Endo Sushi – Osaka’s best sushi restaurant has opened a branch in Bangkok. It was such a piece of fantastic news for us, and of course we had to check it out during our recent trip to Bangkok.
Endo Sushi is synonymous with Osaka Central Fish Market, where the nondescript eatery gained international recognition for its sushi platters; they are nothing but fresh and affordable.
So is its Bangkok outpost worth visiting? The answer is a definite yes. Our decision to take a special trip there proved to be right and here is why you need to visit Endo Sushi in Bangkok.
Isao Sushi Bar, known for its fusion sushi creations, is probably one of the hottest Japanese restaurants in Bangkok. It is the kind of place where you will go crazy and want to order everything from the menu. It is the kind of place which you hope nobody will discover because it is really that good.
In The Mood for Love is a very sexy and chi-chi sushi bar that simulates a funky lounge, complete with an open counter where the chefs prepare the sushi right before you. Staff are dressed in plain black and they keep a distance from the tables, but just as well because it gives plenty of room for the décor to speak with you. The plush sofa booths with accompanying vintage floral seats feel like granny’s home in Victoria, but the brass table-side lamps illuminate with a mysterious sexiness that somehow sets your mind to singing along with the sensual lounge music.
The faint whispers from the chefs and the intermittent laughs from neighbouring tables seemed so distant, as our souls were sunk too deep in the very atmospheric bar – not once did we feel intruded in our booth seat, and as the dishes were quietly placed on our tables, we were growing accustomed to this intimate dinner setting that we forgot for a moment that we were actually in the bustling Bangkok.