Sushi, tapas or som tum – Thonglor is utopia for the gastrophile offering a myriad of dining venues from cozy cafes to high-end restaurants to open-all-night street stalls. Stop by Nirai-Kanai for authentic Okinawan cuisine or try homestyle Thai recipes at Khua Kling Pak Sod. For dessert, The Blooming Gallery is a paradise of delightful cheesecake.
The best restaurants and cafes in Thonglor
In a city where Colonel Sander’s fast-food chain and Korean hot spot Bon Chon have long established dominion over the realm of fried chicken, Chirayu Na Ranong, the man behind brunch establishment Chu, looks to introduce spice-loving locals to the aggressively fiery flavors of America’s deep south.
Jess Barnes, the chef who transformed the city’s food scene by introducing unconventional comfort food at Opposite Mess Hall, is collaborating with thefolks behind River City’s riverside gastropub Viva & Aviv on an all-day breakfast joint that offers dishes brimming with Barnes’ signature twists.
Located a few steps away from Rabbit Hole, Canvas is a dimly lit, two-story den handsomely dressed in dark wood. The open kitchen on the first floor, where a team of chefs diligently put together some of Thonglor’s most inspired bites, is surrounded by an elegant bronze bar counter decked out with table lamps.
Groans were heard all around when everyone’s favorite Roots Coffee Bar at Ekkamai closed down at the end of last year. Jubilation ensued when fans realized that the coffee purveyor was relocating to The Commons, the newest feel-like-home community mall located on Thonglor Soi 17. Hoping to be that backyard hang-out where everyone comes to chill on their free time, Roots serves coffee at its very best. Their cold brew attracts coffees lovers across the neighborhood, even more now that Roots offers it fresh from the tap. Another gimmick that attracts brewed-bean fanatics is the Barista’s Choice, which includes winning drinks from a barista competition in the menu for a limited amount of time. They now have Cherry Cola and Summer Peach cold brews on the grind – both are perfect for beating the heat. The owners also own popular eatery Roast, located on the top floor of The Commons. If you have a chance to stop by, don't forget to try their famous strawberry waffles! Roast also opened two new outlets within the city: one at EmQuartier, and a grab-and-go kiosk called Daily Roast at Bhiraj Tower (the office building behind EmQuartier).