New in Arcadia: SaBai Modern Thai

Two restaurant industry vets have just opened a sleek new Thai restaurant in an Arcadia space that used to be a fast food joint.

SaBai Modern Thai, at 4121 E. Thomas Rd., is owned by husband-and-wife team Eric and Atchara (Holly) Willis. He was a manager at Wrigley Mansion for a decade, while she was a manager at Tempe's Thai Basil

Unlike many Thai restaurants, where the menu lists more than 100 items, SaBai's simple offerings include half a dozen appetizers and 15 entrees, including salmon filet in green curry, pad thai, tom yum (coconut milk soup), and crab wontons. 

While the building used to house a short-lived location of Tortas El Guero, and before that, a Wendy's, the Willises have changed up the look with clean, minimalist decor.

Barely a month old, the restaurant doesn't have a liquor license yet, but one is in the works.

SaBai is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Call 602-954-8774 for more info.

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The food here was good and featured very typical offerings. The prices for dinner though are pretty high and the portions really small (think only getting 2 pieces of shrimp in an order of pad Thai). Despite this lunch seems to be doing pretty well on my last visit.

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