Ratings & Reviews - Sabai Sabai Kitchen and Bar

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April 20, 2018

we were very tight with space. they assigned us a table that should be for 2 persons only. there was lack of space for the dishes, plates, glasses, water, and food! we asked to move but if we did, we were restricted to one hour only as they had another reservation for that table. bit of a nuisance.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

April 18, 2018

Service this time around wasn’t so pleasant. I had to ask for my thai iced tea (forgotten to place order) and more napkins. Typically, we always get asked a little after the meal has started if everything is ok, there was no question or inquiry.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

April 18, 2018

The only issue I have with the atmosphere is how loud it is. We sat next to a table of really loud people and it made for a less than pleasant evening. They did leave eventually and we were grateful. the service was amazing and the food as always is excellent.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 19, 2018

Fab as always!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 16, 2018

Music a little bit loud

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 3/5

April 15, 2018

Second time dining here, was great!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 14, 2018

This was an unforgettable time in all the best ways! A magical place with incredible food and service! Will be back again and again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 11, 2018

Perfect all around! Food comes out fast. Order as you go. We ordered way too much. Our group was 5 people and we were sharing. I would suggest to start out with 5-6 dishes and order more if you’re still hungry. Service was fantastic.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 8, 2018

We enjoyed the food; the service was outstanding; main complaint was the noise level which made it difficult to have a conversation. Unfortunately this is a very common problem these days; the booming background music didn’t help the situation.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 6, 2018

Overpriced and really crap service!

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 1/5

April 5, 2018

Best Thai restaurant n the city!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 3, 2018

YOU never disappoint

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 31, 2018

Highly recommend this place. Great service, food and vibe!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 31, 2018

atmosphere, food and service, great for lunch and socializing. Went for work and the server was fast efficient and knowledgeable. Overall, fantastic experience with authentic Thai cuisine

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 31, 2018

Tables are too close together. Wait staff was really nice but her recommendation for one dish, which she raved about, was no more than a cup of rice with vegetables around it (nothing special). Morning Glory was delicious but portion was small for the price. The main complaint is the psychological ploy to have everyone tip at greater than 15%... The machine is passed to you when you are paying. At the tip section, the #1 button is 23% (thereabouts), #2 button is 20% (thereabouts), #3 button is 17% (thereabouts), only at #4 button is there an "other", which then allows you to input what you would like. Most restaurants see up their machines the other way around where the #1 button starts with 15% and goes up. I use to wait tables for a living and so I understand that the majority of wait staff's salary comes from tips but what I don't like about Sabai Sabai's set-up is that they are trying to encourage/maybe even trick you into tipping more. It's a business way to get patrons to pay salaries instead of paying them a better living wage, which I am annoyed by. I was tricked the first time I ate there. During that time the service was so so (they told me that I could only have the table for 1 hour, even though when I made the reservations on the website it said 1.5 hours, tables were too close together, the food was good. I accidentally pressed #1 in tipping, which the service that day did not deserve. I didn't realize until it was done and so I left it and thought, never again.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

March 25, 2018

Service was very professional and quick.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 24, 2018

We had to speak very loudly to be heard above the noise of the packed Friday lunch crowd, but it's not surprising given how amazing the food and service is here! Make sure you get a reservation if you want to get a table over the lunch hour.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 23, 2018

Street noodles were served room temp rather than hot. Rice was undercooked. Otherwise, it was flavourful. Could have been a bit spicier.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

March 20, 2018

Always love coming here - it was so perfect- as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

March 19, 2018

This was my 2nd time at Sabai Sabai and it was really disappointing. The hostess who sat us made no eye contact with me and should not be in customer service. She looked like she hated her job. Our table server was adequate but not particularly friendly either. Our bill would have been higher, had he ever come back to check on our table...we were only able to order one drink before our food arrived, and then he completely disappeared for rest of the night. The food was very good, but neither of us found it worth returning for, based on such lacklustre service and atmosphere. There are far better restaurants in Toronto with friendlier service.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 1/5

March 16, 2018

My favourite.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 16, 2018

So yummy and fun. Our waiter was awesome...so friendly.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 15, 2018

Fast, Delicious, and Affordable.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 13, 2018

They need to do something about the cold draught that you feel everytime the curtain opens by the outside door.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 12, 2018

Food and drinks were excellent! Service was great. Very friendly and helpful. Our server clearly knew the dishes and made very good recommendations. It was a quite loud and we felt like we had to yell at each other to be heard but otherwise we had a great time.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 10, 2018

Brought my husband here for Valentine’s Day because I had such a great experience the last time I visited. While the food was still great, the service was awful. The restaurant was not busy and I waited ten minutes to get a glass of water, and quite a bit more time before I could order. It was disappointing, as I quite enjoy this spot and the food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

March 9, 2018

The best Thai and Laotian food in North America + unparalleled hospitality! Just the greatest time, always.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 9, 2018

The food is excellent and the service, for the most part is very good. However, the seating is very close and as a result the restaurant is ridiculously loud. While this might suite their prime audience of 25-35s year olds, it is very discouraging for those who actually want to talk with their friends/family. Despite the excellent food, it's unlikely I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

March 8, 2018

I love this place! Seng and Jason are brilliant. I bring all my friends there.The food is always spot on and staff is very friendly.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 6, 2018

Very loud. Could be cold if you are by the door. Food is good. Portions are smaller than before. Prices are a bit higher. Service was good.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

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