Looking for a great Japanese sushi bar? Whether it's the standard affair like tamago and kani or the more innovative, at times high-brow, offerings like Matsusaka beef and unagi foie gras, these five best sushi bars in Bangkok guarantee to delight.

Honmono is an excellent sushi joint that’s worth the high prices and, thankfully, isn’t a bewildering experience for those of us who aren’t Japanese salarymen. After a year, almost every branch of Honmono still packs in hi-so Thais every night. The Take Sashimi platter (B1,500) is a favorite, and comes with seven kinds of assorted sashimi. The quality is great, and the pieces are enormous. You can also get a larger platter for B3,200. Their sushi and maki are also excellent, such as the dragon avocado and the grilled Matsusaka beef.
19 Thonglor Soi 23, Bangkok, 02-185-1447. Open Mon-Fri 5pm-midnight; Sat-Sun 11:30am-2pm

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Narrow and cozy with only a handful of tables and a sushi bar, ISAO has the vibe of a well-kept secret, even though it’s often packed. Trained by a sushi master in Chicago, the owner offers rolls with an American, indulgent slant like Winter (soft white crab meat, ebi shrimp, avocado and carrot wrapped in sliced cucumber) and sushi sandwich. The place offers a relaxed homey feel with booths run along the bamboo-clad wall while the rest of the space is dominated by the sushi bar and counter.
5 Sukhumvit Soi 31, Bangkok, 02-258-0645. Open Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm, 5:30-10pm; Sat-Sun 11am-10pm

Named after the famed Tokyo fish market, the specialty here is sashimi and sushi. The clientele is mostly Japanese salarymen, and although this place bears some kind of affiliation with the Fuji chain, this is clearly their little pet project, and operates on a whole other level. The décor is suitably bland, the no-nonsense kimono-clad waitresses efficient and the chefs masterful. Dinners can break the bank, but those in the know enjoy the much more affordable sushi sets (B198) at lunch, which sometimes run out by 1pm.
62/19-20 Soi Thaniya, Silom Rd., Bangkok, 02-233-9698. BTS Sala Daeng. Open daily 11:30am-2pm; 5:30-11pm

Claiming that their produce is imported to them five days a week (most places only get two deliveries), Mugendai seems to be the closest competitor to Honmono. Owned by a group of friends who have eaten all around Japan, the location is really hip, high up on the rooftop of Grass. Recommendations include the Aburi Seven (B2,200), comprising seven sushi varieties like Matsusaka beef, otoro and engawa, unagi foie gras (grilled eel sushi stuffed with foie gras, B1,500) and kinki shioyaki (grilled rockfish with salt, B3,200).
7/F, Grass, Thonglor Soi 12, Bangkok, 02-726-9222, 087-996-8888. www.mugendaibkk.com. Open Mon-Fri 5:30pm-midnight; Sat-Sun 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-late

Tororo takes up a cozy spot in Ekkamai, with its high ceilings and minimalist décor. With the menu put together by the former chef of Miyatake, the popular haven for sushi lovers at MBK, you can expect a wide range of sushi, from the cheapest tamago (Japanese omelet, B35) to the more expensive—and justifiably so—otoro (fatty tuna, B400). They also recommend the uni (sea urchin, B100-380), foie gras (B270-330) and Matsusaka beef (B320).
1/F, The Horizon Destination Mall, Sukhumvit Soi 63, Bangkok, 02-714-2228

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