The city’s favorite space for Japanese food with a party vibe, Fatboy Izakaya, has finally opened another branch at the newly renovated Gaysorn Amarin, serving everyone’s grub and drinks—now with a view.

Fatboy has an outdoor zone facing the running Ploenchit BTS line and the bustling streets below. Apart from the glass window pane, the interior decor stuck to its Ekamai nature. The plush red sofas and long tables begs for a reunion with a big group of friends. 

They’ve also brought along a collection of geeky figurines like Astro Boy, Mario,Dragon Ball Z’s Goku, and other kitsch that you’ll just love. Nostalgic pixelated characters reminiscent of Pac-Man, dot venue—even working its way up to the impressive ceiling fixtures which change colors throughout the night.

Currently, they share the same menu with the Ekkamai branch but some exclusive Gaysorn additions are in the making. 

As soon as we sat down, we opted for the crowd pleasing side snack, the crispy chicken skin (B140). The texture is similar to pork scratching (kap moo) and maintains its crunchy texture for hours. The lingering sweet and savory coating leaves a little heat on the tongue which gets a boost when paired with the onslaught of alcoholic bevs.

Speaking of booze, most of their cocktails are easy-to-drink classics with a Fatboy twist. We ordered the O-Ren Ishi (B380). The sunset gradient with a satisfying cloud of foam tastes like a lychee martini but leans more towards the tropical side with an additional hit from peach, orange, and splashes of sake and soju.

For espresso martini fans, Mi-so Horny (B360) is its sister signature with a similar vodka and coffee base, but the mix of toffee and miso gives it a bit of a savory spin. 

And, of course, you just can’t resist ordering the signature Fatboy Roll (750). Coming in a platter of eight, the maki is stuffed with fresh cucumber, cream cheese, and a tender wagyu with an extra strip of thinly sliced foie gras on top. A brush of truffle oil and crispy garlic bits tie the rich but not overpowering bite together.

If you have sushi space left, choose the Spicy Salmon Roll (B450), the textured grain-infused maki packs creamy yet spicy salmon bits tossed in mayo-like sauce. The cucumber allows you a bit of break from the heat while the ikura brings a burst of umami notes. Alternate between bites of this and the Fatboy roll and you won’t regret it. 

Noodle lovers can head straight to their famous Ramen Cacio E Pepe (B320). An East meets West combination of ingredients, the ramen here tastes more like thin udon coated in just the right amount of creamy sauce—on the buttery side of a carbonara. Salty fish flakes and bits of fine pepper ensures you won’t get sick of the hearty dish.

A live DJ will be spinning hot tracks everyday, measuring the temperature and vibe of the room for tailor-made international city grooves to T-pop.

Set in the plush city mall, Fatboy Izakaya is placed all the way in Gaysorn’s Raynue zone where you can find other cafes and bars for whole-day dining and drinking.

3F, Gaysorn Amarin, 496 Phloen Chit Rd., 083-949-5646. Open daily 5pm-1am.