Kisso: A stylish and modern Japanese restaurant in Bangkok
To enter Kisso is to be transported to a stylish and modern Japanese restaurant at the Westin Bangkok. It’s a contemporary take on traditional Japanese interiors using non traditional materials and is defined into sections separated by fusuma, traditionally, sliding doors and shoji, originally, translucent paper walls, just like how a traditional house is partitioned.
While the concept of sectioning is apparent, its in the materials that these differ. The fusuma, instead of plain translucent materials are worked lattice iron grills with each panel subdivided into sections and each section having a different geometric design. These modern fusuma builds anticipation as one is coming closer as you are only given a peek into the other side. These screens also provide a semi-private partition between spaces.
On the other hand, the shoji comes in the form of quadrilateral white and bluish tones that are translucent but never see through. It is used to separate the private tatami rooms from the main dining area.
Although the traditional Japanese house has painted screens and walls denoting nature scenes, Kisso is more about monochromatic delight punctuated with textural details and tonal variations, probably a subtle suggestion for you to focus more on the highly colorful food on the table.
Kisso Japanese Restaurant
8/F Westin Grande Sukhumvit
259 Sukhumvit 19, Sukhumvit Road
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
+66 2 207 8000
12:00 – 2:30 PM, 6:00 – 10:30 PM
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