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THE SABA WAY

THE SABA WAY OUR STORY Reviews

THE SABA WAY

Chef James

Our Team

Welcome to a Thai Kitchen, a lot of our kitchen team have been with us since we opened. We think of ourselves as a warm and caring family at Saba To Go and like every family, we are completely unlike any other. We have our own way of doing and seeing — our very own sense of how things should be and we call this the Saba Way. Some are brothers, Husband & wife, Uncle or just great friends. All are part of our very special team here at Saba To Go.


Alan, Operations Director

Alan Cadden is the Manager of Saba To Go Takeaways & Wine stores. Alan has worked in the food industry since he was a young boy working in the wash up of his parents restaurant The Asgard in Westport, Co.Mayo. Alan spent a lot of time training along side his father in the kitchen, going on to do a Diploma in Hotel Management & Business Studies at Shannon College of Hotel Management. Training in Switzerland & London. He returned to Ireland in 2000 to open his own Restaurant in Castlebar Co.Mayo, expanding his business with his brother Mark they opened Bar One in Castlebar. In 2008 Alan moved to Dublin to work with his brother Paul Cadden who was opening Saba To Go in Rathmines.

ALAN STG2

Paul & Alan

Paul, Founder

It was early 2006 and I had found a location on Clarendon Street that felt just right. I wanted to ensure that the food served was as authentic as possible. I had worked with Taweesak (Tao) previously but had heard he had gone back to Thailand for good. My father and I travelled together to Bangkok and met Tao for lunch. I told him about my plan for the restaurant and that I was looking for chefs. He said that he already had commitments in Thailand himself, but he would make enquiries on my behalf.

Later that night we met again for dinner in a restaurant on the Chao Praya River. Tao brought four familiar faces: Paek, Lek, Ting and Addy — I had worked with all of them before. Tao announced that he and the others all wanted to be a part of the new project and would come back to Dublin and work with me. It was an emotional moment. By the end of April, we got our keys for SABA and we opened our doors to the public for the first time on September 12th 2006. Since then, our family has grown. As we celebrate another branch to our tree in Baggot Street, I’m delighted to say that many of the original team are still with us. We continue to grow together.


Tao, Executive Chef

My name is Taweesak (Tao) Trakoolwattana and I’m the ninth child in a family of twelve. Each child had their own jobs around the house. Mine was to accompany my mother to the market every day to buy food and help prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner. She was my first teacher.

I qualified as a chef in 1987 and started my training in five-star hotels in Phuket and Bangkok. In 1994, I went to Germany where I realised that good Thai food is very popular outside of Thailand.

In 2002, I came to Ireland and it was during this time that I worked with Paul. After a few years, we went our separate ways but still remained friends. When Paul came to Bangkok in 2006 and told me about his plan, I was immediately excited and returned to Dublin with four chefs. Working in SABA and SABA To Go is like working with one big family. This is the reason I’m happy to call Ireland my home.

Paul & Tao

OUR STORY

About Saba To Go

SABA To Go is a sister restaurant of SABA, our award winning restaurant on Clarendon Street, Dublin 2. In the last year, we have added two more branches to our family tree. SABA To Go in Windy Arbour, Dundrum opened in October, 2015 and SABA To Go in Deansgrange opened in February 2017.

We believe everyone should eat great food every day, no matter where you are or what you’re doing. That’s why you can find authentic and nutritious food at the SABA To Go take-aways.

Order fresh, restaurant quality dishes, pick up a delicious bottle of wine or why not indulge in one of our homemade desserts for the perfect night in.
Sanook! [Enjoy!]

Saba To Go Exterior Windy Arbour


Love healthy food? Love Saba to Go

At Saba to Go, we want you to feel good. That’s why we’ve created a new menu that gives you more healthy options than ever before and more information so you can make great choices. Try the food our hunter gatherer ancestors thrived on for millennia with our new Paleo dishes. Choose to stay trim with Saba Light and Saba Slim options. Order low GI to feel fuller for longer. Choose the very freshest, nutrient rich ingredients in authentic, naturally dairy and gluten free dishes. Choose all the convenience and taste of a takeaway, only now, also choose to eat healthy, live well and feel amazing.

The food we serve is healthy and nutritious — always. We aim for authenticity. That means valuing the knowledge and skills of our Thai and Vietnamese staff. Where possible they work with genuine, Asian-sourced ingredients to create great dishes just like back home; we fly fresh herbs and vegetables direct from Bangkok once a week. Otherwise, we source from Irish producers of quality.

The guilt-free takeaway!

Phad Thai

Our menu is Low GL and suitable for customers on the 5:2 diet. Our menu has a combination of allergen symbols and all dishes have been calorie counted and labelled

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • SABA SLIM under 250 calories (suitable for 5:2 fast diet)
  • SABA LIGHT under 400 calories (suitable for 5:2 fast diet)
  • Paleo

All our dishes at SABA also have a very Low glycemic load meaning they do NOT spike your insulin. Our dishes are wholesome and the more fibre, protein or fat in a food the less it will spike your insulin. For example, WHITE rice will spike insulin if eaten alone but mix with a coconut milk based curry and it will take down the overall glycemic load. Opt for brown rice, this is naturally low on the glycemic index because of its high fibre content.

We know life has gotten a lot faster, but hopefully we can help by providing you with delicious and healthy food — whenever, wherever. Ireland’s healthiest take away delivering nutritious, hot food to your desk or home.

Lee & Daniel Saba To Go


Our Kids Menu

Saba is part of the “Kids Size Me” joint initiative from the Nutrition and Health Foundation (NHF) and Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI). We offer super food for super little people so make sure to check out our Kids section on our menu.

Muire & George


Friends of the Earth

We are delighted to have teamed up with Friends of the Earth and help them raise awareness of the huge challenges facing us. At Saba To Go we have committed to donating 50cents for every Green Curry we sell.
Friends of the Earth campaigns for environmental justice and sustainability. We believe in sustainable development – meeting the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. And we believe in fair shares – too often the poorest communities in the world are denied access to the natural resources essential to life, such as fresh water, while rich countries consume and pollute recklessly. Here in Ireland our top priority right now is to ensure this country does its fair share to prevent runaway climate change. You can play your part by signing up to Act for Climate. Together we can shift the balance.”
Green Curry 3 - Dinner

We’d like to think we react to our customer’s enquiries with speed and sincerity. Please call or email us if you have any feedback, we have a brilliant team standing by to assist you.

Thanks for your support,
The Team at Saba To Go

Reviews

Excellent takeaway. I have eaten from here and also their restaurant in the city centre. I highly recommend Saba for Thai food. We ate at the restaurant first and then discovered they have a takeaway down the road from us. I was a bit dubious about ordering from the takeaway as I was blown away by the quality of the food in the restaurant and I was skeptical that the takeaway version would measure up. I was completely wrong. The takeaway tastes exactly the same as the restaurant. It's amazing!

I ordered the massaman chicken curry with rice and it's so tasty. We also got the prawn crackers, which are really crispy and taste great. The portions are large so my husband and I usually share the main with rice.

Curryfiend27 - Trip Advisor

Delicious, healthy, tasty takeaway - that never disappoints! Last time when I was ordering, the friendly staff let us know our order could be part of one of their meal deals to save... and they offer many good vegetarian and fish options.

Rani S - Trip Advisor

Love lazy Fridays and after a hard week of work and BBQ's, we wanted something fresh & tasty. Saba To Go offers an amazing value meal, consisting of delicious spring rolls, two mains and a lovely bottle of house red wine, all at as steal for €32.00. I had the massaman curry and my boyfriend the pad Thai both were delicious. The house red a yummy merlot washed it down nicely. I can't wait for next date night.

TraceyMoran - Trip Advisor

We get lunch catered for our office every month and Saba To Go is without doubt one of the favourites among the team. So many great options; always arrives on time, hot and fresh, customised and personalised per individual order. Couldn't ask for a better service!

Emma Byrne - Currency Fair

Saba To Go came to Mink for our Christmas Party in our flagship store in Ballsbridge, and it was the perfect mix of delicious food, super wine, and excellent service. It was a unique request to see could they cater for 40+ people in a salon environment, and Alan was just so helpful, it was a pleasure. Our team left with Saba To Go boxes, which was a lovely touch at the end of the night. I would highly recommend their catering, the whole experience was first class.

Mink

Saba To Go recently catered for a private party of 30 people, excellent service from start to finish, food was delicious, enjoyed by all and very reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend for party catering.

N O'Shea

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