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Jay Fai has long been a street food icon, and for good reason — the begoggled chef’s signature crispy golden-brown crab omelets are simply unparalleled...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It boils down to this - it isn't worth the wait. I know you watched Chef's Table, but the story is better than the food. Took 3 hours waiting outside, 1 hour at the table before food. The crab omlette is well made but pretty...flavourless without the sriracha sauce. Other dishes were better (pad kha prao for example) but easily found other places. The staff were appallingly rude, and the process to get your name on a "list" is a joke. They constantly put up a sign saying "no more food today, no list, don't wait" only to take it down 30 minutes later and start a new table waitlist. Happened about 4 times while we were there. Similarly everyone is confused about the process to get a reservation/table, because the staff themselves appear not to know what they will decide to do.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hadn't actually looked at the prices of this place before going there. And then standing in a queue and waiting for hours.....no thanks! For Thai Street food.....just because she now has a Michelin star and was featured on Netfkix. I had checked the prices out...3 years ago on our last trip to Bangkok and they were very reasonable then....but not now. 1000 BAHT for a Crab omelette.....you gotta be kidding me.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We arrived at 2 pm, got a table at 3 pm. We had lunch at 4 pm. By the time we left the resturant, its 5 pm. Food was above average, fresh. Wait time is horrendous in a hot weather. Table service was poor for...the amount of money paid; 5000b for the meal. Good experience , but will not go there again due to the long wait time .More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got to the restaurant at 830am to avoid the queue but we still ended up waiting for more than 3 hours before the food came. We were the lucky few who could sit while waiting but a lot of the people have to stand...there and wait. The food was good but definitely not worth waiting for more than 3 hours. The crab omelette - imo was in particular too overrated. Although Jay Fai is Michelin-starred it really doesn't worth the waiting and paying this much money.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been eating thai foods for many years. They charge very high price. Poor service. The setting are very poor. The waiting seat squat down and if it break could hurt someone. Very tiny potion of food Lack of genuine authentic type food, leaning...toward western taste. You can get much better foods and services in air conditioned restaurants. Not worth waiting for their ordinary foods. Tourists many have a chance to chit chat with each others while waiting for hours in a hot environment. That propably the only best thing about going to this street food restaurant. What people read on internet can definitely create CURIOSITY THAT KILL THE CAT. I wrote this as soon as I got back to Australia. Regretted to waste time and money for this experience. It is up to you to gain this unforgettable experience. Ha ha ha🥶🥵😪🤕👎👎👎👎More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get there early! We got there around 8.15am and we were lucky enough to get seated in the first round. If you don’t get there before 9am, you’re either in for a long haul or a disappointment. Don’t be fooled into thinking you’ll get your...food quickly, be prepared for a long wait as Jai cooks each dish herself. The crab omelette is de-li-cious! It really is. Yes, it’s expensive, yes, there’s a super long wait, yes, it’s worth it.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had reached to the restaurant before 9 am in the morning. We got que at no 37. We were waiting in front of the restaurant for 3 hours ++ with no hope. Their ig said there is no reservation but in reality they spare...around 3 tables for reserved which their VIP clients comes very late and the other tables are still waiting for the food. We made decision when waiting for 3.40 hours and the que is no.28 and most of the people who got table, the food is not served yet. Very bad experience for their que management. One michelin star doesn't mean that you can do anything. We respect your process but you even don't see us. I saw your service to VIP clients who wasn't in any que but got the table with a pleasant service. No more with this restaurant. Best regardsMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

DO NOT GO. YOU WILL JUST LOOSE YOUR MONEY AND YOUR TIME. And I explain myself. At first let's talk about the food. Tasty but nothing at all special. You can easily find this taste in a lot of other street food places in Bangkok....Extremely expensive and they charge you even the ice for the water. QUALITY TO PRICE RATIO IS EXTREMELY LOW!!!! Totally far away from the actual meaning and concept of a Michelin star. And now let's talk about the rest. Awful service. Actually the service (and mostly the lady at the reception) is that bad, that when you manage finally to go there and eat (after four unsuccessful times for us) you are negatively predisposed. If you want to eat there you have to be around 1 hour before the opening (meaning at around 8am). And if you get to have a number after (let's say) 20, it would be a humane act to put more persons so as when the time comes to be served you are going to save a couple of human beings waiting in vain and for hoursMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly the food is stunning. We waited two hours , but the crab Omelette was fluffy and full of crab meat and the Tom Yum was not "sweet and sour" as you find in lots of tourist places but Spicy to perfection (you need to...be able to "take" this level of spicyness though ...it is Thai spicy 🔥...this is real deal if you can take it). What I really did NOT like was I believe her daughter who is supposedly taking reservations and organising the whole thing ....I read somewhere she had to give up her career to help her mum. I am not sure it was her indeed BUT friendliness, not even talking about Thai friendliness which is a "trademark" of the country globally so to speak, was not her strenght whoever she was. I guess when you have 100s of people queing every day you just loose that part .....5 stars for food . 3 stars for service . I know and understand Jay Fai is probably a Millionaere due to various sponsorship deals and can't care less , but it would be good to improve the friendliness of this place especially from that lady which struck me as cold and unpleasant by any standard ...something i rarely came across staying in Thailand for 1.5 months .More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 22, 2022 via mobile

Don’t understand why anyone with give a bad review. If you don’t want to wait don’t go and anyone who did not like the flavors must have no taste buds. It was beyond fabulous and deserves to be an icon and a must place to...visit for any foodie.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 22, 2022

As a chef I have to say I am well Impressed ! Waiting line was a bit long but nothing important as we tasted the food. Stunning ! Would wait hours looking at this chef cooking anyways. Thank you

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 8, 2022 via mobile

Great food but not worth the wait. Reached Jay Fai early on 8.20am for the wait list and secured 7th position. They started cooking on 9am and my food reached on the table around 10.10am We ordered the crab omelette, yellow curry prawn, and the...Tom yum soup The crab omelette is tasty and fragrant but the tom yum is too sour. The prawn yellow curry is worth trying too. Will not return unless there is fixed reservation where I don't have to wait blindly.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 20, 2022

Jay Fai didn't disappoint and I was really looking forward to going so I was concerned it wouldn’t live up to the hype, but it does. I had the crab omelette and crab yellow curry (dry) was amazing and I know my food having eaten...amazing food in Spain with many of my friends from there. If you go to Bangkok, give this place a shout, we queued for 2hrs, was it worth it? definitely!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed April 13, 2022 via mobile

Is the omelette good? Omg yes. Someone called it "a oyster burrito". That thing is done properly and it's packed with oysters. But hey, I do appreciate Jay Fai is super famous, Michelin stars and everything.. But 1000 bath for an omelette is still too...much. Waited 2 hours to be seated. An experience that had to be done, but wouldn't go back. There are other very good and cheaper Michelin street food omelette in Bangkok.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 3, 2022

It's ok food, definitely overhyped due to featuring on a Netflix show. Service was fine, and adequate, but the wait time of over 2.5 hours makes the visit totally unworthy. Had we known that we'd have ended up waiting over 2.5 hours for the meal...that was just fine, we'd definitely have chosen NOT to wait. Crab meat omelette was full of crab meat, that's for sure, but the taste is just ok. Tom Yum Goong tasted better actually than the omelette. Worth a try if you don't have to wait, otherwise your time can be spent else where.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Same problem here. No asnwers though... 😔 I'll ask a local friend.
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The stir fried noodles & rice can be vegan...
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You have to physically show up at the restaurant around 10-10:30am. There will be a sign up sheet. Show up earlier than your actually apt time. Restaurant opens 2-12midnight.
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
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