Over a year after it was officially announced, and much speculation that it would never happen, Sa Bai, a casual upscale Asian restaurant, has finally opened at the corner of 5th and Jefferson Streets, across from the Convention Center. Described by owner/manager Saveth Yun, as a mix of 90% thai, 10% sushi, the restaurant will seat about 140 guests. Previously Mr Yun was the general manager of Teak Thai Cuisine in Cincinnati.
He also tells us that he has plans for live music on the patio later in the summer. The patio will seat another 80 guests. The restaurant will serve lunch Mon – Fri, from 11am – 2:30pm with prices in the $6-$8 range. Dinner service will start at 5pm seven day a week. He expects dinner will be served until 9 or 10pm, but will have to see what traffic dictates.
Yun says diners should expect to spend $10 – $15 on dinner entrees. Happy Hours will be offered, but details weren’t firm yet on what that will include.
Sa Bai will be able to offer groups private seating, either in a curtained off section in the main dining room for about 40 or in the back room by the sushi bar for larger groups. For more information call the restaurant at 535-2900. Yun says while he’s registered the domain name, he hasn’t had time to get the website working yet, but will soon.
There is free parking under the Transportation parking garage off Stone Street, where Neon Movies visitors used to park. (Neon guests can now park for free across the street in the old bus station lot). Let us know your impressions if you dine at Sa Bai, in the comments below.