Fishless sushi? What an oppor-tuna-ty. Bangkok's craving for sushi knows no bounds, and as plant-based options for meats boom the city boasts a number of vegan sushis for the discerning foodie. From classic nigiris to makis, here are a few places to cast your line and catch a vegan sushi feast.
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Golden State Vegan
This restaurant rose to fame when they received the 2021 Bangkok’s Plant-Based Sushi and Plant-based Seafood Burger award. This Californian-inspired veggie haven serves sushi, tacos, burgers, desserts, cocktails, and more. Go for the Rainbow Sushi Party (B1,440) that boasts 32 pieces, or try the sushi bento box (B500) for a little slice of everything. For something meatier, order the crab cakes (B270), calamari fritto bistro (B260), and sup the California Sour (B350).
40 12 Ekkamai 12 Alley, Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana, Bangkok. Open Tue-Sun 10am-10pm.
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Waki Waki Veggie Sushi
The newest vegan sushi spot in Phrom Phong, this hang has been generating a buzz for its variety of vegan dips and diverse flavours—along with an attractive sushi bar. For starters, try the jackfruit-topped tempura tuna fighter (B230/8 pieces) and avocado tempura (B230/8 pieces). With the Ninja Nigiri Set (B295) you get a taste of 11 types of nigiri, from tamago standard maki to avocado nigiri, best enjoyed with a cup of Japanese green tea (B55). For something meatier, don’t leave without trying their katsu don (B260). Waki Waki also offers appetizers, rice bowls, Japanese noodles, and desserts.
46, 1 Sukhumvit 24 Alley, Bangkok. Tue-Sun 11am-9pm.
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This plant-based eatery is a lively addition to Bangkok’s vegetarian scene with cold-pressed juice and a smoothie bar. Go for the eggplant dragon sushi roll (B190), and stay for their quinoa burger.
899 Sukhumvit Soi 49, Bangkok. Open daily 10am—9pm.
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This two-story vegan paradise is a popular name when thinking of going green in the city. Try their newest riceberry quinoa sushi served with raspberry mayo and topped with ground tempeh. The Sushi Kiss featuring vegan chicken cucumber with mango sauce is also quite refreshing and the taco-slash-sushi fusion of Tokyo tacos steals the scene. Vistro also serves a variety of all-day brunch, tacos, burgers, pizza, shakes, juices, and more.
46/1 Sukhumvit Soi 24, Bangkok. Open daily 10am-8pm.
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A popular go-to spot for Bangkokians heading to Thonglor area, this laid-back Japanese restaurant is famed for its premium ingredients and fusion-style sushi that is not-to-be-missed. Their vegetarian menu includes bites like kappa maki (B80), oshinko maki (80), avocado maki (B140), shiitake maki (B90), and more.
5, Sukhumvit 31, 02-258-0645. Open daily 11am-8pm.