Incredible Thai Food in Collierville’s Town Square

Posted by Holly Whitfield | April 28th 2010 2861 0

When I checked in at Jaja’s River Kwai on Foursquare, a tip from my friend Ryan R. popped up: “Be sure to order the spring roll. I GUARANTEE you’ve never had its equal.”

That’s high praise for Jaja’s, a tiny Thai restaurant tucked into the corner of a shopping center near the Collierville town square. When I say “tucked into a corner”, I mean it – it took three trips around the block to find the restaurant.

Thai Egg Roll, Jajas River Kwai, Collierville, Tenn.

Thai Egg Roll, Jaja's River Kwai, Collierville, Tenn.

I ordered a Thai egg roll and some masaman curry. The egg roll was oddly long and skinny, but it was stuffed with noodles and veggies. It came with sweet chili sauce and peanut sauce.

Masaman Curry, Jajas River Kwai, Collierville, Tenn.

Masaman Curry, Jaja's River Kwai, Collierville, Tenn.

The masaman curry was a little different than any I’d ever tried before. It smelled amazing – all spices, sweetness and cilantro.  The sauce was a thinner than the usual coconut milk-based curry. The thin-sliced beef was tender, and the bite-sized potatoes were soft. Everything was fresh and homemade.

When I walked into Jaja’s, I was confronted with a veritable wall of fake flowers, plants and Buddhas. The restaurant was dark and a TV in the corner played “Days of Our Lives”.  The atmosphere is casual and family friendly, and the service is fast and efficient.

Go There:

Jaja’s River Kwai

192 Washington
Collierville, TN 38017

Jaja's River Kwai on Urbanspoon


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. handtalker says:

    The eggrolls are worth driving from Midtown to Collierville!

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  12. Indika K says:

    Wow … this place is great!

    I tried it out based on the above review, while on a
    business trip. Asked for Thai hot and got it.

    Anyone who loves Thai food should try this place out.
    It is bound not to disappoint.

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