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“Small restaurant worth visiting” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kaffir Lime

Kaffir Lime
Ranked #100 of 7,494 Restaurants in Shibuya
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $9
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
Sydney, Australia
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Small restaurant worth visiting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

This restaurant is tiny, and you may have to share a table with other patrons. That said, the Thai food at this place is worth it. I strongly recommend the deep fried wantons, the crispy chicken, tom yum ramen, and of course, the pad thai. Be prepared to wait though, as this place gets pretty crowded.

Visited April 2013
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London
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“Tasty Thai food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

An atmospheric sweet Thai restaurant just off the main drag in Omotesando. The food is fresh and very tasty and reasonably priced. It was a little smokey the evening we went there but still had a very enjoyable meal.

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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Best Tom Yum Goong in the world right now”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

Before I write about Kaffir Lime I must first bemoan the demise of Tom Yum Goong in the world.
As a frequent traveller and attentive epicure I have searched near and far for the perfect Tom Yum Goong. My introduction, almost 30 years ago, was by another world traveller who had lived in Bangkok like me. Subsequently I discovered the mythical Potts Point/Sydney restaurant owned by two Thai sisters and called Khun Dang Potchana. This was the real temple; it reeked of the preparatory prawn base for the infamous soup that drew you in from 500 meters away. It is my yard stick for the perfect Tom Yum. The No 2 was found on the terrace of the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok and the No 3 at the Thai Pothong in Newtown/Sydney. The present No1 is at Kaffir Lime in Tokyo, a restaurant of Omotesando behind the Christian Dior building in Harajuku. It is delicious, but again a traditional Thai cook! Sadly, everywhere else Thais and others experiment with mushrooms, tomatoes and leave out essential flavours, substituting too much or too little chili or god forbid, coconut milk or some sort of pre-preoared artificial soup base, much to the detriment of the concoction. In my mind the demise of a genuine Tom Yum Goong world wide is a real passing, the possible end of an era, welcomed in by mass tourism, the blight of the traditional kitchen

  • Visited April 2012
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“Wonderful Thai food experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

It can be a little hard to find, so here is a little extra help. It's on a tiny little pedestrian side street off the main road (Omotesando) across the street from the Lawson store. Enter the side street next to the Peltier patisserie. The restaurant will be on your left at the end of the block and has a conspicuous sign in English.

We are vegetarians and managed to have quite a feast (try the bean curd/tofu with preserved egg) but be sure to tell your waiter that you are vegetarian, because meat and seafood ingredients may not be obvious. Our bill for two people including non-alcoholic drinks was a very reasonable ¥3300.

There is indoor and outdoor seating.

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