By The Nation
However, the eatery is sticking to its Tokyo café style, offering a warm and relaxing atmosphere done up in light colours and DIY decorations. Except this time, it has an indoor terrace – complete with flowering plants – that is separated from the rest of the restaurant with a transparent partition.
Also, according to the Tokyo street café concept, On the Table offers USB slots for diners who want to work or charge their mobile devices, as well as a private zone.
Though its looks may have changed, On the Table, Tokyo Café still focuses on fresh ingredients and freshly cooked food, and still promises that no frozen product or MSG is used.
The restaurant has also adjusted itself to new trends, and is now offering vegetarian and even vegan dishes. In fact, it has gone an extra step by offering “jeh” dishes, which apart from not having any meat, milk or eggs, cannot have pungent vegetables like onions, garlic, ginger, chives and shallots either.
“We chose to give the Siam Centre branch a makeover first, before we move on to other branches. We want to make On the Table, Tokyo Café a place of refuge for people, so they can leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and indulge in good food. Also, since people are getting into healthy food, we have created the new vegan menu to support the trend as well as offer our signature good taste,” said Suchanpa Balankura, general manager of Yakiniku and cafe’ business, Tokyo Concept ltd.