My partner and I were planning a trip into Shinjuku the other day to buy some camera and computer gear. We discussed having lunch or dinner there and she asked me about a Thai restaurant I glowed about after visiting a couple of times with a former colleague. I told her where “I thought it was” lol, I am usually lost in Shinjuku…and she did the rest.
She found a place she was pretty sure is “the place.” She rattled off the address and I said, “yeah, I think so. Sounds right.”
We wondered around the maze that is the eki Shinjuku and after 10 minutes or so Miura announced we were there. It wasn’t the place but it looked like a lot more fun.
We found Khao San (Named after the fun and lively Khao San (Chao San) Road area in Bangkok, Thailand, using the links below. They have English, Japanese and Chinese search pages and make finding a nice “table” “eazy peezy.”
Or, you can use their card. I always pick up a card for a place I want to return to.
It was around dinner time so we decided on going with a set meal. Set A and Set C which are shown below.
Basically I got a green curry with soup, rice and dessert and added in an order of fresh spring rolls. Everything was pretty tasty.
Partner got the Phad Thai and Gao Po chicken. We were both stuffed at the end of it. We enjoyed the atmosphere though it is not a place to hang out in for hours. They are busy and a constant flow of customers, (mostly women, very cute women), keep the place hopping.
Dinner for both of came out to about 2600 yen. Not bad. Khao San also offers take away and bento boxes for those on the run or folks who want to take it home.
Khao San is in the basement of Lumine 1 and is surrounded by other restaurants, bakeries and markets. You can easily spend some time in the area and found some of the bakeries to be quite affordable. Up market taste and look with a mid market price. Not bad at all.
Enjoy the pics and head on over to Khao San.