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“Best JAPANESE in BKK”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Isao

Isao
Ranked #36 of 10,706 Restaurants in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Sukhumvit
Bangkok, Thailand
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best JAPANESE in BKK”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

Isao is absoluteley my favorite japanese restaurant in BKK. The place is not really big and you can not book a table, just wait outside for a free seat, It´s always busy... I love see the sushi mans and the owner cooking all the food a la minute. My favorites dishes are Sandwich, jackie, rainbow.
Isao is not really expensive, about 1000 THB ....
Love it.

  • Visited March 2013
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Petaluma, California
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent Japanese Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

We had a great meal at Isao. The fish was excellent, the rolls were terrific. All of the appetizers were great as well. We did have a bit of a wait for a table, and those who arrived just after us had to wait even longer. But we really enjoyed it. They even had a special kids plate and kids chop sticks for our kids. Highly recommended.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank MRichm
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197 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Wow.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

Wow is about the only word i can type for this place. Yes their rolls are expensive and the lines can be extra long - but is it worth it for the wow factor? Yes it definitely is!!! The food is remarkable and i would wait in a any long line to get a taste of these rolls!!!

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent find just beside the hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

I was staying at the S31 Hotel and delighted to see good tripadviser reviews for Lsao, just down the road.
It was excellent. A really busy and buzzy little place. A small army of chefs turn out a wide variety of dishes, including their own decorate dishes - creating dragons and other little showpieces - to a full restaurant.
I really liked the scallop cooked in shell with a creamy, spicy and sweet sauce. The sashimi was also great value with 5 large pieces around 200 baht.
Will got again next time I'm back.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank GBStAlbans
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Rude Owner”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

I enjoyed the food.. but the Spicy rolls were non compared to the one i had in Chicago 'Moshi Moshi' Downtown Naperville. The owner is very friendly and welcoming.


The owner is very rude and unfriendly..Service is horrible. I def. see good amount of customer coming in..Such a pity, the owner 's expression and attitude is unwelcoming..

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Jinny_19
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