Looking for the best sushi in Bangkok? We’ve got you covered.
If you’re in Bangkok and lusting after some luscious sushi — you’re in luck.
Surprisingly, with over 50,000 Japanese expats in residence, beautiful Bangkok is home to one of the largest Japanese populations outside of Japan, which has given rise to some fabulous, world class sushi joints.
Want to know where to go to get your sushi fix?
Here’s our roundup of the best sushi restaurants in the city of Bangkok…
The Best Sushi in Bangkok
This super popular sushi restaurant on Sukhumvit 31, between Asok and Phrom Phong BTS stations, offers delicious seafood delights you won’t find anywhere else in Bangkok.
The unique fusion style menu boasts some truly quirky fare, an example being the signature dish ‘Jackie’ — crispy shrimp tempura, ebiko eggs, avocado, cooked shrimp and tempura — which is presented as a cute caterpillar.
Hot and cold appetisers include marinated jellyfish in sesame oil and fried soft shell crab with ponzu sauce, plus there is a wide choice of sashimi, sushi, maki and more.
The average price for a dish is around 250 – 350 THB.
Isao is always packed to the gills, so be sure to make a reservation or arrive early and be prepared to queue.
Top Japanese chef Takahiro Hato invites lucky diners to sample the highest quality traditional sushi created using the freshest fish and premium ingredients imported daily direct from Japan, and diners can sit and watch Hato at work, hand crafting their dishes every step of the way.
Sushi Kanda is famed for its delectable sea urchin sushi, as well as the chef’s sublime Omakase — a set meal of the chef’s choosing consisting of sequence of multiple mouthwatering fish and rare seafood courses.
This treat for the tastebuds will set you back between 3000 and 7000 THB per person, whilst single dishes start at 100 THB. You will find Sushi Kanda’s discreet entrance at 88 Thonglor Soi 5.
For another outstanding omakase experience head to Umi, a tiny little sushi bar tucked away at Sukhumvit Soi 49 in Thonglor.
Interestingly, this restaurant is run by three young Thais, whose passion it is to bring the best of Japanese dining to Bangkok, using top quality produce flown in from Japan’s small village fisheries and seasonal ingredients.
There are a number of omasake menus to choose from (the most expensive being around 5000 THB) with up to 20 different dishes including Umi’s signature tuna, aged for 21 days and marinated in soy sauce to alter the texture and intensify the flavour.
There are also a variety of sushi dishes and sets, as well as an excellent and affordable set lunch menu priced at 1800 THB.
This cosy little sushi bar and grill situated in a small alley just off Soi Saladaeng in Silom serves up simple yet sophisticated traditional and fusion sushi dishes in a laid back atmosphere.
Signature dishes include the indulgent Fatboy Roll stuffed with fois gras, wagyu beef and cream cheese (550 THB) and the decadent The Godfather — an enormous prawn topped with foie gras, truffle paste, caviar, and decorated with edible gold leaf (200THB).
Prices for sushi sets start at 180 THB sushi all the way up to 1200 THB.
But there’s not just sushi on the menu at Fatboy — there’s also a tasty selection of yakitori on offer such as grilled meats and vegetables, as well as rice bowls and salads to satisfy all tastes.
A hidden gem at Soi Sukhumvit 39 just off the chaotic Sukhumvit Road, Masu Maki and Sushi Bar specialises in scrumptious Japanese fusion cuisine, and the jewel in this restaurant’s crown is the incredible selection of imaginative maki rolls made using the highest quality ingredients.
Only big enough to seat a few diners at a time, this tiny restaurant nevertheless boasts an extensive menu of elegant dishes, with appetisers such as soft shell crab salad and crunchy spiced salmon from around 200 THB, and individual sushi dishes from around 80 THB upwards.
Sensational maki rolls include the Golden Unagi Roll (235) — fresh unagi (eel), cucumber and asparagus wrapped in thin crispy spring roll — and the sweet and savoury Fire Ball maki (330 THB) with apple, tobiko (flying fish roe), tuna, scallop, avocado, salmon, crispy onion, garlic, and dried chilli sauce guaranteed to give a kick of spice.
This premium Japanese sushi bar and restaurant at the Horizon building on Soi Ekkamai in Sukhumvit serves luxurious and creative Japanese Thai fusion sashimi and sushi in a stylish setting.
Sushi rolls such as pretty rainbow rolls and fruity mango, salmon and avocado rolls cost around 300 to 400 THB, and ingredients such as sea urchin, foie gras, and Matsusaka beef also have starring roles on the menu.
Visit Tororo for lunch and a tasty 5 course lunch set sure to satisfy your sushi cravings will set you back a mere 300 THB.
The Grand Hyatt Erawan on Ploenchit Road provides the glamorous location for Ginza Sushi Ichi, the Michelin starred Bangkok branch of the original Michelin starred sushi restaurant based in Tokyo.
Every day, Ginza Sushi receives a delivery of fresh, authentic ingredients straight from Tokyo markets to create artful and exquisite Japanese cuisine.
Omakase dinner menus are priced at 5000, 7000, and 10000 THB (the lunch menu at 1800 THB is a steal) and the chefs will entertain you as they wield their knives theatrically whilst preparing simple yet beautifully balanced dishes of sashimi and nigiri sushi using beautifully balanced ingredients such as exotic yuzu, succulent sea urchin, sea eel and wild tuna.
There’s also a fabulous selection of sakes on offer to complement your dining experience.
Gastronomical wonders await at the Michelin starred Yamazato restaurant high up on the 22nd floor of the Okura Prestige Bangkok on Wireless Road.
The restaurant itself is stunning, with an intimate and classical Japanese atmosphere with waitresses in kimonos and views over the Japanese gardens.
Chef Masanori Tomikawa puts a clear focus on the purity of traditional Japanese ingredients with style and balance.
Fish is sourced daily from the world-renowned Tsukiji Market in Tokyo, and refined six or eight course kaiseki menus (starting at 3500 THB) tout simmered lobster and Japanese radish with white miso, sashimi of tuna, toro, squid, yellowtail and salmon, and deep fried oysters.
Alternatively, choose from the a la carte offerings with sushi and grilled dishes priced from 200 all the way up to 4500 THB (the most expensive being a chargrilled Japanese Wagyu steak).
The sumptuous Westin Grande Hotel in the heart of Bangkok’s Sukhumvit is home to one of the city’s finest Japanese restaurants, Kisso.
Authentic Japanese decor with rustic wood and sliding panels is the perfect backdrop to the sensational seasonal cuisine meticulously prepared using prime ingredients imported ocean and farm fresh from Japan.
An extensive menu includes classic sushi (prices start at 150 THB) as well as less traditional offerings such as flamed Miyazaki wagyu beef nigiri (320 THB) and premium tuna belly sashimi (1800 THB). Kaiseki menus are priced from 2500 to 4000 THB and include a range of different tasty dishes, but by far the best bargain is the a la carte Sunday lunch, which for 2100 THB per person you can indulge in unlimited appetizers, salads, soups, sashimi, sushi, grilled and fried dishes, suki yaki, noodles, desserts, coffee and Japanese green tea.
Wallet friendly Koken sushi has a few branches scattered around Bangkok, including one at J-Avenue mall in Thonglor.
Being affordable it’s a fantastic venue for foodies to try out delicious and authentic Japanese dishes without breaking the bank.
On the wide ranging menu, classic sushi, donburi, salads, tempura, and sashimi mingle with some exciting fusion offerings such as sea urchin cakes, engawa (flounder muscle) and foie gras sushi with salmon roe, and Hokkaido oysters.
The average price for sushi is between 200 to 300 THB.
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Transport yourself to another time and place at Ten-Sui. Set amidst beautiful grounds and zen gardens, the idyllic and tranquil Ten-Sui restaurant offers Japanese fine dining in a tasteful and traditional ambiance in Sukhumvit in central Bangkok.
Ten-Sui is noted for its impressive Kaiseki menus, but the a la carte menu featuring perfectly selected and prepared sushi and sashimi, rich hotpots with meltingly tender morsels of meat, expertly grilled Wagyu beef, andyellowtail topped with saikyo misois equally tempting.
The lunch sets are a steal with prices as low as 400 THB, and the 10 course kaiseki menu at 4000 THB is guaranteed to please.
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