THE OWNERS OF CHICKEN AMRITA HAVE CHANGED. IT IS STILL SOUTHEAST ASIAN, BUT THE MENU HAS A LOT MORE TO CHOOSE FROM. THE INTERIOR HAS BEEN REDONE, AND WE OVERHEARD THE YOUNG WOMAN COOKING SAY THAT SHE HAD HOMESTAYED IN THAILAND AND THAT HER 'MOTHER' HAD TAUGHT HER HOW TO COOK LOTS OF THAI STANDARDS. I'LL UPDATE UPON EATING THERE AGAIN.
Chicken Amrita is a simple, yet cozy Asian cafe. There are only 3 tables (seating four each) and 5 seats at the counter. There is also a very limited menu, but everything is fabulous!
There are three main choices on the menu:
1) Gaomangai (Thai chicken over rice) - served boiled (780 yen) or grilled (880 yen), or a combination of both for 900 yen
2) Thai noodle soup (Similar to Vietnamese Pho) 750 yen
3) A combination of the above - around 1000 yen
There are a few other items, but mostly just sides that you can add on.
Whenever I have a taste for something simple, inexpensive, delicious, and healthy, I visit Chicken Amrita. I usually order #3. For an extra 200 yen, customers can get a salad - different each day (ex. daikon and cucumber in Thai dressing) and drink (ex. iced chai tea). And, for an extra 80 yen on top of that, customers get dessert - also different each day (ex. coconut ice cream).
Water is served in really cold metal glasses. It tastes really good that way!
A limited selection of alcohol is available. Draft beer (530 yen), bottled Thai beer (630 yen), Glass of wine (400 yen), or Cassis flavored drinks.There is also Vietnamese or Balinese coffee for 500 yen. Mango, Basil Seed, Grape, or Apple juice for 550 yen. And, a few types of tea (Chai, Oolong,...)
The staff is friendly and attentive. The menu is only in Japanese, but with so few items, I'm sure the staff can help explain things. Portion sizes are just right for most, especially if you get the salad/drink/dessert combination. Big eaters should have a few beers first, or order a little something extra.