If you’re looking for hang spots to celebrate some milestones or escape the unpredictability of Bangkok skies, BK has gathered a list of brand new restaurants and cafes from soft serve acai and yakitori omakase to stand-out Indian cuisines.

Soft Spot 

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Soft Spot, the recently opened acai cafe in Thonglor, has turned into a hotspot barely within a week of its launch. They use pure brazilian acai berries. No other fruits or sugar added, meaning the texture is super light and refreshing. There are three base options: 100% pure acai, tropical, and cacao acai which lean towards chocolate-y notes. To build some more flavor, you can opt for their range of homemade butter drizzle mixed with various nuts.
Room 103 Floor 1, Kaulin Building, Thong Lor 4, 096 220 0093, Open daily 9am-8


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Tapori takes diners beyond the cliches, mining recipes from a more than 300 dish database and narrowing it down to a top 29 first issue. We recommend tawa-masala kaleji (B420). Traditionally found in Delhi weddings, the north meets south dish is a chicken liver flavored ice cream eaten on a bed of dosa crumble. Also order the milky ice cream benami kheer (B350) and take a stab at guessing the secret ingredient.
22, 2 Sukhumvit 47 Alley, 064 569 3798, Open Tues-Sun 5:30-11pm

Smizzle Burger

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Smash burgers have taken over the city, and Smizzle Burger, also in Thonglor and Central Embassy, have recently launched another branch in Ari. Here, they tweak the buttered buns, using a special French dough and potatoes to get extra fluffiness—while the seared bottom works a little crispy action into it. Try the juicy P.B.B. (B300/beef; B290/pork), a double patty bite oozing with the house blend spicy peanut butter glaze and get a side of Messy Fries (B185) while you’re at it. 
23/1 Si Fa Alley, 063 204 7870, Open daily 10am-10pm

Kuma no Yakitori

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Hailing all the way from Osaka, Kuma no Yakitori is a lauded fine dining omakase, specializing in skewered chicken dishes. Their Osaka branch is a members-only club with first entry costing up to B72,00. But the new Bangkok branch is open to all. Currently serving a 16-course menu, the dishes use up almost the entire chicken, from the common crispy skin to innards, hearts, and even chicken sashimi.
1F, Rain Hill, 777 Sukhumvit 47 Alley, 02 258 6173, Open Mon-Tues 5-7:30pm and 8-10:30pm; Thurs-Sun 5-7:30pm and 8-10:30pm


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What started as a pop up project from The Slurp Brothers is now a fully fledged craft ramen storefront that’s ready to impress Japanese noodle lovers. The Tsukemen (B890), a dipping style ramen set, comes with two different soups. The first is a clear shrimp broth and the second is a cold rich eggplant soup with no added cream or milk. 

67 Soi Ekkamai 30, Open Fri-Sun 11am-2pm; 5-8pm.


Besides Umi

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The recently opened space at Besides Umi (stylized as BESIDES Umi) at Velaa Sindhorn is a twist on the classic omakase spot for an afterwork drink destination. The menu is divided into small plates—ranging from the simple binjin tomato in dashi jelly (B150) to the abalone with kimo sauce croquette—and sharing plates including charcoal grilled bigfin reef squid (B480). There are also individual single dishes: Yaki Inaniwa udon and an organic ground beef Japanese curry (B400). Things get serious with their sushi platters and raw bar, featuring an omakase sashimi platter and negitoro maki. 
87 Lang Suan Rd., 061 961 4949, Open daily 12-2pm; 6-11pm

Oh! Juice

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From the owners of organatic resto Oh Ka Jhu comes the hottest juicery in town. Oh! Juice opened at Central Ladprao last week and is still getting orders until the closing hours. The signature Angel’s Secret (B270) is a strawberry, avocado, almond milk, blend with coconut water, and a strawberry and chia seed jam base. Apart from the natural fruit nutrients, they have topped up on vitamin C boosters, protein powder, and collagen. No added sugar is involved. 
2F, Central Ladprao Plaza, 1693 Phahonyothin Rd., 02 793 6000, Open daily 10am-9pm

The Pablo

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Inspired by South American dining, The Pablo has established a new all-day dining concept on the busy sois of Asoke. The king of the brunch hours (from 9am-3pm) is, as ever, the eggs benny (B430). While the Pablo Breakfast Plate (B450) is loaded with fresh sauteed veggies and scrambled eggs, both quite mild in flavor, allowing the spicy sausage and uber-thick slice of bacon to do the talking.
2, Soi Sukhumvit 25, 081-142-5317, Open daily 9-12am.

Cheese and Dough

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A little further down the bustling Thonglor streets and the fertile ground for cafes in Pridi, Pattanakarn is an untapped location for restaurants. As the name suggests, it’s all about the pizza at this spot. We recommend the classic margherita (B299) made from sourdough marinated up to 36 hours before using. The slices render a soft and fluffy feel which goes in harmony with the sweet tomato base and fresh basil.
869, Pattanakarn Rd., 062 262 8964, Open daily 5pm-late

Take Eat Easy

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Coming to you from Tim Butler—famed for the fare at spots like Eat Me—this new space opened late last month and is a backyard-style getaway in Yenakart. It’s all-day dining with Northern Californian cuisine. The vibes include a 200-year-old tree, cocktails and wine, and it’s even open early for breakfast. On the drinks menu, you’ll find a selection of local beans for your coffee, native teas from Monsoon Tea, and shakes and crushes as well as local craft beers and wine by the glass. 
19, Yenakat Rd., 080-154-5000. Open daily 8am-midnight.