Full Jai Thai review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2016/02/jai-thai.html
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.
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!
I just love their seafood fried rice cause they fried it just the right time n it fragrance is excellent b4 u eat n when u put into the mouth it gave a ring in ur head, very nice. Green ice tea is serve with grate ice n the milk make it very fragrant to drink
Great food, flavourful, and very authentic! This place definitely gives Thai Express a run for its money. Food service was fast, and every single dish that we had was good, and very well priced.
I've been back several times with different dining companions, and everyone's always satisfied with their meal.
Service staff can be a little flustered and forgetful, but they're all smiles so you do tend to look past that.
Went for lunch today and was very happy with my meal. I got the Clear Tom Yam Soup and Thai style Fish, Green Curry & Noodle and it was one of the most authentic Thai dishes I've tried in Singapore since visiting Thailand. My only complaint was that portions were just a bit smaller than I would have liked but for the price I would gladly go back for lunch or dinner.