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Jaiya New York

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  • Thai
  • 1553 2nd Ave, New York NY10075 40.774515 -73.954552
  • (Btwn 80th & 81st St)
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  • (212) 717-8877
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User Ratings (Based on 9 reviews)

Food 3.8 Value 2.7
Service 3.2 Atmosphere 4.1

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 717-8877
Visa, MC, AmEx
Mon-Fri: 11am-11pm Sat-Sun: 11am-12am
Lunch, Dinner
Open Late, Delivery, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out
Delivery Area:
65th-95th; FDR to 5th Ave

User Reviews

  • Jaiya New York

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/06/2013

    Poor Food, Poor Service

    Went last night for dinner. The sticky rice was one big lump, the noodles in my noodle dish were gelatinous. The service was slow, and my favorite, they wash down the table as you sit there. Given the high prices they ask for their food, this place is not worth going to.

  • Jaiya New York

    Posted by foodie on 03/05/2013


    Beautiful atmosphere, but whoa very costly. The menu is extensive and much different then some Thai. My food was greasy [clay pot], but the eggplant salad was wonderful.

  • Jaiya New York

    Posted by Anonymous on 09/04/2012

    Good food, poor service

    Went there the other night and was excited about the decor when we walked in. Not like typical UES spots. Took about 10 minutes for someone to come over to even offer some water. Finally ordered. Food was delicious. However I ordered the Nam Prik mild however was so spicy I could barely eat. Tasty but spicy! Pad thai was delicious. Will definitely be ordering delivery from here again.

  • Jaiya New York

    Posted by Morgan on 08/17/2012

    Great Atmostphere, Delicious Food

    This restaurant doesn't belong on the UES, but I'm so glad it's there. The interior design is gorgeous, and the food is super tasty. Apps and Entrees are a good value and also the portions are easy to share with groups. Definitely recommend this for a fun, hip spot unlike the other restaurants in the area.

  • Jaiya New York

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/10/2012

    Best Thai food in the neighborhood.

    The best. It's amazing

  • Jaiya New York

    Posted by Simone D. on 07/06/2012

    There's way better Thai on UES

    So we went on a Friday, there's a DJ, it's loud....like "can't hear your friend next to you" loud. Trust me, I like loud music, I like dance music, but I don't want to dine to it. So there's three of us, it's not crowded. We ask for a table, the host brings us to a table and asks if it's ok. I notice a door next to one of the benches we'll be sitting on and inquire if that door will be in use during our meal. If so we would prefer (one of the many) open tables in the back. We are assured it will not be in use...it was not a group hallucination...then we are repeatedly abused during our mediocre meal by various waitstaff coming and going thru said door. The food was very meh...the papaya salad tasted like they spilled a cup of sugar in it, even the hot sauce wasn't hot. The apps were overly sweet (corn fritters, crispy eggplant). The drunken man noodles were dry, the Jaiya chicken dish was just ok. Even if we didn't have the door debacle I couldn't recommend it based on the food alone. The service was good, it's pretty, it's dark.....but you need a seeing eye dog for the bathroom. If you don't like traditional Thai spicy then go for it.

  • Jaiya New York

    Posted by AlyssaB on 04/27/2012

    All One Big Show

    The one thing we left wondering tonight was, was the service really that slow and poor, or were they trying to keep us seated at our table longer just to make the restaurant look crowded? When we arrived we were told there was a 20 minute wait. We happily waited and were seated within range. When we got to our table, we passed 4 empty tables on the way back (this place isn't huge either). It took 15 minutes for a server to come to us once seated for our drink order, but we ordered everything at once. We ordered a salad and the meatballs as appetizers, which took another 25 minutes to come out. The salad was great, but the meatballs (alegedly made with beef) tasted like rubber cement. My husbands noodle dish was pretty tasty, although very spicy. I had an eggplant shrimp dish that was also tasty. (Rice is extra.) The portion sizes of the entrees weren't that substantial. Maybe had I ordered rice too, it would have filled me up more. The vibe was good with a live DJ and the decor was unique for a local UES place. The food was about average for the price tag, but the service and hype of this place is definitely it's downfall. Having visited Thailand myself, I was not impressed.

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