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  • Izakaya at Ku De Ta Bangkok

    Casual Japanese Restaurant with an Amazing View

    Ku De Ta has brought its brand of sophisticated luxury to Bangkok with a giant space dedicated to dining, drinking and dancing - 40 floors above the city. With two restaurants, an elegant cocktail bar and pumping dance club, rustic dining spot Izakaya is not the first establishment to be mentioned by most people; but actually this lively, casual restaurant is quietly becoming a destination in its own right thanks to some truly excellent dishes at surprisingly good value.

    To reach Izakaya, you need to take the private elevator in the Sathorn Square Building. It is very easy to find, touching distance from the BTS Station at Chong Nonsi and on a corner location in the business district of Silom.

  • With a row of comfy booths lined up against the floor-to-ceiling windows, Izakaya is made for dining with a big bunch of friends stocking up on sushi rolls before hitting the club or slurping down a big bowl of ramen when you’re all danced out. There is a row of high chairs running the length of the kitchen like in most sushi restaurants and some smaller dining tables for couples. Anywhere you sit, the bright lights of Bangkok shine on far below you to add a touch of urban elegance to your meal.

    Izakaya is, as the name suggests, a more casual dining experience than Signature (the other restaurant in Ku De Ta Bangkok), but still uses the same premium quality ingredients and skilled chefs. The ribu buta (pork spare ribs) are extraordinary: slow braised for 12 hours, the meat is ready to drop from the bone, and for only 200 baht for five, they are amazingly good value too. The range of sushi rolls make a nice accompaniment but you can’t leave without trying their signature ramen (350 baht), cooked with a mix of miso or soy and pork bone stew, you can really taste the quality and freshness of the ingredients, and the chunks of pork they use ensure you will be left feeling happy and contented, smiling like a little fat Buddha statue. Be sure to save room for dessert too because the Thai S’mores – a gooey and rich combination of praline and marshmallow – are the best in Bangkok.

    Izakaya at Ku De Ta

    • Location: 39th and 40th floors, Sathorn Square Complex, 98 North Sathorn Road
    • BTS: Chong Nonsi
    • Tel: +66 (0) 2108 2000
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