Teru Sushi Bistro
This Japanese opening claims fresh fish flown in from Osaka.
This new Japanese opening has taken residence on the ground floor of Silom Terrace.
Claiming that their main ingredients are delivered fresh from Osaka, the restaurant's highlight dishes include some Thai twists like the salmon yum Thai (raw salmon with spicy Thai-style sauce served with fresh vegetables, B150).
Other picks include salmon special rolls that come with Teru’s special green tea sauce (B220) and bara chirashi don (raw salmon, tuna, hamachi, Japanese sea bass, Japanese eel, and cucumber, B250). Wash it all down with some jelly sake (B300).
Located behind Central Silom, on the ground floor of Silom Terrace, this sushi restaurant feels like it strayed from its buddies on Soi Thaniya. The raw fish is fresh and carefully prepared—they claim it is sourced from Osaka, rather than Tsukiji, Tokyo—but the whole place just feels geared towards a non-Japanese audience, in marked contrast with its nearby competition.
The menu is English-only; there are only three booze options (Asahi B100, sparkling sake jelly B300, nama sake B480); they do five Thai-fusion salads, dubbed “yumthai”; and judging by social media posts, their best-seller seems to be an “XL” platter of sliced salmon (B540). The decor, too, seems to be trying something new, although the white farmhouse chairs and wispy illustrations on massive blackboards aren’t exactly daring.
Still, we wouldn’t call Teru inauthentic. Unlike its sister venue in Asoke, the menu here is clearly focused on sushi and sashimi—sans breaded pork cutlets, diced wagyu steak or bowls of ramen noodles. And the beautifully presented “Fish, Fish, Fish” (B1,500) is a generous display of fatty tuna, raw shrimps, salmon (both blow-torched and raw), plump scallops and other such sashimi favorites.
It all tastes on par with similarly priced competitors, and the execution just feels cleaner and more precise than in heaving joints like Sushi Masa. We also recommend the raw squid (B80), mushroom broth (B30) and “isumedai usu” (B120), a carpaccio of red snapper with a tasty ponzu sauce on the side.
As for the more complex and fusion-y avocado roll (B250), the results are a bit on the mushy and sweet side of things, showing the limits of the small counter’s two sushi-ya. Their rice is good, but the texture could be firmer; and their tamago is a tad too sweet.
Given the drinking menu (or lack thereof), Teru is a rather sad and quiet experience in the evening. But with beautiful lunch sets from B180-280, this is the kind of place everyone wants at the foot of their office building.
This review took place in May 2016 and is based on a visit to the restaurant without the restaurant's knowledge. For more on BK's review policy, click here.
|Address:||Teru Sushi Bistro, G/F, Silom Terrace, 57/152 Sala Daeng Soi 2, Bangkok, Thailand|
|Open since:||July, 2015|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 11am-2pm, 4-10pm|
|Nearest train||BTS Sala Daeng|
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