Bangkok Foodie: On the table, Siam Center (updated)

© Damien Bouhours

© Damien Bouhours

On the table is becoming a popular franchise in Bangkok. This Italian/Japanese fusion Tokyo-style café brings you hipster at a reasonable price.

© Damien Bouhours

© Damien Bouhours

How does it look like?
The space is warm and welcoming. You can sit on comfy bench or well designed chairs, while you eat on wooden… tables (of course). The light fixtures (only a bulb) and wall doodles are completing the modern and young décor.

© Damien Bouhours

© Damien Bouhours

How do they treat you?
Service was fairly rapid even on a busy and crowded Saturday afternoon. The waiters wear cute Japanese inspired uniforms and are very polite and smiley.

© Damien Bouhours

© Damien Bouhours

How is the food?
As always, I have based my beverage review on the classic ice latte. I didn’t regret it. It was everything that it was supposed to be. Not too sweet and topped with a velvety milk emulsion.

© Damien Bouhours

© Damien Bouhours

I’ve also tried out the Calamari snack plate. The seafood rings were crispy and not too chewy. The tartare sauce was good but a bit plain. Luckily a nice lemon slice brought up some acidity to the dish.

© Damien Bouhours

© Damien Bouhours

Sadly, I have ordered the very disappointing sushi pizza. Composed of an asparagus/sausage/crabstick sushi, covered with melted cheese, a julienne of green and red capsicums and shrimp eggs, this dish was greasy and plain. It would have been better if it could have been dipped in soy sauce and wasabi.

Update:

I went back again and ordered more dishes.

SAM_2149The Cheesy Hamburg japanese curry topped rice was melty and soul-warming.

SAM_2154The spinach filled chicken with sweet corn was elegant and delightful.

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The teriyaki chicken burger with an egg was really delicious. It felt light which is not often the case with burgers. The fries were crispy and great. I wished though they made their own sauce rather than just putting some ketchup to dip in.

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We also had some sweet red berries tea which comes with a nice little pot on a platter with a little doily. So cute!

SAM_2159As for the dessert, the peach, strawberry and banana waffle was really amazing. The fruits were battered with honey and the vanilla icecream not too sweet. The waffle comes warm, light and crisp.

How much?
Dishes are around 200 bahts, some of them over 400. Drinks are around a hundred bahts.

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Verdict!
I would come back there for the snacks and the coffee. I would like to try out their sweet menu and their Japanese dishes, but as far as the Italian/Japanese fusion goes, let’s just say : “basta” (enough!). I really love though the extensive menu and the different choices offered. It tastes good and the service is impeccable.

8 out of 10  tables
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How to go there?
On the table, Tokyo Café, is located on the last floor of Siam Center.

Here are the other branches:

Central World Tel 02 613 1558 | The Crystal Park Tel 02 515 0971 | CentralPlaza Lardprao Tel 02 541 1397 | Central Plaza Grand Rama9 Tel 02 245 3921 |

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