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 my 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.
In a popular district, Krung Siam is walking distance from Roppongi Station or Roppongi Itchome Station. The food is authentic and the atmosphere is inviting. This restaurant also has branches in Kichijoji, Jiyugaoka, Nakameguro and in Oimachi. The lunch set is only about ¥1,000.
Monsoon Cafe is an ethnic restaurant that serves a mixture of Asian cuisine. Monsoon Cafe has branches in Ginza, Odaiba, Shibuya, Omotesando, etc. Although they are all in fancy neighborhoods, this restaurant is actually very affordable! ... and really good! Lunch is only 1,000 yen and you can choose between 5 dishes; it comes with a salad and a soup! Kid's lunch is only 490 yen! So it's also family-friendly during the day! You can also come for a celebration as they have party plans to choose from 2,000-3,000-4,000. You can also get an all-you-can-eat drink plan to accompany it!
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.
Isaan Kitchen is a really well-rated Thai resto in Sangenjaya. It's only about 3 minutes from Sangenjaya station. The resto feels a bit like a tree house and is a really fun place to come and have delicious and authentic Thai cuisine. You should try the Thai basil chicken!
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.
Only a few minutes walk from Meijijingu-mae Station Kaffir Lime is an amazing Thai restaurant in Harajuku, Omotesando. It's also walking distance to Shibuya. This restaurant offers delicious food for less than 1500 yen for lunch or dinner! The green curry is amazing!
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.
Baan Kirao is in Shinjuku nichome, the gay district of Tokyo. It is a very authentic and delicious restaurant, also it is relatively cheap. It is a very popular restaurant, so you might have to wait a bit. The dinner course menu is around ¥4,000.
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.
Thai restaurant 999 (Kao Kao Kao)
999 is a small Thai food restaurant located at 3 minute-walk from Nakano station, run by the owner and chefs who have learned to cook in Thailand. They offer a variety of both classic and creative Thai dishes. Their signature menu is this coriander hot pot (1580 yen). It has over 1 kg of coriander on top. It's a coriander lover's dream come true!
Baan Esan, a traditional Thai izakaya, is a favorite with the locals. It's conveniently located a stone-throw away from the South Exit of the Koenji Station. You can get excellent Thai dishes at prices that are very kind to the wallet. The excellent green curry, for instance, is only 600 yen. Most orders are about that price. Many people order a couple of food items and share among friends. There is a large selection of drinks, all for about 500 yen.
Pikiinu is 4 minutes away from Asagaya station. Dishes are between 600-1,200 yen (and over 2,000 if you ask for a large portion). This restaurant is small, but it is very well appreciated in the neighborhood. Definitely, a must-try if you like Thai cuisine.