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Sabai Thai, New York, NY

Sabai Thai

4.7
4.7
429 Reviews
$30 and under
Thai
Sabai Thai, located in midtown Manhattan, opened in 2018. The restaurant's menu serves traditional Thai dishes, showcasing the intricacy, complexity, and richness of the country's cuisine. The Thai term 'sabai' means 'relaxed', and this is evident in the ambiance and the beautiful 2,300-square-feet space.

At Sabai Thai, the safety of our guests and staff is our top priority. All guests will have their temperature taken upon arriving at the restaurant. One member of each party will be required to provide personal information for contact tracing. Guests are encouraged to wear a mask when entering and leaving the restaurant, accessing the restroom, and respecting six-feet social distancing.

Sabai Thai only of accepts a maximum of 5 people per table, both indoor and outdoor. For reservations, we offer a 10

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Thai
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (646) 476-4521
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    For catering inquiries or to place a catering order, please email contact@sabairestaurant.com.
  • Private party facilities
    For more information, please email contact@sabairestaurant.com
  • Neighborhood
    NoMad
  • Cross street
    Park Avenue South, between 29th and 30th
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    6 train to 28th Street
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 429 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

429 Reviews
  1. CF63

    New York City

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere, great food, and, great service. After a bit of a delay getting us seated, the manager came by to apologize and offer a round of drinks on the house. This was not necessary but very much appreciated. Highly recommend the restaurant but be prepared to wait a bit even with a reservation. It's obviously a neighborhood gem.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Connecticut

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely experience. Food was delicious! Will definitely return!

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  3. MariannC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A little sleepy, small martinis but good food and pleasant staff

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good selection of lunch meals with efficient service.

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  5. citygirl

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food. Small portions. Overpriced. The service was good. We sat near the front door, and there was too much cold air.

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  6. VenkiR

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went there for Lunch on a Sunday. Everything about the place were fabulous.

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  7. SamanthaB

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service, nicely out of the busier crowded streets. Loved it.

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  8. Kidteacher

    New York City

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love dining at Sabai Thai. Service is outstanding and they put together interesting and delicious entrees and appetizers.

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  9. Kristian

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was really good. The ambiance was lacking. The space is too crowded. Too many tables crammed in. My partner kept getting banged into by the person sitting behind her at the next table. Also there was a very strange sound system - lots of bass and it's all you could year above the din of the crowd and it was very disconcerting. I will not go back in person as the ambiance was bad but the main courses we each had where very good.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service will defiantly go back really good experience all round

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kind of expensive for what it was, you can get same quality Thai food for cheaper elsewhere

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  12. sdhdallas

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful environment. Food was very high quality and delicious. Service was attentive as well. Will definitely return.

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  13. HayleyC

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was disappointing. I ordered the duck curry and received a completely different dish. It wasn't good and the server didn't return until my family had finished their food. I didn't eat my dish after trying it and not finding it to my liking. Instead of fixing the problem, I received 20% off of a dish I didn't ask for that ended up in the trash. Super disappointing, I wouldn't return.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I forgot to add more members to our reservation but the staff was very helpful and accommodating and even though it was very last minute they had table ready for us in few minutes even though they we were fully booked

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Could have done something for the birthday occasion

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  16. Chaya

    New York City

    235 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    235 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Haven't been here in some time and enjoyed my return. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the staff were all quite lovely and accommodating. The food was very fresh and artfully presented. A bit expensive for the portion size. Can get very noisy. Overall, it was a lovely experience and I hope to return if in the neighborhood.

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  17. Luvmytastebuds

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good Thai cuisine in a convenient location. The staff is very polite. The sea bass and duck are the best options but menu is quite limited. IMO the cocktails aren't special.

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  18. Nesh

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    One of the best Thai restaurants I have been to in NYC

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  19. Citydinner

    New York City

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No comments about the taste of Thai cuisine here. Maybe I had many other Thai restaurants.

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  20. ChristieJ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1st time going to this restaurant. Love it! Food was delicious and so was the drinks. Will be coming back!

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  21. NYCBRIT

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Noise and the music was so loud it was if we were sat in a club. You’re a restaurant not a club. People like to have conversation over dinner

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  22. KehindeA

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I think this place is overrated. The drink was terrible tasted like syrup. Pineapple fried rice for almost $40 Thats doesn’t even taste good? That is ridiculous. I would not be going back

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  23. JasonH

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it!! Courteous and welcoming staff, food was great, pleasant ambiance… Will go there again!

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  24. EnriqueB

    Fort Lauderdale

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful Lu served delicious dishes. Stir fried vegetables were well beyond expectations while the dumpling appetizer was delicious as well . Highly recommend this neighborhood jewel.

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  25. Windsor1336

    New York City

    67 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely ambience & excellent service. Liked the menu in general, but it seemed a bit limited in comparison to other Thai restaurants. Also, the deserts seemed far more Westernized than authentically Thai.

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  26. Velly

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We took my sister out for her birthday and everything was very nice.

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  27. NinaP

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice food, polite staff, pleasant atmosphere, no waiting time.

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  28. Sunny

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Crowded and loud. Host did not manage reservations and walk-ins well.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Dundalk

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Live Thai food and it was nice .service good.but just wouldn’t be rushing back

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  31. NoBS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Seaters were difficult: unaccommodating and not friendly. Food and drinks were excellent.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Birthday lunch.

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  33. nonfoodie

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We passed by on Saturday evening and placed was jammed so came back on Sunday but they were closed for a staff party so relieved to finally get in on a Monday evening. It was delicious Thai food w nice service. A bit pricey (whole crispy fish was $36!) but I would come back.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This was really good Thai food, however our waiter only came twice. And he came even quicker for the check. So that’s pretty lame

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  35. sMart

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful experience, outstanding food. Love.

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  36. LaurenG

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love Sabai Thai! Great food and big portions, nice ambiance too! There have been a few times where the wait was a little long but nothing extreme. One of the places I always recommend to my friends looking for thai in nyc!

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  37. SundusM

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The service at Sabai Thai was overall lovely. I liked the calm ambiance. My only issue was I marked my reservation as a birthday, please sing to me. And they didn't do that, probably unintentional and busy on a Friday night or perhaps a website glitch. Would recommend people to directly ask the servers about birthday singing rather than rely on the special notes on reservation. Otherwise, they were friendly towards accommodating a big group (even called the day of to make sure we could do the reservation) and service was nice, food was good, organized environment. Thanks!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Took 45 mins to seat us

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  39. YummyFoodEater

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun place for our holiday party

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. The ambiance is outstanding for a weekend in NYC. The only reason I give this 4 stars is because they moved our reservation by half an hour due to availability, just 2 hours before the set time, after confirming it twice before.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sabai Thai using the Order Online button. Sabai Thai also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 476-4521.

Sabai Thai is rated 4.7 stars by 429 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sabai Thai

432 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10016-8013

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Park Avenue South, between 29th and 30th
  • Neighborhood
    NoMad
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Thai
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    6 train to 28th Street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (646) 476-4521
  • Catering
    For catering inquiries or to place a catering order, please email contact@sabairestaurant.com.
  • Private party facilities
    For more information, please email contact@sabairestaurant.com
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