Soi 11 has hit the sweet spot.
It’s full of character and colour with a peppering of Nana’s sleaze and a sprinkle of Phrom Phong’s glitter.
If you want nightlife on Sukhumvit, Soi 11 is a good place to start. Good restaurants are plentiful while a whole spectrum of bars – from rooftop to street side – line the soi. There’s a couple of clubs in town, too.
What more could you need?
Good food is easy to come by all over Bangkok but there’s definitely a concentration of great restaurants on Soi 11
Adjoining subsoi 11/1 is a cosy home to a number of Indian joints such as the famous Mrs Balbir’s, Dosa King, and Khana Khazana while Shalimar Sharma and Moghul Room can be found round the side of Cheap Charlie’s. Within the Ambassador hotel is Mezbaan, serving up Bangladeshi delights, while Charcoal in the Fraser Suites is taking over the Indian Kebab scene.
Fancy some European fare? You’ll find it on Soi 11 in spades. For the Italians, we’ve got Pomodoro, La Piola, Venezia and Zanzibar and if you fancy some Irish grub, why not make it down to the famous Mulligan’s?
French food is where it’s at in Chez Papé and trendy Oskar bistro while authentic German fare is served up at the Old German Beerhouse. You’ll find Spanish at the Tapas Cafe and the rest of your European desires at Cellar 11.
Of course, plenty of the bars serve up food too – if you fancy something extra special, why not head to Above Eleven at the Fraser Suites for some Peruvian delights?
Soi 11 is the ultimate Sukhumvit watering hole with bars aplenty.
Aside from cocktails on the street, visitors to Soi 11 will be missing out without a trip to the matchless Cheap Charlie’s.
There are lots of dinky cocktail bars along the soi which will draw you in with their happy hour deals and colourful headboards – Wolff’s Jazz Bar, Apoteka, Marshmallow, Stash and The Alchemist to name but a few.
The hotels are out in force along Soi 11
As is common in the Nana neighbourhood, there are plenty of step in-step out massage places on Soi 11 or you could opt for a more luxurious experience at the Ananda Spa in the President Solitaire hotel.
Tailors line the soi too while quick supermarket style shopping is a breeze at Villa Market and the multiple 7 Elevens.
We mentioned Mrs Balbir’s Indian restaurant earlier – she also hosts a mean cookery school course too so make sure to look her up if you want to whip up roti like a pro!