I have something to admit. I’m a huge sucker for Japanese food. I already knew that I would love the food before I entered it’s doors. Why oh why do I love Japanese food so much? I have so many fond memories of living in Japan and visiting there. It’s always a fantastic experience and every time I have Japanese food, I start to reminisce and automatically enjoy myself. Anyways, let’s get into it, shall we? Recently, I ate at the Kisso restaurant inside of the Westin hotel in the center of Bangkok, Thailand.
The restaurant is located on the eighth floor of the hotel and when you step inside you feel like you’re entering a different realm. It’s completely unique from the rest of the hotel. From the moment I entered, I saw loads of Japanese people and that’s when you know the food will be good. I loved the interior. I especially like the way that they folded the napkins like little shirts. How creative.
The menus were quite extensive so to move things along, we went with the set menus. This included the wagyu meat that we wanted so desperately. It also included some sashimi, soup, fried assortment and a dessert at the end. The price tag is a little steep but sometimes you just have to treat yourself.
To balance off all this amazing food I also decided to order some alcohol. I started with a wonderful sake and then, when the meat came, I switched over to a red wine from Bordeaux.
To get the meal started, we were offered a meat salad. This may sound a bit daunting to some but I loved it! It came accompanied with the infamous Japanese sesame seed dressing. Tasty.
The next course was a soup that came beautifully presented. It was inside a teapot with lime on the top. Also a very tasty way to get the stomach juices flowing.
What came next was nothing less than spectacular. It was an assortment of sashimi. I can say with 100% certainty that this was the best sashimi I’ve had in my entire life. Each bite absolutely melted in my mouth. You don’t need to eat this with anything folks, it was good on its own. I still dream about this fish weeks after the visit.
What came next was a little tease. It was an assortment of deep-fried items. I must say that out of the entire set menu, this is the one thing that could’ve been improved.
All right folks. This is what you’ve all been waiting for. It was wagyu time! The meet comes on a tray with some rice, miso soup and of course some Japanese pickles. It is also accompanied by a very very hot rock so you can cook your meat to your personal satisfaction. Just like the sashimi, the beef didn’t need any sauce. Oh my Lord! I could eat this meal every single day for the rest of my life. It was mind blowingly tasty. Pro tip is to make sure that you cook it just enough. The meat is so good and when you cook it just right, it becomes absolute perfection. I prefer my steak medium rare and it basically comes rare so you just need to cook it a little bit.
Last but not least was the dessert. It was a green tea matcha cake along with some fresh fruit. I must say that this cake was something very unique. The taste was unlike any other green tea cake I’ve had in the past. It kept me very intrigued and I enjoyed it very much.
When the meal was over I was actually ready to start it again because I would love to repeat it. Regardless of how full I was I think I could just keep eating this food over and over and over again. I am 100% certain that you will enjoy it as well. Despite having the one set of fried items that could use some slight improvement, everything else was phenomenal. Sure, it’s on the expensive side, but if you want to enjoy your life (which I’m sure you do) I highly recommend you visit the Kisso restaurant inside of the Westin hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.
8th Floor, The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok
259 Sukhumvit 19
Phone: +66 02 207 8000