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Pesri's Kitchen - Thai: Ikebukuro
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Good, very affordable Thai cuisine from the popular Tokyo-based Tinun chain; budget around Y1300 for food at dinnertime, or Y900 for lunch.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Mango Tree Cafe - Thai: Ikebukuro
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Accessible Thai cuisine buffet service from the Bangkok-based Coca chain. The lunch buffet is Y1600 and is served from 11am-3pm (last order at 2pm; 90-minute limit). At dinnertime the price is...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Phrik - Thai: Ikebukuro
Open 4pm-3am (LO) daily.
Very authentic Thai cooking served in a modest little shop. They also run a small Thai grocery store across the street.
Open 4pm-3am (LO) daily.
Mekong - Thai: Ikebukuro
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
A leftover from the days before Nishi-Ikebukuro went relatively upscale. Delicious curries and ambitiously tacky decor. On weekends there's a good lunch buffet.
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Tinun Taikoku Ramen - Thai: Takadanobaba
Open 11am-1am daily.
Great, cheap noodles and crowds of Waseda students. Noodles are served in several different thicknesses and styles.
Open 11am-1am daily.
Khun Mae 1 - Thai: Okubo
Open 11:30am-11pm (LO) daily.
The main branch of this popular Thai restaurant is simply called Khun Mae and is located a few doors down the road; the confusingly named Khun Mae 1 handles some of the overflow. (Apparently they...
Open 11:30am-11pm (LO) daily.
Khun Mae - Thai: Okubo
Open 11:30am-3, 3-11pm (LO) daily.
One of Okubo's better Thai restaurants; budget around Y3000-4000 at dinnertime.
Open 11:30am-3, 3-11pm (LO) daily.
Keawjai - Thai: Shinjuku
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Top-quality "Imperial" Thai cuisine, from a newish branch of this long-established Tokyo Thai restaurant. Budget around Y2500 for food at dinnertime.
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Chang-pha - Thai: Shinjuku
Open 11:30am-9:30pm (LO). Closed some Wednesdays.
Inexpensive Thai street-market fare, including lots of stir-fries and curries in the Y800 range.
Open 11:30am-9:30pm (LO). Closed some Wednesdays.
Krungtep - Thai: Shinjuku
Open 11:30am-midnight (3am weekends). Closed Mondays.
This casual spot offers simple market-style Thai food with good, authentic flavors, plus an inexpensive wine list.
Open 11:30am-midnight (3am weekends). Closed Mondays.
Mango Tree Cafe - Thai: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
The dining room is pleasantly decorated and the food here is very well prepared - including some excellent grilled chicken - but the dinner menu is too small and limited to get excited about. Lunch...
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Kao Tip - Thai: Yoyogi
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
A fairly basic menu of Thai standards, and a list of 20 different wines starting at Y1,500 a bottle.
Open 11:30am-2, 6-9:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Tinun Aoyama - Thai: Omotesando
Open 11am-9pm (lunch to 2) daily.
This branch of the ubiquitous budget Thai chain has a larger-than-average menu, good food and take-out service. The decor is also a cut above the norm.
Open 11am-9pm (lunch to 2) daily.
Mai Thai - Thai: Ebisu
Open 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Very authentic flavors and atmosphere - it's almost like being in Bangkok, and sometimes there's even a tuk-tuk parked outside.
Open 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Mango Tree Cafe - Thai: Ebisu
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Accessible Thai cuisine at reasonable prices from the Bangkok-based Coca chain. The shop is open all afternoon, so you can drop by for a Thai snack even during teatime (between lunch and dinner).
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Rice Terrace - Thai: Nishi-Azabu
Open noon-2pm, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays and holidays.
A stylishly decorated restaurant in a converted two-story house. The food is spicy and authentic, with plenty of original dishes to show off the chef's talents. There's a nice selection of...
Open noon-2pm, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays and holidays.
Tinun Taikoku Ramen - Thai: Akasaka
Open 11:30am-2, 6-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Inexpensive Thai noodles.
Open 11:30am-2, 6-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Hot Pepper - Thai: Akasaka
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11pm. Closed Sundays.
A small, friendly shop with good inexpensive Thai food.
Open 11:30am-2, 5:30-11pm. Closed Sundays.
Coca (Bic Camera) - Thai: Yurakucho
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Thai-style "sukiyaki" (fish balls and other delicacies boiled in a broth at your table) is one of the specialties of this Bangkok-based chain, and they also serve a nice selection of standard...
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Jim Thompson's Table - Thai: Ginza
Open 11am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Upscale, sophisticated Thai cuisine in a fun, brightly colored setting. Budget around Y4500 for dinner, or Y1600 for the buffet lunch.
Open 11am-2, 5:30-10pm (LO) daily.
Tinun - Thai: Ginza
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Thai ramen and Isan-style barbecue dishes in a funky basement restaurant arcade. Budget around Y2500 for dinner with drinks.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Mango Tree - Thai: Marunouchi
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
This flagship of a Bangkok-based chain is one of the more upscale Thai restaurants in town, with a large lunchtime buffet (Y2800) and a prix-fixe evening menu (budget around Y8000). The buffet...
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Siam Heritage - Thai: Marunouchi
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Upscale Thai cuisine with a nice view, from the popular Tokyo-based Blue Celedon group. The lunchtime buffet is Y2200; budget around Y5000 for dinner.
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Thong - Thai: Yaesu
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO; 1hr earlier Sat/Sun) daily.
A reasonably priced menu of Thai standards served in a pleasant dining space. Lunch sets (until 3pm) from Y850 and prix-fixe dinners from Y2880.
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO; 1hr earlier Sat/Sun) daily.
Thong - Thai: Nihonbashi
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
A branch of a popular Thai chain. Lunch is served until 4pm.
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Wanchan - Thai: Ningyocho
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Conveniently located just above Ningyocho station, Wanchan serves good, original Thai cuisine, prepared by a former chef for the Thai ambassador. In addition to the usual curries and other crowd...
Open 11:30am-2, 5-11:30pm (LO) daily.
Mae Yao - Thai: Shinanomachi
Open 11:30am-8pm (LO; Sat -7pm). Closed Sundays.
An offshoot of the popular Waseda curry shop, Mae Yao's Shinanomachi branch bill themselves as a Thai diner. The rather basic menu offers a choice of just three curries, a stir-fry and a noodle...
Open 11:30am-8pm (LO; Sat -7pm). Closed Sundays.
Sawadee - Thai: Hanzomon
Open 11am-5, 5pm-midnight daily.
Decent Thai cooking from the Dipmahal Indian-restaurant chain.
Open 11am-5, 5pm-midnight daily.
Old Thailand - Thai: Ichigaya
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
The cooking at Old Thailand is a few levels up from your typical Tokyo Thai joint, and everything smells really good, even in the elevator on the way up from the street. In addition to the festively...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10pm (LO) daily.
Maenam no hotori - Thai: Jimbocho
Open 11:30-2:30, 5pm-1am (LO; Sat. to 9pm). Closed Sundays and holidays.
The dishes here are authentic and spicy, from a fairly wide menu, and the late-night hours are convenient. Budget around Y2000 at dinnertime.
Open 11:30-2:30, 5pm-1am (LO; Sat. to 9pm). Closed Sundays and holidays.
Muang Tai Nabe - Thai: Jimbocho
Open 11:30am-4:30, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Thai sukiyaki from the owners of Menam no hotori; budget around Y3000 for dinner.
Open 11:30am-4:30, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Montee - Thai: Asakusa
Open noon-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Very spicy, down-home Thai cuisine is what draws the customers to this extremely casual hole-in-the-wall spot, located inside an ancient basement arcade next to Asakusa subway station. The...
Open noon-2, 6-10pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Thailand - Thai: Kinshicho
Open noon-2, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Great Thai cooking. Lunches start at Y850, dinners average Y3,000.
Open noon-2, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Mondays.
Keawjai - Thai: Kinshicho
Open 10am-4:15am (LO) daily.
Excellent, authentic Thai food at reasonable prices. There are a few outdoor tables for the warmer months of the year. Budget around Y2000 at dinnertime.
Open 10am-4:15am (LO) daily.
Phrik Khii Nuu - Thai: Asagaya
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
A small neighborhood joint (it would be hard to find if you didn't stumble across it) with about a dozen seats and proper Thailand-style Thai food. They serve good curries and some unusual regional...
Open 11am-3, 5-10pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Sukhothai - Thai: Kichijoji
Open 5-10pm (LO). Closed some Tuesdays.
Home-style cooking, plus "Thai sukiyaki." Lunch served weekends only.
Open 5-10pm (LO). Closed some Tuesdays.

Yokohama/Kanagawa

Keawjai - Thai: Yokohama Minato-mirai
Open 11am-8pm daily.
Good, fast Thai food in a food court setting, from a long-running and very reliable Tokyo-based chain.
Open 11am-8pm daily.
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