Thailand Tatler's Top Japanese Restaurants of 2019
Japanese cuisine is an art, and whether you're enjoying the tranquil silence of a traditional sushi bar or in awe of a confident teppanyaki chef putting on a show, the presentation matters just as much as the flavour. Here are our rankings of the best Japanese restaurants in Bangkok this year that honour this dedication to finesse and taste:
Always one of the frontrunners of our Thailand Tatler Best Restaurants guide, Yamazato (92/100) sits at the top of this list with their rotating menu of Japanese classics inspired by Japan's four seasons and a stunning view of Bangkok's skyline to go with it. Specialists in everything from teppanyaki to sushi, Yamazato is simply unparalleled. Read the full review here.
#2: Ginza Sushi Ichi
Let the above image reminiscent of the Sistine Chapel give you a sense of what your dining experience at Ginza Sushi Ichi (91/100) will be: divine. This exclusive sushi restaurant located at Phloenchit imports top quality ingredients directly from Tokyo's Toyosu market daily to intricately craft a unique and authentic omakase experience. Read the full review here.
#2: Ginza Tenharu
Never one for extravagance, Ginza Tenharu (91/100) lets their food and service do all the talking. Take a seat in the intimate minimalist restaurant set for 12 and allow the chefs to tailor a dining experience just for you. Read the full review here.
#3: Sushi Zo
Sushi Zo's (91/100) 18+ course omakase pays homage to their roots in the City of Angels—Los Angeles, that is—and promises that every return visit is a surprise. Read the full review here.
A departure from the traditional, Tenshino (90/100) is a daringly contemporary restaurant that brings the roaring '20s to life with their innovative French-inspired Japanese menu. Read the full review here.
#5: Sushi Ichizu
A humble sushi bar, Sushi Ichizu (89/100) and their itamae are master storytellers. The restaurant sees their omakase menu as more than just a meal, but an experience, as they guide you through a journey of Edo Japanese cuisine. Read the full review here.
Jua (88/100) is the premier izakaya in Bangkok right now. Taking inspiration from Japan's hip Osaka, Jua is a bustling bar-restaurant that's the perfect place to enjoy kushiyaki and drinks with friends. Read the full review here.
Ten-Sui (88/100) offers sanctuary for those needing a break from the relentless motions of everyday life. Overlooking a zen garden, Ten-Sui creates a tranquil atmosphere for you to try their sizeable menu, encouraging you to come again and again. Read the full review here.
Umenohana (88/100) is a beloved local sushi bar with a focus on kaiseki cuisine and kani ryori, or crab dishes, as a way of respecting their roots in Kyushu, the southernmost island in Japan. Read the full review here.
This restaurant needs no introduction. Benihana (87/100) is a globally recognised Japanese steakhouse known for their dazzling displays of showmanship as you witness a personal chef stylishly prepare mouthwatering dishes right in front of you. Read the full review here.
#8: Sushi Niwa
Sneaking its way onto the list, Sushi Niwa (87/100) is ahead of our time. Their sleek, visionary restaurant pairs cutting-edge, interactive multi-media systems with omakase dining that is sure to leave a lasting impression. Read the full review here.
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