Well Giusto Restaurant has just consummated their relationship with the cigar bar "Whiskars" located in the back area of the restaurant. The cigar bar is actually brought to you by the boys from the private Perdomo Club off Sukhumvit Soi 28 in conjunction with Giusto.
This probably is one of the first reviews on this place since they opened only a couple of days ago, you should probably start seeing articles in the Life section from the various local media, but definitely the first here at trip advisor.
First let me say that Giusto is a great restaurant, and I have eaten there many times over the years that I have been staying in Bangkok, which spans almost a decade. He does a great job and supplies all the food for Whiskars.
Whiskars as the name implies sells whiskey and cigars, mostly Perdomo, and what a nice change, as all the great cigar bars in Bangkok seem to be Cuban crazy, Perdomo cigars are made in Nicaragua and are very good. The humidor is nice, however some of the offerings didn't make it in time for the opening, so I have to go back for their Gordo Reserve maduro wrap. That cigar is nice and the cost only 790 Bhat. I do like great Cuban cigars but paying 1000 Bhat +++ for anything decent is really a rip off. Perdomo makes great cigars, and they are also great value even in Bangkok.
Another nice surprise was the end to the skimpy 15 - 25 ml poors of whiskey or any alcholol by places like the Intercontinental cigar bar, or the Hyatt, or pretty much everywhere,
50 ml for a reasonable price, this is how it's done at the Perdomo club, and they are doing it here. If you not interested in Whiskey they make great drinks, and have Giustos entire wine collection at their disposal for sales in the back room of Whiskars. Now I prefer Australian or American Cabernet Sauvignon when I smoke a cigar, but that's ok I know Giusto has a great collection of wine to try mostly from Italy, well of course!
Later I was little hungry and I found out it was possible to choose off the selected items made for the cigar bar by Giusto or you can order off Giusto's menu which is great food and have it at Whiskars, Fantastic! Only the Four Seasons rivals this, except the terrace isn't air conditioned, and their cigar selection is limited, but at the Four Season's the food is fantastic, and you can have your cigar out there as well.
I had the mini burger by Giusto, and I was in for a bad surprise. Someone in Guisto's kitchen thinks the mini-burger should be 5 inches tall and 3.5" wide, sorry that didn't work and the burger was inedible as a cheese burger. However I did get to eat the burger one ingredient at time and as you would expect the ingredients were all top notch, so I still liked it, but wow that would have been a great cheese burger being able to taste all the ingredients simultaneously.
If you guys are listening try making it wider and not so tall that way it can fit the horizontal opening called the mouth, sorry I couldn't resist giving Giusto burger lessons! Actually the burger was given to me complimentary although I didn't complain one of the shareholders saw my troubles trying to eat the burger and secretly "comped" the meal. NOT the Coke! INcidently I had a Jack & Coke Cebu style for only 190 Bhat ++ and that's with the 50Ml pore, excellent value.
Anyway it's an opening and not everything is perfect on opening day, and I am certain this is just an anomaly.
The décor was great, really well thought out and set up with fantastic leather chairs and bar stools. You should see their air conditioning system, it's dedicated to making the place full of clean cool air.
The truth is there isn't a cigar bar/restaurant that can touch this place in Bangkok or frankly almost anywhere I have been, and the only one in Bangkok that's close is the Four Seasons. Too bad they don't have air conditioning. Even still Whiskars/ Giusto is a complete package, wait till you try it even if you don't like cigars.