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1553 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-3920
+1 212-717-8877
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Washington, DC
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Thai food isn't known for being expensive. But for two beers, three entrees, soup, and an appetizer it was $135! We were waiting for quite a long time before we were acknowledged by the server, and the restaurant only had about seven filled tables, so it wasn't like they were slammed. The food, of course was excellent. And as a... More 

Thank Nitin878
New York City, New York
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124 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We so wanted to love this place, since we love Thai food. And we were off to a good start: the drinks were excellent, I had the Jaiya-tini and my husband the restaurant's signature drink, Fire and Ice. The Volcanic Tom Yum soup was very spicy, just the way we like it and it was delicious. It comes in a... More 

Thank AMAigner
New York City, New York
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Was intrigued by all of the advertisements on TV and went with a friend. It exceeded my expectations and I will definitely be returning. It is nicely decorated with beautiful carved wood. The cocktails were interesting and well prepared. Lava Bowl Shrimp with glass noodles was wonderful and the "mild" was spicy enough for me! Dumplings and curry puffs were... More 

Thank nange25
Estados Unidos
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101 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

No doubt, the food is good. And the ambience is very nice. But -- as Thai food restaurants go -- it's pretty expensive. And $15 each for a glass of not-very-special wine it a more-than-a-little too much. I would have given Five Stars to Jaiya if the prices were 30-50% cheaper. As it is, at these price levels, it only... More 

Thank ArgentineTraveller6
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Been here once before a few years ago and had a less than optimal experience. Decided to give them one more try basically because the ambiance seemed very appealing. Went on a friday night around 10pm without a reservation and got a table for 2 without hassle. Everything here from the drinks to the appetizers and the entrées are pricier... More 

Thank Varun D
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69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

The food was good, good enough that I'd go back again, but we probably would choose to go elsewhere... It turns out that Jaiya runs TV commercials in NYC, and someone has to pay for it so the prices are slightly higher here vs elsewhere for the same item. I usually don't mind paying extra, but felt that they also... More 

Thank Tim M
New York City, New York
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468 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

We invited another couple to dinner here sight unseen. The inside decor is nice, the staff is excellent and the food was outstanding. Unusual items. Wine list included the kinds of inexpensive wines that we find useful in Thai food spices. We will be back.

Thank Douglas T
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

Delicious food, good service and a welcome addition to the neighborhood. The portions are smaller than at the other Jaiya locations and certainly when compared to other Thai restaurants in general. I think the flavors here have been toned down a bit for our American palate which is a shame because the authentic thing is so amazing. This remains one... More 

Thank RDeoNYC
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Great food and ambience at Jaiya. Friendly staff and good food. I recommend the steamed dumplings, chicken sate & whole fish.

Thank UGA17
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

I had a really nice experience. The food is just perfect. Though we were only 2 of us so we couldn't order much but whatever we ordered was great. The papayia salad and green curry was amazing. Mind you if you cant handle spice then only order the regular,dont bother for a medium or very spicy food.Ambiance is nice and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1553 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10028-3920
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-717-8877

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper East Side
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