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#336 of 2,864 Thai in Bangkok
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Jay Fai is a place that both taxi drivers and foodies wax lyrical about and it’s easy to see why. Wearing her signature goggles, the local legend that ...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
Simple restaurant
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Anyone who has travelled to Bangkok, or knows Bangkok, is sure to know Jay Fai! Famous for her Michelin starred street food, this is a bucket list experience! Usually you’d need to book pretty far in advance, or get there’d early for a ticket, but...due to Covid-19 and no tourists in Thailand, there was no need. In fact, it was the perfect time to go! We had the crab yellow curry, crab omelet and pad see ew and it was all delicious! Very expensive compared with normal street food (1000+ baht compared with the average 40 baht!) but well worth it as a one off experience and to see her in action. I’ve never seen crab and prawns as big and it was all super tasty. If you want to go, I’d recommend going now whilst it’s like this.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was really good. Staff was friendly. Today we got a table right away at the front. Indeed a street food experience. Waiting time for food was less than 30 minutes. Omelet with a lot of crab came with chilli sauce. The spicy stir...fried fish was excellent!!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It really is that good. We got lucky to go during the tourist lockdown in Thailand, so no wait, no reservation, etc. The food is really that good. We had 3 dishes and it cost $80, so that is pricey. But we would go back...and have dinner again. Crab omellete was super fresh, prawns were large and tasty, and the Tom Yum soup was amazing.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Due to COVIT there was plenty of space at the restaurant on Saturday afternoon. The crab omelet was good, contained a huge amount of crab, and was cooked to perfection. My friend's stir fry was also good.The only criticism is that Jay Fai is trading...off her fame and meals are very expensive. The crab omelet was 1,000 baht. 500 baht maybe, but should not be 1,000 baht. An orange juice was 70 baht, I can get one for 15 baht outside the shop. While waiting for our meal Jay Fai asked an employee how many eggs she put in a meal, the employee did not answer so Jay FAil slapped this girl, age about 18, across the face. I have never seen Jay Fai, either on TV, in photos, or when I walk past her restaurant. Going once is OK for the experience, but not twice. The meals are very big and better to go in a group and buy a few dishes to share between you, maybe the number of dishes should be half the number of people in the group.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 11, 2020

It was quickly to get a seat, outside near the road , but you still need to wait for a food, as visitors are coming and going. We took the crab meat omelet with lot of crab and very crunchy outside, you will not recognize...it as made from eggs, as in other places where you can order this dish, but crab meat being missing a taste, it is not like you have this sweet nice and its unique taste when it is fresh. Drunken noodles was ok, with very fresh noodles , but you can get same taste at many places around, portion is not big with 3 big shrimps. You can come here out of curiosity, but when you need to wait like hours , as in a busy tourists season, it is not worth it. The owner cooks all dishes by herself , in such pace it is a big challenge by the end of the day, not sure how is she enthusiastic later to start from 10.00 am and moving around hot charcoal barbecue pots all day long. Monday Tuesday are days off, but people need rest also during working days If you visit Wat Saket you can easy get there by walk and also find nearby some other eateries where the locals are coming a lot to buy food take away or stay inside the store.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 9, 2020

Premium ingredient seafood was so big very tasty i'm happy to paid in this price everything perfect love it!!!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 3, 2020 via mobile

We heard so much about this place and had very high expectations indeed. It’s mid afternoon after lock down was eased off so hardly anyone was there. We had the well known crab omelette. It was full of crab meat but the taste was very...oily for my taste, we also had a seafood noodles, full of seafood but it didn’t wow us. The amount of seafood was definitely generous but you do pay for it. As for the taste, for us, it’s okay.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed August 1, 2020

friendly lady with goggles smiling away at the stove. big portions which is good considering the high prices. crab omelet must of had 2lbs of crab and could have used some spice but it was delicious. the dry tom yum starry was delicious as well....nice location and friendly staff worth the trip 1 time in your lifeMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 25, 2020 via mobile

I seriously cannot believe some of the recent poor comments on here about Jay Fai. Particularly about wait times etc. The food is nothing short of sensational. Crab omelette (probably has 3 whole crab in one omelette) dried Tom Yum, garlic and pepper prawns were...all perfect. The staff were friendly and pleasant. Worth every baht. So glad we took the opportunity with no tourists around at present. Forget all the dribble in few of the other recent comments. This is a must do if you’re into great food.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 16, 2020

have wanted to eat here for ages but never had the time for the long Queues etc.... so the quiet time when international tourists are not allowed into thailand proved to be a silver lining. There are conflicting opening times online and reservations impossible so...we decided to arrive before 12noon and take a chance... Jay Fai was open but not full - we were seated immediately by friendly staff and there were customers already eating. the lovely owner Jay Fai was chatting to customers and cooking over the charcoal bbqs - seen so often on youtube this was part of the attraction. the much recommended Crab Omelet and Drunken noodles topped with huge tiger prawns did not disappoint. Everything delicious and if you are lucky enough to be in bangkok at this time highly recommended ... [michelin star prices not withstanding].More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Grimfango
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Response from 558graceh | Reviewed this property |
The stir fried noodles & rice can be vegan...
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debchansy
February 24, 2020|
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Response from 558graceh | Reviewed this property |
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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steppi3mum
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Response from Pun K | Reviewed this property |
jayfaibangkok at gmail Book a few months in advance, or enter your name at noon on the reservation board outside the restaurant on the date.
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