Luxury malls and world-class restaurants abound in Bangkok’s most exclusive district, whose smaller scale can be a welcome respite.


Wipeout! Flow House to halt operations after four years. 
Freebird is calling all early birds (but not too early).
TCDC, The Emporium
The much-loved design library is open free to the public until the end of October.
Sukhumvit Soi 24's beautiful restaurant welcomes beautiful food to match. 


Bar: Brewski
A beer bar with 30th-floor views of Sukhumvit.
A cute milk bar from the organic dairy brand. 
This European-inspired cafe is all about afternoon tea. 
The second branch of one of Bangkok's best teahouses.


This trattoria doing “Roman-style family recipes” ranked fourth in Bangkok's Top Tables 2014 dining guide.
The most authentic Neapolitan pizza in Bangkok.
Photo by Sergio DEL AMO
Casual European food that’s light, fresh, bright and served in portions that encourage sharing.
All-day dim sum, which also happen be to be some of the best in town.
A chef's table and a casual tapas bar with a focus on top-notch produce.
An elegant industial theme and hearty comfort food with a twist. 
Scalini | Bangkok
Italian-American cooking befitting the 1920s prohibition-era decor.
This enoteca (wine library) is cut from a traditional cloth.
Enjoy classic French fare and good wine while rubbing shoulders with the local bigwigs.
With a focus on robatayaki (Japanese barbecue), the place functions somewhat like a Japanese market. 
Indian restaurant Indus in Bangkok
Superb Indian food and a lovely garden.
This evolved version of the now-defunct Bouchot backs up its elegantly rustic dining room with simple seafood done right.
Chef Luca Appino's deli cum restaurant sticks to traditional recipes.
Sushi dishes, prepared with international ingredients and American twists.
Lao, Northern, Isaan and a few Southern dishes in an elegant boutique hotel.
A fine-dining restaurant doing authentic Thai cuisine.
The restaurant offers Mediterranean and Asian influenced dishes with a focus on local produce.