The area where Narathiwas meets Rama III may feel off the map for BTS-loving city dwellers, but a short BRT bus ride could land you in a laid-back, leafy hub of international restaurants and contemporary art galleries.

Marabica Cafe 

Coffee & Breakfast

Start your day at the cozy Marabica Café (311/1 Sathu Pradit soi 19, 083-548-1478) and satisfy your sweet tooth with an iced caramel macchiato (B105) or a banana milkshake (B115). Get started on your five-a-day with fresh fruit (from B20) from the many street vendors dotted along the road from Tue-Sun. You’ll also find international chains from Starbucks (cappucino, B90) to The Coffee Club (Yuzu Cold Brew, B120).


Souffle and Me

Lunch & Dinner

Meat lovers can head to the original Arno’s (2090/2 Narathiwas Soi 20, 02-678-8340) for pocket-friendly 45-day dry-aged rump steak at B1,500/kg, or grill some jou karubi beef (B320) at yakiniku restaurant Mamiya (311/2 Sathu Pradit Soi 19, 02- 674-1072). Vegetarians can get their fill of Thai cuisine at Seated (297 Narathiwas Rajanagarindra 24, 061-459-8255) with a vegetable Thai green chili hot soup (B180) or a mushroom and tofu pad kaprao (B180). If you’re craving Chinese food, stop by Chuan Wei Fang Sichuan Restaurant (297 Narathiwas Soi 24, 02-674-2973) for aromatic fried chicken with dried Sichuan chilis (B320) and snapper with pickled cabbage (B560). For something fancier, The Oyster Bar (95 Narathiwas Soi 24, 02-212-4809) serves smoked oyster pasta (B450), while Iron Chef Thanunya “Gai” Kaikaew whips up a one of a kind menu of souffles at the bright and airy Souffle and Me (417 Narathiwas Soi 24, 090-978-0442)—try the delicious Tang Thai (Thai cantaloupe) soufflé with coconut ice cream (B220).



This is no hotspot for nightlife, but you can always enjoy a bottle of soju (B250) alongside some Korean fried chicken (B200) at ChiMac House (1/F Tower4 Forturn Condo, 315/401 Narathiwas Soi 24, 083-754-4608), or stop for some casual cocktails (B220) at Fusion Bar (395/2 Narathiwat Soi 24, 02- 674-0624).



BRT Thanon Chan (fares from B12- 20) is just a five minute walk or two minute win motosai ride away.



Close to BRT Thanon Chan, Belle Park’s (377 Sathu Pradit Soi 19, 02- 129-1378) 95 units are available to rent for B24,000-B30,000/month; Bangkok Garden Apartment (289 Narathiwat Soi 24, 02-672- 0001) has units from B65,000/ month; and Narathiwas Hotel & Residence (379 Narathiwas Soi 24, 02-210-9500) offers two-bedroom units from B54,000/month.


Gallery Ver


Treat yourself at Orchid House Spa & Massage (315/203 Sathu Pradit Soi 19, 02-674-2589) with a Deluxe Facial Treatment (B800) and a relaxing aromatherapy massage (B800), or spruce up your hair with a shampoo and blowdry combo (B250-B500) at Scintilla Salon (Sathu Pradit 19 Alley, 02-674- 0797). There’s plenty of culture to be enjoyed too, from a visit to the stunning Chinese temple Wat Pho Man Khunaram (323 Sathu Pradit Soi 19), to gallery hopping between the neighboring Gallery Ver (10 Narathiwas Soi 22, 089- 988-5890), La Lanta Fine Art (3/F, 2198/10-11 Narathiwas Soi 22, 02-050-7882) and Artist+Run (2198/10-11 Narathiwas Soi 22, 099-454-5955).


What do you love most about Narathiwas Soi 24?



“Wat Pho Man is well worth a visit, not only because of the long history of the temple, but also the beauty of the architecture and its decorations.”



“It’s a nice quiet soi with all the conveniences someone could need: street vendors, restaurants, schools, sports options, easy access to the expressway and retail therapy within 10 minutes’ walk at Central Raama 3.”



“I think that Narathiwas 24 is a truly special soi, peaceful yet full of life. The diverse international community here provides a great vibe. You can find the most authentic Thai, Chinese, Indian, Korean and Western cuisines.”