Enzo is a much talked about Japanese restaurant in Khao Lak that had had almost 550 reviews on Tripadvisor and it rates Excellent in 70% of these and almost 90% as Excellent or Very Good. In many ways this was a cult restaurant and many people travelled the 90 minutes from Phuket just to try the food
At the end of 2015 they opened a sister restaurant on Srisoonthorn Road half way between Cherngtalay Police station and the Heroines- part of the building that shares premises with the Andaman Wine Club
The owner Toshi San and manager Sutha San are very experienced in preparing and serving very fresh Sashimi and Sushi. Unlike some other Japanese restaurants including some 5 star hotels that offer Japanese food, the Sashimi is fresh and not frozen. The day I tried the food they served Norwegian salmon, local tuna, local horse mackerel and sea bream.
In particular, the Dassai Junmai Daiginjo 50 Sake was the standout by the glass sakes although there were many good ones to choose/taste. For those not familiar with sake, the range of this traditional Japanese drink is huge. Good sakes are usually drunk cold- hot sake is usually reserved for the poorer quality
The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and is able to match the food with a choice of white wines, red wines and Sakes by the glass and there is complementary Green Tea as you would expect
So what makes this a welcome addition to Phuket? The personal service levels of Japanese Owner Toshi San and his Japanese manager Sutha San, their knowledge of sake and the relaxed nature of the place where it is all about the food.