The latest to curb Bangkok’s well-off foodie’s omakase craving is Sushi Ichizu, a serious sushi contender that promises to give you a similar experience as dining in Tokyo’s Sushi Sugita, one of the best in the island country—and one of the hardest to get reservations at— as guaranteed by Tabelog, Japan’s most popular food review website.
The omakase of 18 bites is priced at B8,000++ per person, while the more affordable Nigiri set of 12 bites with the same quality of ingredients is B4,000++ per person.
Osaka-born sushi legend Keizo Seki introduced a more delicate approach to the American concept of raw fish and rice rolls when he opened the first Sushi Zo in West LA. The omakase-style eatery earned a Michelin star in 2009.
One of the two Michelin-affiliated sushi restaurants in Thailand, Ginza Sushi Ichi offers a dining experience that comes with a hefty price tag. Under the tutelage of much-revered head chef Masakazu Ishibashi, the sushi chefs at this outpost have paid their dues at the one-Michelin-star mother branch in Tokyo.
A 20-course omakase dinner empties the pockets at B4000 (a lot cheaper than Ginza Sushi Ichi), but you may need to reserve a few months ahead due to the long waiting list. This makes Sushi Masato the hottest omakase restaurant in Bangkok.
Dimly lit to attain the most romantic ambience possible, In The Mood for Love is inspired by the Wong Kar Wai movie of the same name. The menu consists of fusion rolls such as the C4 Signature Roll, an east-meets-west treat that combines unagi (eel) and mozzarella.
One of the most affordable omakase restaurants in Bangkok is hidden inside the F&B complex of the edgy VIE Hotel. Chef Chettha Intarawong sources some of the finest fishes and fruits de mer from Japan to churn out omakase bites that deliver the truest flavors of the ingredients.