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Bangkok Adventures: ISAO - Modern Fusion Japanese Food

ISAO, is one of the hottest modern Japanese fusion sushi places in Bangkok, and with good reason. Located in Sukhumvit 31, it’s in between BTS Asok & Phrom Phong, so the best way  to get here is by taxi unless you like walking or if you are staying nearby. I actually walked from Asok the first time and it was very farrrrrr.  


Jackie is the most adorable caterpillar sushi you will ever see, and it's also delicious. 
This is a Specialty Maki Roll and it comes with ebi, shrimp tempura, ebiko and avocado all lying in a bed of delicious sauce. 


Wanted to try something lighter and boy was this amazing. I always thought California rolls were a waste of stomach space but ISAO took my breath away. Their rendition of California roll was a ton of sweet snow crab packed tightly with creamy avocado. Even without shoyu, the roll exuded the sweetness and freshness of crab. It was the simplest roll but it was also one of the most memorable ones. If you want to go back to the basics and would like to try a lighter sushi dish, this is a must try. 


While this is not the signature, this is also quite a spectacular roll. The Spider roll is essentially soft shell crab with avocado packed tightly with rice and roe. It was creamy, crispy and mad delicious. Why is everything here so delicious?! I also ordered the Spicy Salmon, which is not pictured here but also extremely good. Must try that if you're a fan of Spicy Salmon. They also have the tuna version available. 


This is also an ISAO signature, which is sushi shaped like a sandwich with fresh chunks of tuna and salmon. The cripsy tempura bits and roe added a layer of texture to the dish, elevating it to awesome. 


The Volcano is actually baked scallops in creamy spicy sauce. 

This is so incredibly addictive it's impossible to stop at one. Dig through the creamy mess to find big fat juicy scallops hidden underneath. It's like heaven just descended on your plate. 

The scallops have ben thoughtfully cut into small pieces so it's easy to spoon up everything and slurp it down. I scraped the shell clean and was tempted to pick it up and lick all the sauce off. 
Don't order to share, because you will end up fighting each other for the last piece. 
Just order one each, trust me. 

In a Nutshell

Verdict: 5/5
Price Point: $$
To Improve:  -
Will I return: YES!
Why: You'll be hard pressed to find such delicious and value for money sushi in Sg.  

5 Sukhumvit 31, Klongtoey-nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110
BTS: Asok / Phrom Phong
Daily: 11am – 2:30pm & 5:30pm – 10pm
+66 2 258 0645

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