Bangkok is home to one of the largest Japanese populations outside Japan and it has some amazing sushi venues. Whether you are looking for high-end fare or quirky restaurants, there is something for everyone. With most places importing ingredients from Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Market, expect to be served rolls of the highest quality. Check out our favorite sushi places in Thailand’s magnificent capital.
Set in the trendy Sukhumvit area, Isao has gained an outstanding reputation due to its brilliant fusion sushi creations and is considered one of the top hot spots in the city as of now. From baked scallops in cream sauce to sushi rolls filled with egg, boiled shrimp and tempura, this place manages to retain a skillful balance between traditional sushi and innovative creations. The restaurant itself offers a cozy and intimate atmosphere with bamboo-clad walls and comfortable booths. Isao will give you a hard time picking anything from its extensive menu – high-quality and delicious flavors are guaranteed.
Tsu & Nami offers one of the best Sunday brunches in the city, and who could resists piles of quality sushi on a lazy weekend? Tsu serves premium traditional Japanese fare and Nami serves Teppantaki; from 11.30am to 3pm, these two restaurants unite to serve a delicious brunch. Skilful chefs prepare sets of sushi using only ingredients of the highest quality and the fish of your choice. Enjoy dishes including red clams, sweet shrimps and halibut. Address: 4 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 2, JW Marriott Hotel, Bangkok 10110, Thailand, +66 2 656 7709
Located on the 53rd and 54th floor of the Banyan Tree Bangkok, Taihei not only serves up sushi of outstanding quality, but it also offers a dazzling 360 degree view over the city. This traditional Japanese restaurant is also one of the largest Sake houses in the country with nearly 100 different types of Sake. Enjoy a delicious dinner over the roofs of the city. Address: 21/ S, 100 S Sathorn Rd, Yan Nawa, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand, +66 2 679 1200
Yamazato is one of the finest addresses for high-end Japanese fare in Bangkok, a branch of the famous Michelin starred Yamazato restaurant in Amsterdam. The elegant restaurant has been designed in a contemporary Japanese style and offers authentic private dining rooms. Waitresses dress in kimonos and most of the ingredients are imported from Tokyo’s Tsukijii Market. Yamazato offers an a la carte menu as well as sumptuous six to eight course dinners featuring delights such as smoked duck breasts, mussels and shitake mushrooms. Address: The Okura Prestige Bangkok, Floor 24, 57 Wireless Road, Park Ventures Building, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand, +66 2 687 9000, +66 2 687 9000
Daimasu replicates a Japanese Izakaya to perfection. The funky Daimasu has been decorated with large Kanji signs and paper lanterns on the outside while the inside is filled with quirky old toys and Japanese Manga posters. Downstairs visitors can take a seat at the large dining counter or proceed upstairs to the intimate cubicles. The food ranges from grilled meats, fish and vegetables to tasty salads, drinks and of course marvelous sushi. Address: 9/3 Soi Anumarnrachathon, Surawong Road, Suriya Wong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand, +662 634 1477
Tensui is a tranquil restaurant boasting large spacious grounds and beautiful patios. The staff serve the premium dishes, prepared by the most skillful chefs, in traditional service. Additionally, Tensui provides an outstanding drinks list with imported quality drops from all over the world. While this place is on the pricier end, one can hardly complain, with delicious slabs of tuna and imported salmon that will have you raving about its flavors for a long time. Address: 33 Soi Sukhumvit 16, Ratchadapisek, Klongtoey,, Bangkok 10110, Thailand, +66 2 663 2281, +66 2 663 2281
When looking for quality Japanese fare, one of the best options is Maru Kaiseki, one of the city’s most famous high-end restaurants. Well-known for its quality sashimi and sushi, this place offers a charming and intimate atmosphere with traditional Japanese decorations. Dine here on a Tuesday or Friday, which is when fresh stock arrives from Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market, and mingle with the crowd of Japanese businessmen, all looking to get a bite of the premium dishes. Even chefs from other restaurants often come here to try Maru’s latest preparations. Address: Maru, 95/5-6 Thonglor Soi 3, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 2712 50012
Honmono has received numerous recognitions as one of the best sushi joints in Bangkok, and you will hardly be surprised once you have tasted its finely cut slices of fish and meat. The perfectly prepared sushi ranges from classic dragon rolls to crab sushi and tuna sashimi. As the most reputable sushi place in the capital, Honmono receives its fare from Toyko’s most famous fish market, Tsukiji, guaranteeing you get the best of the best. The skillful and friendly chefs are happy to advise customers and provide enthusiasts with more information on the preparation process. Address: 1027 3rd Floor, Central Plaza Chidlom, Ploenchit Road, Lumphini Subdistrict, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok, Thailand, +66 2 185 1447