Just a hop, skip and a footbridge away from the vibrant surrounds of BTS Ari, these chilled out sois are conveniently located close to the action, with a handful of notable restaurants of their own.
Coffee & Breakfast
Start the day with a home-baked pastry and coffee at Maiaek the Coffee (Phahon Yothin Soi 8, 083-995-7895) or venture to Ari’s drip-coffee specialist Some Time Blue (Phahon Yothin Soi 2, 087-907-0099), where you can sample their award-winning coffee (B150) amid classic Victorian furnishings. The charmingly makeshift bike cafe, Aran Bicicletta (128/10 Phahon Yothin Soi 2, 081-821-9603), is a hub for cycling geeks, with punchy coffee (from B50), delicious dark beer Horlicks cake (B90), and a showroom next door where you can get your hands on the latest bike gear.
Lunch & Dinner
Head to one of the most buzzing Isaan restaurants in town, Phed Phed (Phahon Yothin Soi 8, 097-918-1175), for well-priced, authentic food amid chic decor—try their popular ko moo yang (grilled pork neck, B90) and gaeng om (Thai herbal curry soup, B110). Alternatively, ditch KFC for some flavorsome grilled chicken (B90) at Nittaya Gai Yang (Phahon Yothin Soi 8, 02-616-9018), or venture a little further to Kaobahn (128/10 Soi Kanchana Khom, 081-442-7777) for Thai home-style cooking. For American-style comfort food, Jamie’s Burgers (Frank & Release Futsal Field, Soi Sailom, Phahon Yothin Soi 8, 097-001-1108) serves Thai and Japanese wagyu patties in perfectly charred buns with their tangy, tomato-based house sauce (from B99 for pork/B119 for beef).
Just five minutes’ walk from BTS Ari.
Conveniently located at the top of the soi, the 23-floor Baan Phaholyothin Place (412 Phahon Yothin Place Plaza Building, Phahon Yothin Rd., 02-619-1300) has 263 units with rental prices starting from B11,000/month. The low-rise D’memoria (47 Soi Sai Lom, 085-171-0808) offers 123 units across eight floors from B17,000/month. For a shorter visit, the dog-friendly Airtel Hideaway Ari (38 Soi Supparat 1, Phahon Yothin Soi 8, 062-546-1494) with its plentiful yard is perfectly suited to a staycation with your four-legged friend (from B1,100/night, incl. breakfast).
Phahon Yothin Soi 8, also known as Soi Sailom, is a calm, residential area with plenty to eat and do in the vicinity. You can shop the essentials in Villa Market and Watsons at Phaholyothin Place (Phahon Yothin Rd.) or head over to La Villa lifestyle center by BTS Ari, where you’ll find a wide range of cafes, restaurants, bars and shops.
Football lovers can head to Frank & Release Soccer Field (76 Soi Supparat 1, Phahon Yothin Soi 8, 02-616-7090) to let off some steam, while Ari School of Fitness (Soi Ari 3, 093-956-3624), under 10 minutes’ walk away, offers CrossFit training. For a thrill, check out the Bangkok Shooting Range (10/1 Phahon Yothin Soi 2, 082-494-1179) just around the corner.
What makes Phahon Yothin 8 so special?
Nuthakorn Jivarungsinee. Co-founder of Phed Phed
“I always stop by Aui’s Smoothies located at the beginning of Soi Sailom. There is only one table with a few seats. The owner is really friendly, and her smoothie recipes are so good.”
Pongsakorn Boonraksa. Head Chef and Owner of Jamie's Burgers
“I would recommend our close friends just across BTS Ari, O’glee, since they have great selection of beers with an intimate atmosphere. They will make you feel like you’re enjoying beer with your close friends.”
Shaun Pham. General Manager of Airtel Hideaway Ari
“My favorite spot in the neighborhood is a hidden gem called Maiaek the Coffee. Their coffee is specially selected from the northern region and the friendly owner always makes great blends served with homemade cakes and pastries.”