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Jai Thai - Belltown - 14 Reviews - 2132 1st Ave, Seattle, WA - Thai Restaurants Reviews - Phone (206) 770-7884

Jai Thai - Belltown

2132 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 770-7884
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My main cuisine staple is Thai food and this place has it all. Great food, service was friendly with a smile from ""The land of a thousand smiles"" and my drinks were expertly mad...


Great Food, cool space, lame sevice. Often we will have to wait a long time to get served/checked on, timing can be very off - I called once at 9:29 on the dot and they wouldn't t...

AVOID!!! 6/11/2007

Horrible food, period! My phud thai was tasteless and the panang curry came lukewarm. Very pricey too compared to the much better tasting Jai Thai branch at Northgate. AVOID! more

Generating too much noise to neighborhoods 3/13/2007

I live pretty close to this restaurant/bar. I have dined there once but I will never come back because this place does not care about people living close by. Even at 1:30am, it plays super loud musics with doors open and allows a whole bunch of drunk smokers smoke cigarettes outside, which cause us a lot of trouble getting to sleep. It really annoys all neighborhood residents. If you are an individual who cares about the people living in Belltown, do not visit this place. Pros: Nothing special Cons: Noise, Noise, Bad Attitude to those who suggest improvemnts more

good for food, drinks and meeting girls 10/24/2006

there is usually a dj spinning on fri and sat night...and they have a secret room off to the side where you can hang out...and kiss. i love this place! more

Crappy service 4/20/2006

The staff (waitresses) have stiff faces and make you feel unwelcomed. It seems as though their face is going to crack if they smile in the slightest. Not recommended if good service is important to you. All other Jai Thai's have had decent service. Pros: Belltown location Cons: Bad service, Bad parking, Unfriendly staff more

Good Food 2/19/2006

I've been surprised reading through these reviews at how many people say they have poor service. This restaurant is walking distance from my house so I go every few months. I've never had them misunderstand me, make a mistake with my order, or take an unnaturally long time. The food is always hot, exactly as spicey as ordered, and always delivered within a reasonable amount of time. I love this place. It's great. I might marginally prefer the Belltown location, but that's primarily the atmosphere of the restaurant. This location is quite small. Pros: Inexpensive, Tasty Cons: Parking more

Horrible! 9/21/2005

I go to the Jai Thai restaurant in Fremont all the time and they have great food and service. So, one night before a show at the Moore Theater, I decided to try this location. What a mistake! I can't believe that two restaurants supposedly owned by the same people could be SO different. This place was not only one of the worst Thai restaurants I've been to, it was one of the worst restaurants I've been to PERIOD. The service was awful - it probably took 10 minutes for the waiter to take our order, our drinks never arrived (but we were charged for them), and he brought the wrong food, which was literally cold. It was truly bizarre. I don't know how this place can stay in business in Belltown, with so many other great restaurants around. AVOID AT ALL COSTS. Cons: Service, Food, Did I mention service more

Not consistent, not very good 5/10/2005

The Jai Thai chain is ok overall, but the Belltown location is the worst. Not sure how many chefs they have in the back, but there is a major problem with consistency. Sometimes the food's ok, other times it sucks. The service is mediocre at this location - the Fremont location is much friendlier. The best value for Thai food is at the Westlake Center food court. Pros: location Cons: bad service, inconsistent quality, too crowded more

No Contest 4/1/2005

My main cuisine staple is Thai food and this place has it all. Great food, service was friendly with a smile from ""The land of a thousand smiles"" and my drinks were expertly made but the wine list is a little weak if you are wine savvy. Overall this place is one we will be back to! Pros: Food, Drink, Service Cons: Wine list more

Service is spotty at best 2/17/2005

The first time I went to this Jai Thai the wait staff was far less attentive than they should have been. We had all decided what we wanted to order for 10 minutes before anyone came to take our orders. Then the food took forever and one of the dishes was not what was ordered at all. Food was tasty though ;) Pros: good food Cons: slow service more

secret spot 6/24/2004

Jai Thai's lounge is a well-kept secret in Belltown. Great bartenders, great neighborhood crowd, and cheap, wonderful cocktails. I've eaten there as well, and the food is wonderful. The kitchen closes early, but i've learned to manage. I like to sit in the ""VIP"" lounge in the back of the bar & chill with friends (or lovers). great scene!! Pros: atmosphere, bartenders, crowd more

crappy customer service 3/17/2004

Great Food, cool space, lame sevice. Often we will have to wait a long time to get served/checked on, timing can be very off - I called once at 9:29 on the dot and they wouldn't take my take-out order ""they stopped serving at 9:30"". The bar is still in full-swing, but I doubt the kitchen was totally shut down on a Thursday night at 9:30 in Belltown. Also can't order dinner food in the bar (so they said)- it seems like they have two different owners for the bar and the restaurant. There is some business logic missing... Pros: food, location Cons: , staff more

RUDE RUDE RUDE 2/19/2004

I have always enjoyed the food at Jai Thai but I have never been more offended with the incompetency and outright obnoxious behavior of the staff and management of this place. I recommend going only if you can speak slow enough for them to understand what you actually want and then be patient enough to deal with the inevitable yet repeated mistakes. If you have a few hours out of your day to devote to ordering from them then by all means, try it out; but if you are like most people - you just can't afford to come here and wait for them to get your order right the third or fourth time around. Pros: Spicy, Tasty, Inexpensive Cons: , Incompentent staff, Garlic linger more

Great Thai 1/16/2004

This is a great Thai restaurant with a great bar too. The food is perfectly spicy and flavorful. Everything I've had here is good. Pros: Food, Atmosphere more

goodness 8/14/2003

I have been to Jai Thai multiple times and I have never been dissapointed. All of the dishes I and my friends have had have been excellent. The music is great, my last visit was to the tune of Prince's Purple Rain at a volume level that drowned out the conversation of all others in the place. It was fantastical. It is cheaper than most hipper cooler thai resurants and the food is better. Come if you like tastey food. Pros: food, price more
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  • In Short
    With its ornate decorations and dependable menu items, this First Avenue Thai restaurant draws a steady crowd of Belltown scenesters to its bar and dining area. Homemade noodles...

  • 3/12/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Daily 11am-2am
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Belltown, Downtown