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Sep 23, 2009 12:00 PM

Sab E Lee 2 set to open in November (San Diego)

Koby had mentioned his search for a new location, since his place gets pretty swamped. On Sunday, he told me he had some big news this week. Today when I dropped by for lunch he told me that he has signed a lease, and will open Sab E Lee 2. His current target date for opening is November 1, 2009

The location will be in Santee:

9159 Mission Gorge Road
Santee, CA 92071

In the former "Thai Style Restaurant" location.

Not to worry, the original Sab E Lee will remain open, with the current Chef and menu.

The new restaurant will feature most of the current menu's Issan-style dishes, but will also add on most of the "Thai" standards. Koby's friend, who he told me was a chef at a 4-star hotel in Bangkok will be handling the kitchen chores.

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  1. Awesome news, though I wonder if that location is too far away to mitigate the crowding in Linda Vista.

    Still, great for Koby. Glad he's seeing so much success.

    1. Good for Koby! I agree with Josh, though... Santee is a smidge far to make a difference, unless Koby is noticing a trend of people traveling far to dine at SEL. Has he given any thought to relocating the Linda Vista location to a larger spot?

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      1. re: geekyfoodie

        He was looking at the former location of Thai Cafe - but told me the kitchen needed a total overhaul. Rents at other places were way too high.

      2. Great news! I will be there!

        1. Awesome. That address is right by the 52 and 125 interchange, so it is actually a very quick drive off of the 8.

          I can't wait.

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          1. re: thirtyeyes

            So, Sab-E-Lee 2 AND Mary's Donuts? Talk about a winning combination. At least to me.

            1. re: geekyfoodie

              and they are walking distance to each other...

              1. re: Cathy

                and the Beverages 4 Less in the same strip mall probably has the best craft beer selection east of the 15.
                Be ready to chat with the owner for an hour though ;)

                1. re: MrKrispy

                  And be ready to try some beers with him. When I was there last he started opening bottles and giving us samples.

          2. Hopefully the people in East County will be happy!