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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

OMOTESANDO: Gapao Shokudo for a friendly Thai dinner on the outskirts of Posh Omotesando~

I rarely eat Thai dinner in Japan because simple curries can well exceed 1,000yen but a friend called in the afternoon craving some spicy food so just got lucky on the timing with this 50% off Groupon.

This was our course and the Nomihoudai free drink menu~

Started off with some Premium Malts Draft Beer... and the first appetizers arrived!
Fried chicken skin (what can I say) and spicy shrimp katsu with sweet spicy dipping sauce.

Next the Popiah fresh spring rolls with the usual shrimp and veggies... hmm... can't expect much.

My favorite dish of the evening was the Larb Gai Thai chicken salad with fresh crispy chopped shallots

I think one of the best aspects of the restaurant was they used imported Roco juice cans for most of their fruity mixed with 三楽焼酎 Takuma Brand shochu drinks.  The guava, lychee and mango were all so smooth... perfect soother for a spicy dinner.

Tom Kha Gai (Chicken Coconut Soup)... 

3 sets of bench style counter seats perfect for a date.  Behind us were a few tables and when it's warmer there is seating outside too.

My view from the counter seat.

Final dish was the Pad Thai.  It was normal... nothing impressive.

At the end of the meal they will present you with the optional food and desserts... felt like I was in a car sales office... slight pressure of declining these options. 

Restroom was very clean with this tiny little faucet... it lightly sprinkles water.

Overall if I had to pay 3,800yen per person for this meal I most likely won't return for the food but perhaps for the tasty mixed drinks.  There are many other items on the regular menu but nothing really stood out this night BUT the Tabelog foodies give this spot a very respectable 3.56pts.  Service was quick and friendly... If you can budget a little higher then I still have to say Jasmine Thai in Roppongi is the better choice.

Gapao Shokudo is having a special on their bento's thru January... Probably the best way to gauge if this spot is right for you.

Restaurant: Gapao Shokudo
Address J: 東京都渋谷区渋谷2-8-10 青山FMビル
Address E: Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Shibuya 2-8-10

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