One of the longest and most major roads in Phrom Phong is Sukhumvit Soi 39. It stretches all the way from Sukhumvit Road to join up with Soi Sawadee and cross the Khlong Saen Saep to Phetchaburi.
As well as a host of restaurants and shops, there are also a number of office buildings and up and coming luxury property developments.
There’s too much on this soi to list it everything here, but there are plenty of highlights.
Philippe is a popular French restaurant located towards the top of Sukhumvit Soi 39. They’re closed every Monday. Head chef is Philippe Peretti from Corsica, who has trained and cooked all over the world. He was commissioned by the prince of Cambodia to strategise and train for the Palace’s food and beverage menu.
Their most popular dishes are recipes from the French countryside and casserole style creations. They have a variety set menus for lunch and dinner, as well as specials.
Lemon Farm is an organic health store next door to the garage at the start of Soi Phrom Si 1 off Soi 39. Prices are reasonable, and they sell a variety of fresh produce, drinks, ready-made meals, grooming and cleaning products, supplements and more.
Bankara is one of Bangkok’s most popular Japanese ramen restaurants, and is located in The Manor building on Soi 39.
Amano describes itself as modern Italian cuisine, as well as a cigar and wine bar. They also have an onsite karaoke bar!
They serve up fusion drawing from traditional Italian, French, Provence, Venetian, across modern and classic cuisines, and even some Asian influences.
Storyline is a relatively new restaurant-cum-co-working space at the start of Soi Phrom Si 1 off Sukhumvit Soi 39. They serve up a mix of Asian and Western dishes and have a beautifully airy and light work space with free WiFi, good coffee and ambient music.
They also have a daily buy-one-get-one-free happy hour!
This is a professional spa chain throughout Thailand, with branches located in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Pattaya, Koh Samui, Krabi and Hua Hin.
They have a huge number of treatments and packages on offer, including foot and hand reflexology, facials, massage, herbal steam saunas, floral baths, body scrubs and much more.
Let’s Relax is located behind BioHouse as Soi 39 bends around to meet Soi Sawaddee.
La Creperie is a popular French restaurant towards the end of Soi 39 that serves up — you guessed it — crepes! Sweet or savoury, you’ll find the perfect pancake for your tastes.
This is a great venue for a special occasion or a group date.
Cocotte is a relatively new French restaurant in the 39 Boulevard complex. It’s spearheaded by the former D’Ark head chef, Jeriko Van Der Wolf and markets itself as a farm roast and winery.
They sell some particularly juicy meat dishes, including some incredible Tomahawk steak and Crispy Pig pork belly, burgers and some of the best fries you’ll ever munch down on. They’ve also got a great selection of wines by the glass.
Seed is another restaurant on Phrom Chit Alley, just opposite Cocotte and Whale’s Belly. They describe themselves as a ‘neighbourhood eatery with a casual dining atmosphere’, which while a good description of the laid back ambience, doesn’t quite do justice to the high quality of the food.
It’s part of the Water Library network of fine dining restaurants in Bangkok.