Sukhumvit Soi 53

Running parallel and with several connecting subsois to Soi Thonglor, Sukhumvit Soi 53 is an important street full of plenty of condos, restaurants and other establishments.

While not quite as wild and crazy as its neighbour, there’s still plenty going on here — and it’s even home to (arguably) Bangkok’s best Thai restaurant. Quite the accolade!

Let’s have a look at the highlights.



Bo.Lan is a fine dining Thai restaurant on Sukhumvit Soi 53 that is continually lauded as the best Thai restaurant in the capital and whole of Thailand. Run by Duangporn Songvisava and Dylan Jones, Bo.Lan boasts an ever-changing ‘essentially Thai’ menu relying on bio diversified produce and working with local farmers. They’re moving towards a zero carbon footprint by 2018.

They have both a set menu and single plate options for lunch and three different — expensive! — set menus for dinner.

Ayura Spa


Around halfway down the street is the Ayura — a full service spa that offers massage, facials, body treatments and more. You can find discounts and various promotions online, and make reservations.

They’re currently offering up to 50% off their Ayura packages online, which includes such combos as the Body Detox, Foot Journey and Ayurvedic Healing.

Moon Glass The Social Bar


Moon Glass is a modern European restaurant on Soi 53 that has regular drinks promotions daily between 5 and 9 pm.

The Missing Piece


Next door to Moon Glass is The Missing Piece — a patisserie and dessert cafe tucked down Soi 53. They’re open every day from 8am to 9pm.

Items to look out for and dig into include: the cold souffle with mocha parfait; choco banana caramel toast; and the super-cute mini cheese burger.

Nippon Kai Market


This is a Japanese restaurant some way down Sukhumvit Soi 53 that specialises in seafood and sushi dishes. They host regular foodie events, like the recent Fusion Roll Festival.