Thanks to a couple of British pubs and a handful of Japanese restaurants, Sukhumvit Soi 33/1 is a perennially busy and popular street in the heart of Phrom Phong.

It’s also home to a few massage spas, coffee shops, a Japanese supermarket and a handful of retail stores too.

Let’s have a look at the highlights

Robin Hood


Standing on the corner of Soi 33/1 and Sukhumvit, the Robin Hood is one of Bangkok’s best British pubs that has a wide array of regulars and attracts a number of tourists too. Decked out much like any normal pub, there’s a pool table and classic pub furniture, as well as a weekly quiz night and other regular events.

As well as a budget early bird breakfast for 99 baht, they also have a popular Sunday roast. Their menu pulls in plenty of punters from lunchtime to late dinner as well.

It’s also a great spot for people-watching — one of our writers recently spoke about the funny scenes you can overhear in this fine pub…

Fuji Supermarket


This is a Japanese supermarket at the end of Sukhumvit Soi 33/1 selling all manner of local and imported products to the large Japanese clientele that live in the Phrom Phong neighbourhood.

Ceresia Coffee Roasters

Coffee Shop

Ceresia is one of the best coffee shops in Sukhumvit that serves up delicious house blends and single origin java. They know their stuff, serving up seasonal coffees, and work to showcase the labours of small, local coffee farmers.

They also have a few sweet treats on their shelves for elevenses or an afternoon snack.

Banh Mi Bo


This is a small cafe in the Ellsie Boutique Mall which sells Vietnamese sandwiches — Bahn Mi. They don’t sound like much, but these baguettes filled with the meat of your choice (BBQ pork, Vietnamese grilled pork, crispy roast pork, tofu and lemongrass chicken) are incredibly delicious and inevitably a popular lunch choice.

Most customers take their banh mi to take away, but they do have a few tables and chairs if you fancy a sit down. They also sell pho, various Vietnamese snacks and desserts, as well as traditional drip coffee.

The Royal Oak


The Royal Oak is another Bangkok British pub institution, that — just like the Robin Hood — is always full of customers enjoying their drinks and the wide menu of delicious food on offer. There’s a weekly quiz night every Wednesday, Ladies’ Night on Thursday and live comedy most Friday or Saturday nights at the Bangkok Comedy Club which is located upstairs.