Jua Omakase

JUA - Omakase

Japanese / Chinatown • $$$

In Japan, the term kushiyaki refers to skewered meats and fresh vegetables grilled over binchotan, or Japanese charcoal. At JUA we take this idea a few steps further. In addition to classic kushiyaki, our chef dishes out an assortment of izakaya fare prepared tapas-style on plates meant for sharing. This is unpretentious drinking food that is best enjoyed with good friends and family. Our beverage menu is a thoughtful collection natural wines, handcrafted cocktails, artisanal sake and small-batch spirits. 

The intimate yet functional space comfortably seats up to 40 guests and is located near the Chao Praya River in Bangkok’s emerging “Creative District”. The 3-story building was formerly a “baan kaanphanan”, or illegal gambling house, that operated for more than 20 years. JUA is a reference to the game of Siamese blackjack (otherwise known as “pok daeng”) and loosely translates to “hit me!” in the original Thai. The name serves as a playful tribute to the building’s nefarious past.

The design, by Sean Dix Design & Architecture in Hong Kong (Yardbird, Belon, Lil’Bao, Ho Lee Fook), is informal and minimal, incorporating a muted color palette that allows for the artwork, custom furnishings and elements of the surrounding neighborhood to shine through. The overall aesthetic is a thoughtful mix of Thai and Japanese modernism.

JUA’s primary goal is to promote a memorable social atmosphere that encourages an after work snack, happy hour cocktails or a night out. A place to relax, unwind, and enjoy food and drink as they are meant to be enjoyed, in a immaculately-designed space that combines the spirit of Osaka’s backstreets with vibrant energy and laidback soul of Bangkok’s old town

 8 Course Omakase - ฿1,000++

Jua Omakase

Book the Omakase with Tavolos


One glass of Ozeki silver sake

Tomato salad grape tomatoes, shiso pesto, goat cheese, wasabi, plum vinaigrette

Corn butter bacon cured bacon, french butter, sea salt

Chefs choice of 5 skewers of yakitori or kushiyaki

Diners choice of yuzu or chocolate triffle

Add a sake flight for 800++
3 glasses of premium sake

Price: 1000++ THB
  • These terms and conditions are for the “Jua Omakase” Promotion
  • The Promotion is valid only if the reservation has been made via Tavolos;
  • The Promotion is valid only if the payment has been made via Tavolos (1,177 THB net per person) during the reservation;
  • The Promotion is valid only if the booking is made at least 24 hours and a maximum of 1 month prior to the date of the reservation;
  • Jua reserves the right to block future dates without prior notice;
  • No cancellation or modification of guests allowed;
  • The Promotion is valid for Dinner only;
  • The Promotion is valid for a maximum of 6 people per reservation;
  • The Promotion does not include any beverages;
  • No replacement of dishes is allowed (except in the event of an allergy);
  • The time and date of the reservation is subject to a double confirmation form Jua, due to availability;
  • Jua will hold the table for 30 minutes after the confirmed booking time after which time, in the event of a no-show the table may be given away;
  • Any special requests, allergies or special occasion should be marked in the special requests section.

Venue details

Chef Chet Adkins’ impeccably prepared izakaya-style skewers celebrate quality charcoal and produce. Luscious banana prawns come grilled to that medium sweet spot on aromatic longan wood and smeared with durian butter, while house-cured bacon-wrapped asparagus brims with the smokiness of tamarind wood. Adkins’ business partner, photographer Jason Lang, is an expert on sake and ensures the bar remains well stocked.

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Hua Lamphong (MRT)
672/49 Soi Charoenkrung 28, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Jua Omakase
Jua Omakase