Sabaidee was the first Thai/Lao restaurant that I visited in Asagaya before I moved there and it is the best value. Lunch sets are ¥680 and the most expensive dinner menu items are also only ¥680-I had my standard grao pao gai. The food is quite authentic and I like the Beer Lao table cloths-this will be the go-to Thai place for me.
Sawadee is the third Thai place in Asagaya I've tried and they are all better than average, but this is probably third on my list mainly due to cost value. They had beef stir fry basil (it is almost always chicken or pork in my experience) with soup, salad and dessert for the lunch set at ¥980.
It was a rainy Thursday and I didn't feel like having the specialty at Menya Kikyo, tsukemen, but went for spicy ramen instead for ¥750. It was very hearty and filling-just around the corner as well, so I'll be back.
LAMEX is a new tex-mex style restaurant in Omotesando that opened up earlier this year by a couple of guys from LA. They are serving up classics like the mole sauce enchiladas (pictured). They also follow the American tradition of providing chips and salsa with the meal. I'll be back to try some of the other menu offers-the wet burrito in particular looks good. They also have an impressive tequila selection.
Mu-Hung is a very popular Singaporean restaurant in Nishi Ogikubo-it was at full capacity every time I have come by-it has a nice bright, open entrance with seating outside. For my first visit I had to try the chicken rice for ¥850-it didn't disappoint. I am looking forward to trying other options on another visit.
I recently stopped by Whale in the Dai-ichi Ichiba restaurant arcade, a retro-style, indoor "food alley" just north of Koenji station. They have Punk IPA on tap (¥1200 for the M size-see above and they also have several bottle selections). I got falafel (¥300) and hummus (¥600) along with the little plate above for the otoshi seating menu offering (¥350). Delicious and healthy.