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“Sabai Jai” Gai Yang Restaurant, Soi Ekamai

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I’ve been eating at this restaurant since I moved to Soi Thonglor four years ago.  It is referred to by locals as “Sabai Jai” Isaan Restaurant although it’s current name is Baan Tawan Gai Yang.

It is known for it’s charcoal grilled chicken (gai yang) but is enjoyed by patrons for its other dishes like somtam,  spicy minced pork (lab moo) and grilled pork (moo yang).  The “Thai” dishes are also superb.  My favorite is the fried fish.  And don’t forget the sticky rice.

The ambiance is family oriented and casual.  The crowd is a good mix of Thais and expats.  Many Japanese frequent the restaurant.  The prices are very reasonable.     There are outdoor and indoor (air con) sections.

It is located at the corner of Soi Ekamai and Soi 1.  It is down the street a little bit from Big C.  I have included a marker on the Platial map in the left sidebar.

live fish

live fish at chicken restaurant

Happy customers

like a postcard


Written by leolaksi

August 3, 2008 at 6:12 am

Posted in Restaurant, Thailand

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  1. I ‘discovered’ this restaurant back in 2006 and have been a regular visitor ever since. The food is first class, service is good and the prices are very good. You can easily pay a lot more in a ‘farang’ restaurant for lesser quality. Only downer is the ever present TV

    Brian Cooley

    December 12, 2009 at 11:42 am

    • Brian,

      I like this restaurant for its large menu, decent prices, delicious food and “ambience”. For being such a “hustle-bustle” place with the tv’s etc, it’s quite laidback and for me relaxing. I’ve even gotten used to the tv’s.



      December 12, 2009 at 4:07 pm

  2. In February 2001, I see their yellow advertissment about the special chicken “gai yang” each time I take the bus or taxi from the BTS to 23 Soi Ekkamai.
    So, I taste it. It was delicious and cheap.
    But tom yam kung seems not so “fresh”, not tasty like other place like 13 coins or Somboon Restaurant or Savoey Restaurant.
    Just one place near the street with fans at this time.

    In April 2009, I return twice : more plates, more delicious, more place with now indoor and outdoor places.
    Every plates I taste, every plates I like.

    Cheap, delicious, good live music, great atmosphere, beautiful and sexy waitress, what s else !


    February 2, 2010 at 2:04 am

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