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Raan Jay Fai

327 Mahachai Road, Samranras Subdistrict, Phra Nakon District., Bangkok, Thailand
+66 2 223 9384
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“drunken noodles” (50 reviews)
“crab omelette” (54 reviews)
“seafood” (22 reviews)
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Seafood, Asian, Thai
££ - £££
327 Mahachai Road, Samranras Subdistrict, Phra Nakon District., Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Hype? Maybe...i ate an excellent street food meal at Jay Fai’s place, her crab omlet is definitely worth it, i took the drunken noodles, the dry tom yum and the pork with thai basil, everything was perfectly cooked but i left the place thinking that...More

1  Thank Greg D
Reviewed 20 July 2018

The praised omelette with crab meat is rich and tasty, but certainly not worth three hour wait or the price they charge. Dipping sauce standard off supermarket shelf. Locals obviously given preferential treatment in queue. There is no reason whatsoever this place should have a...More

2  Thank Espen806
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

If you are looking at this review, you probably already know that Jay Fai was awarded a Michelin Star and/or that the late Anthony Bourdain (RIP) stopped by to dine with Jay, so I won’t mention that. I would highly recommend to make a reservation....More

Thank Reslimpan
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I normally don't like to review already popular places. I prefer to make people aware of spots that are deserving of recognition than they are currently receiving. This is not the issue with Jay Fail. It has already been awarded with a Michelin star rating...More

2  Thank Julian_Atlanta
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Jay (wich is Thai for "an old respectable Chinese granny") Fai (Chinese for mole) is an extraordinary lady which I had the opportunity to meet and watch her cooking over her 2 fireplaces, which seem to spit fire non-stop from 14:00 up to midnight. She...More

2  Thank Andreas K
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

I called to make a reservation, no body answered, arrived at 12:00pm and was the first one to write my name on the list. Waited until 2:30pm for them to open and give me a table. Apparently 4 tables had reservation before me, so the...More

2  Thank marcelasaldivarg
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We didn’t booked and had to wait a few hours before we got our table. Then we have to wait maybe an hour for our food. We were told to ordered everything at once. No additional order. The service was very poor when we waited...More

3  Thank aomb
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This restaurant got a Michelin star for a reason, crab omelette! Can you imagine Thai omelette full with crabs, yeah... It’s really go well with rice and other menus such as seafood stir-fried with basil leaves (Phad ka-praw). I really love it! But you have...More

1  Thank Simon V
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Extremely long wait (approximately 3 hours). Quality of food average. Prices steep. Entire afternoon and evening wasted. Would not recommend!

4  Thank Zeryab S
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We booked 1 month in advance. That's right, 1 MONTH. We did not have to wait in line. We were the 2nd to be called. Service was prompt and professional. The food was soooo delicious. I would have to say it's the best tom yum...More

2  Thank Jeri R
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Response from Katja v | Reviewed this property |
It is Open!
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27 July 2018|
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Response from Greg D | Reviewed this property |
You will not have to wait
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Response from jorel424 | Reviewed this property |
I would highly recommend booking a table as early as possible. I booked 7 weeks in advance! This is the # they have posted on their FB page +66 2 223 9384. THey are very friendly and speak English.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:30 - 00:00
14:30 - 00:00
14:30 - 00:00
14:30 - 00:00
14:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 Mahachai Road, Samranras Subdistrict, Phra Nakon District., Bangkok, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Bangkok
  • Phone Number: +66 2 223 9384
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