Saba

Price guide: Mid-range

26-28 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2

Price guide: Mid-range

Main dining area

By Yvonne Kerr , your Dublin expert

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#11 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Dublin
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.5
4.5
Ambience:
4.8
4.8
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
5
5.0
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Stag / hen parties, Nightlife, People watching, Shopping, Trendiness

Expert review of Saba

Spirited Saba houses tasty Thai and Vietnamese dishes, plus a cocktail bar for afters.

The party vibe takes a hold of Saba at weekends where good Asian cooking and first-rate cocktails can be enjoyed before, during or after your meal! There is bold (pink) decor, bold cocktails, and it’s your choice to be bold with the chilli. This is a great option for families as kids can be loud without being heard (much) and there’s a quality menu for young kids with smoothies and ice-cream desserts. Good times are guaranteed

Food and drink: 

Dublin is full of Thai restaurants but this is one of the best, with a Vietnamese influence. All the old reliables are there (green and red curry, pad thai) and you won’t be disappointed. The wine menu is well priced, with most at 20 euros or less. Oh, did I mention the excellent cocktails?!

Recommended dishes: 

Try the phad kraprow....it's hot, hot, hot and yummy.

Ambience: 

It’s a relaxed and social restaurant, and the mood spills into one of revelry at weekends. This isn’t the place for a quiet, reserved dinner that’s for sure, especially not on a Thursday or Friday night.

Service: 

It's hit and miss, depending on the day of the week, the time of day, or the group that squeezed in before you.

Location: 

Behind the Westbury Hotel and Grafton Street, on Clarendon Street.

Price advice: 

The three-course lunch from noon-6pm every day for 20 euros is brilliant value. If you’re with a group, the 30 euro for three courses option is equally fantastic value. There’s a bargain menu for kids too.

Tables to book: 

The window tables or tables by the wall give you the most space. 

Other useful branches: 

There's a Saba To Go takeaway in Rathmines, Dublin 6, where you can also buy wine to take home. 

More information on Saba:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Restaurant, Takeaway
Food:
Seafood, Thai, Vegetarian, Vietnamese
Address:
26-28 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2
Telephone:
01 679 2000
Website:
http://www.sabadublin.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily noon-late.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
Cocktails, Groups, Kids, Kids

Have you been to Saba? Would you recommended it?