Mezzaluna Bangkok is a truly exceptional fine dining restaurant located on the 65th floor of Tower Club at lebua. Famed for its set menus that come in four or seven courses only, Mezzaluna impresses with a new daily menu of world-class haute cuisine prepared by a visionary chef.
Chef Ryuki Kawasaki has worked his way around the world in a game of ‘who’s who’ with culinary giants including Pierre Gagnaire and Joel Robuchon, so it’s fair to say we had sky-high expectations on our latest visit – all of which were exceeded with aplomb. This is an expensive restaurant (4,900 baht for 4 courses, 5,900 baht for 7 courses), but if you are looking to dazzle someone on a special occasion, Mezzaluna has it all.
- Ayutthaya Ancient Capital Tour with River Cruise
- Banyan Tree's Apsara Dinner Cruise
- Bridge on the River Kwai & Historic Railway Tour
- Thonburi Klongs & Grand Palace Morning Excursion
- Floating Markets Cycling & Boat Tour
- Private Grand Palace, Emerald Buddha & Reclining Buddha Morning Tour
- Siam Niramit Dinner Show
- Calypso Bangkok Cabaret Show
- Safari World & Marine Park Full-Day Tour With Buffet Lunch
- Muay Thai Live Performance
Sitting pretty in the top of the golden dome on the 65th floor, the views at Mezzaluna top any other restaurant in Bangkok, and the service – dedicated and graceful – appeals to the most sophisticated of sensibilities. Chairs are held for you, jackets are hung for you, drinks are discreetly refilled, the menu is explained in precise detail, while the low lights are designed not to detract from the spectacular view. A string quartet greets you on arrival with gentle, melodic music.
Applying French culinary techniques to an eclectic variety of world dishes, Chef Ryuki Kawasaki creates recipes that are elegant and visually stunning. Flavours are distinctive with each ingredient almost blooming on the palate. Our honest opinion: Chef Ryuki is a master of his craft.
To describe our particular menu, we started with thick cuts of cured Japanese mackerel which is marinated in vinegar with baby fennel, with highlights of yuzu orange jelly, lemon paste and tangerine vinaigrette, all on a landscaped bed of local herbs. In the wrong hands this could be a tear-jerking experience of sourness, but at Mezzaluna Bangkok this dish is delightfully balanced thanks to the restrained use of flavours that truly enhance the flavour of the fish rather than drown it out. Reading those ingredients you might think this is Japanese food, but you really have to try it for yourself to see that this food has more in common with France than Japan.
Next up, Maine lobster tail poached in ginger butter and spruced up with briney sea urchin and pureed carrot, all smartly placed in a flavoursome bisque, was a delight of flavour. Coupled with a Founders’ State 2012 Chardonnay from Napa Valley, which delivers hints of citrus and chestnuts, the whole table made knowing eye contact to infer that this was something very special indeed.
If I was hard pushed I would say the highlight of the night was one of Chef Ryuki Kawasaki’s signature dishes, Kinmedai. Foie gras prepared as a chawan mushi (Japanese style custard) with duck consommé, subtle bits of burnt rice crsips, bok choy and maitake mushroom. Each ingredient seemed to roll over the palate like a wave, further developed by a surprisingly light Riesling from Dr. Burklin-Wolf Estate, 2011. Chef chooses his own wine pairings personally, adding another feather to his already plume-like cap.
Our meat dish consisted of Challans duck with clear inspiration from Chinese cuisine, with shitake mushrooms, asparagus and miso potato. For dessert, we had a 3D artistic construction of milk sorbet, milk gel and chocolate feathers that curled off the plate.
Tower Club at lebua is an iconic hotel located close to Saphan Taksin BTS Skytrain Station and the riverside. You can see its golden dome from miles around and is always a nice feeling to look up and think ‘I ate up there’. It’s undeniable that Mezzaluna is one of the finest restaurants in Bangkok, and even the most particular of gourmet enthusiasts will find this experience unforgettable.
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- Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 18:00 to 01:00 (last order 22:30
- BTS: Saphan Taksin
- Address: 65th floor, Tower Club at lebua Hotel, Silom Road
- Tel: +66 (0) 2624 9802
- Price Range: 4-Course Tasting Menu THB 4,900 (Wine Pairing + THB 2,500) not including tax or service charge, 7-Course Tasting Menu THB 5,900 (Wine Pairing + THB 3,500) not including tax or service charge