Are you a fan of tempura and looking for a restaurant which gives you that feeling of being in Japan? Look no further and check out Hishou. Hishou is extremely popular with Japanese community living in Bangkok and they are focused on all-you-can-eat tempura sets and a buffet spread of Kyoto-style dishes.
Stepping into Hishou feels as if you are in Japan and it sure is authentic with its location in Hotel Nikko Bangkok, a prestigious 5-star hotel brand from Japan.
We love the beautiful decor of the restaurant, with its ceiling filled with bamboo wood-sculpture, creating a wave-like effect with fireflies shining brightly through the woods as a decorating lighting.
The central buffet table is where you can find the osouzai buffet featuring traditional Japanese side dishes. Customers of the tempura set menus can get to enjoy the food here too.
At Hishou, there’s also a sake bar with a large selection of sake bottles. It makes sense for us to have some sake to complete the whole Japanese dining experience.
We were amazed by the presentation of the sake as it wasn’t only just filled to the brim, but overflowing! Unknowingly, it was almost 2 cups of sake just like this. The sake we had was “Hakushika Chokara”, a distinctly dry sake with a crisp and refreshing finish. One of the smoothest sakes we have ever tried.
Time to bring the focus back to the main star of the restaurant – tempura.
There are two tempura set menus, both with extensive range of tempura items such as shrimp, white fish, squid, octopus, Camembert cheese, vegetables, oba leaf and more.
You get a set of various flavoured-salts to go with your tempura.
We had the Hishou Tempura set [1900฿] and our first plate came with popular choices such as tiger prawn and crab.
The second plate was a varied selection of vegetables and camembert cheese.
We had a final round of tempura with only our favourites.
If you have stomach for more, try their Japanese curry.
Our final tempura was Fried Tempura Ice Cream and it was our first time trying it. In one bite, you get the warm crisp of the batter with the cold ice cream but the ice cream melted too fast.
The finale was Sea Salt Soft Serve and it came with a huge array of condiments for you to mix and match with. You can’t leave without trying this. It is the perfect ending to an already-brilliant meal.
Hishou Bangkok sets itselves apart with its strong focus on quality tempura. If you haven’t tried proper Japanese tempura, you need to come to Hishou to try it for yourselves.