Located at Thonglor 5, approximately 50 meters from the top of the soi, there you can find Suki Masa, a Japanese Sukiyaki Kansai style restaurant. I was told by a friend of a friend that this place is worth a try so we gathered there for a taste of opportunity.
As I walked into the restaurant, I saw one of the chef slicing thin layers of meat on a meat slicer machine, preparing it to be served to customers - that looked very fresh to me. I sat down and on of my friend suddenly says “Hey the price is not so friendly here”. I skimmed through the menu and saw that beef Sukiyaki set was 1,500 baht average. Yes he was right the price isn’t so friendly and it was too late to exit the restaurant. But as I looked further down there were other sets and ale carte menu that seems to be more inviting. After a long decision on what we wanted to order, we ordered 2 beef sukiyaki sets and 1 pork sukiyaki set. We just had to try them since this restaurant is all about sukiyaki and might as well we are here already. The sets arrived with the typical sets, it came with rice, miso soup, raw eggs, salad, kimchi, sesame and soy dipping sauce, a whole load of vegetables and of course the sliced beef and pork - probably the typical dishes you would get for a sukiyaki set - no surprise here. Check out the pics. Once our setup was completed and we started eating - I will have to be honest it just tastes as excellent as other sukiyaki places. It just reminds of other good sukiyaki places like Momo-paradise or Akioyoshi (but those two places are buffet and they cost a lot less). The only difference is that you feel more exclusive “getting” a set comparing to eating a buffet.
In summary the sukiyaki quality is great and the taste is delicious. I wouldn’t recommend a “must try” or a “must go to” as the taste is as delicious as other sukiyaki restaurants. Plus the price is very steep and I think it is not worth the money at all.