Alongside the tourism scene, the Japanese cuisine in Bangkok also grew, with the scene bigger than better than ever before. It won’t take much work to find a Japanese restaurant when you’re roaming through Silom or Sukhumvit Road, with even quite a fair amount of the hotels in the capital have fine Japanese restaurants.
If you’re looking to enjoy good Japanese cuisine in Bangkok, here’s a few recommendations.
Ginza Sushi Ichi
Tue – Sat : 12-2.30pm, 6-11pm; Sun : 12-2.30pm, 6-10pm
LG/F, Erawan Bangkok 494 Phloenchit Road
A recent entry into the scene of Japanese cuisine in Bangkok, the Ginza Sushi-Ichi opened at Grand Hyatt Erawan only opened in 2017, but already has a reputation as one of the of the best sushi places in the capital. Affiliated with its namesake, the original Michelin Star restaurant in Ginza, Tokyo. You’ll need to book in advance and break out your credit card, with the chef sets starting at Bt4,000, made from fresh products from Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market.
Daily: 11.00-14.30; 17.30-22
One would not think that a nondescript shop house on Sukhumvit 31, one among many, would hold one of the more popular Japanese restaurants in Bangkok. Located just a short walk from Phrom Phong BTS, this place is usually packed, thanks in no small part to their signatures, like the ‘Volcano’ dish, which is baked scallop in cream sauce served in its shell, designed like an overflowing volcano, among others.
95/5-6 Thonglor Soi 3
For those looking for sashimi in the most authentic Japanese settings, this restaurant, located on Soi 3, offers fresh sashimi flown in from Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market. This restaurant offers melt-in-your-mouth goodness for a cost, popular with Japanese businessmen, enjoying freshwater unagi eel and otoro tuna, though there are relatively wallet-friendly set meals available from 17-19.
Daily Lunch: 12-15, Daily Dinner: 18-23
G/F, 159 Ratchadamri Road
Located within the St. Regis Hotel on Langsuan, though counted as a separate property, Zuma has remained as one of the most discussed and popular Japanese restaurant in Bangkok ever since it opened its doors. There’s a sushi counter, as well as dishes like robata yaki for meat lovers. Located in an exclusive location, with flamboyant service, this place isn’t the cheapest, being a strictly fine-dining eatery.