8 Bangkok Restaurants with a Japanese Twist
ELEMENTS — French Dining in the Okura Prestige Bangkok
Its dark and classy interior is very distinctive. An open kitchen, a wine cellar with over 300 labels of wine and the Chef's Table add to the ambience. The head chef, Mr. Antony Scholtmeyer, born in Australia, serves French cuisine with Japanese culinary style and ingredients.
MIYUGINZA — One of the Most Popular Restaurants Among Wealthy Chinese-Thai People
Ms. Miyuki Igarashi's star continues to shine with Miyu Ginza Chinese Restaurant. She opened the first branch at Ratchaphruek in October 2016 and the second at Thonglor in May 2017, with her concept: "Healthy Chinese cuisine with plenty of vegetables."
Sra Bua by KiinKiin — World’s First Michelin-Starred Thai Restaurant
Opening its doors at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok in 2010, Sra Bua by KiinKiin is a modern Thai restaurant created by KiinKiin the world’s first Michelin-starred Thai restaurant in Copenhagen. Sra Bua by KiinKiin adopts the wonderfulness of Japanese ingredients, of course, such as scallops from Hokkaido and Wagyu beef. And they even serve the dish with key ingredients like wasabi and shoyu (soy sauce)!
Eat Me Restaurant — Western-Style Fine Dining
Eat Me Restaurant is a very popular dining establishment that Darren and Cherie Hausler, a brother and a sister duo, opened in 1998 on Convent Road. They are two of the first pioneers to introduce Western-style “fine dining” to Bangkokians. Eat Me is an international fusion restaurant. Many of the dishes are influenced by Asian, and especially Japanese cuisine.
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon — Divine Cuisine from one of the World’s Top Chefs
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon is run by Joël Robuchon, one of the world’s leading chefs. This restaurant is a new-style French restaurant with an “exclusive open kitchen” concept. Mr. Olivier Limousin, the head chef, has been working for Joël Robuchon for 12 years. He received two Michelin stars in both Paris and London. The Bakery Chef, Mr. Mitsutane Chiba, is Japanese and Japanese ingredients here include seafood starting with Hokkaido scallops.
Gaggan — One of 'Asia's 50 Best Restaurants'
Gaggan is in a beautiful white colonial-style wooden house in the heart of Bangkok. The restaurant has kept its first position of “Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” for three years in a row. This might be because the chef continuously offers a culinary experience like no other.
Mezzaluna — Miracle on the 65th Floor
Mezzaluna, you can even look over Sirocco from this French restaurant with a breathtaking 180-degree view of the Bangkok skyline and the river. Mr. Ryuki Kawasaki, from Japan, serves as the head chef. Significant points of this restaurant are: high-quality seasonal ingredients, wonderfully selected wine list, beautiful food presentation, trendy cookery and Japanese ingredients carefully selected by the chef.
Sühring — It Takes 2 to Make Delightful German Cuisine
Believe it or not, the chefs at Sühring- a modern German cuisine restaurant- are twins. The restaurant is so popular that getting a reservation can be quite difficult. Many of the dishes are served with carefully selected Japanese ingredients. One of the main signature dishes is made with a wagyu A5 beef, seared and roasted over a wood fire. Hokkaido scallop dishes are cured quickly and served with lemon. Fish is prepared using seasonal ingredients that vary throughout the years.