In Thai, ‘Sabai’ means comfortable, relaxed, or feeling good. It often describes a state of well-being and contentment. ‘Sabai Thai’ translates to ‘Thai comfort’ or ‘Thai relaxation.’

This essence of comfort and relaxation is exactly what Sabai Thai Restaurant inside The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa offers through their exquisite food and impeccable service, embody traditional Thai hospitality and culinary excellence.

For those who have already visited, most will agree that Sabai Thai is one of the best Thai restaurants in the country. While they offer an à la carte menu, their Set Menu, priced at QAR 179 per person, is a standout option if you want to try their best dishes.

The food at Sabai Thai is a true culinary experience, bringing the vibrant flavours of Thailand to your table. Each dish is meticulously crafted to balance the signature Thai elements of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy, creating a harmonious and memorable dining experience.

Yum Som (Thai pomelo, cashewnut, shrimp, spring onion, dried coconut, tamarind dressing)
Yum Som (Thai pomelo, cashewnut, shrimp, spring onion, dried coconut, tamarind dressing)
Goong Slong (Crispy prawn served with sweet chili sauce)
Goong Slong (Crispy prawn served with sweet chili sauce)
Nua Laab Kua (bbq beef ribs, roasted rice, chili flakes and herb crumb)
Nua Laab Kua (bbq beef ribs, roasted rice, chili flakes and herb crumb)
Som Tum Goong Yang (green papaya salad, grilled prawn, carrot, long bean, cherry tomato, chili, garlic, peanut, fresh lime dressing)
Som Tum Goong Yang (green papaya salad, grilled prawn, carrot, long bean, cherry tomato, chili, garlic, peanut, fresh lime dressing)
Gai Satay (grilled marinated chicken skewers, peanut sauce)
Gai Satay (grilled marinated chicken skewers, peanut sauce)
Yum Nuea Yang (beef spicy salad with grapes, fresh lime dressing)
Yum Nuea Yang (beef spicy salad with grapes, fresh lime dressing)

From the appetisers like the Yum Som with its refreshing mix of pomelo, shrimp, and tamarind dressing, to the Goong Slong, which offers a delightful crunch with its crispy prawn paired with sweet chili sauce, the starters set the stage for an exceptional meal. Special mention also to the Nua Laab Kua that honestly can be served as a main course with its succulent BBQ beef ribs. The soups on the other hand, such as the Tom Yum Goong, are aromatic and rich, packed with herbs and spices that warm the soul.

Tom Yum Goong (spicy and sour soup, mushroom, lemongrass, galangal, chili, shallot, kaffir lime leaf, chili paste)
Tom Yum Goong (spicy and sour soup, mushroom, lemongrass, galangal, chili, shallot, kaffir lime leaf, chili paste)
Tom Klong Pla Yang (pan seared sea-bass spice and sour smoked dry fish soup, mushroom tomato and herbs)
Tom Klong Pla Yang (pan seared sea-bass spice and sour smoked dry fish soup, mushroom tomato and herbs)

The main courses continue to impress with dishes like the Pad Thai Goong (a personal favourite), a perfect blend of textures and flavours with its combination of rice noodles, tofu, beansprouts, and a tangy tamarind sauce. For a heartier option, the Nua Pad Nam Man Hoy features tender beef and vegetables in a savoury oyster sauce. The Keang Kewa Wan Gai presents a nice blend of vibrant green curry infused with Thai eggplants, the subtle heat of chili, the earthy freshness of coriander roots, and the fragrant sweetness of basil, all enveloping tender chicken pieces. Meanwhile, Ped Sauce Makam offers a contrast with its crispy braised duck complemented by the crunchy texture of fried shallots.

Pad Thai Goong (fried rice noodles, tofu, beansprout, egg, sweet turnip, peanut, tamarind sauce)
Pad Thai Goong (fried rice noodles, tofu, beansprout, egg, sweet turnip, peanut, tamarind sauce)
Nua Pad Nam Man Hoy (beef, mushroom, capsicum, onion, spring onion, oyster sauce)
Nua Pad Nam Man Hoy (beef, mushroom, capsicum, onion, spring onion, oyster sauce)
Keang Kewa Wan Gai (green curry, thai eggplants, chili, coriander roots, sweet basil, chicken)
Keang Kewa Wan Gai (green curry, thai eggplants, chili, coriander roots, sweet basil, chicken)
Ped Sauce Makam (crispy braised duck, fried shallot, tamarind sauce, crushed cashew nuts)
Ped Sauce Makam (crispy braised duck, fried shallot, tamarind sauce, crushed cashew nuts)

Desserts at Sabai Thai are a perfect finale, with offerings like I-tim Kati, a creamy coconut ice cream served with pistachios and baked pumpkin, and the favourite Thai dessert Khao Niaw Mamuang, famously known as Mango Sticky Rice.

I-tim kati (coconut ice cream and pistachio served with bake pumpkin)
I-tim kati (coconut ice cream and pistachio served with bake pumpkin)
Khao Niaw Mamuang (thai mango served with sweet sticky rice and coconut cream)
Khao Niaw Mamuang (thai mango served with sweet sticky rice and coconut cream)

Truly, every dish at Sabai Thai prove the restaurant’s commitment to quality and authenticity rooted from the rich culinary landscape of Thailand.

If you want to try this awesome offer, you can call them directly at 3359 8514. Please note that booking in advance is required for the set menu offering. You can also ask about customising their set menu, according to your budget. They’ll gladly walk you through to tailor your dining experience to your preferences.

Sabai Thai Set Menu
QAR179 per person
Available for advance bookings at 3359 8514

Explore other offerings at Sabai Thai and more outlets at The Westin here.


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Author: Weslee Dizon

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