Bali’s culinary loss is Bangkok’s gain, as the celebrated sushi bar Wasabi has relocated to the City of Angels. Ranked by Conde Naste Traveller as one of the best new restaurants in the world, Wasabi has established its Bangkok operation in a prominent spot above the renowned Q-bar on Sukhumvit Soi 11.
Wasabi is the creation of architect and designer David Lombardi, who lived in Japan for over a decade. Long having immersed himself in the traditions of sushi culture, Lombardi was inspired in 2001 to open his own sushi and sake lounges in Indonesia. The architect’s Bali establishment quickly became recognized as one of the best sushi bars in Southeast Asia—famous for serving only the freshest fish, best, rice and finest sake.
Lombard brings that passion for excellence to Wasabi Bangkok. The restaurant’s seafood is flown in twice a week from Japan’s legendary Tsukiji Market. And its sake list includes many of the rarest Hakkaisan sake brands. The extraordinary freshness and quality of Wasabi’s ingredients, as well as its chef’s expertise, elevates the menu’s traditional sushi offerings to unexpected heights. Parisian foie gras rolls and Kobe beef rolls (topped with sake orange béarnaise sauce) add an indulgent touch of contemporary haute cuisine, while the Isan roll (with spicy beef and deep fried lemon grass) provides a uniquely inspired local flavor.
Wasabi’s attention to detail is seen not only in its menu but in the restaurant’s atmosphere. The handcrafted wabi sabi (rustic) interior is decorated simply yet artfully, the furnishings positioned with feng shui accuracy. The Wasabi wait staff, thoroughly trained in sushi bar traditions, pampers both the novice and connoisseur of sushi with their expert assistance. And a chic, cosmopolitan air is infused by a nightly stream of eclectic lounge music. Experienced together, Wasabi’s menu, ambiance, and service take guests on an excursion of the senses that truly fulfills both the body and mind.
Opening Hours: 17:00 - 24:00
For Reservations: 06 002-1727