Situated near the main lap pool in the luxurious Banyan Tree Phuket, the al fresco Taihei restaurant serves up delectable Japanese cuisine in an elegant setting. The charming restaurant is as authentic as it is romantic, and offers an exquisite dining experience.
The menu offerings at Taihei are diverse and include a variety of signature dishes. Of course there is super fresh sushi and sashimi to choose from, but the menu also features Japanese comfort food favourites, such as an assorted vegetable Yasai Tempura and a lush Tonkatsu made from Kurobuta pork.
The sushi and sashimi at Taihei is incredibly fresh and each bite truly melts in your mouth. A nice touch is that all the sushi dishes come with small ramekins of eye-watering wasabi, soy sauce and pickled ginger, making it easy to tailor the taste of your sushi to your personal preferences with the condiments. The Rainbow Sushi is highly recommended: six pieces of succulent sushi including shrimp, salmon, tuna, avocado, mackerel and California Sauce. The portion makes a great sharing plate.
Service at Taihei is impeccable, the staff going above and beyond ensuring that empty plates are cleared straightaway, drinks are refilled when the glass is half empty and condiments are kept full. Additionally, it is obvious that the staff really enjoy the food they are serving, and go into great detail when recommending menu items. It should be noted that they are also alert to food allergies, and quick to suggest menu alternatives to avoid any allergies a diner may have.
Taihei restaurant excels with Japanese chef Shirashi at the helm. Chef Shirashi has over 40 years experience, so diners can rest assured knowing they are getting the very best cuisine that Japan has to offer.
Taihei restaurant is open Monday - Sunday from 12:00pm until 2:30pm, and again for dinner from 6:30pm until 10:30pm. On-site parking is available at the Banyan Tree Resort.