Shouldn’t it be Sabio by the Docks? But whatever the name, the eclectic decor is really cool, especially the antler chandeliers, reminding me of the awesome TV series, Hannibal. If you choose to sit inside, when the josper grill fires up, the interior smells of charcoal. And naturally the highlights are Spanish tapas from josper grill.
El Cerdo ($21, above) is pig shoulder cooked in josper grill. It was very oily but we didn’t care because it was very delicious, tasted a little like char siew sauce, sweet and with a nice bite. The non-josper grill item, cava scallops ($16, below) in creamy white wine sauce, was nice, nothing special but nothing amiss. Ask for bread to dip in the sauce.
For carbs, the paella negra ($25, below), or squid ink paella stuffed with seafood like fish, clams, mussels, and prawns, tasted like mui fan, a hawker dish. Among the paellas I have, this won’t be my favorite, but my eating companion liked it.
The caramel lava cake ($15) was nice too, but I can’t help but to think it was a copy of La Cantine, which is under the same Deliciae Group as Sabio. Concepts shouldn’t repeat.
Good ambience (good for dates and large groups), nice food, and great service with courteous, efficient, and knowledgable servers like the Indian server, the Chinese non-spectacled guy with chipmunk cheeks, and a girl with ponytail. Kudos to them for providing such excellent service. Including 2 glasses of white sangria (2x$12), we spent $120 for two. Costly, but what do you expect? We were by the
31 Ocean Way, Quayside Isle #01-02 Singapore 098375
T: 6690 7568
M-Th 12-10pm, F & Sat 12pm-12am, Sun 10.30am-10pm
Sabio by the Sea Menu
Rating: 3.531/5 sailors
Written by A. Nathanael Ho.