About Sabai Thai Richmond

Stylish and contemporary, Richmond’s Sabai Thai on Church Street is a standout for quality and flavour. Whether it’s for lunch, dinner or drinks, the restaurant tantalises diners with its soul-satisfying dishes, exotic aromas and gorgeous setting. The cuisine at Melbourne’s Sabai Thai pleases all the senses, not only through taste and smell, but also visually, with dishes that are as impressive to look at as they are to eat. Popular options here include the yellow curry made with free-range chicken and potato, the twice cooked pork belly, the braised duck in red curry with Thai eggplant, snake beans and cherry tomatoes, as well as the slow-braised lamb shank massaman cooked with potato and cashews and served with a side of roti. For dessert, indulge in the coconut ice cream, the Thai Tea pannacotta or the steamed pandan pudding to finish up on the right note. Booking ahead is highly recommended.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm


Sabai Thai Richmond
460 Church Street, Richmond
Melbourne 3121

Menu Highlights


Light Bites

Soft shell crab sliders

apple slaw

Wok tossed tofu

herbs, salted chili, fried shallots poached prawn served on top prawn cracker

Salt & pepper squid

squid fresh herbs, chili, sweet soy and ginger


Authentic old school pad Thai

rice noodles, free range eggs, garlic, Chinese chives, tofu, bean sprouts & cashews +chicken $4, +prawns $6

Braised duck in red curry

snake beans, Thai eggplant & cherry tomatoes

Fish of the day

Whole baked fish, baby bok choy, mushrooms, ginger & soy


Steamed pandan, coconut & palm sugar puddings



mini magnum, kahlua, espresso, toasted coconut

Thai Tea Pannacotta

coconut crumble, berries

16 Sabai Thai Richmond Reviews

16 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
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Kendrah Y.3 months ago · 1 review

Fantastic food and lovely service. Dining at Sabai is always a real treat. It's a really lovely experience and we can highly recommend visiting. You wont be disappointed.

Jason A.6 months ago · 1 review

Great place to eat with friendly service and a chilled vibe. Roti would probably be the best I have had although serving sizes could be a little bigger.

Mayumi H.6 months ago · 7 reviews

The best Thai dishes for us in Melbourne! The taste, service and the cost peformance are stunning. We would recommend to our friends most difinately.

Karli C.7 months ago · 2 reviews

We had an enjoyable night at Sabai Thai. Our meals so were delicious. Great, authentic Thai food with a happy atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

Abby L.2 months ago · 3 reviews

Fabulous food at very reasonable prices. Everything we ordered was delicious; the yellow curry, the lamb shank curry which was melt-in-the -mouth, very tender prawn and calamari stir-fry, tasty crab sliders and a classic pad thai. Restaurant was very accommodating as we were held up with our arrival time, although service could have been more attentive once we were there; it was hard to get wait staff's attention. Very disappointed that their Thai version of Bombe Alaska wasn't available.

claudine m.7 months ago · 1 review

A great seafood green curry! The ambience of the restaurant is great and the staff are very friendly. I would highly recommend Sabai for a quick meal as the food comes out fast and you can be in and out in a short time.

Theresa C.a year ago · 2 reviews

We have been coming here since it opened almost two years ago.....really love the food - it's fresh and delicious. I hope it continues now that they have a second restaurant on Bridge Road.

Rosalind B.2 years ago · 1 review

The service and ambiance were great and the food was excellent! Would love to go again and recommend it to our friends. There was an error in the bill but it was soon corrected.

Lynn F.a year ago · 1 review

Really nice food and reasonably priced. BYO which I always appreciate despite the corkage charge and an ice bucket for the white. Pleasant atmosphere and good service. Will eat here again if in the area.

Lucy O.a year ago · 2 reviews

Excellent as usual. So lucky to have this genuine family run Thai restaurant in Richmond. Massaman lamb shank is a must. They were very busy, but service was great.