Chef Pawichada Thanaphibun

Pawichada Thanaphibun is the Chef de cuisine of Sabai Thai restaurant, She brings with her a wealth of experience from some of the top Thai restaurants in five-star hotels.

Pawichada discovered her passion for food and cooking at a young age and was inspired by her grandmother, whom she learnt all the techniques of authentic Thai cuisine. Starting her career in 1999 in Thailand, she then moved to several restaurants in the GCC gaining significant experience before moving to join The Westin Doha Hotel and Spa in early 2018.

Chef Pawi, tell us about your best childhood memory & dish:

I spent my childhood in Isaan in the North Eastern side of Thailand. I have  very good memories as my mother used to make the best dishes ever, one of my favourite was the traditional Papaya salad she makes for me.

Tell us about your favorite dish that you can find here at The Westin Doha:

My favourite dish is the green curry, which is one of the signature Sabai Thai dishes.

What is your top home cooking tip for all the budding chef's out there?

Be passionate about every dish your are cooking, always follow the recipe and be consistent. You are a good chef if you can cook the same food with the same taste and presentation every single time.


Sabai Thai

Located At Salwa Road, Fereej Bin Mahmoud, Zone 23, Doha, QA

+97444921733 +97433598514 Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation
  • Sunday to Friday Lunch 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Dinner 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Happy Hour 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday Brunch 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM