Behind the Scenes: Crafting Yuzu Omakase’s Dishes

Located in the vibrant heart of Siam Square, Yuzu Omakase Bangkok is a haven for sushi lovers and gourmands alike. Each dish served here is not just a meal but an exquisite piece of art, meticulously crafted by our expert chefs. Today, we take you behind the scenes to explore the intricate process and creative journey that goes into crafting each dish at Yuzu Omakase. From the selection of high-quality ingredients to the delicate balance of flavors, every step is executed with precision and passion.

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The Philosophy of Yuzu Omakase

At Yuzu Omakase, our philosophy revolves around the Japanese concept of "omotenashi," or wholehearted hospitality. This philosophy guides every aspect of our culinary process, from sourcing ingredients to presenting the final dish. Our chefs are committed to delivering an unforgettable dining experience, where every bite tells a story of tradition, innovation, and dedication.

The Journey Begins: Sourcing Premium Ingredients

The foundation of any great dish lies in its ingredients. At Yuzu Omakase, we take pride in sourcing only the finest and freshest ingredients from around the world. Our chefs work closely with trusted suppliers to ensure that each component meets our high standards of quality and sustainability.


Sustainable Seafood

One of our core commitments is to sustainability. We source our seafood from fisheries that practice sustainable harvesting methods, ensuring that we support the health of marine ecosystems while providing our guests with the freshest and most flavorful fish. This dedication to sustainability is reflected in our choice of premium seafood, including:

Bluefin Tuna (Akami, Chutoro, Otoro)

Known for its rich flavor and melt-in-your-mouth texture, our tuna is sourced from sustainable fisheries to ensure its availability for future generations.

Sea Urchin (Uni)

Our uni is handpicked from pristine waters, offering a creamy, briny sweetness that is unparalleled.

Golden Eye Snapper (Kinmedai)

Prized for its delicate texture and subtle flavor, our kinmedai is sustainably sourced to maintain the balance of marine life.

Seasonal Ingredients

Seasonality is at the heart of Japanese cuisine, and at Yuzu Omakase, we embrace this principle wholeheartedly. By incorporating seasonal ingredients into our dishes, we ensure that our menu is constantly evolving, offering new and exciting flavors throughout the year. Some of our seasonal highlights include:


Sayori (Halfbeak) and Sakura Masu (Cherry Salmon) are celebrated for their fresh, light flavors.


Aji (Horse Mackerel) and Hamo (Pike Conger Eel) bring a refreshing quality to our summer offerings.


Sanma (Pacific Saury) and Matsutake Mushrooms add depth and richness to our autumn menu.


Kanburi (Winter Yellowtail) and Tara Shirako (Cod Milt) provide hearty, comforting flavors during the colder months.

The Creative Process: From Concept to Plate

Crafting a dish at Yuzu Omakase is a meticulous process that involves careful planning, creativity, and a deep understanding of culinary techniques. Our chefs draw inspiration from traditional Japanese methods while incorporating modern twists to create dishes that are both innovative and rooted in tradition.

Conceptualization and Experimentation

Every dish begins as an idea, often inspired by seasonal ingredients, culinary trends, or traditional Japanese techniques. Our chefs engage in brainstorming sessions to conceptualize new dishes, exploring various flavor combinations, textures, and presentation styles.

Once a concept is established, the experimentation phase begins. This involves testing different ingredients, cooking methods, and plating techniques to achieve the perfect balance of flavors and aesthetics. Our chefs pay close attention to every detail, from the precise cut of the fish to the temperature of the rice, ensuring that each component enhances the overall dining experience.


The Art of Nigiri

Nigiri sushi, a signature offering at Yuzu Omakase, exemplifies the precision and artistry that define our culinary approach. Each piece of nigiri is crafted with meticulous care, from the selection of the fish to the shaping of the rice. Our chefs master the delicate balance of rice and fish, creating a harmonious bite that showcases the natural flavors of each ingredient.

Akami Nigiri

The lean part of the bluefin tuna, akami is known for its deep red color and robust flavor. Our chefs slice the akami to highlight its tender texture, pairing it with perfectly seasoned rice for a sublime bite.

Otoro Nigiri

The fatty belly of the tuna, otoro is revered for its rich, buttery texture. Each piece of otoro nigiri is crafted to melt in your mouth, delivering an indulgent experience.

Kinmedai Nigiri

Golden eye snapper, lightly seared to enhance its natural oils, offers a delicate and flavorful nigiri experience.

Innovative Creations

In addition to traditional nigiri, our chefs at Yuzu Omakase are constantly pushing the boundaries of Japanese cuisine with innovative creations. These dishes blend traditional techniques with modern influences, resulting in unique and memorable culinary experiences.

Chawanmushi Truffle

A modern take on the classic Japanese steamed egg custard, our chawanmushi is infused with truffle for a luxurious twist.

Yuzu Not Yuzu

A playful dish that features yuzu in unexpected ways, combining flavors and textures to surprise and delight the palate.

Zuwai Tofu Tempura Caviar

This dish combines the delicate flavors of zuwai crab and tofu, tempura-fried to perfection and topped with caviar for an elegant finish.

The Presentation: An Art Form

At Yuzu Omakase, presentation is an integral part of the dining experience. Our chefs consider each dish a work of art, carefully arranging every element to create a visually stunning plate that enhances the overall enjoyment of the meal.

Edible Canvas

One of our signature presentation styles involves the use of an "edible canvas." This technique allows our chefs to create intricate designs and patterns using sauces, garnishes, and edible flowers. The result is a dish that is as beautiful as it is delicious, inviting guests to savor each bite with their eyes before tasting it.

Seasonal Garnishes

To highlight the seasonal nature of our ingredients, our chefs often incorporate seasonal garnishes into their presentations. These garnishes not only add visual appeal but also enhance the flavors and textures of the dish. For example, a sprig of shiso or a sprinkle of yuzu zest can elevate the taste of a nigiri, adding a fresh, aromatic element to the bite.

Attention to Detail

Every detail matters when it comes to presentation. Our chefs take great care in selecting the perfect plate or dish to complement each creation, considering factors such as color, shape, and texture. This attention to detail extends to the placement of each ingredient, ensuring that the final presentation is both aesthetically pleasing and functional.

The Dining Experience: Beyond the Plate


The Yuzu Omakase experience extends beyond the food itself. From the moment you step into our restaurant, you are immersed in an atmosphere of elegance and tranquility, designed to enhance your dining experience.

Chef's Table

For an intimate and immersive experience, we invite guests to dine at our chef's table. Here, you can watch our chefs in action, gaining insight into the meticulous process behind each dish. This interactive dining experience allows you to connect with the chefs and learn more about the ingredients, techniques, and inspiration behind the menu.

Personalized Service

Our commitment to omotenashi is reflected in the personalized service we provide. Our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to ensuring that each guest's needs and preferences are met, from recommending the perfect sake pairing to accommodating dietary restrictions. This level of personalized attention ensures that every dining experience at Yuzu Omakase is unique and memorable.


Behind every dish at Yuzu Omakase Bangkok is a story of passion, precision, and creativity. Our chefs dedicate themselves to the art of sushi-making, continually striving to elevate their craft and deliver an unparalleled dining experience. From the careful selection of sustainable ingredients to the innovative presentation of each dish, every aspect of our culinary process is designed to delight and inspire. We invite you to join us at Yuzu Omakase to experience the perfect harmony of tradition and innovation, where each bite is a testament to our commitment to excellence.





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