Good Works

The Saba Way is a charitable way

We believe in doing good as a happy
consequence, so we’ve chosen to support
a number of very deserving charities.

Friends of the Earth

To help SABA and SABA TO GO give back to the planet, we’ve teamed up with Friends of the Earth, the world’s largest network of environmental groups.

Bringing you bona fide Thai and Vietnamese ingredients can rack up some air miles, so for every green curry sold, we make a donation to Friends of the Earth in support of its terrific work for environmental justice and sustainability.

“As well as doing great food SABA wants to do good. Its support over the years has helped Friends of the Earth highlight climate change and the need for action. Our partnership has gone from strength to strength; in 2015 SABA sponsored our calendar of spectacular photographs from a changing arctic by Daragh Muldowney.”

Oisín Coghlan, Friends of the Earth

Anam Cara

Anam Cara does incredible work supporting parents and families after bereavement. We’ve been privileged to help them with their fund raisers.

“SABA has been our choice for Anam Cara’s Dublin Charity lunch for the past five years. It is our most popular fundraising event each year and is sold out way in advance of the date. Why? Well it could be the welcome our guests receive from Paul, Peter and the team when they arrive through the door, greeted by one of SABA’s famous cocktails. It could also be the delicious food cooked by Tao and his team with a wonderful choice, no matter if you like it spicy or not! Or maybe it’s the ambience that ensures our guests relax and enjoy their afternoon with the friendly SABA team delivering attentive service with a smile.

Personally, I think it’s all of the above. Working with Paul and the management team in planning this event, they really do everything to make sure it will be a success and that is why Anam Cara goes back each year, we know this event will continue to be the number one charity lunch in Dublin.” Sharon Vard, Chief Executive


The Christina Noble Foundation

Driven by her own traumatic and poverty stricken early years in Ireland, Christina Noble set up the foundation to help alleviate child poverty in Vietnam and Mongolia and give all children the right to a happy and safe childhood.

“The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation has held its annual fundraising dinner in SABA restaurant from 2012 to 2014. They have been fantastic events, raising thousands of euros for our work with very disadvantaged children in Vietnam and Mongolia. SABA has been a great partner.”

Lilian Harris, Chairperson — Giving Children Back Their Childhood.


Crumlin Children’s Hospital

SABA: The Cookbook is a tremendous collection of authentic and doable Thai and Vietnamese recipes that tells the story of SABA’s first five years. It’s also the winner of a Gourmand Award, the highest honour the cookbook world has to give. But most important of all, proceeds from this book go to the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and to the Thai Red Cross Society.

“It was with great pride that the team at SABA used the story of its business to produce a cookbook, so beautiful and so authentic, that it would benefit the children at the hospital now and long into the future. The proceeds from SABA:The Cookbook, contributed to the opening of the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the hospital, a world-class facility to many hundreds of children across the country annually.”

Johann Fox, Crumlin Children’s Hospital

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Thai Red Cross

Thanks to the huge success of SABA:The Cookbook, we were able to donate €3,500 of proceeds to the Thai Red Cross in 2013. This society is a major humanitarian organisation in Thailand, providing services as part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Tao was delighted to visit their headquarters in Bangkok, to give them the cheque from the proceeds of SABA’s cookbook.

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