Awarded consecutively one Michelin Star in 2018 and 2019, Ginza Sushi Ichi has cemented its position for the best omakase dining experience in Bangkok. After all, it is the only Japanese restaurant possesses a Michelin Star in Thailand. This star guarantees the outstanding quality and services of Ginza Sushi Ichi. This Michelin-starred restaurant receives fresh seafood directly from the famous Tsukiji Market every 24 hours. As the fish market closes every Sunday, Ginza Sushi Ichi closes every Monday.
Omakase at Ginza Sushi Ichi
At Ginza Sushi Ichi, there are two dining rooms with counter seating. Diners can see the chef in motion at the counter. Every action of the sushi chef is about precision and visual demonstration of food art. His hands and fingers are like ballet dancers, gracefully moving the ingredients and kitchenware around him. Watching his every move heightens diner’s expectation for the next course.
When a nigiri is finally placed on the little plate in front of me, the eyes of the sushi chef tell you how eager he is to see you in complete ecstasy. After all, my enjoyment is his satisfaction. This is Omakase, which means “I’ll leave it up to you.” Omakase is a tradition of Japanese dining in which a chef creates a tasting menu, and customers eat whatever they are served.
We had the lunch omakase experience at Ginza Sushi Ichi, we had an appetizer, some premium sashimi, a seasonal cooked dish, chef’s choices of sushi, a miso soup, a dessert. All these cost only THB 4,000++. Before we started, the server asked about our food allergy. Then our indulgence in an authentic omakase began.
What makes omakase a fascinating dining experience?
I put the trust in the chef and literally be very happy to let him surprise me with a diverse range of flavours. Every bite bursts with freshness. From one course to the next is an intensification of flavours; it is an enjoyment of the palate.
The close interaction between the diners and the chef is another fascinating experience in an omakase. The dining ambience may be quiet, but the eye contact and facial expressions of both the diners and chef becomes a very interesting invisible conversation. Likes and dislikes; happy or unhappy are all on our faces. Omakase is fine dining, but can also be fun dining through this invisible communication.
Here at Ginza Sushi Ichi, you can feel this sophistication and enjoyment.
Will Gourmet Bangkok recommend Ginza Sushi Ichi?
You may visit the Ginza Sushi Ichi because of many reasons. For us, there is one reason. The chef knows what he is doing. You can completely put your trust in him for the best omakase experience. It’s highly recommended.
Who in Gourmet Bangkok team experienced lunch omakase?
Waiwai Tatami ~ A golfer, Tatami pizza owner and entrepreneur Waiwai, a Bangkokian, has an immense passion for golfing and being a presenter. He is the owner and founder of Tatami Pizza. Waiwai is entertaining, friendly and quite talkative. In addition, he can speak some Mandarin as he learnt the language in Beijing. Waiwai does not eat beef; however, he has a unique palate for spices, sweets and alcohol. As an amateur golfer, he reviews all golf courses for Gourmet International Team.
Neng Srichaisak ~ A pro golfer, travel lover and photographer Neng, a Bangkokian, 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. Besides, Neng likes spicy food and is able to tell the exotic spices used in Asian cuisine. Lastly, as he is a pro golfer, he reviews all golf courses for Gourmet International Team.