Thursday, April 11, 2013

Washoku @ Luxx XL Hotel, Lang Suan, Bangkok

Cuisine: Japanese
Price: THB1,000 per person without alcohol (what I paid for)
Visited: 18 March 2013
Food: 4/10
Atmosphere: 3/10
Value for money: 2/10
Services: 4/10

Having heard about this place for a while (also often see it when visiting Triplets) and as it is so close to our place, we then decided to give Washoku a visit one evening. Washoku is located on the ground floor of Luxx XL Hotel in Lang Suan area which is exactly the same place as Triplets. So be warned about parking space as it is really limited. At Washoku, they serve mainly sushi dishes both traditional and fusion ones. However, there are also ordinary Japanese dishes like don and noodle available.

Luxx XL Boutique Hotel @ Lang Suan, Bangkok

Washoku Sign

The first impression was not great for us at Washoku. The decoration is no where near grand or elegant but simple and minimum Japanese style restaurant with mainly wooden furnitures. There is a small sushi counter at the front which can accommodate around 8 guests. The overall atmosphere does not contribute well to our appetising though.

Entrance Atmosphere

Sushi Counter for ~ 8 guests

Overall Atmosphere of Simplicity

As only 2 of us were there, we decided to order just 2 dishes to try. The first one was Sushi Aburi Set (4/10). This wouldn't surely be one of the best sushi set in town but perhaps standard wise. The set contained around 8 kinds of luxury sushi like uni, foie gras, engawa, matsusaka beef and etc. Ok, the rice was rather tasty and not too soft. We think the quality of ingredient is below par for high end sushi, especially at the price of THB1,480 a set: it is high indeed. For examples beef was chewy rather than being tender and not juicy, and engawa was just soft and not savoury. If I have to return to this place, this set is definitely out of my mind.

Sushi Aburi Set (THB1,480)

Next was Dragon on Fire (3/10) or spicy tuna roll to be more understanding. Basically it was roll of cucumber and egg with tuna slice and spicy sauce on top. This one was sure a sub-standard for us. Tuna slice was ways too thin. The over flavour of spicy sauce just eliminated the taste of other ingredients. Good god, we should not have ordered this dish (T.T)". In fact, deadly bunny even mentioned that it tasted like suki yaki sauce in MK Suki (>.<).

Dragon on Fire (THB300)

a more close up to Dragon on Fire

We don't really get the special impression about this place in overall though service was fine. It is ok to come  once in a while. Personally, we may return to try non sushi dishes as we did not try this time. On the pricing term, it is also a little too high for what you get from our opinion. Well, we feel that there are many others better places in town. Perhaps a big improvement is needed.

Washoku @ Luxx XL Hotel, Lang Suan, Bangkok
Floor G Luxx XL Hotel
82/8 Lang Suan Road
Lumphini, Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330

Open Hours: Tue - Sun, 11:00am - 02:00pm for lunch and 05:00pm - 10:00pm for dinner
Tel: +66 (0) 2652 1676

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