Nemo Knows Best
Soi Sala Daeng, the quiet soi that runs parallel to busy Soi Convent between Sathorn and Silom, and home to greatly beloved Italian stalwart Zanotti, has a new kid on the block, and what a looker! At first sight you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re arriving at a contemporary Italian furniture store of super-chic, anthracite, industrial-style plate glass windows, with an interior that is all clean lines, polished concrete and smouldering black with a hint of New York canteen loft thrown in for good measure.
But filling a very clear niche in the area of affordable, stylish seafood, Seiryu Sushi is comfortably straddling the gap between day long eatery and seductive see and be scenester by night.
Ok, so Tokyo’s Kaitenzushi Toriton
isn’t going to be losing any business quite yet, but nonetheless, Seiryu’s small but flip-fresh classic maki menu of salmon, tuna and eel rolls are accompanied by a prime cut list of nigirzushi featuring chu-toro, o-toro, Matsusaka beef and foie gras, as well as clams and squid.
Great value sushi sets start at around USD10, and with five different sakes on offer plus umeshu and Sapporo beer as thirst quenchers, your only conundrum is whether to join the crowds at lunch, or the style crew in the evening. Tough choice!