With over 900 Japanese restaurants in Bangkok your options can be overwhelming. That is why we provided a comprehensive review that rates the top places in the Bangkok to grab sushi, sashimi, ramen and other famous Japanese cuisine offerings.
Best Sushi and Sashimi in Bangkok: Isao
Our pick goes to the simple and affordable Isao as our favorite spot for Sushi and Sashimi in Bangkok. Isao gives you quality Japanese Sushi at proletariat prices. Yes, there may be more fancy sushi places in the city, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are better. Try the sushi sandwich (300 baht) that adds some much-needed crunch to the sushi world with a tempura coating over tuna and salmon mixed with onion, seaweed and a dab of mayo.
Location: 5 Sukhumvit Soi 31, 150 meters from Sukhumvit Road.
Best Value in Bangkok: Tadaima
Offering over 100 items, all for the fixed price of 88thb you can pick and choose the dishes that give your the most bang for your baht. The California roll, Yakisoba and Maguro sashimi are all a great deal when compared to the prices you will pay for similar quality elsewhere.
Location: 88/14, LG/F, Eight Thonglor Building, Thong Lor Soi 8
Best Japanese Fusion: Yasashii
Appropriate for a date or a night out with friends or family Yasahii really caters to every taste. With an extensive menu that ranges from tuna tartare to fried tofu with soba noodles thIS Japanese fusion restaurant is more than satisfactory.
Location: 49 Sukhumvit Soi 49, top floor of 49 Terrace community mall, on the left-hand side, just before Villa Market
Best Ramen in Bangkok: Tan Tan Men
Delicious ramen, cooked perfectly and served with all the necessary condiments (boiled egg, green onions, cabbage, dark brown root, etc.) is what Tan Tan men is all about. This place knows what it is doing and does it well. Fortunately, most of the people in Bangkok seem to be preoccupied with ramen houses that are better advertised.
Location: 595/20 Sukhumvit Soi 33/1, just past Robin Hood
Worst Japanese Restaurant in Bangkok – Koi
Location: see title and remind yourself not to go
Most Unique Japanese restaurant in Bangkok: Kinjo
Touted as Bangkok’s only Okinawan restaurant and the only Japanese restaurant that serves authentically made soba noodles. This is southern Japanese food served in a welcoming and cozy environment. Feel free to chat it up with owner and manager Otaka Shohei.
Location: 24/1 Sukhumvit Soi 69, about 50 meters down the soi on the right-hand side.
Of course, no list would be complete without a mention of Izakayas. The famous Japanese styled bars that are scattered about Bangkok serving up salarymen, tourists and first daters. Our favorite is Imoya, located on the 3rd floor of the Terminal Shop Cabin, which is right next to the Emporuim shopping mall on Sukhumvit soi 24. Fun, lively and great deals await you as this friendly Japanese bar.