Even though it is located along the main strip, Beacon Avenue in downtown Sidney, you probably haven’t noticed Sabhai Thai before. It’s tucked away from the street front, but is a must eat if you’re in the Sidney area.
We arrived on a Tuesday evening at around 5.00pm, and it was already busy as there were only two tables still available. Once seated, we ordered the Veggie Spring Rolls ($6.00) as an appetizer to share. The dish came with four spring rolls, more than enough to split between the two of us, and they were delicious. They were not greasy at all compared to some spring rolls we’ve had at other restaurants, and the filling was piping hot!
For our main courses, I ordered the Chicken Fried Rice ($11.00) and my wife ordered the Veggie Phad Thai ($9.00). You can pick your level of spiciness for your main dish, and we both chose mild. Depending on how spicy you like your food, you may want to pick one level higher, which is probably what we’ll do next time we dine here. The food arrived quickly even though it was very busy, and lived up to the standards of our appetizer. It came with enough chicken to satisfy the carnivore in me, and the rice was crispy and spicy, and tossed in the middle of it all were some diced tomatoes. Again, it wasn’t very greasy compared to some other fried rice dishes I’ve had before. My wife’s Veggie Pad Thai was equally delicious, with plenty of carrots, spring onions, tofu, and enough sauce to keep the whole dish tasty.
Overall, this was a better than expected Thai meal. It doesn’t look like much from the outside (if you don’t miss it entirely), but we recommend you visit Sabhai Thai next time you’re in Sidney. Make sure you get there early, because by the time we left at around 6pm, there was already a line waiting for tables.
Sabhai Thai Restaurant
2493 Beacon Avenue
Sidney, BC V8L 1X9