Indulge in pasta, Korean barbecue, pastries, and much more in one of Bangkok's liveliest districts
The Burgeoning Pacamara coffee empire has teamed up with beloved German camera brand, Leica, to take over a tree-lined venue perched on EmQuartier’s mezzanine with a dark and metallic decor that’ll make your daily snaps look clean and classy. The food and drink menus are packed with camera-friendly creations like the Spicy Green Tea (B160), iced green tea is spruced up with spicy mango syrup and dried chili, and the Floral & Peach Cold Brew (B180), which combines cherry blossom jelly and soda in one glass and cold brew coffee in another. There's also an opportunity for you to shop for some of the world's best cameras since it’s found within a full-blown Leica store.
M/F EmQuartier, Sukhumvit Rd. Open daily 10am-10pm. BTS Phrom Phong
Here, they don't just marinate meat and throw it on grill, this new barbecue joint is all about classic Korean grill with premium meats in a contemporary rustic setting. The food menu lets the high-quality meats shine through—beautiful marbled wagyu striploin from Japan and thick wagyu tenderloin from Australia (B1,450/180g) come out succulent and juicy after a short stint on the grill. There is also a special collection of imported premium soju and the bar that’s worth trying.
G/F Novotel Bangkok Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 20, 02-009-4999. Open daily 11-3pm, 5-11pm. BTS Asok
Aiming to be the the area's new favorite breakfast place, this French artisan boulangerie brings the true taste of Paris with their savory pastries made from imported produce. Try a classic flaky almond croissant (B110) or an extravagant pistachio raspberry tart (B150) with an iced cappuccino (B125), or go savory with a ham and cheese sandwich (B250). Main dishes include the salmon miso cream rice bowl (B290) served with balsamic sauce, and the Wagyu beef burger (B420)—a black bun burger filled with Wagyu beef dipped in parmesan cheese sauce and bacon.
G/F, Singha Complex, New Petchaburi Rd., 090-991-8999. Open daily 7am-9pm. BTS Asok
Situated between BTS Asok and Phrom Phong, Mensho Tokyo elevates usual comfort food like ramen beyond the tonkotsu and shio standards to more out-there creations like the tori paitan (B250), which features a touch of lemongrass, bamboo shoots, Chinese kale, thick-cut chashu pork, two juicy slices of sous-vide duck, and pickled plum paste to cut through the creaminess. Special mention goes to the thick noodles, house-made using domestic wheat harvested in Thailand, which add spring to every bite.
G/F RSU Tower, Sukhumvit Soi 31, Open Wed-Sun 5-10pm; Mon 5-10pm
Our favorite pasta house, La Dotta, has spread its wings and opened a new location right down the street from Terminal 21. With the decor has a retro '80s vibe, La Grassa also has an expanded menu that ranges from traditional wagyu Bolognese tagliatelle (B590), to a must-try seared foie gras and wild mushroom (B590) with homemade casarecce pasta, sultanas and Parmigiano. You can’t leave without trying their bomboloni (B240/2pcs), which explode with flavors like Nutella, blueberry cheesecake and tiramisu.
G/F Sacha’s Hotel UNO, Sukhumvit Soi 19, 02-254-9599. Open daily 6:30-10am, 11am-2:30pm, 5:30-11pm. BTS Asok
Gavin Vongkusolkit—owner of Glowfish and Kuppa Deli—goes Aussie with the new spot Odtomato, with warm woods, midnight blues, an open kitchen and a live band. Ease in with a complimentary plump tomato served with a simple side of salt, followed by the signature Beef Wellington (B1,645) with prime Ohira beef, or lightly-seared snow fish (B725) with cauliflower, garlic chili, and ginger jus. For drinks, we recommend the refreshing Blossom (vodka, raspberry, elderflower, and cava, B355), or head to the wine shop at the back of the restaurant.
Park 24 Building, 68/2 Sukhumvit Soi 24, 094-312-2355. Open Mon-Sat 5pm-midnight. BTS Phrom Phong
Joining the ranks of Bangkok’s latest Tokyo-born openings, this unagi-don specialist is known for its affordable charcoal-grilled eel. Bold red frontage makes way for counter seating that flanks a glass-windowed kitchen topped by a faux roof, evoking the feeling of sitting at a street counter, despite being indoors. Order the Unadon (B180) with a side of kimchi (B45) or the miso soup (B35) and a lychee beer cocktail (B110).
591 Sukhumvit Soi 33/1, 02-087-9788. Open Tue-Sun 11am-10pm. BTS Phrom Phong
Want to enjoy life to the fullest? You can start by living in one of Bangkok’s most sought after areas, Asoke. It's packed with lots of good restaurants and bars, plus luxury condominiums that fit your joyful lifestyle like FYNN Asoke. The condo redefines city living by bridging Asoke with nature and is located only 550 metres from BTS Asoke and 200 metres to Benjakitti Park, which has bike routes connected to Lumpini park—making it easier to indulge in some peaceful slices of nature. The facilities are also top-notch, with a half -Olympic-length swimming pool, Raintree pavilion, fitness lounge, up to 1,000 sqm. of sky garden with an urban plantation, barbecue station, playground, EV charger, and a shuttle service to the main Sukhumvit road. Visit the sales gallery and their website for exclusive promotions.
FYNN Asoke, Sukhumvit soi 10
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