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Tuesday
Mar272012

Krung Siam Attic, Jiyugaoka  自由が丘

For some decent Thai food in the backstreets of Sangenjaya, Siam Talart is worth a visit. Shibuya’s Chao Thai has cheap and cheerful covered, and features an extensive menu of well-portioned dishes and a beneficent all-you-can-drink plan. Jingumae’s Kaffir Lime is always a safe (but somewhat less inspiring) bet, too. 

The Krung Siam family of restaurants, however, has the edge. The Jiyugaoka honten is very good, the Roppongi establishment also comes highly recommended and one can only assume that the Kichijoji and Nakameguro iterations offer similarly pleasing dining experiences.

For a decent Thai lunch, in an interesting setting, Krung Siam Attic (also located in Jiyugaoka – on the Green Road, en route to Yamada Denki) is pretty good, too. Hidden away up several flights of narrow stairs, this attic restaurant is really a bar. Indeed, the only seating is along the bar counter itself, perhaps accommodating 11 at a push, and in the 6th floor terrace and sofa room.

The lunch menu features a half-dozen or so sets, each featuring Thai classics – such as ga pao or spicy shrimp noodles – supported by soup infused with lemon and ginger, nama harumaki and iced tea.

Aside from the fresh, delicious food itself, great pleasure can be found in watching the chef cook on a lone gas burner in the far corner behind the bar.

 

03-6421-3677

Krung Siam Attic

Reader Comments (1)

The Jiyugaoka Loft branch is indeed superb, especially if you get up and out onto the roof.
I wish the same could be said of the one in Nakameguro, been there 3 or 4 times already for lunch, but after today will not be returning.
The waitress (Japanese, not Thai, incidentally) "greeting" us at the door was phenomenally rude, huffing and puffing at our choice of table, keen only to point out that they were closing for the afternoon in 40 (40!) minutes' time. She seemed to take an instant dislike to my wife, who was so shocked she actually assumed said waitress was perhaps a jealous ex-girlfriend. After approximately one minute of this we walked right out of there.
This is a real shame as we've previously enjoyed eating there a great deal, but until this strumpet of satan is removed we won't be going back in a hurry.
Stick to the Jiyugaoka branch(es) people!

July 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeshter

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