I don’t know if anyone would specially travel to Thailand to have Japanese food, but I managed to secure a reservation at Sushi Masato. It’s one of the most difficult restaurants to book in Bangkok, catering to only 120 exclusive guests every week.
The omakase menu comes in two different versions and I made a reservation for the premium omakase selection which is a 20-course meal including 3 different types of fresh uni.
The restaurant is located in one of the alleys along Sukhumvit 33 and very near Isao, which is another popular Japanese fusion restaurant. It was not difficult to locate Sushi Masato despite being hidden discreetly (and also the lack of signboards).
This crab dish was marvellous. To be honest, I really have no idea what goes inside each dish even though Chef Masato would briefly explain what was about to be served.
It was quite an experience to be able to witness upfront as Chef Masato skilfully crafts his creations before my eyes.
I’ve read somewhere that Chef Masato has earned his Michelin star and while I personally think that such stars are overrated, watching a sushi chef grind wasabi and slicing maguro and then preparing a uni roll before me is still a sight to behold.