Authentic Thai Food and Excellent Service is found at Rak Thai in Shinagawa. Prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is reminiscent of Bangkok. We’ve visited Rak Thai on a Wednesday Night and were gratified for calling ahead. (We walked passed a line up to our reserved table.) The restaurant was half full on our second visit last Saturday at lunch time without the competition of the business crowd. We were fortunate to be joined by culinary expert Brian Konar (Original Cakerie) who agreed with the choice of venue.
All items ordered were delicious and everything was devoured by our Party. We especially enjoyed the Green Curry with chicken (kaeng khiao wan), Pan Fried Noodles with shrimp (pat tai gung sot) , Sliced Pork with black pepper (moo pat prik thai dam) and Thai Spring Rolls (pop-piah).
Location: you won’t find the restaurant without directions or a map. It’s a slow ten minute walk from the Takanawa Exit of Shinagawa Station and is located at basement level. Once you find Rak Thai, you’ll find the waiters and kitchen staff ready to serve dishes spiced as directed. Menus were enhanced by photos and were available in English, Japanese and Thai. (Waiters handled English well.)
Rak Thai’s current special is a rebate of one can of Singha Beer for every 3 ordered. Where was this restaurant when we were in College?
Rak Thai Shinagawa GP Shop http://www.rakthai.jp/shinagawa/index.html
Original Cakerie http://www.cakerie.com/