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“gracious service - superb food”

Sa Bai Thai Cuisine
Ranked #342 of 4,673 Restaurants in Portland
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

pleasant surprise - a small, pleasant Thai restaurant hidden away
east of I-205 - great addition on the east side. Good variety of
dishes, brown rice to order...

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Reviewed 16 March 2016

This has just become our new favorite Thai place. Each dish is made fresh to order, no cross contamination We both had ours made gluten free and it tastes the same. I had to ask to make sure because it was so good. Pad Thai was excellent and so was the Basil fried rice. Oh and spice, we like it hot and hot it was...yum! They make their own sauces (the ones they sit on the table in case you need it hotter).

Quaint little place tucked away in what I'd consider a hole in the wall (they are my favorite). Has about 10 tables, busy little place and quite reasonably priced. The staff answered our questions, checked on us and we're very friendly.

We will be back.

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Thank Jill F
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Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

I had the Panang and Red Curry and the Pad Thai. While the Pad Thai was a tad sweeter than I normally like it, it was fresh and delicious. The Red Curry wasn't as sweet as the Panang Curry, so I thought it was a tad better. The service and staff are both excellent. The food is fresh and excellent.

Thank Kevin W
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

Clustered around the hip, core of Portland are the best places in the world to eat - with food for everyone - the carnivore, the gluten free, the cave man, the vegetarian. All can dine on organic, creative, fresh live foods. Foodies flourish in Portland, well, in Portland's core. As the less well-healed are pushed east of I-205, east of 82nd avenue into East Multnomah County the diversity of the communities increases, the strip malls with cheap packaged foods sit like vultures ready to take anything from anyone. The area from Airport Way to Marine drive is highly industrialized, there are a few chain hotels, mediocre chain restaurants, and a handful fast food joints you'd expect. And in the middle sits one of the best Thai restaurants. Abounding with obvious and determined care, the food is fresh, the environment real, and the experience refreshing.
We had the Tom Kha Soup, Basil Fried Rice with Chicken and the Pad Kee Mao. We are both gluten free - and they cater to that as well! More than we could eat, we took some home and it was fabulous later.
Seriously some of the best Thai food anywhere - we just returned from San Franscisco, where we were underwhelmed with our dining experiences compared to Portland.
They cater to the industries surrounding the area - such as Danner Boot and Home Depot - and indeed have roots in these businesses bringing a true gift to the area. The restaurant sits in an unassuming strip mall typical of the area. Right down the street beyond the 122nd Avenue Portland Fire Bureau and local K-Mart. Keep driving east on Sandy Blvd.
If you're landing at the airport and are hungry - this would make a good first destination. You'd see a real, far from hip side of Portland. If you live in Portland, and flock to the treasure trove of dining surrounding Portland's many bridges head east for a wonderful dining adventure.

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Thank rvr2mtn
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile
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