In the chic Phrom Phong neighborhood, Soi Sukhumvit 31 (or as some of us know by Soi Sawatdi) is a sub-area laden with many of Bangkok's crowd-pleasing eateries and cafes of all sorts. Let's explore the city's small—but gold—hub of best eats and drinks.
Best restaurants and cafes in Soi Sukhumvit 31
All good eats and drinks along this extended, busy alley in the Sukhumvit area
Best restaurants in Soi Sukhumvit 31
This Indian fine-dining eatery by Chef Deepanker “DK” Khosla hasn’t stopped pushing the boundaries of the culinary sphere, always utilizing innovative cooking techniques to bring back lost authentic flavors of Indian cuisine, at the same time maintaining sustainable practices by using home-grown produce from his own backyard.
Delivery via Wongnai special delivery set here.
Begin your meal with the heirloom tomato salad, drizzled with balsamic dressing and topped with bruschetta and mozzarella cheese. From there, move on to the main course – explore the Carabineros Gambas, the baked rigatoni (a hearty pasta dish with pork sausage, mushroom and tomato sauce) or the grilled Iberico pork Secreto (medium rare pork imported from Spain). Light tipplers can try the Passion of Steel (watermelon, vanilla vodka and Italian spirits). But those in search of something stronger can go for the sexy Good Pear Hunting with Poire Williams and Cointreau.
Delivery via GrabFood, LINE MAN, foodpanda.
Himali Cha Cha & Son has proven its success with three branches – the original branch is situated on Charoen Krung Road. The menu highlights popular Indian dishes such as tandoori chicken (charcoal-grilled marinated chicken with yogurt and herbs), naan bread, Chicken Kashmiri and lamb curry.
Delivery via LINE MAN.
The unique taste of this Tokyo import was created by Tomoharu Shono, who introduced ramen under the concept of “farm to bowl”. Ingredients are sourced from local farmers while specialty items are flown in from Japan. What’s in each bowl? Fresh, handmade noodles, sous vide or fire-roasted meats and a hot milky broth.
Delivery via LINE MAN, GrabFood, Robinhood.
This kitchen serves fresh flavourful contemporary dishes that are truly simple and natural. Using organic and pesticide-free ingredients, they are a part of the Thai Green Market Group for the use of clean sustainable cooking with fresh local produce. Eggs benedict with hollandaise sauce, vegetarian frittata and kraprao quinoa are some of the hearty dishes they are known for.
Delivery via Robinhood.
We won’t blame you if you associate the eatery with the popular aromatherapy brand. This Thaan derives its name from the Thai word for charcoal; basic logic would lead you to surmise that the restaurant specializes in charcoal-grilled meat and not diffuser-inspired dishes. Tucked within the Sukhumvit Soi 31, Thaan looks rather nondescript from the outside. Step inside to discover a welcoming space that connects a rather busy open kitchen to an intimate dining room that’s lit up only with the small electric lamps sitting on each table.
Delivery via LINE (@thaan31bangkok).
Best cafes in Soi Sukhumvit 31
A collaboration between Baz and a few friends who share the same intense passion for films, the Soi Sukhumvit 31 venue was created as a sanctuary-slash-community space for film buffs in the heart of the city. Taking up three floors, FICS operates as a café, a concept store and a gallery.
Delivery via LINE MAN and GrabFood.
PAGA’s focus is on brewing single-origin beans from Ethiopia into flavorful boosters that are not limited to a simple latte or espresso. Gabriel, a Romanian native, was the champion of the 2017 Romania Brewers Cup and has put his knowledge to great use in creating a line-up of exciting drinks at this cafe.
Open for takeaway only.