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Saba - South William Street, Dublin, Co. Dublin

Saba - South William Street

4.4
4.4
127 reviews
€30 and under
Thai
Our eatery is located in the heart of Dublin. Saba, South William Street is a buzzing city centre bar & eatery serving Saba’s award-winning food and cocktails with a Thai & Vietnamese flavour.

Our kitchen is open from noon until late Tuesday – Sunday, so whether you fancy a light lunch, dinner with wine, cocktails or weekend brunch, we are the perfect venue. Takeaway is available from all Saba locations

Saba means “happy meeting place” in Thai. We offer traditional Thai and Vietnamese dishes at reasonable prices in a setting described as "colonial meets contemporary".

Saba is renowned for our delicious food, fantastic atmosphere and award winning cocktails that will tantalise your tastebuds. Sanook![Enjoy!]

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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Thai, Vietnamese, Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue, Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 679 2000

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 127 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    Special Occasions

  • Dublin 2

    Lunch

  • Dublin 2

    Special Occasions

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  1. BM

    BronaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food was delicious. Service was good. Extremely overpriced and music too loud to socialise without shouting.
  2. NN

    NiamhN

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    For the premium price paid we would have expected a much higher standard of food.
  3. TM

    TomM

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Just ok. Have eaten in other SABA restaurants and feel they were much better. Would need a bit of convincing to return.
  4. A

    Angie

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Very nice ambience, good food, only unpleasant note was that we paid at the table and on our way out they walked in front of us to stop us and asked: "Have you paid?". We thought they could have handled that way better or at least asked in a less abrupt way!
  5. M

    Matthew

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, the service was quick and polite and the atmosphere really pleasant. Would go again!
  6. JD

    JohnD

    London

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent experience!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Amazing food and amazing service. Thank you Andy for your excellent service. When I’m Dublin again I will most certainly visit Saba again. Villa Wolf German rose was an outstanding suggesting by our server!!!
  8. JH

    JohnH

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant dinner for our anniversary. Service was exceptional, food was terrific and the cocktails were amazing. Couldn't recommend enough. Thank you
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was a very nice dinner. The price is okay not too overwhelmed. The service is super great!! The waitress was super nice and friendly, the only downside is the dinning table is too small😅😅
  10. HM

    HannahM

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed dining in this restaurant. The cocktails and good were lovely, the staff were really friendly and attentive. The decor and ambience is very nice and it was a great experience overall. Would highly recommend for get togethers, special occasions or dinner and drinks 🥰🥰
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Really good but we felt rushed having our dinner
  12. S

    Seanie06

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    It was expensive for what it was. Food was fine but I would not recommend it due to the price.
  13. CW

    ColmW

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Had dinner last night Thursday at 6pm. Food was delicious, service could have been better, weren't asked about our meal, brought no dessert menu. Also, way too much crushed ice in the cocktails. Atmosphere lovely and food was great though.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tutto buonissimo, originale e ben cucinato
  15. LD

    LorraineD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived at Saba and was seated straight away after booking on Open table. Service was excellent. Waiters were lovely and helpful. Food was amazing and so tasty. I would recommend the Crispy Chilli Chicken and Phas Nam Prik Pao with beef. Portions sizes are perfect too.
  16. IR

    IanRDouglas

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and excellent value. Super central location. Clean and functional design.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fast and efficient service, great kitchen, food with excellent waiting staff.
  18. L

    Leanne

    Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a delicious meal in Saba. Waiting staff were attentive and very helpful. Food was great. Restaurant was airy and very spacious.
  19. ML

    MartinaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good We asked to sit outside and it was great watching the buzz on the street
  20. LB

    LisaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked a table online and advised we had a baby so on arrival they made sure we had a suitable table. The staff were so friendly and the service was really quick. The food was delicious and they even had a couple of vegan options
  21. DM

    DeirdreM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service! They were very accommodating and welcoming. The food was delicious and portion size was just right. Their cocktails were fab and atmosphere was great
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    We arrived at the place , they were not able to find our reservation . Quality of the service very poor , they keep trying to sell . Also very pricey for the quality of the food .
  23. E

    Emma

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Saba has moved location and did not disappoint, great food and service as always
  24. g

    garym

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Really good food and atmosphere. Only drawback are the bench seats are not that comfortable and puts you off staying longer. Other than that would still recommend
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience but way over priced! The starters are small and expensive! But otherwise a lovely spot
  26. JF

    JanetF

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Rose wine I ordered was a perfect accompaniment to my stir fry. Seating was out door due to the new covid regulations but it was a beautiful September evening. A thoroughly pleasant experience over all.
  27. SD

    SubhasreeD

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with a work colleague and had a lovely meal as always. Saba is my favorite Thai restuarant !
  28. S

    Styleseekers

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 September 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Regulars who always enjoy Saba. Slightly disappointed with the prawn sweet and sour, noticeably less prawns in the dish and the kids chicken sweet and sour the same. Hopefully a once off as we come here 3/4 times a month when in town and always enjoy it. Lovely service and clean.
  29. BD

    BubbleDublin

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ive always loved Saba for it's buzzy atmosphere so was eager to see what it was like during Covid times! It didn't disappoint. The staff are great - one of the guys (usually makes the over the phone bookings) is so lovely and sound and helpful. The food was great, staff friendly (all in facemarks), and the set up of the restaurant (with dividers) was brilliant - you have lots of space and don't even really notice all the dividers between tables. The cocktails are still excellent, and I love that the bar staff are always happy to tailor your cocktail to your request. The food was good too (portion size is perfect, not too big or too small, and you could definitely eat a starter & main!) Overall great work Saba - made us feel like we were on a proper night out.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Super night. All precautions taken re Covid but didn’t compromise on service or food. Every bit as good as we expected.
  31. AD

    AlanD

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food as ever is great and staff friendly and efficient. All nicely laid out with separation and screens between tables. Staff wearing masks. So all very safe. We were located under a speaker and at start was just right with music in background and easy to converse, but 10 minutes in the background music level was notched up significantly. We asked the waiter if the sound could be brought down a notch and in fairness she did 30 seconds later. That lasted for 2 mins however before cranked up again. This time we asked to be relocated and thankfully no problem as there was one or two tables available. Did notice that music level increased again over our visit as final tables filled. Saba you have a great offering, thats enjoyed by people who want to meet, chat and enjoy dinner together. Dont over do the music, keep it in the background.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely restaurant with nice setting and good food
  33. l

    lyndab

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a fabulous night at Saba last Saturday. So accommodating and when we had to move our numbers last minute, the team could not have been more prompt. Food, ambiance and service were outstanding. We were concerned about Government measures around Covid and felt very safe and that the SABA team listened. Thank you Thomas, Anna, William and team at SABA!
  34. CO

    ClaireO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, food and atmosphere. Highly reccomend!
  35. RO

    RoisinO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    very good staff, very attentive, sprayed us antibac on arrival, all in masks. nice touch for teenagers birthday with ice cream and brownie with candle at the end, was sorry for saba that it was quiet as normally it would be buzzing, R
  36. SB

    SimonB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good food, a bit pricey but the service was great
  37. AA

    AytenA

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food, fast service and delicious cocktails. Good value for money.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dundalk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food great as always and i love there cocktails
  39. LK

    LauraK

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious (would recommend the sweet chilli chicken) and staff was excellent, friendly and very efficient. Sanitiser and plastic dividers made it feel safe.
  40. SJ

    S123J

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely staff, food and atmosphere

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

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

FAQs

Saba - South William Street offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 679 2000.

Saba - South William Street is rated 4.4 stars by 127 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Saba - South William Street

7 William St, Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 CV65

Additional information

  • Area

    South City Centre

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue, Wed, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Thai, Vietnamese, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Vegan

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