On the hunt for a good, toothsome spot for Japanese fare?
Sathorn, in all its slick business district flair has a unique repertoire it can offer you. Whether you’re a businessman or woman, or a city foodie just happening to be in the area, here’s a list of the 5 best Japanese restaurants in Sathorn you need to check out for scrumptious sushi, sashimi, teppenyaki, and ramen.
The izakaya-style Japanese restaurant Teppen Bangkok in Soi Pipat serves up not only juicy wagyu grilled on an open flame but also a range of donburi rice bowls topped with a varieties of sashimi to your choosing. The highlight here goes to Kegani Uni Don (THB 1,800), which features a gigantic hair crab served up on warm short-grain rice with salmon roe and umami uni. Don’t forget to pair your meal with refreshing beer or sake cocktails since they go hand in hand with the fantastic ocean taste of uni.
Teppen, 48 Soi Sathon 8, Bangkok, +662 237 2537. Open: Mon-Sun, 11:30 am-2 pm for lunch and 6 pm-12 am for dinner.
The name alone already suggests Sushi Mori‘s expertise in sushi. Nestled on the M floor of Sathorn Square Building, the restaurant offers an impressive selection of crave-worthy sushi like Giant Ebi Nigiri (THB 300), Salmon Foie Gras Roll (THB 650), Mori Saikyo Roll (THB 480) and the uni-spiked Tokobetsu Otoro Roll (THB 1,400). With the enchanting dimly-lit space decorated throughout with flower-shaped lanterns, the venue undoubtedly makes a perfect spot for a romantic date night.
Sushi Mori, M Fl. 98 Sathorn Square Building, Sathorn, Bangkok, +6692 424 4040. Open: Mon-Sun, 11 am-10 pm.
KOI Restaurant & Lounge Bangkok
Perched on the 39th floor of Sathorn Square Building, KOI Restaurant & Lounge Bangkok is a Japanese restaurant that sings with Japanese and Californian flavours. Having been the LA’s far-famed eatery for over a decade, there’s no question that the Californian-style Japanese fare served in a dazzling and luxe setting will make a name for itself very quickly in Bangkok, too. The highlights here include Peppercorn Japanese Wagyu Rib Eye Toban Yaki (THB 1,900), Grilled Main Lobster & Hokkaido Scallops (THB 1,550) and of course, California Roll (THB 280/400). Kurogoma & Matcha, which is a black sesame and matcha mousse served atop the dark chocolate crispy rice, is also a must-try if you love a luscious tea-enriched dessert.
KOI Restaurant & Lounge Bangkok, 39 Fl, Sathorn Square Building. 98 North Sathorn Road, Bangkok, +662 036 8899. Open: Mon-Sat, 11:30 am- 2:30 pm for lunch; Mon-Sun, 6-11:30 pm for dinner.
Translated as “wealth from heaven”, Tenyuu Grand will offer you a heavenly Japanese food experience through their extensive menu of authentic Japanese dishes like the sushi and sashimi platter filled to the brim with Japan’s pristine fish and crab. Surrounded by a Japanese-style garden, the sakura tree-embellished space boasts this fall vibe that transports you from Bangkok to Japan in under a minute. Those looking for a space to hold a special event, the restaurant also provides private dining rooms designed in Japanese tatami-mat style just so you foodies can party and dine in style as the Japanese do.
Tenyuu Grand, 66 Soi Pipat, Sathon Nua Road, Bangkok, +662 632 1777. Open: Mon-Sun, Mon-Sun, 11 am- 10:30 pm.
Edoya Japanese Restaurant
Entering into Edoya Japanese Restaurant will be like immersing yourself in a traditional Japanese home. The venue has an antique interior design, featuring tatami mat flooring, sliding shoji doors and wooden elements – from dining tables to chairs and counters. The menu here also showcases authentic Japanese food, for example, Unagi Yanagawa (THB 300), which is eel cooked with egg and veggies, Tonpei Yaki (THB 180), an omelette with fried pork and cabbage and Mentaiko Tempura (THB 480), which is fried battered pollock roe. Edoya Japanese Restaurant also serves a heart-warming lunch set where you can mix and match the main and side dishes you love.
Edoya Japanese Restaurant, 1 Fl, Charn lssara Tower, Rama 4 Road, Suriyawong, Bangkok, +662 233 0232. Open: Mon-Sun, 11:30 am-2 pm for lunch and 5:30-11 pm for dinner.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok on 18 April 2019.