Jay Fai Michelin Star restaurant in Bangkok


Bangkok is one of the world’s top spots for street food.

With so ubiquitous vendors serving a wide array of delectable cuisines like Pad Thai or Papaya Salad (Som Tum for locals), there’s no doubt as to why Thai street food is second to none.

In case you’re planning a trip to Bangkok, but not sure which street food restaurant to visit first, we suggest heading over to Jay Fai first.

Here’s what you need to know about this famous eatery.

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Signature dishes at Jay Fai


There are a variety of menus at Jay Fai. However, our top-three recommended dishes include Crab Omelette, Drunken Noodle, and Seafood Tom Yum.

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Let’s start with Jay Fai’s signature dish, the Crab Omelette, which is available at ฿1,000 (~USD31). With just one glance at the dish, we know right away why this omelette is like no other.

The dish arrives in a cylinder-like shape, and once you cut through the crispy-yet-soft egg outer shell, you will see that it is brimming with chunks of fresh crab. You can also dip the omelette in sweet chilli sauce to further bring out the umami flavours.

Drunken Noodle
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The next recommendation is a special shout out to spice lovers. Phad Kee Mao Talay, translated in English as “Seafood drunken noodles” ฿500 (~USD15.30), comprises of rice noodles stir-fried with spicy sauce, hot chili, and basil.

Furthermore, the dish is cooked on a charcoal stove with high temperatures, which helps deliver smoky tastes.

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Another one of the restaurant’s highlights is Seafood Tom Yum. This spicy soup is not only comprised of big prawns, mushrooms, and fish, but also features a punchy mixture of lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and galangal. With all these elements, the soup will leave you with the lasting aroma of Thai herbs for the rest of the day.

The Seafood Tom Yum is available with prices starting from ฿800 (~USD24.60).

Besides those three signature items, there are other dishes like Stir-Fried Crab with Yellow Curry and Stir Fried Black Pepper Prawns with their prices ranging from ฿600 (~USD18) ฿1,500 (~USD46).


Top restaurant choice of Hollywood stars


With a number of fine cuisines, It’s unsurprising for Jay Fai Michelin Star Restaurant to establish worldwide’s reputation that has attracted interest from both foreign tourists and Bangkokians.

Even Hollywood stars like Russell Crowe, Zac Efron, or John Legend also pay Jay Fai Restaurant a visit during their trip in Thailand.

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Image credit: @Jayfaibangkok

In fact, Jay Fai, herself, is also a star in her own right. Her and her restaurant were featured in Netflix docuseries, Street Food.

Read on to see how Jay Fai has brought such success to her restaurant.


Jay Fai is an awarded winner of Michelin Star in 2018


Jay Fai, the owner of the restaurant, started her street eatery in the early 1980s.

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In 2017, Jay Fai was awarded a Michelin Star, a certification for the restaurant using high-quality products and quality-guaranteed by locals.

The award thrusted the restaurant into spotlight.

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The famous Jay Fai making crab omelette
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From the picture, we believe you will enjoy watching Jay Fai clad in apron, beanie and ski goggles cooking on a charcoal stove.

This sight alone can definitely help you forget that you may have to queue for an hour in front of the restaurant before being seated.


Make sure to book the table before paying a visit


Considering the signature dishes and awards, you probably won’t be surprised to hear that Jay Fai is well-visited by many locals and foreign tourists.

We should warn you, though, that there are only 10 tables available.

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So, you can either go during off-peak hours and hope you can snag a table, or you can try booking a table online.

Send an email with your party’s size and preferred time for a table to Jayfaibangkok@gmail.com. The restaurant is open for table reservations from 10AM – 7PM, Wednesday – Sunday.

Jay Fai Michelin Star Restaurant
Address: 327 Maha Chai Rd, Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200
Opening Hours: 9AM – 8.30PM, Wednesday – Snday
Nearest Train Station: 10 minutes from MRT Sam Yot
Telephone: +66 9 2724 9633
Jay Fai Michelin Star Restaurant | Google Maps


Cover images adapted from (Clockwise from Top Left): I do nothing but love, MGROnline, Pantip

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