A Hidden Thai Restaurant in Phuket
Sabai Corner is a beautiful Thai restaurant hidden in Phuket, not far from Kata Noi Beach. Only a few dedicated travellers will find it or try to find it. The food is good without being exceptional, but you will get much satisfaction just finding it and discovering the magnificent panoramic view of the nearby sea.
How to Get to Sabai Corner
If you have your car or motorbike, it’s not too difficult to find it because the road to it starts next to the well-known ‘Karon Viewpoint’ where almost everyone stops to take that iconic ‘3 beaches’ photos.
When driving south, take the road on the right just past the Karon viewpoint and drive almost to the end. On the way down, you might be tempted to stop at Heaven rooftop restaurant, which is also very nice, but this is not your destination for today. Just keep going down. You will also drive by a fun reggae bar with a panoramic balcony, and that is not your destination either, but you are approaching. Just past that reggae bar is a small street on the left side of the road that will take you to the elusive Sabai Corner restaurant.
The restaurant has a large parking, a covered area and a large terrace. It wasn’t busy when we arrived, so we could pick any table on the edge of the terrace. Come around 5.30 pm if you want to have time to enjoy the sunset, but the photos are even nicer if you keep shooting at the blue hour when the sky is dark enough to balance the lights of the restaurant.
What to Order
We ordered some Thai food, and it was great. We had a good old Tom Yum Goong, which was decently spicy (250 baht), a steamed fish with a lemon sauce that was good (490 baht), and a stir-fried crab with pepper (480 baht). The menu is long and well-illustrated, so everyone should find something to please them, even that famous ‘Som Tam’ at 120 baht.
Sabai Corner is not highly sophisticated, but who cares. It feels special and memorable. The team was very nice and attentive, so don’t forget to leave a nice tip! They don’t see that many customers down there.
Sabai Corner Photos
Sabai Corner Info
Location: Take the small road past Karon View Point and drive all the way down
Open: 10 am – 10 pm
Phone: 089 875 5525
Sabai Corner Map
If you are on mobile, add the map here: https://goo.gl/maps/mTTdu7uKzQi3VSwZ9.