Thong Lo - A Lifestyle Hub in the Heart of Bangkok

BY Bridge Estate

Thong Lo, or Thonglor, is Bangkok’s hippest district located in the heart of the city along Soi Sukhumvit 55. It is home to finest cuisine, trendiest bars, most exciting nightlife the city has to offer, and more. Thong Lo has no shortage of enticing lifestyle options and has something for everyone looking to have a good time.

Here are some of the top places in Thong Lo you can’t miss.

Food Paradise
Thong Lo is a bonafide food paradise, home to some of the best restaurants in the city, celebrating the world’s best cuisines in the most creative of settings. Being home to Bangkok’s Japanese expat community, there are a host of incredible authentic Japanese restaurants such as Uomasa, Maki Sushi On Fifth and Umi, for your sushi fix.


Thong Lo also offers the best of Western cuisine in the city. Haoma is one of the most unique and popular restaurants in the district, known for its urban farm concept. Its kitchen grows 37 varieties of edible greens, aiming to be entirely carbon negative.


Other top western restaurants include The Missing Burro, serving authentic Yucatan cuisine, and Arroz, one of the top Spanish restaurants in Bangkok.


For those looking for some traditional Thai favourites, you’re in for a treat. Khua Kling Pak Sod, a family-owned restaurant, serves up authentic Southern Thai cuisine. Canvas, on the other hand, offers more bold and inventive choices in contemporary Thai cuisine, for those looking for a twist in old favourites.


Hipsters can rejoice at theCOMMONS, a beautiful contemporary shopping complex with artful outdoor spaces, artisanal products, eateries & markets. You can find Roast Cafe, one of Bangkok’s most popular cafes, known for its quality brews at this community mall. For those looking for something heavier, theCOMMONS has a full range of international and local cuisines to satisfy your cravings. Their collective “Market, Village, Play Yard, Top Yard” concept definitely has something for everyone, and you might just find yourself spending your entire day there.


Shopping Heaven

Thong Lo’s shopping areas are an experience on their own worth setting aside a significant amount of time for. From sprawling mega malls to independent boutiques selling eclectic fashion and decor, Thong Lo is definitely the place to get your dose of retail therapy.

Mega malls EmQuartier and Emporium, part of the “EM District” commercial zone, house the world’s luxury brands, such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior among others, as well as home-grown Thai favourites such as Pitchana, Six P.M. Patinya and more.

The malls warrant a visit even if you’re not looking to shop, just for their magnificence and breath-taking architecture.

For those with a smaller budget, you can head down to Donki Mall, the 6-storey Bangkok chapter of the famous Japanese chain store. It is home to a wide range of Japanese restaurants, cafes and other lifestyle options such as karaoke and a Hello Kitty theme park. The main attraction, however, is the Don Don Donki outlet store, offering the same affordable products as the original Don Quijote stores in Japan – from groceries and fresh fruit to skincare and cosplay merchandise.

One of Bangkok’s first open-air shopping malls, K Village is perfect for those looking for a more relaxed shopping experience. Housing local and international brands, K Village is popular for its outdoor dining terraces where you can have a great view with your meal.


Urban Oasis

While Bangkok is known for its sprawling metropolis, it has no shortage of beautiful green spaces in the heart of the city.

Located next door to Emporium Mall, Benchasiri Park is a compact public park that is home to lush trees, playgrounds and other recreation spots, making it the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok city. Benchasiri park also features a collection of contemporary sculptures, the biggest of which is a giant commemorative coin illustrating an image of the queen.

Nightlife Haven

There’s no place like Thong Lo to get our party on after a day of activities. You can find the trendiest bars serving the most creative and eccentric concoctions to quench your thirst.

008Bar is one of the most popular bars in Thong Lo, a charming space with their range of signature cocktails that are sure to impress. For those looking for a more intimate experience, 12×12 offers a hidden hipster haunt with a unique lineup of music by DJs and live musicians. You can also head to Baan Puen for a cozy, home-style atmosphere with a side of breath-taking nighttime views of Bangkok.

Popular among locals and foreigners alike, it comes as no surprise that Thong Lo is one of the most popular property investment locations in Bangkok. Surrounded by world-class amenities, Thong Lo offers a premium lifestyle for those who desire to live in style and comfort.

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