The Japanese concept of omakase has in recent years taken Bangkok’s food scene by storm.
The chef’s signature sauce-cured katsuo.
Evolving entirely around imported ingredients, the boom of upscale sushi omakase restaurants in the city may be seen as an indication of wealth.
Omakase diners know the menu always comes as a surprise, but they are willing to spend anything from middle four digits to five digits per person.
And despite the high price tag, these premium sushi houses never lack customers on waiting lists.
At Sushi Saryu, pronounced “sah-rew”, which humbly opened in July in an exquisite office building on Sathon, guests are recommended to reserve their seats at least a month in advance.
The restaurant is set in an intimate, almost hidden, all-white chamber and only seats six diners at a time.
Single-handly driving the kitchen is chef…