From next-level American barbecue to Michelin-starred Thai fine dining.
Tucked at the end of Sukhumvit 51, 3San prides itself on a unique combination of Thai, Chinese and American cuisine—designed by in-house chefs from all three countries. Expect creative dishes like razor clams with grated almond, pomelo and pickled celery; crispy pork belly with apple, water chestnut and red chili black vinegar sauce; and pineapple smores with graham cake and toasted marshmallow.
78/5, Sukhumvit Soi 51
This German eatery brings boisterous beer garden vibes to a homey two-story townhouse in Ekkamai, with a fairy-lit garden. The waitresses cut a refined look in their German traditional costumes—nothing like the skimpy versions you may have seen before. Warm your soul with a menu of hearty beef goulash soup, schnitzel, and hand-drawn German apple strudel with vanilla ice cream.
37/3 Ekkamai Soi 12
Ekkamai’s newest arrival may classify as an American smokehouse, but don’t arrive expecting to find barbeque ribs drenched in sweet tomato sauce. Here, the succulent, tender wood-smoked meats are left to speak for themselves—no sauce necessary. Chef-owner Colin Stevens and co-owner Gary Stewart draw their smoking methods from across the US with one caveat: only wood is used (no gas or charcoal). Fulfil all your meaty desires with their smoked beef brisket platter with homemade cornbread, followed by decadent mud pie with salted caramel.
30/7-8 Ekkamai Soi 12
Broken Eggs ran a stall serving tapas in Phra Khanong’s W District for two years before hitting Ekkamai with this full-scale restaurant for tapas-dining feasts. Galician-born chef Jacobo Astray, the guy behind Bangkok-based private fine-dining business Gula, makes tapas like red tuna tataki with guacamole and mango; wild mushroom croquetas; and sea bass tempura in this action packed menu, priced at just B750.
112/7 Sukhumvit Soi 63 (Ekkamai)
Let the smell of freshly baked dough guide you to 72 Courtyard’s Carbar. Inside, moody industrial light fixtures hang above rustic wooden tables, framed on one side by a long and well-stocked wine bar. As the name suggests, this place is all about carbs—think hand-cut papperdelle pasta with braised duck ragu and bufalina and basil pizzas (note that this five-course fandango includes both a pasta and pizza course, at just B750).
72 Courtyard, 72 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor)
Inspired by the Neapolitans who emigrated to France and the USA, Italian chef and restaurateur Luca Appino (La Bottega di Luca) takes a cross-continental approach to pizzas. Pumped out of massive ovens from Italy, here pizzas are delicate and refined affairs that often bear extravagant toppings sourced from Italy and France—think mortadella, pistachios and fior di latte.
1/8 Sukhumvit Soi 49
This Thai fine-dining operation from celebrity chef Chumpol Jangprai has been awarded a Michelin star for its authentic royal Thai cuisine and hard-to-find dishes. The traditional setting is reminiscent of the early Rattanakosin era.
131 Sukhumvit Soi 53
In a bid to turn something unheard of into a classic combo, the owners of Som Tam & Chardonnay offer five variations of the papaya salad staple alongside a number of wines. As well as soft shell crab som tam, you'll be treated to grilled corn larb, dry-aged beef kaprao, a creative ginger panna cotta with pomelo and hibiscus and more. Set on the 11th floor of Thonglor’s luxury boutique Akyra hotel, the space is bright and elegant, combining white marble and slate gray.
88/333 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor)
Thonglor’s latest speakeasy is a Korean nightlife haven. It spins popular Korean tunes, in an upscale Korean gastrobar, that serves Korean fusion food and cocktails designed with classic Korean spirits. It’s an easy place to relax; the bar is split into three zones, with a red brick and concrete industrial vibe. And how can you go wrong with kimchi fried rice, barbecue platters and tteok tteok tiramisu?
Thonglor Soi 10
From a shipping container-turned-kitchen, two Mexican brothers serve up traditional Yucatan cuisine to a sprinkling of tables in a peaceful garden. Think warming chicken broth in the caldo tlalpeño, layered tortilla casserole in the pan de cazón and, of course, enchiladas, tacos and chimichanga. Wash down your decadent feast with a couple of frothy pisco sours as part of the drinks package.
145 Thonglor Soi 7
This Tokyo-born yakitori (chicken skewer) specialist prides itself on using virtually every part of the chicken, including delicacies like chigimo (chicken liver) and kashiwa (chicken thigh). The space resembles a sleek omakase sushi restaurant, with its open kitchen, blond-wood, U-shaped counter and glass display cases, while a little door near the entrance grants access to the next door sister sake bar, Orihara Shoten.
Park Lane, 18 Sukhumvit Soi 63 (Ekkamai)