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Sabuy Sabuy

Map5231 College Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 653-8587
  • Thai
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This virtual hut, near College Avenue’s intersection with Broadway, does a remarkable job with an extensive menu of Thai standards, balancing authentic elements (kaffir lime, lemongrass, fish sauce) and making your brow sweat when you ask for dishes “Thai spicy” or hot. The thin-sliced beef in the Panang curry is lean and tender; the laab gai (minced chicken salad) can be a bit dry, but the flavors dance; and the tom yum goong sparkles with hot and sour accents and fresh prawns. Venture away from run-of-the-mill offerings like pad thai and try some of the more complex carnivore and vegetarian stir-fries, and be sure to sample the special miang kam, a labor-intensive appetizer in which you place various ingredients (including peanut, dried-shrimp, roasted coconut, green chile, ginger, red onion, and a sweet sauce—but no pickled garlic or Thai chiles on our visit) in a spinach leaf for a one-bite flavor bomb. The surroundings are cramped and a bit worn, but the service is friendly and quick. Lunch and dinner daily.

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Location: Oakland-Rockridge
Price: $
Features: Beer And Or Wine
Credit Cards Accepted

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