PHROM PHONG

From high-end malls to secondhand bookstores, Phrom Phong is the center of life in Bangkok for Japanese expats, high-end shoppers and international foodies. The leafy side sois in the neighborhood offer respite from the city’s sun as well as spacious condos, luxurious spas and local newspapers printed exclusively in Japanese. The Sukhumvit part of the neighborhood boasts Emporium and Emquartier luxury malls.
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Bangkok gets a cafe dedicated to dollops of honey

Bangkok gets a cafe dedicated to dollops of honey

Down Soi Sukhumvit 24 — where vegan cafe and eatery Vistro Bangkok opened last year and beer bar 2+4 materialized upstairs — comes a new cafe that doesn’t specialize...

Beer after work? Phrom Phong gets a craft beer bar hidden upstairs

Beer after work? Phrom Phong gets a craft beer bar hidden upstairs

Downtown office workers facing an ugly commute home due to traffic or overcrowded trains have a new option to kill a few hours and pints.  While many in the Phrom Phong area opt...

‘Ministry of Crab’ brings costly crustacean delights to Bangkok

‘Ministry of Crab’ brings costly crustacean delights to Bangkok

Crustaceans food fans now can catch the enormous lagoon crab dish as one of the most recognized restaurants in Sri Lanka has expanded its branch to Bangkok for the first time....

Garrulous Gaggan gushes about erogenous tongues, shattering foodgasms and even a new restaurant

Garrulous Gaggan gushes about erogenous tongues, shattering foodgasms and even a new restaurant

Two months after his Michelin-starred powerhouse closed forever, famed chef Gaggan Anand, who has since been busy breathlessly describing himself as a “culinary rock star”...

Taste ‘alt-ramen’ at Sukhumvit joint by chef who cooked Dalai Lama’s 1st Thai meal

Taste ‘alt-ramen’ at Sukhumvit joint by chef who cooked Dalai Lama’s 1st Thai meal

At 27, Pattarawit “Park” Junthai has already unlocked some serious achievements in the Thai culinary scene. He represented Thailand to cook for the Dalai Lama, is the personal...

Nordic Film Festival returns to Bangkok, showing 8 films at downtown cinema for free

Nordic Film Festival returns to Bangkok, showing 8 films at downtown cinema for free

As a year-long experiment, Petri Luukkainen will be stuffing all his things, including his clothes, into storage. He will allow himself to retrieve only one item per day. ...

Hit the gym, then the bar: Copper Bar opens inside urban sports center the Racquet Club

Hit the gym, then the bar: Copper Bar opens inside urban sports center the Racquet Club

Gin after gym, you say? We’re into it. We’ve all been there: soaked with post-workout sweat and craving a cold, refreshing cocktail. No? Just us? Well, if that is the...

Serial Laughter: New cocktail bar on Soi 26 specializing in tropical-themed drinks

Serial Laughter: New cocktail bar on Soi 26 specializing in tropical-themed drinks

If you’re looking for a new place to wind down after a long day, this fresh-faced drinking den on Soi Sukhumvit may be worth checking out.  On the same corner of Soi Sukhumvit...

Vistro Bangkok: New vegan fusion bistro with great plant-based dishes, desserts and homemade kombucha

Vistro Bangkok: New vegan fusion bistro with great plant-based dishes, desserts and homemade kombucha

It’s not easy to find vegan or vegetarian-friendly places to dine in Bangkok — even seven years after we first published this article to lament the extra legwork it takes...

Eat Like A Local: Samui-style Southern Thai Restaurant Lands in Phrom Phong

Eat Like A Local: Samui-style Southern Thai Restaurant Lands in Phrom Phong

There are many reasons to love Soi Sukhumvit 26: There’s the ultra-trendy coffeehouse Casa Lapin, high-end Indian restaurant Indus, and Michelin-starred fine dining spot...