly laid out with tacky Thai pictures and statues one would find on the streets of Pattaya or Phuket while getting hassled by the street hookers.

Go elsewhere or just go to a Thai hawker store because you will get the same quality and only pay 90% of the price!.

I have no idea why other people have reviewed this place so highly?!?!? They probably have no idea what Thai food is suppose to taste like and don't mind being ripped off like you would negotiating with a Thai 'masseur' for extra, oh that's it they must of had the extra that I wasn't given :(

No one was "sabai" when we went here...

15 Sep 2011 • 10 reviews • 0 follower

Thai fine dining 2

This restaurant is tucked in the corner of level 4 in Ngee Ann City. I wouldn't even know if not for my friend who recommend it.

My friend crave for fish however, so I had to give my green curry a miss and ent ahead with the red curry fish. It was suprisingly plesant. The red curry was not too overwhelmed with spices and the bright cherry red looks ultra appetizing. We ordered stuffed chicken wings. Not the same stuffing as Yhingthai's but it's good anyway. Honey pork ribs is tender but dry and has a smoky flavour. (I prefer the honey pork ribs at Flying Chillies 313 somerset but they have closed down ;( )

Rice is served on the spot so you can decide on how much quantity you wish to have on your plate. Employees topped up rice walking around with a big pot of steaming white rice or you may request if they have not reached you in time. They are quite sensitive and attentive, so do not be shy. I had mine refilled twice. Hee, guess the next time I go I just have to restrict myself from doing so. Rice and curry sauce is a very good combination. You may request for more curry when ordering.