Who knew that a culinary group mostly known for its chain of superior authentic Thai cuisine can make the bold move to step away a little out of its comfort zone and opened an izakaya-style Japanese restaurant? Not only that, KINKA is here to demonstrate that.
KINKA Sushi Bar Izakaya is a testament to the artistry and precision of Japanese cuisine. Elegantly named after the Japanese word for gold coin, it embodies a deep-rooted passion and dedication. Every guest is invited to embark on a gastronomic journey that harmoniously blends modern Japanese flavours with centuries-old traditions. The menu is a symphony of produce from Japan’s picturesque regions, with every ingredient sourced responsibly and selected for its exceptional quality.
KINKA has become a gem in the culinary crown of the Jittlada restaurant group. While the group has been renowned for its Thai cuisine expertise for almost three decades, KINKA takes an extraordinary stride by offering Japanese cuisine of the highest order. Distinctly positioned within the high-end culinary landscape, KINKA encapsulates a commitment to culture, a devotion evident in its meticulously crafted menu featuring responsibly sourced ingredients and top-tier products.
The concept is izakaya, but as a sushi bar, KINKA asks us to indulge in the rich symphony of flavours from the ocean’s bounty. Explore the best cuts from high-quality bluefin tuna, from the buttery otoro to the balanced chutoro and the robust akami. Other premium slices include the exquisite essence of shima aji and the pristine notes of kanpachi, the delicate succulence of hirame and the premium indulgence of engawa, as well as the sought-after fin muscle of the flounder. There’s more, as we can dive into the unparalleled taste of kinmedai, its tender flesh gracing your palate with a unique character. And for the ultimate seafood delight, savour the sweetness of hotate, or the rich, grand bursts of uni.
Blending sushi with izakaya makes for an elevated dining experience. Fantastic creations such as the Honetzuki Karubi Nitzuke presents marinated beef ribs, while the Wagyu Kabuto Roll combines everything excellent in one bite, which is a lovely sushi roll covered in prime wagyu slices. And speaking of that last ingredient, there’s a touch of interactive indulgence with the wagyu A5 foie gras hobayaki invites guests to grill marinated wagyu A5 with beef sauce on hoba leaf.
Step into KINKA and embark on a culinary journey that celebrates Japanese culture and tradition with an exquisite modern touch. From responsibly sourced ingredients to a spectrum of delicacies that embody the essence of Japan’s culinary artistry, KINKA sets the stage for an unforgettable dining experience.
Asia Dreams Volume 48