Located just a minute’s walk from BTS Saphan Taksin, Glur Bangkok is a hostel and 24-hour café and bar all wrapped in one. As its name suggests (glur means friend in Thai), the 7-story building has a casual and welcoming atmosphere. On the hostel side of things, there’s three rooms (8...
Kabocha Sushi is taking the ongoing sushi craze to Ladprao. Set in a bright yellow building, the restaurant serves up your typical rolls, sushi and sashimi with popular choices including gunkan (uni, otoro and ikura sushi, B300), sashimi set A (B1,250) and foie gras sushi (B200). The affordable...
Katsu Shin is our new favorite spot for katsu, those deep-fried breaded pork cutlets our Japanese friends are so enamored with. It’s also versatile enough to be good for both a quick lunch (service is super fast) or a marathon drinking session. With its dark wood, narrow shophouse location,...
Despite its elevated, fine-dining sister, The Library by Water Library, is a new modern brasserie serving food that’s extremely comforting. Breakfast dishes include the eggs benedict crab cake (B210) and brioche French toast with chocolate ganache (B220, they open at 9am Mon-Fri and 8am Sat-...
In the historic area Arun Amarin, across the river from Phra Arthit, the cozy and cool Bryter Layter Cafe is a hipster's wet dream. Named after a classic album from 60s folk singer Nick Drake and owned by the same folks behind the very hip vintage store The Trapeze Swingers on Phra Arthit, the...
The buzz: Taking its name from the 2013 viral sensation, Harlem Shakers serves up artisanal sandwiches by day and a bouncing bar by night. Owned by Krirkphol “Fluke” Masayavanich, who is also behind the luxurious The Bar & The Restaurant, Harlem Shakers goes for a younger, more...
The new and cozy Gramercy takes its inspiration from a New York park of the same name. In keeping with the lush concept of downstairs neighbor Above Eleven, it features lots of bright furniture in a garden vibe, plus graffiti by local artists.  The place serves up only ceviche, sushi and...
Cloud 47 | Bangkok
The buzz: Set atop Silom’s United Tower, multi-sectioned pub and restaurant Cloud 47 offers more choice than most rooftop venues across Bangkok, yet has a distinctly Thai flavor. Here, there’s space enough for some 500 people in either the laidback beer garden or more luxe wine zone....
The buzz: Sat in Niu’s Concerto’s old space, 661 Silom is the new baby of the team behind Le Beaulieu, meaning you now have another fine-dining restaurant to try. Boasting a sophisticated interior, a fancy Champagne lounge called Meet and a steakhouse, Meat, on the 2/F, 661 certainly...
The casual and cute Tuu Gub Kao could well be the ideal neighborhood Thai restaurant. It serves up classic Thai dishes with no MSG like guay tiew nuea sub (fried noodles with minced Ko Khun beef, B150) and moo kluk foon (Northeastern-style deep-fried pork, B100) just made to go with cold...
The buzz: New Japanese village-style community mall Taka Town (Sukhumvit Soi 39, opposite pet-friendly garden Ozono) is the setting for this new rooftop bar. Set on the fifth floor of the mall, Monde boasts a garden-like sheesha-friendly atmosphere along with live bands. The décor: The wide space...
Delish Café and Baking School takes its décor cues from an Edwardian English tea room and is staffed by the pastry team from cooking school Le Cordon Bleu. As well as letting you sample sweets like lemon tart (B105) or matcha crepe cake (B145), they also offer bakery classes. Lasting around two...
Brunch hunters can welcome The Artwins Bistro where breakfast dishes take up most of the menu. The venue, too, is just the sort of chic, industrial space in which to tuck into dishes like the poached egg with garlic bread and gravy (B180) and lobster roll (450). For something heavier, order the...
The popular local casual clothing store A Laboratory at Chatujak just opened its own cafe in Ramkamhaeng, under the name A Laboratory Begins. The tiny cafe serves up many dishes from bangers and mash (B85) to tonkatsu ramen (B65) and tortilla chips with salsa (B65). Wash it down with coffee (B35),...
It’s getting hard to tell Bangkok’s many Japanese fusion restaurants apart, all of them trying to outdo each other by incorporating new ingredients while keeping enough classics on the menu to please everyone. Teien, like many, is a bit hit-and-miss. Tucked away on the 4/F, it offers a...
The buzz: Set in the former Print Bar, across from Eight Thonglor, Bangers is all about hot dogs. Run by the man behind Brew Beers & Ciders and HOBs, Chris Foo, and his partner, David Stanton, the restaurant’s two-page menu also spans sausages, shakes and beer for those looking for a pre-...
Serving up Chinese cuisine on the riverside, Chef Pom is headed by Thai Chef Thanarak Chuto, who has been cooking for more than 30 years in places such as the Shanghai Mansion Hotel in Yaowarat. The classic menu covers dim sum (B70-B250) and dishes like Hokkaido scallop with garlic, Szechuan sauce...
Sway, a bar in Tan “Ichitan” Passakornnatee’s Arena 10 complex, has a lot going for it. It’s got that handsome, if done-to-death, Brooklyn warehouse look with the requisite dangling lightbulbs, steel tables and bare cements floors. The place has also seen some good DJs...
An old shophouse in Yaowarat has been renovated into a tapas bar, El Chiringuito. Just properly opened at the start of February, the new venue boasts a charming retro ambience courtesy of reclaimed wooden furniture, classic sewing tables, old posters and an adorable chalkboard menu. Owned by...
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The local coffee scene now welcomes a Korean touch. New cafe My Coffee is led by Salisa Jaengsin and her partner, Yoon, who worked as a barista for more than six years back home in Korea. Coffee starts from B50, with drip coffee coming in at B100 made with beans from Antigua Guatemala. The food...
The buzz: This new restaurant occupies two blocks of the busy Marketplace Thonglor and ticks all the relevant boxes to make it a chic hangout, from the stylish collection of partners to the industrial decor. The food focuses on easy, comforting fusion dishes and is backed up by an extensive drink...
The 30-year-old Baan Pee Lek is a bit remote but it’s totally worth making the trek to sample its delicious Thai food. Set in a house in a sub soi (you might want to call for directions), its atmosphere is simply adorable: vintage wooden furniture, lots of framed photos on the walls, a grand...
Stepping into Habesha is an otherworldly experience thanks to its low ceiling adorned with baubles and tinsel, vintage-patterned wallpaper and dimly-lit corners. Hookah smoke fills the air and Ethiopian music blares at all hours, with a stage hosting live music every night from about 11:30pm. It...
The buzz: Margo Calderazzo was the owner of Italian restaurant Calderazzo Bistro in Langsuan for about 12 years before the venue was bought by the Watermark Group. Now, he’s back with another homey Italian restaurant, this time in a more accessible location in Thonglor.  The décor:...
Working with a healthy gluten-free, non-dairy concept, Theera serves up a regularly rotating range of bakery treats, from mouthwatering gingerbread cake with homemade granola (B150) and brownie banoffee and milk crumbs (B100), which you can enjoy along with some organic tea. Breakfast dishes are...
After forcing fans to travel out to Srinagarindra Road to enjoy their favorite Chinese dishes, many will be relieved that Hong Bao has finally found an additional location on Sukhumvit Soi 39. Passing through The Library by Water Library on the first floor (same owner), you will find yourself in a...
Photo by: Wasin Hemachartviroon
The buzz: Situated right next to Toot Yung Gallery and owned by a Japanese expat, Vivant Table attempts to draw in the crowds with a rustic ambience generated by bricks, couches, a wine cellar, terrace and European knick knacks. As with most wine pubs around town, the Italian food here has been...
GOJA
Nestled inside a sub soi off Sukhumvit Soi 71 (Behind MaxValu), just a few minutes' walk from BTS Phra Khanong, the new gallery is set in a renovated old shophouse boasting a clean and very cool Japanese feel. GOJA's two plain white walls are lined with art pieces, while the minimally...