Sabor Restaurant

4.7
2627 reviews
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Seafood
SABOR Restaurant provides a rustic yet elegant atmosphere and a menu rich in European tradition—Portuguese, Spanish, French & Italian—in the heart of Downtown and the ICE District.

OceanWise certified, we offer Edmonton’s best, most-sustainable seafood menu as well as a meat & vegetarian options.

Professional staff, a trim but superlative wine list, hand-crafted cocktails, and SABOR’s menu & atmosphere make it the perfect spot—be it in evening wear before the opera, a suit before the big meeting, or in jeans hanging out with friends.

Friday & Saturday evenings feature live music by one of Edmonton’s talented local musicians.

BODEGA Tapas Bar is a casual setting seated on a walk-in basis only. A great stop before or after a movie or show at one of the nearby theatres, BODEGA serves authentic tapas, our signature Sangria, and superb wine & cocktails.

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AE
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Beef Tenderloin and it was outstandingly delicious. I love this restaurant... have never had a bad meal here and the servers are very professional.

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WA
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Amazing for a group or younger couple for a date if you have any hearing problems see if you can book somewhere in the restaurant secluded it’s loud due to the energy and still worth it.

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E
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food specifically Tapas. Good service and ambiance.

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NC
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great and service was great.

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r
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Everything on our seafood platter was tasty, it could have fed more than two people so we took the remainder home. The live guitar topped the night off. I highly recommend!

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FA
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

This is not the first time I have visited SABOR, but I have to say that the quality this time was not as superior for all the dishes as they were last time.

Something was missing.

had the cod and octopus as mains, had a few tapas.

service was primo

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JM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wait staff could have been better, not much info and slow to take our order

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D
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time I visited Sabor for dinner and I decided to take my wife here for our anniversary. The service, the food and the atmosphere was excellent. We decided on the "family Style feast" which is dinner for two (or more) for $55 pp which comes with a variety of dishes that change daily. For us, we started off with raw oysters, then 4 large prawns, large dish of mussels/clams, halibut and Kompache served on top of lobster risotto, then completed with 3 sample desserts. My wife had a dirty gin martini which is the best she ever tasted. This is now one of our favorite restaurants due to the quality and tasty food.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner was better than anything I could’ve imagined, every since dish we had was incredible!!

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f
Edmonton
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sabor has never disappointed!! Food, atmosphere and staff are always outstanding!

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CD
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The medallions were stellar, with very creative delicious mac and cheese. Highly recommend it. The paella was a bit disappointing. Would try it again.

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f
Edmonton
29 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely one of the least best known restaurants in Edmonton ( service, presentation and taste )

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A
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant, excellent service, great seafood entrees and awesome tapas plates - new residents to Edmonton from the US and this is one of our favorite restaurants. Definitely try their 'sister' tapas bar, 'Bodega' and Spanish wine specials. No reservations at Bodega - get their by 6:00 and you should find a seat. Definitely make reservations in advance at Sabor - the restaurant is usually full every night we have been there - tells you how popular they are!

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KD
Edmonton
14 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Darren as a waiter and he was great.

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B
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Sabor is our favourite restaurant in Edmonton. Highly recommended!

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MN
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious as always. Server was awesome. Explained the dishes nicely.

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RP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

First time trying paella. Didn’t know what to expect, but the flavour is way too light for me.

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s
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my son and his girlfriend's 1st Anniversary...it was a wonderful evening shared by all of us!! The food and wine were amazing and our server Natasha(?)was excellent! Will definitely be back!

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k
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took a family member for dinner before she flew back to Ontario after the holidays and have a very enjoyable experience. Food was great and service was second to none. Will return again

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A
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

With the shear amount of great reviews for this restaurant, I want to be clear that perhaps even though my party consumed 12 different dishes during out meal I think the kitchen staff must have been having an 'off' night. All of the food was average to good and basically for the price it was what I consider an expensive night out.

Funny enough I've spent more than $300 at a sitting of two before and the food was so amazing that the bill was hardly noticeable even at $450.

So yeah, it must have been an off night or there are a whole lot of Edmontonians and tourists who eat at this restaurant not really being able to appreciate what great food should taste like.

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m
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

superb as usual... This is one of the VERY bright spots in Edmonton

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to Sabor. We did the chef’s choice meal and it was some of the best food I have ever eaten! The service from our waiter was superb! We will definitely be back!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the family style meal which is the best value of any restaurant I’ve been to in Edmonton. Great food, excellent service and peaceful surroundings

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OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This is a great restaurant! Fantastic people who work there from the moment you are greeted and the kitchen seems very organized and on point. Typically I would rate Sabor a 5 Star across the board but this evening we happened to have a not so great server. We have been here before with friends and thoroughly enjoyed it. My wife and I ordered the Chefs Set 4 Course meal which was delicious! My wife had mentioned she was not a fan of raw seafood which was one the set courses. The server told us there were no substitutions. We still went ahead with it.

A couple came after and were seated next to us. They told the same server the exact same thing about the wife not liking raw seafood and he told them he would see if he could do a substitution. Seemed odd to us as we both heard this.

We had come from after a Saturday afternoon Oilers game and had on our jerseys. The couple next to us were dressed a little nicer as they likely hadn’t come from the game. I have season tickets and send clients to a lot of games and go to a fair bit myself. I also like to give my clients gift cards for supper prior to or after the game if I’m not joining them so they can make an evening of it.

I happened to use a gift card that I had purchased and that seemed to have set the servers attitude a little more in the wrong direction. There was a small amount to pay on top of the gift card but I still tipped 20% on the ACTUAL bill for the meal and drinks. He may have thought because I was paying with a gift card that I would not be tipping or not tipping as well?

This is a great restaurant, with great food and great people, I hope this was a one off experience. I will be back there again and hope to get the same experience I have known Sabor for.

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SC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was very impressed, this was our first time in your restaurant and we will definitely be going back

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CO
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time there and it did not disappoint!! It was exceptional!!!

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GJ
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First rate , excellent atmosphere and fantastic food , we felt very comfortable .

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D
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We came for an anniversary dinner same as last year, because we enjoyed it then. Obvious to us now is that service makes all the difference here. Last year we tried the chefs creation family style dinner option. After discussion with the waitress that my husband can't have spicy now, we ordered the same this year. Piri piri shrimp were spicy. She substitued the super crunchy small callimare on some sauce on some greens for the raw oysters which we don't eat. They weren't really the tender larger calimare on a bed of greens but more like crunch salad topping. Although the thick sauce on the greens were way to heavy for a dressed salad. Confusing. Whole baked trout was a hit. Sable fish and lobster risotto was very good. Desserts all awesome. The mussel/clam dish......some tasted ok, some were definitely OFF. And we know our mussels. Informed the waitress who appoligized that the dish was not to our liking, and took it away-----no mention of substitution or mention to chef of concern, cause people who consume bad shell fish can become very ill (and proceeded to bring the table next to us the same order of mussels/clams). Very concerning. Wonder if Alberta Health Services needs to be made aware?
Based on this standard of food and service now, we will not be returning. This is one of the very few reviews we have done, but it needed to be said.

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinner before hockey game was great

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LN
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for a Christmas dinner. The staff were wonderful and very accommodating and the food was absolutely amazing. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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c
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Our server and service was outstanding. We felt very welcomed and our server was very attentive. The food was ok. We found that some of the dishes lacked flavour. Could have used little more salt.

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RE
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Brought friends here from out of town. Ecerything spectacular, except our server seemed disinterested and quiet. Perhaps my personality rubbed him the wrong way. Other severs here have always been top drawer in every respect. Otherwise all else wonderful, can't wait to go back.

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SP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding! We got a 5 course meal for $55 per person and the quality and variety was unbeatable. I will return again and again!!

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Started with The Real Caipirinha was perfect. Food was well above average although mussels were large and without flavour other than the sauce they were in. Our waiter was great and liked his job as well as provided outstanding service. It was very loud in the large, open dining room. Might try the front bar next time.

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H
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It’s always a good evening out at Sabor.

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PP
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding as usual. Some of the finest food I’ve had anywhere.

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SA
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always choose this fantastic restaurant for our anniversary. The food is amazing, great service, and the location is cozy.

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OT
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you walk in, till the moment you walk out...over-the-top service and the most delicious dining experience. You will never be disappointed dining here!

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C
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my husband here for our anniversary. I am a fish eater and he is not so much. He had the Piri Piri chicken. It was delicious. I had the steak and lobster. Best lobster I've ever eaten. After we had the cheese cake. My husband had the passionfruit which was better than my cherry one. We found the resultant really loud but I think that's part of the ambiance. Food arrived fast and hot. Our waiter was great but it's hard to hear with the volume of talking. Great place if your looking for Fish.

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OT
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing!! Food was delicious !! A great place to get seafood! Will definitely be going back!

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