The menu revolves mainly around the down-home specialties of Isan, the area of northeast Thailand across the Mekong River from Laos, where the cuisine is searingly hot. The chefs at Montee (an older Thai couple) make no compromises. Chili levels are clearly marked on a scale of one to three, but even so you will want to drink copiously.
Montee: Thai street food (below street level) in Asakusa
Name (J) モンティー
Lunch price range
Up to ¥1,000
Dinner price range
¥3,000 - ¥5,000
Simple, satisfying, spicy Thai street food.
Drinks Beer from ¥550; highballs/sours from ¥380; jinro ¥1,800/bottle; Maekong spirits ¥400/glass; wine ¥400/glass, ¥1,800/bottle.
Number of seats 20
BGM Relentless uptempo Thai festival music.
Smoking Smoking permitted
Asakusa Chikagai, 1-1-12 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Wed.-Mon. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (last order 2 p.m.) and 6-11 p.m. (last order 10 p.m.). Closed Tue.
Transport Leave the Ginza Line station via the gates at the front of the train and enter the shopping passage leading off to the left (Asakusa Chikagai). Montee is in on the left after about 30 meters (before you reach the stairs to Exit 6).