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Thai Cult Favorite Sab-E-Lee to Expand, Spin Off New Eatery

More seating, finally.

Established in 2008, Sab-E-Lee has amassed a loyal and dedicated following, who pile into the restaurant's cozy (ok, cramped) dining room for its not for the faint-hearted, fiery Issan-style cuisine from northeastern Thailand.

The owners branched into North County in late 2012, opening a second restaurant in Rancho Penasquitos, and the good news for metro San Diego fans is that we're hearing via Chowhound and the tipline about more expansion news.

Eater has learned that Sab-E-Lee will move its Linda Vista restaurant into a larger, stand-alone space across the street that used to house Bale Restaurant & Deli (6925 Linda Vista Rd., Set B).

The full menu will transfer over when the switch happens in December. At that time, Sab-E-Lee will launch a different concept at its original Ulric Street location; the restaurant says the new menu is still being finalized but it'll likely be based around variations of noodle soup.

The Original Sab-E-Lee

2405 Ulric Street, San Diego, CA 92111 858-650-6868

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