By The Nation
The eatery, which has been in operation since 2002, is slated to re-open at the end of June.
The company also intends to grow the Coca brand with a new outlet planned for Shinjuku to bring its total portfolio to 23 restaurants in the country – the first Coca restaurant launched in Japan 30 years ago.
“Japan is our biggest market globally,” says Trevor MacKenzie, Mango Tree Worldwide managing director. “We have a long and very successful association with the country and we are very pleased to evolve and grow in one of the most dynamic culinary destinations in the world.”
The refurbishment of the flagship Tokyo restaurant is hands of Tanaseisha, led by principal creative director Taisuke Kamigaichi. The re-design will include a complete conceptual overhaul for a more contemporary feel where diners will be encouraged to hang out at the venue later in the evening and enjoy Thai-inspired cocktails.
The restaurant offers a variety of Thai favourites include Pad Thai – cooked live – Khao Mun Gai (chicken rice), Yam Talay (spicy seafood salad) and Gapao Moo Kai Dow (spicy pork with basil and fried egg), washed down with fresh juices or draft beers.
“We are very excited by the new developments,” enthuses Yoshio Kojima, chief executive officer of Mango Tree Japan. “More and more Thai travellers are visiting Japan each year and we are pleased to count them among our guests.”
Mango Tree Tokyo is on the 35th floor of Marounuchi Building downtown. The new Mango Tree Kitchen “Pad Thai” will open in August .