3 Famous Bangkok Restaurant Customers Have To Wait Patiently

The reason you have to wait so long is because those 3 Famous Bangkok restaurants are very crowded, and there are often long lines of customers standing outside the door waiting for an empty table to sit at.

3 famous Bangkok restaurant

3 Famous Bangkok Restaurant You Have To Wait Patiently

1. Raan Jay Fai

As one of the hottest street food addresses in Bangkok, thanks to being awarded a Michelin star, many tourists want to visit Raan Jay Fai once to see the deliciousness of the food here. The restaurant has 7 tables, of which only 2 tables are for people who have made reservations in advance (via email or phone call), the remaining 5 tables are empty for customers waiting in line. The space is small, and there is always a shortage of seats, making it normal for you to have to wait for hours.

Raan Jay Fai chef

The owner and chef is a woman over 70 years old. She prepares everything herself and impresses with her diving goggles whenever she stands in the kitchen. All stages are done in front of customers. The standout dish here is Crab Egg Omelet coated with chicken eggs and crab meat, served with raw vegetables and chili sauce. Crab meat is considered quite fresh and delicious; however, according to some diners, if you eat a lot of it, it will make you feel sick due to frying it in oil for a long time.


Although it is a street restaurant, the prices here are not affordable at all. Meal prices range from 800 baht (THB) to 1,000 baht (THB)/dish ($ 22-28 USD). Because the number of customers is too large, sometimes the staff is not very welcoming. If a customer stands in line and violates the restaurant’s regulations, such as bringing drinks from outside into the store, not paying attention to the order number, etc., they will receive an unhappy attitude from the staff.

This is a restaurant for people with extreme patience. I don’t know what to do to kill time in 3 hours of queuing here. So I just came to take pictures then leave

Ms. Anna (Malaysian tourist) shared:

See the full Raan Jay Fai menu.

Raan Jay Fai Bangkok – Working hours and location

Opening days: Monday – Saturday

Opening hours: 9.00 am – 7.30 pm (9:00 – 19:30)

Address: 327 MahaChai Rd, Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand. (Open Map)

2. Jeh O Chula

Not only is it famous for tourists, but many locals also love this restaurant thanks to its delicious, spicy Tom Yum noodles. Opens around the afternoon, but as the night progresses, the queue gets more crowded because the restaurant’s signature dish – Tom Yum Mama Noodles – only starts selling after 11pm. That’s why Jeh O Chula is one of the famous late-night dining addresses in Bangkok.

Jeh O Chula outside view

Guests had to queue for at least 45 minutes to be served, there were chairs to wait, and the weather was not too uncomfortable because it was night. Warm staff and delicious food are two things that score points in the hearts of customers. Food prices are not expensive, the lowest is 50 baht (THB)/dish ($ 1.4 USD), while the “star” Tom Yum Mama Noodle is around 220 – 300 baht (THB)/bowl ($ 5.6-8.4 USD) depending on the type, enough for two people to eat.


From 1944 until now, the noodle dish has kept the same recipe, cooked from instant noodles, shrimp, squid, ground pork and rolled into balls (like shumai balls), eggs, and other common ingredients to cook Tom Yum. It’s quite spicy. If you don’t like spicy food, you should ask the chef to reduce the spiciness as much as possible. The heat of the dish is enough to warm your stomach late at night.

See the full Jeh O Chula menu.

Jeh O Chula Bangkok – Working hours and location

Opening days: Monday – Sunday

Opening hours: 4.30 pm – 12.00 am (16:30 – 0:00)

Address: 113 Khwaeng Rong Muang, Khet Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand. (Open Maps)

3. Go Ang Chicken Rice

Located right in the heart of Bangkok, Go Ang Chicken Rice restaurant, which appeared in the Michelin Guide 2018, is recommended by many taxi drivers to tourists when looking for a delicious and cheap restaurant. However, when you come here during dinner time, you have to queue for at least 45 minutes before it’s your turn to enter the restaurant. Although the space inside is quite spacious, guests have to share tables because it is too crowded.

Go Ang Chicken Rice inside

Here, they only serve Hainanese Chicken Rice, which is served with a variety of soups. Boiled chicken is soft but still chewy. The chicken skin is fatty, chewy, and fun to chew, dipped in a cup of soy sauce mixed with a little fragrant ginger. Most diners like to order bitter melon soup stuffed with meat as a side dish to make them feel full. The meal here has the lowest price of 50 baht (THB) ($ 1.4 USD). Healthy eaters can eat up to 2 portions plus a plate of gizzards, boiled liver, and a cool glass of red Thai milk tea, and it’s all you need.


See the full Go Ang Chicken Rice menu.

Go-Ang Chicken Rice Bangkok – Working hours and location

  • Pratunam Branch
    • Opening days: Monday – Sunday
    • Opening hours: 6.00 am –  12.00 am (6:00 – 0:00)
    • Address: 960-962 Soi Phetchaburi 30, New Phetchaburi Road, Makkasan Subdistrict, Ratchathewi District, Bangkok 10400, Thailand. (Open Map)
  • Pratunam 2 Branch
    • Opening days: Monday – Sunday
    • Opening hours: 8.00 am –  10.00 pm (8:00 – 22:00)
    • Address: 17 Foot of Chalerm Lok Bridge, Ratchadamri Road, Lumpini Subdistrict, Pathumwan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand. (Open Map)
  • Chokchai 4 Branch
    • Opening days: Monday – Sunday
    • Opening hours: 8.00 am –  10.00 pm (8:00 – 22:00)
    • Address: 248,250 Soi Lat Phrao 53 (Chokchai 4), Saphan Song Subdistrict, Wang Thonglang District, Bangkok 10310, Thailand. (Open Map)
  • Esplanade Ratchada Branch
    • Opening days: Monday – Sunday
    • Opening hours: 10.00 am –  9.00 pm (10:00 – 21:00)
    • Address: Room 1_B08, Floor B, Esplanade Shopping Center Building Ratchadapisek Road, Din Daeng Subdistrict, Din Daeng District, Bangkok 10400, Thailand. (Open Map)
  • Siam Paragon Branch
    • Opening days: Monday – Sunday
    • Opening hours: 10.00 am –  10.00 pm (10:00 – 22:00)
    • Address: G Floor, Gourmet Eats Zone, Siam Paragon Shopping Center, 991/1 Rama 1 Road, Pathumwan Subdistrict, Pathumwan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand.
  • Yaowarat Branch
    • Opening days: Monday – Sunday
    • Opening hours: 10.00 am –  10.00 pm (10:00 – 22:00)
    • Address: Room 104-106, 1st floor, Phichaiyati Building, 663-665 Mangkorn Road, Samphantawong Sub District Samphanthawong District, Bangkok 10100, Thailand. (Open Map)
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