EAK Hideya Ramen

If you lamented the closure of Rama 9’s awesome ramen spot Hideya, then here’s some good news: it’s back. Well, kind of. The new EAK Hideya Ramen is under a different owner, but the rich and creamy Yokohama-style lekei (Japanese for home-style, B220) ramen remains, served in a pork and chicken bone broth with melt-in-your-mouth pork chashu. Veggies can indulge in the spicy “tonkatsu” vegetarian ramen (B220) with tofu and a variety of mushrooms. You can customize your bowl’s boldness (tare), oiliness and noodle hardness, as well as choosing between three noodle types.

Eleven, 26/3 Sukhumvit Soi 11. 090-886-5329. See full details here


Genius Bar

From the U.S. to Australia, takeaway counters are springing up in dedication to bone broth. Now, Bangkok is jumping on the trend for the age-old cure-all with this light and airy opening in Thonglor. Here, they simmer chicken or beef bones for 18 hours, resulting in a nutrient-rich hug-in-cup whose health benefits supposedly include joint protection, reduced inflammation and a boosted immune system. Aside from the hearty, rich beef broth or the lighter chicken broth (both B135/12oz), they also offer the Einstein Elixir (B135), a vegan alternative packed with earthy mushrooms and Chinese herbs. Add-ins (B15 each) include turmeric root, ginger or fresh coriander. 

LG/F, The Eight Thonglor, 36 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor). 097-234-6482. See full details here


Khua Kling Pak Sod (Surawong)

The latest opening from this southern Thai food expert replaces the wooden chairs and white tablecloths of the original Soi 23 branch with strikingly sleek green ceramic tiling and retro orange and yellow leather chairs. The menu stays true to their fiery southern family recipes, with favorites from the signature khua kling moo sab (stir-fried spicy southern dry curry with minced pork, B180) to the flavorful sataw pad kapi goong (stir-fried stink beans and prawns with shrimp paste, B240). Head there from 5-7pm to take advantage of their two-for-one happy hour on all drinks, including cocktails.
2/F, Red Planet Hotel, 178 Surawong Rd. 093-242-4264. See full details here

Rocket Coffeebar (Sukhumvit Soi 11)

After closing on Sukhumvit Soi 49, this coffee favorite has a new Nordic-chic home in front of Soi 11’s luxury condo, Hyde. We love The Scrambled (scrambled eggs on rye sourdough with sour cream, B220)—especially when paired with an espresso martini (B260), available from 8am. If you’re looking for somewhere to chill out for the entire day into the evening, this place is ideal, as they also serve dinner, including lamb couscous (B580) and chicken tikka masala (B360), and are open till midnight with wine from just B990 for a bottle of Danish rose.

27 Sukhumvit Soi 11. 096-791-3192. See full details here


Seafood Mahanakorn

At this seafood specialist, brightly colored tin chairs, wooden fish shoal light fixtures and faux fishing hooks offer an arty take on street market style. Kick things off with Two Dips (B190)—Thai shrimp dip and their signature chili paste served with crispy salmon skin, crispy chicken skin and vegetables—before going all in with the Grilled Mixed Seafood (B1,250), a platter of river prawns, squid, New Zealand mussels and clams, served with spicy seafood sauce.

G/F, The Market, 111 Ratchadamri Rd. 089-067-7436. See full details here



Tea Factory and More


Pattaya’s Tea Factory and More has now opened a Bangkok branch in the pet-friendly community “Trail and Tail.” Surrounded by an English garden, the teahouse-slash-restaurant’s moody mix of dark woods, crystal chandeliers and fresh flower bouquets is inspired by a Sri Lankan tea factory. Pair your scone (B55) or refreshing avocado, crabmeat, green apple and wasabi salad (B200) with over 20 varieties of tea from around the world—try La Vie en Rose (B140), a rose-scented cold brewed black tea. There are also tasting, blending and kombucha workshops available (from B1,000/person).

95 Sukhumvit Soi 39. 062-575-4411. See full details here



Waiting for Clara

This new pop-up by chef Christian Martena (previously of Opus and Sensi) is set to blossom into a permanent restaurant on Yen Akart in September. Prepared in an open kitchen, chef Christian's seven-course tasting menu (B1,980) highlights modern Italian cuisine, from deconstructed bruschetta and foie gras tortellini in duck broth, to Italian-style wontons made from cagliata cheese. Diners are invited to enjoy the whole experience around two large sharing tables.

2/F, Ruamrudee Grove, 51/2 Ruamrudee Rd. 095-879-6257. See full details here