Thai food is so flavorful and has such a complex flavor profile. Tom Yum soup is like a warm hug on a cold winter day, and fresh spring rolls and beer can be so refreshing on a hot summer day. Whatever the season, or even the occasion, Thai food is always the go-to. These restaurants are the best and most authentic Thai restaurants in Tokyo.
A few minutes from busy Akasaka station, this rather upscale restaurant has a very beautiful and calm interior. The food is delicious and authentic and the staff is welcoming. On weekdays, the lunch set is around ￥1,000 and the lunch course is ￥3,240.
Jasmine Thai Restaurant
Jasmine Thai restaurant is walking distance from Roppongi, Azabu-juban, Roppongiicchome and Kamiyacho station. This restaurant also has an elegant Thai interior. The food is delicious and authentic, yet not too pricey. The Tom Yum soup is great and delightfully spicy! The lunch set is around ¥1,000.
Ban Thai Restaurant
Right in Kabukicho, Ban Thai is only a few minutes walk from Shinjuku station. It is a shopping district surrounded by bars, cafes, cinemas, etc. It's a great place to grab a delicious lunch/dinner after a busy day of shopping. The menu has so much too choose from, but rest assured, there are no wrong choices. For a sure bet, go for the Pad thai! Course menus are between ¥2,500 and ¥3,500.
In a fashionable district, Krung Siam is located very close to the Jiyugaoka station. The food is authentic and the atmosphere is inviting. This restaurant also has branches in Kichijoji, Roppongi, Nakameguro and in Oimachi. The lunch set is only about ¥1,000.
Soul Food Bangkok
Soul Food Bangkok is about a 20 minute walk from Sangenjaya station. Sangenjaya is a great neighborhood with a lot of nice cafes, bars and second-hand fashionable stores. A fun area to spend the day and you can fill up on authentic Thai food during lunch time at a nice, unpretentious restaurant.
Siam Heritage Restaurant
Located in Tokyo's business district, Marunouchi, Siam Heritage is between Otemachi and Tokyo station. The restaurant has an upscale feel to it, but is still very affordable for lunch: the lunch set is ¥1,260 (90 min.), the all-you-can-eat buffet is ¥2,200 (90 min.) and the lunch course is ¥3,800. For dinner, it's around ¥6,000. If you're a group of four, we recommend getting a private room.
A 10 minute walk from Ebisu station, Mai-Thai sort of clashes with Ebisu's fancy neighborhood. There is a small truck parked in front of the restaurant reminiscent of Thailand's atmosphere. The food is great and the prices are reasonable.