I am a huge fan for Japanese cuisine so I was very excited to try the Yellowtail Sushi Bar at VIE Hotel in Bangkok. On my latest trip I stayed at the hotel, which you can read about here. On our last day, we had a lunch at YTSB.
There are few seating options including at the sushi bar, small and large tables and booths, we went for a booth. I liked the Japanese influenced design throughout the dining room.
We started off with a small bottle of Junmai Ginjo Kikusui sake which went down quite smooth. The chef put together a tasting menu for us, and began with a soft shelled crab salad. The salad was bursting with flavor and a great way to start off the meal!
The next course was a bowl of sashimi. Normally, I’m a huge tuna fan but out of this bowl, my favorite was the mackerel and the yellowtail. The runner-up was definitely the scallop with salmon roe. The meal was off and running and everything was great! Perhaps the sake helped a bit.
In contrast to the raw fish we then had a cooked yellowtail. Just like La Vie restaurant, the fish was cooked perfectly. If you’re interested in all around great food, definitely read about Le Vie, which is another one of the hotels magnificent restaurants.
To finish up this lovely afternoon, we were offered five pieces of sushi each. Each piece of sushi was great and got better with each piece. Luckily I started on the right side! Just the right amount of wasabi and seasoning to really bring out the flavors of the fish, but not too much to overpower the natural flavor. Perfect.
To finish off the meal we had dessert which was a matcha pudding and a fresh slice of cantaloupe. I love you matcha!
Throughout our meal, the staff were always present, refilling our sake and water classes. They provided a friendly and quality experience throughout the meal. The Japanese food at the YTSB restaurant is definitely above average! A majority of the fish was great, but a small minority could have been improved slightly. All in all, it was a fantastic meal at the YTSB Japanese restaurant at VIE hotel in Bangkok, Thailand!
The Nitty Gritty
Taste - 8
Value - 8
Feng Shui - 7.5
Convenience - 9.2
Service - 8.8
117/39-40 Phaya Thai Road 10400 Bangkok, Thailand
Phone: +66 2 309 3939