Wagyu-importer-turned-beef-specialist Wagyuism pleases meat lovers with fine beef imported directly from Kobe and Hokkaido— we’re talking A4 and A5 grades. (It’s even one of the very few Kobe beef-certified restaurants in Bangkok!) Tucked in Soi Ari Samphan 5, the cozy eatery boasts loft-style interiors decorated with wood furnishings and Japanese art. Helming the kitchen is a Japanese chef who creates dishes for a specific part of the beef. Must-order dishes include wagyu soba (Japanese soba and wagyu simmered in soy sauce broth, B450); gyu tofu (a sukiyaki-style soup of bean curd topped with beef that’s been cooked for longer than 10 hours, B480); and smoked steak (price starts from B1,000), where beef is smoked with apple wood and served with three house-made dressings: ponzu sauce, Himalayan salt and yakiniku sauce. You can also choose from an array of prime cuts like striploin, ribeye and tenderloin, and tell the staff how you would like it to be cooked. One of our most favorite dishes is the wagyu white miso (B460), a dish that features a chunk of loin marinated in sweet Saikyo white miso, and marinated egg yolk. Complement your meal with a specially-curated selection of wines and sakes, and desserts like matcha pudding (B140). There’s a space for private parties on the second floor. Parking is not available.
At his new diner, French beef master Arnaud Carre wields his expertise to create upscale versions of Thai street food. Get to savor his famed dry-aged Charolais French beef, but in the form of Thai food and at more affordable prices. The pad kapraw starts from as low as B40 (beef) and goes up to B50 (chicken or pork and bacon), and B60 (shrimp or deep-fried duck breast). The priciest pad kapraw is at B140 with imported black mussels. You can also pick your level of spiciness and upgrade your beef to more prime cuts like tenderloin which goes for B240/100g. (It’s super, duper tender and goes perfectly well with rice.) A range of side dishes, such as fried morning glory and fried baby bok choy, are also available. Love noodles? Arno Thai uses homemade noodles from Chiang Mai to pair with your choice of beef: beef shank (B50), beef paleron (B95) or a special combo of many parts (B140/400g). You can also add more beef to your noodles for as low as B20. End your meal with French desserts like strawberry mille feuille (B110). Wines will be available soon.
This compactsized, wooddecorated eatery in Soi Pradipat 6 specializes in Thai-French beef that’s prepared with a Japanese influence. Order braised pork belly and tako wasabi (raw octopus with wasabi dressing) to start, before moving on to house signatures such as beef chahan don (B299), a marriage between Chinese-style fried rice and western-style juicy beef grilled with thyme and rosemary, or steak don (B299), a bowl of Japanese rice topped with slices of medium-rare beef, onsen egg and fried garlic. Real carnivores can opt for their choice of beef steak (prices starting from B250/100g for the striploin), while nonbeef eaters can enjoy the pork tonkatsu (B139).