Thailand's Top Japanese Restaurants of 2020
Note: Tatler Thailand's 2020 Best Restaurants guide began assembly since late 2019 and before Thailand's COVID-19 lockdown. Therefore, unforeseen changes may have occurred to restaurants reviewed in the book, which this story is based on.
1/10 Kintsugi Bangkok By Jeff Ramsey
Be prepared for nothing less than exceptional service, presentation and flavours at our top Japanese restaurant in Thailand of 2020. Expect ultra-fresh prime seafood alongside wonderfully dramatic performances by the expert chefs as they blowtorch various foods to impress all serious sushi connoisseurs. Read the full review here.
2/10 Kinu by Takagi
With a maximum capacity of 10 diners, exclusive is the single best word to describe Kinu by Takagi. The seasonal menu is updated monthly to guarantee a wonderfully unique experience with every visit. Read the full review here.
3/10 Ginza Tenharu
Ginza Tenharu offers simple, sophisticated dining driven by engaging sushi masters. The special Kagoshima wagyu is a must; a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Read the full review here.
4/10 Sushi Zo
Originating from the US, there’s good reason why Thais couldn’t wait to get their hands on Sushi Zo. With fresh ingredients flown in daily, the excellent 18-course features signatures such as the blue crab, firefly squid, golden-eye snapper and fatty tuna topped with caviar. Read the full review here.
5/10 Ginza Sushi Ichi
For a premium omakase experience, visit Ginza Sushi Ichi, an award-winning restaurant offering personalised and intimate dining. Be sure to order the fisherman’s catch specials, which include the cured saba, sea bream and the exceptional but seasonal noresore. Read the full review here...
6/10 Sushi Niwa
One of Bangkok’s favourite sushi bars with its iconic glasshouse structure, Sushi Niwa offers up to 14 courses of the freshest seafood, prepared in traditional Edo-style and eye-widening plating that certainly makes the meal worth the hefty bill. Read the full review here.
Serving refined Japanese cooking with tranquil ambiance and attentive service, Umi is truly one of Bangkok’s best kept secrets. Enjoy either the 12-course or 17-course two-hour long dining experience highlighting wild ingredients for more adventurous eaters. Read the full review here.
Located in the five-star Okura Prestige Bangkok, Yamazato is an understated, modern restaurant serving authentic Japanese cuisine with the highest quality ingredients. Read the full review here.
Plush velvet sofas, detailed oriental wallpapers and funky colours greet you upon entering Tenshino. At this 1950s bistro-style establishment, expect innovative Japanese dishes with an exciting French twist. Read the full review here.
Discreetly located on quiet Charoenkrung Soi 28, this upscale izakaya-style restaurant serves wickedly delicious Japanese food. Begin the evening with their mouthwatering Angus beef served with ponzu and daikon, or the kushiyaki barbecued skewers specials. Read the full review here.
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