Top 10 Restaurants in Sukhumvit

Best Places to Eat in Sukhumvit

There are plenty of excellent restaurants in Sukhumvit. In fact some people see the area as a foodie heaven, as it includes Japanese, Indian and Korean enclaves, as well as the popular Thong Lor and Ekkamai roads, which have seen an explosion of international dining options in the past few years. There’s a complete range of food here, from excellent street eats to fine-dining in chic restaurants.

In Bangkok, Sukhumvit Road runs from a few blocks west of Nana BTS Skytrain Station. There are plenty of places to eat in the vicinity of the stations, especially at Nana and Asoke and further along at Thong Lor and Ekkamai, but we recommend exploring a little further down the roads that lead off this main thoroughfare.

1. Bo.Lan

Recognised for many years as one of the best Thai restaurants in Bangkok, Bo Lan is not your everyday local eatery. This beautiful restaurant and its small garden is located a hundred metres down Sukhumvit Soi 53, close to Thong Lor BTS Station and serves a menu of food inspired by traditional Thai cooking. If you prefer to be guided through your dining discovery, the sets, called 'Bo Lan Balance', are a great way to experience this rare Thai Cuisine, serving a range of starters, soups curries as well as desserts in which coconut features heavily. Dishes are elaborate both in presentation and taste and each bite is a mix of texture, flavour and spice level. Read More...

Opening Hours: Dinner 18:00-late (Tues-Sun); Lunch 12:00 - 14:30 (Thurs-Sun)
Location: 24 Sukhumvit Soi 53
BTS: Thong Lor (Exit 1)
Tel: +66 (0)2 260 2962 (advanced reservation necessary)
Cuisine: Thai


2. Soul Food

It might seem controversial, but one of the best Thai restaurants in the city is run by an American. Soul Food Mahanakorn serves up popular regional dishes in the cosy wood-lined restaurant on Thong Lor, only five minutes’ walk from the BTS. If you are looking for a great evening with delicious food and no pretentions then this is the place to go. With a focus on fresh local produce, there can often be some unusual Thai specialities on here. What makes the classics like khao soi and massaman curry really stand out is the quality of the ingredients; they taste like the best versions of Bangkok’s famous street food. Read More...

Opening Hours: Sunday – Thursday from 17:30 to 23:00 and Friday and Saturday from 17:30 to 00:00
BTS: Thong Lor
Address: 56/10 Sukhumvit Soi Thonglor
Tel: +66 (0)2 7147708
Cuisine: Thai

3. Long Table

Long Table is not quite sky scraping, but what it lacks in stature it makes up for in every other area by serving Thai food that tastes delicious and looks amazing, cocktails that err on the right side of sweet and a view that makes you forget that this isn’t a rooftop. With a selection of wines, beers and cocktails on the buy one get one free menu, Long Table is a great place to start any evening. The menu is Thai fusion so if you are a fan of local food there will be dishes that you recognise, at least in writing. Because here, nothing looks quite like you imagine it to, and we really appreciate the chef’s innovation. Read More...

Opening Hours: Daily from 17:00 until 02:00 (dinner served until 23:00)
MRT: Sukhumvit
BTS: Asoke
Address: 25th Floor, 48 Column Tower, Sukhumvit Soi 16
Cuisine: Thai

4. Cabbages and Condoms

Cabbages and Condoms in Bangkok is a restaurant with a difference. Using a quirky name to highlight a serious issue, it is a great place to enjoy some tasty Thai food knowing that part of the profit is going to a good cause. The choice is impressive – it goes way beyond the usual phad thai and tom yum (but never fear, these are also available). Recommendations include the spicy sour deep-fried catfish salad served with a mango dressing (150 baht), a whole chicken marinated in wild honey (250baht) and yellow crab curry with bell peppers (300 baht). To accompany these order the combo of white and red jasmine rice, that comes in the shape of a heart (50 baht). Read More...

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00
Location: Na Phrothat Road, near the Grand Palace
MRT: Sukhumvit
BTS: Asok
Address: Sukhumvit Rd, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)2 229 4610
Cuisine: Thai

5. Smith

Smith on Sukhumvit 49 is one of our Sukhumvit favourites… Not only is it rather surprising in concept and design, but it is commendable for its creative cuisine. The restaurant applies the concept of 'Nose to Tail' dining in which nothing is wasted. Most of the dishes are excellent, but the presentation also deserves a special mention. We tried some really good imported New Zealand Mussels with a creamy curry sauce, Half Roused Chicken, Butcher Keep Steak and a delicious Whole Roasted-Stuffed Trout. Smith have their own version of a 'Banana Split'... this one is a must try. The industrial ironsmith style room is surprisingly large but often full so you should definitely make a booking in advance to avoid disappointment. Read More...

Opening Hours: Daily: 17:00 - Midnight
Location: Sukhumvit Soi 49
BTS: Thong Lor
Tel: +66 2 261 0515
Cuisine: International

6. Whale's Belly

The playful name may suggest a gimmick, but the comfortable surroundings, friendly service and astonishing creative cuisine are a winning combination. It’s certainly a quirky themed restaurant. The whale’s belly is central to the theme, with white slats on the roof making up the bones of the large mammal and the walls decorated in a deep sea blue. Ingredients are imported to ensure that Whale’s Belly serves the finest quality produce available and the food is delicious. Although this restaurant comes under the banner of European cuisine, there are some Asian influences on the menu, such cold capellini pasta with crab and mentaiko. Another must try is the slow braised wagyu beef cheek, cooked over 36 hours and served with a peppercorn sauce. Read More...

Opening Hours: Every day from 17.30-23.00
Address: 39 Boulevard tower, 2nd floor, Sukhumvit Soi 39, Sukhumvit Road.
Tel: +66 (0)2 1600 333
Cuisine: Thai

7. Supanniga

Inspired by his grandmother recipes, the owner Eh opened Supanniga Eating Room, serving an appetizing range of traditional Thai dishes from both her hometown in Trat (by the east coast) and Khon Kaen (northeast) where the family is now based. With comfortable but chic decor, an outside terrace and some strong martinis, this restaurant on Thong Lor is worth a trip along the road to Soi 8. The tables are laid with pretty blue-and-white china, the accent colour is sunshine yellow and despite the modern touches it feels like popping round to a friend’s place for a bite to eat. Supanniga Eating Room is a fantastic local restaurant which addresses the needs of discerning diners who are looking to experience time-honoured regional cooking. Read More...

BTS: Thong Lor
Address: Next to 'Ei8ht' shopping complex, 160/11 Sukhumvit Rd, Thong Lor
Tel: +66 (0)2 714 7508
Cuisine: Thai

8. Street Food on Soi 38

Sukhumvit Soi 38 offers a great initiation into Thai street food. Located only a few steps from the BTS at Thong Lor, it is a real contrast with the smarter restaurants that line Sukhumvit Road. Unlike some street food stalls, those on soi 38 are pretty hygienic and the ingredients are fresh – an extra plus point! Dishes you can try here include delicious Khao Soi (50 baht) and freshly battered Pathong Ko (30 baht), which could potentially belong in the doughnut family, wonton noodle soup served with crab meat and pork (50 baht) and the Mango and Sticky Rice stall on the left hand side of the road, run by two smiley ladies, serving up generous portions of juicy fruit and rice covered in coconut sauce for only 60 baht. Read More...

Opening Hours: 18:00 till early hours of morning
Location: End of Sukhumvit soi 38 near the BTS
BTS: Thong Lor
Cuisine: Thai

9. Enoteca

Enoteca Italiana is without a doubt one of the most successful Italian restaurants in Bangkok. Despite being hidden at the end of a very narrow street, it is full every day and it would be impossible to just show up and ask for a table. An eclectic collection of vintage advertisings signs decorate the walls, garlic and onion garlands hang from the ceiling while the brick counter is covered with Italian cheeses, smoked hams and salamis. And of course no Italian restaurant would be complete without an entire wall dedicated to good wines. Making a choice among so many appetizing names is a real challenge with so many lip-smacking dishes such as truffle pigeon liver pate, tenderloin of venison with artichoke and roasted snow fish with N'duja chilli pork sausage and piquillion pepper. Read More...

Location: 39 Sukhumvit Soi 27
MRT: Sukhumvit Station
Tel: +66 2 258 4386
Cuisine: Italian

10. Akanoya Robatayaki

Following on from the success of sushi trains, izakayas and teppanyaki, the latest Japanese dining concept to hit Thailand is ‘robata’ – and Akanoya Robatayaki is the first and only place in Bangkok to try this unforgettable restaurant experience.

Robata is a Japanese style of dining that is unlike anything you have ever seen before (unless you’re Japanese, that is). In a robata, diners sit around a large U-shaped counter overflowing with gourmet seafood, meat and vegetables, and have their selections grilled by chefs who sit surrounded by the food on offer that day. When your food is ready it is delivered to your seat on a long, wooden oar to recreate a fisherman’s tavern atmosphere. Read More...

Opening Hours: 18:00 – 24:00
BTS: Phrom Phong/Thong Lor
Address: 46/10 Sukhumvit Soi 49, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2662 4237 (reservations recommended)
Cuisine: Japanese

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