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6258 0228
Jai Thai offers authentic Thai food at a pocket-friendly price. continue reading
Opening Hours
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Takes Reservations
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Signature Dishes
Prawn Cake Tom Yum Seafood
Review (15)
Founded in 1999 by Ms. Suchana Swangsrisuthikul, Jai Thai is a humble casual eatery that serves affordable, tasty, and authentic Thai cuisine, passed down from her family. Among the most value for money Thai restaurants in Singapore, Jai Thai is popular both for its cheap prices, as well as its wide variety of traditional Thai food, made with fresh ingredients. With 4 outlets across Singapore and a catering service, Jai Thai is a good place for everyday dining, though not everything is consistently executed across their stalls.Ambience at Jai Thai is their weakest point, with brightly lit but small seating areas, cramped with basic but functional cushioned wooden chairs, sturdy wooden tables, and hard wooden booths. There is minimal decor on the bare walls, and all outlets show signs of aging, be it peeling floor paint or aged yellow walls. The headquarters and catering outlet at Clover Way in the Marymount area has the most interior seating, while the Purvis Street outlet in the Bras Basah area is the only outlet with al-fresco outdoor seating.Service at Jai Thai is decent. The mainly Thai staff can converse well in English, and are friendly and welcoming. They offer table side service, though you can also choose to self-service. Staff can provide basic descriptions of dishes if asked, though engagement is minimal. Orders are fulfilled very quickly, usually less than 10 minutes of waiting time even during peak periods. However, staff are not so quick to clear away empty / dirty plates or tables. I also find it somewhat difficult to attract their attention, and resorted to self-service on a few occasions. However, they display good service recovery skills.Food at Jai Thai is authentic Thailand cuisine, with each dish being tasty, and a complex mix of flavours; sweet, sour, savoury, salty, or spicy. The variety on the menu is extensive, almost like you're visiting Bangkok, with dishes from all over the country. However, I also notice small variations in the menu options and pricing from outlet to outlet. Generally, food here is tasty with bold flavours, with portions nicely sized in small, medium, or large. Prices are affordable and wallet-friendly, making it great even for everyday casual dining. Budget about SGD $17 per person for a full meal here, or SGD $8 for an individual set meal.The Mango Salad (SGD $8 / $12 / $16) here hits all the right notes of taste; sweet, sour, savoury, spicy, though it's not as intense in flavour as other versions. You can taste the layers; crunchy carrots, tender mango, sharp onions, crushed peanuts, prawn paste, making this dish a delightful combination. Good!The fiery Tom Yum Soup Chili Paste With Prawn (SGD $8 / $12 / $16) is no laughing matter, because the chili burn hits you immediately, and continues to build with every spoonful. Yet, you can still taste the floral essence of lemongrass and ginger within, making this savoury spicy broth / soup delicious! The fresh, meaty, deshelled prawns were decent, with the small bowl featuring 6 prawns. Recommended to pair with a cool drink!Love the authentic Thailand Green Curry Chicken (SGD $6 / $9 / $12), with its smooth, floral, herb flavour within the green curry. A generous portion of tender chicken chunks and pea eggplant / aubergine complete this dish, which pairs well with rice. Completely delicious!Full Jai Thai review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2016/02/jai-thai.html continue reading
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Level2 2014-01-22
Affordable and delicious thai food which is located near Marymount MRT Station (about 15 mins walk). The food comes in hearty portion. Try the sweet and sour fish, green curry and the salad. The queue is not so long but needs to wait a while, limited car parking lots in front of the restaurant. continue reading
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Level4 2013-10-14
Jai Thai has 4 outlets in Singapore, with the latest one at Dhoby X'Change. Intially we wanted to order the set lunch which included a choice of some mains, drink and dessert. However, the drinks they offer were limited and did not include the thai milk tea. The dessert was some jelly thing which neither of us like. So we ordered the individual meal and I had the beef noodles which was very disappointing. The noodles were fine but the beef slices were tough and full of fats. My friend's tom yum seafood noodles were average. We both ordered the Thai Iced Milk Tea to see the standard and sadly it was quite bland and lack the authentic Cha Yen taste. continue reading
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Level4 2013-08-03
Our family headed to this restaurant for dinner on a Sunday night. We really enjoyed the food being fans of Thai cuisine. The food here was classic, being tasty and affordable at the same time, a winning combination. We ordered numerous dishes including delicicous but slightly greasy pad thai noodles and fried fish cakes. The fish cakes were slightly spicy and went well with the dipping sauce provided. Costing $2 per piece they were average priced. Service was average for a cafe, and the ambience was nothing outstanding. This is a place that I will recommend for the food though. continue reading
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Level2 2013-06-25
Thai food has never featured greatly in my epicurean journey. But I do like its eclectic mix of spices and flavourings. Jai Thai at Clover Way does not come to my mind easily even though I live in the vicinity. It's less than 10mins away from Marymount MRT station. Prices are affordable. Food is a pass, but not mind blowing. If you are in the area and hankering for Thai, this is the place.The FoodI told my colleague I paid about $25 at Jai Thai. He chuckled and said I must have ordered too much for two persons. That's the degree of affordability here. Unlike some Thai joints that charge double for the same quantity/quality. Tom Yum soup not pictured here. continue reading
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