Brooklyn-born Okonomi lands in Bangkok with new spot on Sukhumvit Soi 38.
Born in the other BK, a.k.a. Brooklyn, Okonomi has just arrived in Bangkok with a branch in Thonglor.
Okonomi is minimal in every sense of the word, from atmosphere to menu. The fan base, however, is anything but. Once you make your way past the Instagram hordes, you’ll find yourself in a quaint, mint-green house accented with natural colors.
The open space has two floors: the first being is the main stage with a coffee bar and restaurant seating while the upstairs offers a bit more serenity.
In charge of the team is chef David Del Pilar Potes, who previously ran the show at the OG Okonomi, as well as sister restaurant Yuji Ramen. The menu he oversees here embraces the concept of ichiju sansai, which roughly translates to “one soup, three dishes,” a breakfast staple offering the five core food groups and balanced nutrients in one meal.
There are two types of ichiju sansai options (B550 each): Misozuke Hamachi, featuring miso-marinated hamachi (amberjack), and Konbujime Madai, with red seabream in a seaweed marinade. Each comes with a soup, pickled vegetables, rice, and tamago (Japanese omelet).
For those who would like to venture beyond, the unagi kabayaki (grilled eel over rice, B550) is recommended, as is the fusion-y snow crab and avocado Benedict (B420)—basically eggs Benedict with Japanese touches.
To drink, choose from a selection of tea-based drinks, like a hot matcha latte (B140) made with Uji green tea or an iced hojicha latte (B140), as well as unique riffs like the kuromitsu macchiato (B140), made with black sugar syrup (kuromitsu) in lieu of sugar. Pair that with a sweet potato tart (B120) for a sweet treat without the usual sugar high.
Okonomi is cashless; payment can be made by QR or credit card.
All images courtesy of Okonomi