Since 2018, omakase has swept across Bangkok. More and more Japanese restaurants have been established by experienced sushi chefs to serve omakase only. Mono Sei has been providing premium omakase since the end of 2019. My omakase experience at Mono Sei resonates the restaurant name. In Japanese, ‘Mono’ means ‘one’; ‘Sei’ means ‘keep getting better’. Every course is the taste of the authentic spirit of omakase; it surprises my taste buds course after course.
The transition to the next course has become an exciting wait; every bite was an experience of food orgasm!
The decor of Mono Sei follows the minimalistic Japanese style – clean, simple but noble. Sitting at the counter while watching my sushi chef’s knife movements made my heart beat excitedly. To me, omakase is not simply about placing trust in the sushi chef. It is about the combination of the sushi chef’s dedicated preparation of my meal; his indispensable knife skills; the interaction between the chef and the diners; and the flavour transition of each course in the omakase experience. Quality and freshness of the food in an omakase experience is mandatory. Otherwise, it is only a pseudo-omakase.
On the day of my visit, there were 27 courses in Mono Sei Omakase. The whole experience was flawless and full of delicate tastes. I especially like the flavour transition from one course to the next. The whole menu was crafted in a way that diners would savour the premium seasonal ingredients and traditional Japanese delicacies.
Agedashi goma tofu (Deep-fried sesame tofu)
Sawara no shioyaki (Grilled Spanish mackerel)
Shiraae (Seasonal vegetable with tofu sauce)
Who in Gourmet Bangkok team experienced the Mono Sei Omakase?
Chelsea Chan ~ A food lover, golfer, fun lover, and adventurer Chelsea is from Hong Kong and is a genuine food lover. Her palate is especially sharp on Cantonese food, delicacies from Hong Kong and meat (especially beef, chicken and lamb). She is able to taste how the food is cooked and prepared. Besides, she is also a pro buffet gourmet because of her unlimited appetite. When she says ‘too sweet’, it may not be sweet for you as her preference for chocolate is 72++ dark chocolate.
Neng Srichaisak ~ A pro golfer, travel lover and photographer Neng was born in Bangkok and is an enthusiastic photographer. Ever since joining the Gourmet Bangkok Team, he has developed an intense interest in food and food photography. He is good at searching for the best angle for a dish. He likes spicy food and is able to tell the exotic spices used in Asian cuisine. He also acts as the Thai-Cantonese interpreter for Chelsea when reviewing restaurants in Bangkok. As he is a pro golfer, he reviews all golf courses for Gourmet International Team.
Will Gourmet Bangkok recommend Mono Sei Omakase?
Worth trying! All the ingredients used in the omakase are of high quality!
If you judge a meal with the price only without any knowledge about the ingredients, you may not know how to enjoy an omakase! ~ Chelsea
Where is Mono Sei?
Mono Sei Address: UNITS HG06-HG10, GROUND FLOOR INTERCONTINENTAL BANGKOK 973 Phloen Chit Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330 Phone: +6694 654 6326
Website: Mono Sei