With such a wide range of places to eat andchoice of cuisines that cater for everyone’s taste, there comes big competition amongst restaurants in Bangkok.
People here seem to go crazy for the latest trend of restaurant scene and Sushi is high on the cards, not just for hi-so customers. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite, a meal for two or a place to meet a group, Sushi Masa is a contemporary modern Japanese inspired restaurant which is definitely worth a visit.
Set back on Soi Payanak, it is easily accessible from Ratchathewi BTS and within walking distance of central Siam, making it perfect to stop by.
Sushi is enjoyable any time of the day- as a quick bite, a lunchtime snack or as a funky dinner that can be enjoyed with friends.But arrive at Sushi Masa early, as this place fills up quick. We were the first people in and we had only been sitting for 15 minutes before we were no longer alone- it went from just us picking away at pieces of fish with our chopsticks, to a full house buzzing with the energy of couples and families enjoying morning conversations over steaming bowls of Mitzo soup and the smell of warm grilled fish.
Stepping off the hot and busy Soi, you enter Sushi Masa through an ultra-modern sliding glass door. You then move through to a more a traditional Japanese décor with clusters of tables and chairs leading through to an open kitchen. Dressed in whites, the chefs are hard at work filleting fresh cuts of Norwegian Salmon and performing knife skills like artists.
The Sushi Masa menu boasts generous helpings of Te Maki (hand rolled) Sushi, Sashimi and fresh cooked fish steaks, with each dish beautifully presented priced individually. Currently recommended is Mekajiki Toro (Pacific Swordfish) which is featured in the new trail menu.
Begin your Sushi session with the Tataki- a spicy Salmon salad which is the perfect appetiser to kick start the taste buds. Tataki is a Thai-Japanese fusion with generous cuts of salmon and cucumber, lightly tossed in dressing and served on a bed of shredded white radish. Note that the salmon just melts in the mouth and the flavours in this appetiser are absolutely sublime, definitely a recommendation.
Secondly, why not try the Unagi Maki rolls; sliced eel with a crispy topping, delicately rolled and glazed in a rich dark soy sauce.
Or for two or more people, try the Sashimi set which consists of delicious chunks of Hamachi (Yellow tail), Toro (Tuna) and Hotate (Shell fish) served over ice with slices of fresh lemon on the side.
At request you will be presented with a fine selection of Nigiri Sushi from the a la carte menu, including the recommended Engkawa (Halibut Fin), Makajiki (Swordfish), Tsubugai and Awabi (both shell fish).
Also take the chance to taste the super special Akimo; small and tastey pieces of fish fat tightly packed into seaweed paper. This dish is hard to find even in authentic Japanese eateries.
For those who don’t eat raw fish why not try the Kama Yaki- A pan seared steak of salmon cheek, a supreme and meaty cut which just flakes off the bone.
Sushi Masa is open from 11am-3pm and 6pm- 10pm Sunday-Thurs and Friday/Saturday nights until 11pm. The best time to come to Sushi Masa over the weekend would be in the early- mid morning and it is advised that during the busier times you call in advance to check availability and wating time.
You could of course call to order take-away (pick-up only), why not stop by on the way back from work and enjoy hand rolled Ebiko, Californian, Salmon skin, Ukura or Negi Toro (Tuna) Te Maki. Or why not visit a more convenient branch as Sushi Masa is now one of three thriving businesses, including one at Thong Lo and the new branch near the Novotel hotel in Ploen Chit.
This particular branch of Sushi Masa has gained publicity over the past few years and the restaurant is acclaimed for its affordable value. It was voted by the public in 2013 as the most popular restaurant on Wongal, as well as winning the Channel 3 ‘Star Dish’ award, voted by some of Thailand’s hottest celebrities and recommended by Channel U (VJ).
Sushi Masa prides itself on delivering a selection of superior quality fish, which is locally and internationally Sourced. It’s obvious the team work hard to achieve a balance of taste, price and service and all chefs have in house training ensuring that each dish is produced to perfection.
Written By : RS.
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ใครที่เป็นแฟนร้าน Sushi Masa จะรู้ว่า ปกติทางร้านมีส่วนลดให้อย่างมากก็แค่ 5% เท่านั้น แต่หนังสือเล่มนี้มีคูปองส่วนลดในเล่มของร้านนี้ให้มากถึง 10% หนังสือราคาแค่ 213 บาท เท่านั้นครับ มีจำหน่ายในร้านหนังสือทั่วประเทศนะครับ ^__^