Sabai Jai Gai Yang is one of the few restaurants to survive the modernization of upscale Ekkamai Road. In fact, it grew along with the development of Ekkamai, which has seen the loss of a number of family-owned local restaurants.
A huge factor to the staying power of Sabai Jai Gai Yang is its remarkable rendition of Northern Isaan and traditional Thai favorites, with dishes such as Gai yang (grilled chicken), Moo yang (grilled pork), and Tom yum goong nam sai (Tom yum with clear soup) headlining their menu. Price is higher than most Bangkok eateries, but still among the most reasonable on Ekkamai.
The restaurant named itself after one of its bestsellers, Gai yang, but there are still so many dishes that are worth trying such as Mushroom salad, Roasted fish with lemon grass, and Snapper with black pepper.
Travelers do not have to play a guessing game at Sabai Jai Gai Yang as their menu has photos and English descriptions. The ambience is less fancy than other Ekkamai establishments so you wouldn’t feel underdressed if you pop in wearing comfy shorts and flip flops in between shopping or touring.
What to order: Gai yang, Moo yang, Crispy roti with condensed milk and chocolate ice cream
Price range: 60 to 200 baht ($1.73 to $5.77)
When: 10:00 – 00:00 (Daily)
Where: Sukhumvit 63 Road (Ekkamai), Bangkok
How to get there: Take the BTS Skytrain to Ekkamai station. From there, take about a 10-minute walk on Soi Sukhumvit 63, you will see Sabai Jai Gai Yang on your left.