Serves meat, vegan options available. Advertises vegetarian food and has a vegan menu with a few appetizers (spring rolls, mock chicken satay, veggie tempura), a couple of salads, and different entrees including different curries, pad thai, and drunken noodles. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-10:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-11:00pm, Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

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28 Reviews

First Review by JustBee


Points +365

23 Jul 2023

Cozy Atmosphere

The vegan menu at Sab Lai Thai Kitchen offers a great variety of dishes that are packed with flavor. Highly recommend giving it a try!

Pros: Excellent service, Wide range of options available, Quality and freshness



Points +335

22 Jul 2023

Has a vegan menu

Extensive vegan menu with several options for appetizers & entrees. The Thai iced coffee can be made with non-dairy milk. Really good food! I recommend the tofu larb.

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-22


Points +28

08 Jul 2023

5 Stars

Wow, so many vegan options, I had a hard time choosing just one. So I had the vegan sampler platter. Excellent it came with 3 sauces, and a side salad. Could feed 2 people if you are a small eater like myself.
Service, impeccable! Fast, friendly, and very accommodating.

Pros: The friendliness of all the staff members., Nice atmosphere , Nice decor

Cons: Nothin to complain about!


Points +1665

02 Jul 2023

A full page of vegan dishes!

So many options! I had the vegan drunken noodles, and it was delicious. Friendly and fast service, as well.


Points +45

30 Apr 2023

So many vegan appetizers!

This was a lovely place for dinner on a weekday. The service was fast and the restaurant is clean and comfortable. I ordered the vegan appetizer sampler plate, the ginger tea, and the mixed vegetables with rice (can’t remember what it was called on the menu). I filled. Up on the appetizers and ended up taking the entree home to eat for lunch the next night. Enough vegan options to visit again.

Pros: Lots of vegan appetizers , Lots of vegan entrees

Cons: Downtown prices


Points +165

27 Apr 2023

Easy and good take out

I had the vegan vegetable delight. Which I ordered for take out. Food was fast and good. They have a vegan section in their take out ordering which made it easy to see what was available.


Points +41

Mostly Veg
03 Mar 2023

Great Thai in the Gaslamp District

Great (and many!) vegan choices. Food is yummy 😋

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Great food, Reasonable prices


Points +21

07 Feb 2023

Separate vegan menu

Nice choices, separate vegan menu, deducting one star because of too much oil in the food


Points +188

05 Oct 2022

Great vegan options

Had the drunken noodles and the pad Thai and both were tasty

Pros: Nice location , Pretty interior


Points +82

22 Sep 2022

Vegan option near ball park

I'm visiting from out of town and wanted to find a vegan option near Petco park before a Padres game. I did not want a veggie dog. I stepped in and I figured it would be pricy based on the decor but it was very reasonable. They have a vegan section in the pack of the menu. The veggie tempura was not bad but was much heavier than I have eaten in a while since it was deep fried. At first I thought the tofu pad Thai was going to be a bust, but after it cooled a bit the flavor really came out and it was delicious.

Pros: Separate vegan section of menu, Large portions, Good price

Cons: Heavy


Points +624

23 Jul 2022

Haiku review

Great vegan sampler
Service was a little slow
Location was good

Pros: Many vegan options, Spice tray upon request

Cons: Slow


Points +1219

15 Jun 2022

Just great

Big vegan section on the menu, food tastes amazing and the atmosphere is great. So all in all nothing bad to say. I can recommend the drunken noodles with mock chicken!


Points +48

29 May 2022

Great Thai food

Loved eating here. They have a pretty large vegan section. Absolutely delicious!

Pros: Lots of vegan choices, Fast service, Amazing food


Points +235

18 Feb 2022

Fab spot

So happy we found Sab Kai Thai Kitchen while wandering around the gaslamp quarter. The staff were all great, service was very fast and they constantly refilled our drinks. The menu is a good size, lots of options without being worryingly big. They have a clearly labeled vegan section with starters, mains and desserts. We got the assorted vegan sampler with the spring rolls and satay chicken being our stand out favourites. My boyfriend isn't vegan but was thoroughly impressed. The main course portions were huge and we could have happily shared one!

Updated from previous review on 2022-02-18

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Huge portions , Great service


Points +190

23 Jan 2022

Great location

Great service , several vegan options . #Veganuary

Pros: Several vegan options , Very friendly service , No waiting

Cons: Inside only while we were there


Points +74

08 Aug 2021

Lots of vegan options

Great vegan menu of their most popular non-vegan dishes. Great lil restaurant in the Gaslamp District

Pros: Separate vegan menu

Cons: None


Points +47

25 Jan 2020

Good option for vegetarian diet

I had the yellow curry with tofu and it was pretty good. Not option to requested it mild. Only CURRY, but still was good.

Pros: Some vegetarian options , Delicious fresh coconut water, Good service


Points +36

22 Nov 2019

Great taste, a ton of vegan options

Good for meat eaters and vegans alike.


Points +19865

25 Sep 2019

Delicious vegan options in a separate menu

This Thai restaurant in the very city center is convenient since it offers a separate vegan menu with many choices. I took the vegan mock-chicken with satay sauce and it was amazing (both the sauce and the mock-chicken). Their vegan pad thai was also very good. Portions were fair. The staff was friendly and helpful and the service was quick. Prices are a bit high but it's quality food, like in Thailand.

Pros: various vegan options clearly labelled, very good food, friendly staff

Cons: not 100% vegan, a bit pricey


Points +18

05 Jul 2019

Impressed with vegan options

They had a dedicated vegan menu and the food was really delicious. Highly recommend the Mock Chicken with Satay sauce appetiser. So yum!

Pros: A decent amount of vegan options, Food was delicious


Points +121

04 Jul 2019


I thought this place had some of the best Thai food I have had in a very long time. It could have been a little spicier but I did request medium and not hot. Tofu and soy "chicken" options for all dishes. Soy chicken was on it!! Clearly marked vegan foods.

Pros: Vegan section and foods clearly marked


Points +349

27 Jun 2019

Ok option for vegan Thai

I’ve had much better Thai food but this is certainly average which means good. Most people will like it.

Pros: Good food, Quick service , Plenty of clear vegan options


Points +116

29 Apr 2019

Great Food

We had a lovely meal. The appetizers & mains were all really tasty

Pros: Food was very reasonably priced, Several options available, patio was pet friendly, Can get beer from the pub next door

Cons: The seating outside is in a busy street


Points +130

16 Feb 2019

Not good; Smokey

I had the Pad Se Ew and veggie potstickers, both vegan. While I really appreciated that the menu clearly marked which items were vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free, unfortunately the food was just not good. The potstickers were okay but mushy, and the Pad Se Ew had an off flavor, the broccoli was undercooked, and it was just not appetizing. Plus the whole place smelled strongly like cigarette smoke, as though someone were smoking in the restaurant itself. It made me nauseous.

Pros: Clearly marked vegan options, Many vegan options

Cons: Food was not good, Smelled strongly of cigarette smoke


Points +681

29 Dec 2018

Not Funny

I was about to go here till I saw a facebook post, by them, implying it would be funny to slip dairy to a vegan. No thank you. I'll eat elsewhere.


Points +109

09 Dec 2018

Good vegan menu, eh Thai

The menu was very clearly labeled which is always nice. I got the red curry and it was good but not awesome. Needed more spices. A little boring. Def a good place for vegan food though! Also worth noting, the inside vibes/decorations are really nice. Much nicer than the outside portrays.


Points +337

23 Nov 2018

Delicious and great Vegan options

I loved the fact that they have a special page for vegans in their menu. The mock chicken is amazing and the restaurant is beautiful. Lunch for 2 with entree and tea costed U$ 45 and we were totally full

Pros: Mock chicken is delicious, Vegan page full of options, Beautiful place

Cons: Not cheap

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