Comfortably the most popular restaurant in Wireless Road’s Glasshouse complex, Misho draws in business even when Starbucks is empty. Given that it dishes out sushi deals the likes of which would normally only be found during a Soi Thaniya lunch hour, we can see why.
Want a perfectly crisp katsu cutlet atop rice? That’ll be B220 (minus 10% at lunch time), complete with a proper miso soup swimming with thick lumps of fatty salmon. Spend B380 on a nigiri set here and you’ll get six pieces of fish so generously cut you’d think the Japanese chefs who man the kitchen were trying to get rid of the stuff (not to mention the omelet, maki, soup, dashi custard and salad that also come with). It’s a similar story with the sashimi. Order the standard take plate (B700) for tuna, salmon, hamachi (flatfish) and hirame (flounder), each cut into two gloriously thick steak-like chunks, along with a duo of sweet red prawns and scallops. Freshness is never in doubt, whether with the sweetly mouth-coating prawns or decadently slippery yellowfin.
No wonder the Tripadvisor mantra for this place seems to be “reasonable prices.” We did the math on some of their sake—B280 for a carafe of Born Junmai 55 Fukui means you’re basically paying retail. To go with it you have a setting that’s upscale and relaxed in an off-the-shelf modern-Japanese-chic kind of way, plus a clientele who look wise to the prices—you’ll be fighting salarymen for the kitchen counter bar stools.
You don’t get much atmosphere. Alright, you don’t really get any atmosphere. To that end, it’s to Saladaeng Soi 1’s nearby Touka which we’d turn for some properly raucous, Izakaya-style action. (As well as smoky yakitori
that gives Misho’s humdrum grilled chicken a kicking). But if what your evening demands is good-quality, ample fish, a couple of drinks (Asahi B90/bottle) and change from a grand, then come here. Misho more than meets those simple expectations.
This review took place in April 2017 and is based on a visit to the restaurant without the restaurant's knowledge. For more on BK's review policy, click here.