If you didn’t know, the Japanese community in Thailand is pretty big. So much so that Japanese restaurants are abundant! Ramen shops, izakayas, curry houses— you name it. One Japanese restaurant in Bangkok that should be under your radar, though, is Happy Rice Bangkok.
Where is Happy Rice Bangkok located?
You won’t find Happy Rice Bangkok on the facade of the street nor is it easily found by passers-by. No. You find them in the Bangkok branches of the famous Yunomori Onsen & Spa (Sukhumvit 26 and Sathorn).
It’s their in-house restaurant and a usual after-onsen place for a quick snack or a satisfyingly heavy meal. However, you don’t need to avail of the spa’s services to be able to dine there. You can simply head to Happy Rice Bangkok as you please.
What does Happy Rice Bangkok serve?
Happy Rice Bangkok serves modern Japanese food. It stays true to the cuisine’s traditional flavors and techniques but adds contemporary twists to the presentation.
Each dish is already mouth-watering with its irresistible aroma, but they make an extra effort to make it visually striking, too. You would want to dig in stat!
The decor of Happy Rice Bangkok aligns with Yunomori Onsen & Spa’s branding, which is akin to a Japanese wooden house. The color is pleasing to the eyes and evokes a relaxing feeling that will leave you feeling at peace.
They have both indoor and outdoor seating where you can sit on the floor and enjoy your meal the Japanese way. It’s truly a serene spot to enjoy delicious food and drinks.
Whatever you are craving, they have it. Whether it is gyoza, sushi, sashimi, rice bowls, curries, noodles, or even sandwiches, you can satisfy your palate with plenty of options.
Think of Happy Rice Bangkok as an elevated izakaya experience. The portions are adequate, and the taste is definitely not compromised in any way. It’s flavorful and a delight for the stomach after a long day at work or after enjoying their onsen.
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The desserts are not to be missed, too. They have yogurts, mochis, and kakigoris of different flavors such as Strawberry Cheesecake, Milo, Hojicha, and, a local twist, Thai Tea.
Various drinks are available at the Happy Rice Bangkok, but check out the tea room at the Yunomori Spa & Onsen Sathorn branch, as well.
They serve organic tea in a cocktail-like fashion. It tastes good and is healthy for you. The natural tea flavor and other ingredients infused in it will be the ultimate refreshment you would need to cap off the day.
Enjoyed what you read so far? You would love it even more if you tried it! Visit Happy Rice Bangkok and let us know what you think of it.