Less than five minutes walk from the station, you will see the restaurant's sign, with its stylized elephant and inscription (in English): "Very casual Thai restaurant." Even if you miss it, your nostrils will tell you that you're in the right place when they detect the aromas wafting out of the door along with the sweet sound of Thai pop music.
Rak Thai Pheng Roi: Thai ‘food stall’ keeps it casual
Name (J) ラックタイ
Lunch price range
Up to ¥1,000
Dinner price range
¥1,000 - ¥3,000
Nowhere in town epitomizes the well-worn cliche "cheap and cheerful" better
What doesn't: Tables at the back get plenty of chili fumes from the kitchen
Drinks Beer from 580 yen; sours from 480 yen; cocktails from 540 yen; Mekhong "whiskey" from 570 yen
Number of seats 24
BGM Nonstop mellow Thai pop
Smoking No smoking
Takigen Bldg. 1F, 1-24-1 Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Daily 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m; 5-11 p.m. (last order 9.50 p.m.)
Transport Turn left as you leave Gotanda JR Station's West Exit, then turn right along the main street, across Meguro-gawa River. You will find Rak Thai on the right, just before the large intersection with Yamate-dori.