By Daniel Peled

If you love fresh Sushi and “Thai-rrific” Thai food, you are going to love this well-known neighborhood favorite that has fans frequenting from all over Tampa Bay.

Bangkok Sushi in Lutz delivers an authentic one-of-a-kind dining experience. From the quality of the food to the uniqueness of the ambiance, this place will surely make a regular out of you.

The golden statues, exotic teak wood accents, elegant portraits spanning entire lengths of the wall, and the friendly staff in their brightly colored dresses work in unison to create a rich tapestry of authentic Thai atmosphere that envelops you the moment you walk in.

In the center of this perfectly decorated restaurant, there’s a modern sushi bar where you can watch the Sushi chefs prepare some of the most delicious and beautiful edible works of art.

Bangkok offers the freshest sashimi & sushi with a wide variety of specialty rolls that are guaranteed to please. Tuna, Salmon, Shrimp, Scallops, Eel & more are all on the menu daily. Their sushi rolls not only look amazing but taste incredible. Located also in the middle area, there’s a large and stylish wine rack with an extensive selection of reds and whites. But if you’re more into beers, don’t worry, they offer a nice list of domestic and imported brews as well as Thai Beer, which I highly recommend. The dining room provides ample and comfortable seating, with white linen tables beautifully lit, and a classy but relaxed atmosphere. This recently remodeled gem also offers outside seating, perfect for the ultimate Florida date or girls’ night.

“I love coming to Bangkok for my monthly mom’s night out,” says Lorraine S. “We all enjoy a couple of shared appetizers and lots of fresh and beautiful sushi rolls. A boatload to be honest! Accompanied by some Sapporo beer. Perfect Moms day out for me.”

Since it’s grand opening over ten years ago, Bangkok Sushi has never failed to impress its customers with its incredible ambiance, great food, and helpful staff. Recent customer and regular, Vladimir R., heaps on the praise with this fantastic five star-google review:

“Visited this restaurant a few days ago with my wife, who loves sushi. We were in love with the restaurant atmosphere and the hospitality from the staff… My wife, a long time sushi lover, said this was one of the best she had ever had. A had a deep-fried red snapper, and it was also delicious. The presentation was just gorgeous. The quality of the food was top notch. The service and attention from the waitress were overwhelmingly excellent. We love it so much that we are now recommending this restaurant to all our friends, and we look forward to coming back for another fantastic experience. If you are within driving distance of this restaurant, I urge you to give it a try; I am sure you won’t be disappointed..”

During my first visit, I had the pleasure of trying the Lobster Roll and the Chicken Pad Thai. The Lobster roll was hands down the most extravagantly presented, yet equally scrumptious, piece of sushi I’ve ever seen. It tasted as phenomenal as it looked. Probably because the head sushi chef is well-renowned among the sushi restaurant industry, his experience stems from since he was a child working his way up in the highest quality Thai hotels. He has industry secret sushi techniques available at his disposal that you’d have a hard time finding at other restaurants.

What makes Thai food so appealing are the health qualities it has over competitor’s cuisines. Thai food uses less oil and incorporates a lot of vegetable-based menu dishes. Thai food is based on the attraction of opposites, spicy curry paste, with sweet, refreshing coconut milk—soft noodles, with the salty crunch of crushed up peanuts, hand-ground on the premises. 

Your taste buds will come alive with their amazing selection of authentic Thai favorites such as Pad Thai, Crispy Duck, Yum Squid, Volcano Lobster, and Bangkok Combo Fried Rice. Not only is Bangkok Sushi’s menu vastly populated with authentic Thai food and Sushi, but what made me further excited was how customizable all the dishes were, including a range of spice levels that range from the comedic “Coward” to the authentic ‘Native Thai.” I always stay in the middle.

The Chicken Pad Thai had chunks of tender chicken, the noodles were cooked perfectly, the medium spice was the perfect amount of heat, and it had a very creamy feel with a tasty peanut-y crunch. It was equally incredible. With that being said, it’s clear that the owner of Bangkok Sushi strives to deliver the highest quality food and service to every one of his customers. No Meat? No Problem! Choose from the expansive vegetarian options, and just about every dish can be made vegetarian.

 Regular customer Jason E. from Land O Lakes says, “For years, all I’ve ever ordered was sushi. I would always look to the tables around me with delicious looking Thai food so I figured I’d give it a shot. Well, I don’t know why I took so long. Absolutely phenomenal and now I have my new favorite Thai snd Sushi place! Wonderful staff and very friendly.”

Call Bangkok Sushi today for an updated lunch and dinner schedule and take out and delivery options. Bangkok Sushi is open Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.; noon – 10 p.m. on Saturday; and noon – 9 p.m. on Sunday. Bangkok Sushi is located at 16541 Pointe Village Drive, #101, in the Northpointe Village off of Stage Road 54. To place a reservation or a to-go order, call 813-920-9777. Log on to www.bangkok-sushi.com to view the menu.