most meals under ¥1000
3 Chome-11-5 Nishiogiminami, Suginami, Tokyo
Distance from Station:
2 minutes from JR Nishi-Ogikubo Station
03-3335-5468 (Japanese only)
Lunch (Tue - Sun) 11:30am - 3:00pm, Dinner (Tue - Thu) 6:00pm - 10:00pm, (Fri) 6:00pm - 11:00pm, (Sat) 5:00pm - 11:00pm, (Sun) 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Closed Mondays
Website: (external link)
Japanese and conversational Thai available
  • no-credit-card


Spice Things Up With Some Thai “Phak Chi”
[updated August 2022]

A must-visit for Thai food lovers! The best Thai restaurant which offers not only authentic taste but also warm service from the handsome staff. Just a few minutes’ walk from the station, you can easily locate this restaurant from the unique exterior and the crowd. Found on Nishi-Ogikubo’s one-of-a-kind Yanagi-Koji market street, enjoy dining outdoors with the locals, or settle in with the cozy and typical Thai atmosphere inside.

The highlight of this unique restaurant is the use of Thai spice, coriander (phak chi). Have it added to the dish or enjoy it as salad, or even in your drink! Only available in here is the phak chi ume (plum) liquor (priced at 400 yen), the perfect combination of sour plum and the refreshing coriander. Another must-try is Thai noodles (stir-fried, soup or salad) priced around 600 yen. All are served by Japanese chefs who have trained for years in Thailand. It’s a very popular restaurant and although it may take some time to get your meal on busy days, the taste is guaranteed to be worth the wait. Highly recommended for the food, service, price, and unique atmosphere.



Writer: Elvira
Photographer: Cherry