Aquarius International (AQI), a leading travel and hospitality company, celebrates the 1st anniversary of Kyo-Tei, a Japanese fine dining restaurant in Thong Lor. A new seasonal menu “Early Summer in Kyoto Kamogawa” is introduced to mark the occasion.
Kyo-Tei opened its doors in June 2021, delighting guests with its original, eye-catching cuisine. The restaurant presents a contemporary atmosphere that immerses visitors in natural elements of wood and stone. There is a backyard ‘Ryokan’, a traditional Japanese inn that invites diners to experience authentic Kaiseki cuisine.
The name Kyo-Tei comes from the word “Kyo” 京 from Kyoto, Japan’s imperial capital where Kaiseki cuisine was created in the 9th century, and “Tei” 亭 which represents a culinary destination.
Kyo-Tei is located on Sukhumvit Soi 38 in Bangkok’s trendy Thong Lor district. The restaurant is divided into a series of distinct areas, including the Sushi Counter where guests can watch the chefs expertly crafting pieces of sushi and sashimi, alongside a bar where talented mixologists shake and stir Asian-inspired cocktails. On the upper level, the Exquisite Bar houses premium whiskies and sakes. A private Kaiseki Omakase Room with only eight seats is ideal for special occasions. An intimate Teppanyaki Room features only six seats surrounding a spectacular teppanyaki grill.
Led by Chef Nishioka Masaki, a Japanese culinary master with three decades of experience, this elegant destination showcases elevated kaiseki, teppanyaki and omakase cuisine under one roof. Blending traditional and modern techniques, it optimises fresh ingredients that change with the seasons to deliver truly extraordinary epicurean journeys.
For the 1st year anniversary, the chef unveils his new seasonal menu, “Early Summer in Kyoto Kamogawa”, which focuses on the finest produce from the land and sea, highlighting Motobu Wagyu A5 beef from Okinawa, premium scampi from New Zealand, and sublime Japanese seafood such as sea urchin, abalone and blue crab. Treated with exceptional care and precision, these exquisite ingredients are used to craft a selection of delicacies that will pay homage to Kyoto.
“We are delighted to invite diners to celebrate the first anniversary of Kyo-Tei. Since opening last year, we are fast becoming one of Bangkok’s most exciting places to dine. The local community has really embraced our concept, so we want to thank them for their support by offering the opportunity to come together with us and discover our new menu. As the world starts to open up again, we look forward to welcoming even more local and international diners to Kyo-Tei in 2022, and for many years to come,” said Edward Chi, Founder of Aquarius International.
Kyo-Tei is the flagship of AQ Gourmet & Dine, the F&B arm of Aquarius International,owned by Norcal Thailand, a division of Hong Kong-based Norcal Venture Capital Group Limited (NVC), which has global assets in excess of US$1 billion. The company portfolio encompasses five-star resorts, residences, yacht charters, fine-dining and membership services, all woven together by AQBooking.com, its premium, personalized booking platform.