Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Tsuki Sushi and Suki @ Thonglor 17, Bangkok

Cuisine: Japanese (sushi and suki)
Price: THB1,200 per person without alcohol (what we paid for)
Visited: 31 July 2013
Food: 4/10
Atmosphere: 3/10
Value for money: 3/10
Services: 2/10

It was our second time to have sushi during the week and yet the second disappointment after Jiro Raw Bar and Grill. We were recommended to try out this newly opened sushi bar called "Tsuki Sushi and Suki" which is located in Soi Thonglor (around Soi Thonglor 17 and opposite Mercedes-Benz Thonglor showroom).

The place is just a small block of commercial building. On the ground floor, there are only a few tables with a sushi counter that can accommodate around 6-7 customers. More spaces are on the first floor.

Tsuki Sushi and Suki is another classic example of a restaurant that has not had a good management plan before launching. At the time we visited, the place has been operating just over a month. The service was pretty poor to be honest: staffs were not attentive, orders were taken wrongly, and etc.

small shop of Tsuki

Tsuki Sushi & Suki

sushi counter for 6 - 7 seats

Chef Kammool Budsaen

The first range to be mentioned about is sashimi. We did have shima-aji sashimi (5/10) and hotate sashimi (4/10). Both were rather fresh but not of the top quality. They kind of missed the natural and sweet aroma of seafood, especially, hotate. At the price of THB800 for hotate, I do expect more than this.

Aji tataki (3/10) could have been better than it was served. It came in the style of Japanese-Thai fusion in which the dish was mixed with chilli. The dish turned out to be pretty spicy and really destroyed its true flavour.

The first mistake of Tuski Sushi and Suki for the night was this order: Rainbow Roll (3/10). We did order some other roll (forgot to jot down the name T.T) but it turned out to be rainbow roll. We then asked for replacement. We then had the surprise that the rainbow roll was just torch-grilled and topped with some sauce and tobiko and returned to us: they did not prepare the dish we had ordered. Oh well, just never mind and let's enjoy the rainbow roll instead.

shima-aji sashimi (THB320)

hotate sashimi (THB800)

aji tataki (THB250)

rainbow roll (THB420)

perhaps aburi rainbow roll!!!!

Coming on to sushi. Aburi engawa (4/10) has always been one of my favourite sushi choice. The quality of aburi engawa at Tsuki for tonight was enjoyable but not impressive. The flesh was soft and did hold well together. In term of taste, it did give pleasure to certain level. However, the quality of rice of the night was not bad comparing to other shops: not overly soaked nor too soft.

To have sushi, I sure did not miss the chance to try fatty type fish. Chu toro sushi (5/10) and hamachi sushi (5/10) were our choices. Again they were fresh and juicy; really happy to have them. However, they just represented standard quality of toro and hamachi. I would not say they were not good but just lack the essential aroma. The last of sushi was Uni (5/10). It was sweet and creamy and yet fresh. But not silky smooth. I enjoyed the bite but could not find it attractive still. Additionally, I wished the seaweed that wrapped uni and rice would be more crisp.

aburi engawa sushi (THB170)

chu toro sushi and hamachi sushi (THB300 and THB160)

uni gunkan-maki (THB300)

Moving on to suki. Convincingly, suki (6/10) is the better choice for Tsuki: tastier, much cheaper, and value for money in fact. Price tag for ingredients ranges from THB50, for standard choices such as vegetable, pork ball, and mushroom, up to around THB200 for beef range and much more for imported beef. Despite, confusing between beef and pork for staffs (ordered beef but got pork instead), the overall suki experience here was really enjoyable.

suki pot

striploin (THB220)

pork neck (THB85)

One thing to watch out is the lack of parking space. If you do drive, the best you can do is to park at J-Avenue otherwise you need to find parking space along the street. Overall, sushi may not be one of the best in town but suki is rather delightful. We may give it a return sometime later to see if quality of food and services would improve. But to come here in the hope of finding attractive food is not the case perhaps.

Tsuki Sushi and Suki @ Thonglor 17, Bangkok
351/2 Soi Thonglor 17
Sukhumvit Road
Khlong Tan Nuea, Wattana
Bangkok 10110

Open Hours: 11:30am - 02:00pm for lunch and 05:30pm - 10:00pm for dinner daily
Tel: +66 (0) 92 424 6615, +66 (0) 2185 2610

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