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About Jaiya - UES

Jaiya New York's menu is inspired by the cuisine of Wanne Pokpoonpipat, who arrived in New York City in the 1970's with dreams of introducing Thai cuisine to west. With her creation of the first Jaiya in Elmhurst, Queens, she single handedly changed the Asian Culinary landscape of New York. The dedication and passion she put into Jaiya and its menu, truly expresses the love she has for the art of Thai cuisine. The heavenly herbs and spices transports you directly into the heart of Thailand. Her dedication has not gone unnoticed garnering recognition from the New York Times as well as from Michelin. She oversees the menu at Jaiya Thai-Oriental in Gramercy to this day.

1553 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10075
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Thai

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Friday - Saturday 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM

Cross Street:
80th Street & 81st Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 717-8877

Website:
http://www.jaiya.com/

Parking Details:
Second Avenue Street Parking - 1 hour metered parking, free after 7pm, Sunday free all day

Public Transit:
Subway line 6 to 77th street
Subway line 4,5,6,6x to 86th street
Bus line M15 to either stop (81 & 82 street / 2nd Ave) or ( 78 & 79 street / 2nd Ave)

Executive Chef:
Wanee Pokpoonpipat

Additional:
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Jaiya - UES Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (13)
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Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Healthy (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quick Bite (2)
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Fun (1)
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Happy Hour (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

A big disappointment. On a scale of 1-10, a 2. Menu was hard to understand, wait person not able to explain dishes or the pricing. very confusing. No one was there, restaurant was dark. We each had a glass of wine--bad pour. I asked her to fill up the glass, which she wouldn't do.
Won't go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

the atmosphere was exceptional, the food was just okay

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

It was the four of us ladies who went there for our friend's birthday. It was okay, I wasn't so impressed with food and staff. No one was mean or rude to us it just wasn't as welcoming and inviting as we expected. Me especially, I eat slow and we wanted to chat and catch up and we felt like we were being pushed out. Also when we tried to take pictures near the buddha statue the staff just kind of worked around us instead of giving us a few seconds to snap a photo. The food was just okay, I've read great reviews but we all agreed that we had better Thai food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great date spot, awesome service, great food. Overall great time.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was terrific and the service was excellent

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

It's my Go-To Thai place we always come back here! Favorite place and make sure your served by SAL he's alwys so pleasant and certainly is very informative about what's good on the menu!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We have been eating at Jaiya for the past 7 years and they always deliver i consistently good Thai food (only complaint is the lack of consistency in spice level of medium spice - sometimes it’s too hot)

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great place to go for lunch. Great value! We had the pad Thai and the test for green curry they were both very tasty. The service was excellent.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food was good but so spicy. I ordered my curry medium/mild spice and at any other restaurant, what I was served would have been considered hot or even extra hot. The lunch special is great too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious. I was watching a show on TV which recommended it.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great place for dates, amazing food & awesome cocktails

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was Delicious as usual , very consistent over the years my family and I have been dining there. The friendly staff tended to our every need. The cozy ambiance made for the perfect place for a date - with my wife and 2 daughters.

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Hostess was rude/indifferent. Told me she couldn’t find our reservation. Then offered to seat us next to the supply closet. As we were waiting someone went in to retrieve a mop. Disgusted, we asked to move to one of the open tables or we would leave. Hostess said “ok” took the menus and walked away!!

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I treated my daughter for her 14th birthday, since Thai food is her favorite. She had a great time and enjoyed every bite of her meal.
It was a fun and cozy. We were able to talk and hear one another. The tables were nice and the seating was spacious. I will return again and again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We went to Jaiya for my wife's birthday dinner. The food was excellent, the service was top-notch, and the staff was very accommodating of our young children.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great Thai food. Every dish was extremely enjoyable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Creative assortment of Thai, Chinese, Malaysian/Indonesia food. Good for sharing. Green papaya salad was very good, in the top 5 in New York. Thai red curry was very flavorful. Tofu fried rice very generous.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Spicy
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great food but need to be very patient with how long it takes to be served.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Vegan
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Ws there with my 16 month old and they were so friendly to her and accomadating. They have a little koi pond that she found endlessly entertaining. The food came out quickly and was delicious. The prices were oretty good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Casual, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

The food used to be really good before but this time around it just didn't make the cut

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

As always the experience was wonderful. Food was great and service was good. Still prefer this location even though it is out of the way for us but there is something special about this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Saw the restaurant's advertisement on tv and decided to give it a try. I am not at all disappointed and, fact, pleasantly surprised. Will definitely be going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We were at Jaiya and ordered pad Thai, found a hair in the food to which the manager said she will not bill us for that but when we received the bill some other food items we ordered had their prices increased on the bill. Luckily we noticed it. Also we had our 6 month old baby with us( we called before to check if they accommodated babies which they said yes) and they didn't give us a high chair and also gave us a place to sit which couldn't fit the infant car seat, on requesting another seat they asked us to wait 30 -45mins. That Was very unprofessional and upsetting.
But Apart from that the food tasted good and the ambience was good too.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Awesome Thai food! Service was excellent and we were well taken care of. We will be going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Jaiya continues to please our family. We return with our parents and/or friends for authentic Thai cuisine, solid wine selection and service and food consistenly excellent.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Love the deco and ambiance. Great food! We are regulars at this place and continue to be drawn to it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food was amazing as usual, but the service was pretty bad. I ordered a Diet Coke with no ice- 10 mins later it came with ice, so I asked for another one with no ice. Our food arrived, no sign of the Coke. I asked again for a Diet Coke with no ice, and it finally arrived (with ice again!). I finally ended up cancelling my order altogether, since we were already half way through our meal at that point.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food was delicious! The restaurant is beautifully decorated,food very authentic,waiter very helpful and the hostess who greeted us was positively enchanting. She was especially tender and even remembered my name.
I can't wait to return.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Table was not ready at the time of reservation. We made a reservation for 11 people at 6:45 and were not seated until 7:15

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Great restaurant with great vibe, good food, quick service and attentive staff.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 26, 2017

The food was excellent but a bit too noisy if you want to talk to and hear your friends with whom you are having dinner

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Really great menu, attentive service. A very nice touch and not often seen: my sister knocked over her wine glass and the server immediately replenished what had been spillled. Maitre d quite charming. Try the coconut ice cream - delish!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

It was my first time. Our son ate their previously and recommended Jaiya. We went to celebrate Father's Day for my husband and son. The food was excellent. Will definitely go again and bring friends. Our server Sal, was wonderful, he knew all about the menu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was good but no better than other Thai restaurants. Good friendly services but lighting was dark and prices high.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Excellent food and service would definitely recommend it and will definitely go again

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Consistent great food and service. I have reviewed this restaurant in the past.

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 14, 2017

THE DISHES WERE TASTE BUT THE PORTION WERE SMALL. LITTLE PRICEY.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Excellent Food . Drinks are expensive but great. Beware - Their spicy is VERY spicy (and this is coming from someone with a high spice tolerance). Overall, ticked all boxes!

Tags: Spicy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Food was great and quick, and service was fantastic. Not a lot of food for the money

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

efficient service & tasty food in a small but interestingly decorated restaurant

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