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Sa Bai Thong

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2840 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3644
+1 608-238-3100
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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203 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This has been one of our go to restaurants for over 15 years for our visits to Madison. We always talk about trying someplace new, but the convenient location, excellent service and delicious meals keep us coming back. We almost always have at least one curry (the Masaman is a favorite with the squash and peanuts) and the Mango with... More 

Thank Stephanie S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We were on vacation and wanted to have some Thai food and compare it to our experience in the Milwaukee area. We were disappointed to say the least. I would not rave about this place. The chicken satay had pieces of chicken that were grilled and perfectly uniform in shape. This suggested to me it came out of a frozen... More 

Thank 570maryellen
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

10 of us from out of town decided to go on a Friday night, at the recommendation of our local friend. They were very accommodating, even for people splitting dishes, the food came quickly and correctly. They do have a limit of 6 separate checks, which was fine for us. The tip was included at a very reasonable rate. And... More 

Thank petiroja
Madison, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was invited to this place. I liked the food there. But I felt the restaurant was a little cramped. The tables were pretty close and that made me a little uncomfortable. Another con was the smell of non-vegetarian food. I go to restaurants that serve non-vegetarian food but when the smell is overpowering, it gets difficult for me. I... More 

Thank lex_pri
Marinette, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We ordered spring rolls, chicken satay and volcano chicken for lunch - plenty for 2 of us to share! The peanut sauce was especially tasty and had a nice texture. We loved the batter for the volcano chicken - it was a very crisp tempura-type crust. We will stop in during a future trip to Madison.

Thank Robin-in-WI
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I am a big fan of thai food and since I just recently moved here in Madison, I am in search for the best thai restaurant in town. The first time my husband and I dine here, we had a great time. The staff was very accommodating and we had a great time eating, althouigh the food is not the... More 

Thank rsoul18
Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

My son and I visited he University location, having seen this restaurant on the Isthmus Reader's Choice magazine. My son had the pad Thai, and I ordered another dish that the waitress suggested. An egg roll, spring roll and summer roll were all good but nothing outstanding. Our dinners were nothing special either.

Thank traveladdict3400
New York
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95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We got carry-out for dinner after "too much family & friends talking" & loved all of our 4 different dishes. The service was efficient & friendly. The food was delicious & when we told friends we'd gotten food at Sa Bai Thong, they all said, "Oh, their food is the best." Thus, it sounds like the locals all know how... More 

Thank BaliloverNewYork
Evansville, Wisconsin
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

A favorite Madison Thai restaurant. Although located in a smaller strip mall it is worth seeking out. This location has been here many years; so, although the atmosphere is not very appealing it is worth seeking out for the great food. We recently ate here on a warm Wisconsin summer evening. Although not really a patio, there is seating outside... More 

Thank Bryant K
Macomb, IL
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130 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Recently I visited Madison, WI and was taken to Sa Bai Thong by my dear cousin. The restaurant is very close to her house, in a congested strip mall. I ordered ( I think) #58 , a delicious concoction of veggies and choice of meat for $8.95. Lunch included a modest lettuce salad with a interesting peanut sprinkling and a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2840 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-3644
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-238-3100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?