There is no better way to celebrate a lazy Sunday than treating yourself to one of the extravagant Sunday Brunches that are now so popular in Thaland. Bangkok has quite a choice of Sunday Brunches, but only one is a full-scale high quality Japanese: The Tsu and Nami at JW Marriott Bangkok on Sukhumvit Road. Tsu and Nami are actually two distinct Japanese restaurants in this luxurious hotel. On week days, 'Tsu' serves a high level traditional Japanese Cuisine, and Nami is a renowned Teppanyaki. Every Sunday, from 11:30 to 15:00, these two exclusive restaurants come together in a celebration Japanese food.
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Stepping inside this large but welcoming restaurant is a bit overwhelming: there is food everywhere! Skilfully arranged dishes, from sushis and sashimis to oysters and the famous and expensive king crab are displayed on every counter. Even if you have been to brunches before, it can be intimidating to get your head around the idea that you actually could eat anything and everything you see around you... and even ask for more. Of course nobody does, but technically that's the concept: as much as you can eat for 1,650++ Baht.
Once you have settled at your table, the dilemma starts: where to start... should you save yourself for the appetising prime Australian grain-fed beef? Should you skip the seafood and go straight for some kuro buta or lamb? Or should you shamelessly pile a little of everything on the largest plate available, making the walk between your seat and the buffet as many times as it takes to try it all?
It doesn't take long for everyone to get in the mood, starting with those hard to find dishes, oysters from France or Japan... perhaps a couple of large king crab's legs for good measure... Oh go on then, just a couple more!
What a waste it would be not to ask for a nice sushi set prepared by a real sushi chef using imported fish of your chosing. Of course, this is JW Marriott and there is no need to wait, order whatever catches your eye and it will brought to your table in no time.
If you have had your fill of seafood at Tsu, walk through the sake bar and enter Nami and its Teppanyaki cooking station. Here you start hesitating again, there is another wide selection of high grade imported meats or seafood or you can even treat yourself to an excellent Shabu Shabu.
The hardest part at any brunch is to know the exact moment when to stop ordering savoury dishes to save some space for some of the really tempting array of sweets and cakes.
Tsu and Nami are the perfect way to treat yourself on a chilled-out Sunday, when it's already too late for breakfast and too early for lunch... actually, come to think of it, it's ideal for any Sunday!
Tsu Nami Japanese Restaurant
- Opening Hours: Cool Sunday Brunch 11:30 am – 3:00 pm, Sundays - Weekdays: Lunch 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, Dinner 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
- Location: JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok, 4 Sukhumvit Road, Soi 2
- BTS: Ploenchit
- Tel: 66 (2) 6567709
- Dress Code: Casual