Chew Xin Jai

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222 Moo 4 Wiang Tai, Pai, Thailand

Point and choose from the food spread in front of you. A menu is also available. Grab a free map at the bus station, the restaurant is labeled as pure vegetarian food. Previously operated as J-In Pai Restaurant on Th Raddamrang. Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-7:00pm. Buffet ends when the food runs out.

Categories: Vegan, Thai, Buffet

39 Reviews

First Review by kool_kitchen

Cheap, best and clean! - Edit

This was our everyday spot while staying in Pai (went twice one day) and could see this trend continuing if we stayed here longer. For a $1.50 U.S you will definitely leave with a full belly and a smile on your face. The staff is helpful and chill. Beautiful sculptures of Quan yin and Buddha peacefully watch over as you eat. Definitely a must when visiting Pai..I would suggest going first thing in the morning while the buffet is hot and fresh as they run out of items by early afternoon.

Pros: No MSG, Clean, interesting mock meats, quick, supe

Cons: That it's not open 24 hours a day

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Amazing!!!! - Edit

All vegan, prices are very low, food is absolutely Amazing, very friendly staff

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Nice place, tasty food! - Edit

Simple tasty vegan dishes. Low prices and excelent services. I recommend it!

Pros: Many options. Low prices.

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our everyday breakfast place - Edit

Loved the ducksoup. But everything is fine here if you dont mind that the buffet is more cold than warm

Pros: cheap vegan food, you can try different things on

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cheap biddist vegan - Edit

Nice simple vegan food, good price, biddist

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Get on those meaty mushrooms! - Edit

Came here on my last day in Pai and wish I had tried it out earlier! Has a nice, varied, affordable range of dishes.

I ordered their fried mushrooms alongside some Pad Thai and it was genuinely one of the best meals I had in Thailand. The environment is spacious, warm and clean - would highly recommend it.

Pros: Wide variety of flavourful Thai food, Spacious, warm environment (free water!), Good value

Cons: None

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cheap and tasty food! - Edit

We ate here a couple of times, I had the buffet with spring rolls which were sooo tasty. The buffet food isn't warm as it's cooked at the start of the day but that didn't really matter. My girlfriend has the fried 'chicken' as well and really enjoyed it:) owners are lovely too

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great place! - Edit

Great food and nice owners!

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so flavorful! - Edit

We just ate at this place and freaking loved it! We ordered the friend mushrooms (a must-try!), the green beans w chili and tofu, and the pumpkin curry. The dishes were all so flavorful with fresh veggies cooked so they still had their crunch. We can't wait to come back and try more of their food!! Easily one of our top restaurants in Thailand :)

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Amazing authentic food! - Edit

Great local food, the owners are super nice!our favorite place in pai.
Note the hours are incorrect, when we were there they closed at 7.

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Cheap!! - Edit

Two of us ate for 85 Baht here (two curries with rice and two huge spring rolls) The buffet food is not super warm because it sits out all day but it's very tasty!

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Cheap and delicious - Edit

From 8am to 5pm you have a selection of tasty curries and different vegan options to choose from. Water and ice is free.
Free wifi and some plugs to charge too.

Pros: Good value, Really tasty , Calm environment

Cons: No paper in the toilet

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so good! - Edit

They did oil free high carb food for us.

On the same street as Pai Vegetarian.

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Only tried the buffet food though. - Edit

So haven't had a chance to try the menu dishes yet, only the pre-made food from the buffet, which was nice and very very cheap - a full plate of rice & 3 different 'foods' added plus a big spring roll & big fried mushroom came to only about 60 bahts.

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Very good. Two great places in the same street. - Edit

I came here because Duang's amazing 'Pai Vegetarian' over the road is closed on Sundays. While the owners here aren't Thai, they make very good Asian vegan food. I had the glass noodle salad and pumpkin curry, and big were delicious. Anyway you've got two great choices on the same street. Duang's is the best of the two. Try both!

Pros: Vegan, Tasty , Not expensive

Cons: Service was slow despite my being there early and

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like vegan fast food ;) - Edit

So much good food, and all vegan! I had the Khao Soi, which was so good! The fake meat was very real, but made out of mushrooms or something like that... They also have a buffet with lots of vegan fast food stuff...

Pros: cheap

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BEST food I've had in Thailand! Eat here! - Edit

Honestly the tastiest food I've had in Thailand. The pumpkin curry was amazing. Two of us ordered four dishes and rice each for just under 300THB. Every dish was absolutely delicious and we had an absolute feast. I would 100% recommend this place!

Pros: Lots of delicious vegan options, Large portions, Very well priced

Cons: Nothing bad to say! Absolute 10/10

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friendly - Edit

friendly people, nice vibe in the restaurant and good food. not qo expansive and you get enough food for the price

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Best in Pai - Edit

After visiting most of the Vegan restaurants in Pai, this is definitely the best and cheapest. Don't expect a detailed description of what each dish is, but be safe in the knowledge that they are all good!
Lots of fake meats on offer if that your dig. Eggplant curry is my fav.

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really yummy place!!! - Edit

Things must've changed since those other reviews said it was largely mock meat - there is some, but there are plenty of other choices too. I definitely don't like oily food but didn't find it too greasy at all here. Delicious pumpkin curry and very nice rice. A great find and very good value. Would definitely recommend.

Pros: yummy food, quiet , great value

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Cheap & Delicious! - Edit

I LOVE these kinds of places! Getting to try four different incredibly delicious vegan entrees for 55 baht is the best!

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Cheap but standard veg chinese food. - Edit

Pretty standard Chinese Veg sorta place ive encountered else where in SE Asia. So much mock meat stuff. but the price is amazing if your looking at saving some money compared to other veg food in the area.

Pros: all vegan, cheap

Cons: average tasting

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Cheap, oily and over cooked. - Edit

The place has a nice set up, but I'm not a fan of the food. Very oily, too many mock meats, stingy brown to white rice portions (1:5 I'm guessing). I've eaten here more than enough times to give it another chance, but won't go back again, my partner and I, as well as other people we've spoken with don't feel of after eating here. Bloated, reflux and generally uncomfortable. Maybe there's a lot of MSG, not sure. Regardless, wouldn't recommend. Owner isn't entirely friendly.

Updated from previous review on 2016-07-31

Pros: Nice set up , Peaceful

Cons: Oily, Sick feeling post eating , Too many mock meats

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Tasty food, can't beat the price! - Edit

We got the buffet (3 items per plate and rice). The food was flavorful, but all of it (except for the rice) was cold. I think that they do not have burners of a method of keeping the food warm after making it. Nonetheless, I enjoyed eating it. We didn't order from the menu, which includes food freshly cooked and likely served hot.

I ordered a carrot juice (asked for no sugar, as carrot juice is naturally sweet) and they brought out what tasted exactly like carrot pulp and water. It had no taste of carrot and my husband and I took one sip of it and could not finish the rest. We are NOT picky eaters, so that is saying a lot.

In any case, I would still recommend this place- good food, amazing prices! I might return to try out items from the menu!

Pros: great price for buffet, flavorful food, menu items and buffet items

Cons: buffet was cold

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Cheap, awesome tasty food - Edit

We went there twice: one time for the buffet and one time ala carte. Both times the food was really great. Big portions for a extremely cheap price. We all loved especially the pumpkin curry. Everything seems pretty high carb and low fat. Really stylish place too for being so cheap, not a usual cheap thai eatery. Only downside is the staff, pretty unfriendly and not helpful at all.

Pros: unfriendly staff

Cons: cheap, all vegan, yummy

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great buffet - Edit

Great place with cheap buffet and additional menu with a lot of options. Different kind of fake meats that you can order are also available. I personally prefer the noodle soup and eat it every time. If you want to eat from the buffet better go at lunch time, usually in the afternoon there are not to many options available.

Pros: great delicious food, cheap prices

Cons: closing at 5pm

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Cheap and Delicious - Edit

Unfortunately due to allergies I couldn't order from the super cheap buffet (around 70p for a plate of food) but there were plenty of things on the menu I could eat. I highly recommend the Rad Pork and the Pad See Ew but I'd skip the Vegan Chicken with Rice as it was a little dry. This place is actually open until 7pm but the buffet stops at 5.

Pros: Mock Meats, Deep Fry, Cheap

Cons: Drinks aren't served cold

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