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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.
Phrik - Thai: Ikebukuro
Open 4pm-3am (LO) daily.
Very good 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 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, Thai-style flavors. There's also an inexpensive wine list.
Open 11:30am-midnight (3am weekends). Closed Mondays.
Sukhumvit Soi 55 - Thai: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 11am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Part of the Tinun group of Thai restaurants, Sukhumvit Soi 55 is worth knowing about for their reasonably priced weekday lunch buffet if you happen to be in the neighborhood and hungry. In addition...
Open 11am-2:30, 5:30-10pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
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.
Khao San - Thai: Nishi-Shinjuku
Open 10am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Good Bangkok street-stall food in this department-store basement, including dishes like Nam Phrik Kapi (shrimp and chili paste with vegetables), stir-fries and spicy salads. Most of the menu is...
Open 10am-9:30pm (LO) daily.
Somtum Der - Thai: Yoyogi
Open 11:30am-3, 5-11pm. Closed Mondays.
The modern, stylishly decorated Somtum Der has a more cosmopolitan feel to it than most Tokyo Thai restaurants, and indeed it has an impressive international pedigree, with branches in New York,...
Open 11:30am-3, 5-11pm. Closed Mondays.
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.
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.
Rachaphruk - Thai: Ebisu
Open 11:30am-3:10, 5-11pm (LO) daily.
The lunchtime buffet here offers a relatively wide assortment of down-home Thai standards, and is a great deal at just Y1200. A typical spread might include soup and two curries, several stir-fries,...
Open 11:30am-3:10, 5-11pm (LO) daily.
Tinun - 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.
Gin Khao - Thai: Tameike
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10:15pm (LO Sat -8:30pm). Closed Sundays.
International-style Thai restaurants seem to be popping up all over Tokyo these days, and Gin Khao has joined the club, with the promise of exotic California-style Thai cuisine. In addition to the...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10:15pm (LO Sat -8:30pm). 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.
This popular Thai restaurant, part of the Tokyo-based Blue Celedon group, serves solid Thai cuisine with real Thai flavors. The attractively appointed dining room commands a nice view over the...
Open 11am-2:30, 5-10pm (LO) 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.
Spice Today - Thai: Mitsukoshimae
Open 11am-10:30pm (LO) daily.
Spice Today's lunch menu is served until 4:30pm and covers a wider range than your typical green curries and Pad Thai noodles. For Y1100 you can choose two main dishes along with jasmine rice, soup...
Open 11am-10:30pm (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.
Soi Nana - Thai: Kojimachi
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO). Closed Sundays.
Soi Nana specializes in yatai-style Thai cooking, offering a good selection of regional dishes from around the country in addition to popular standards. Flavors and levels of spiciness are similar...
Open 11:30am-2:30, 5-10:30pm (LO). 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 good and spicy, there's a pretty 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 13 - Thai: Asakusa
Open 11:45am-2, 5:30-9pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Very spicy, down-home Thai cuisine is what draws the customers here, with a wide-ranging menu that includes standards like curries, noodles and spicy salads, plus many dishes from the Isan region of...
Open 11:45am-2, 5:30-9pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays.
Keawjai - Thai: Kinshicho
Open 10am-4:15am (LO) daily.
One of the best Thai restaurants in town, Keawjai offers a large and diverse menu, with a good number of chef's specials - always a good sign. They have another, very popular branch in Shinjuku, but...
Open 10am-4:15am (LO) daily.
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.
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.

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Updated 2019-10-31