Push open the door of this restaurant close to Sukhumvit and discover not just the hippest address in all of Bangkok, but also the most glorious incarnations of Thai street food in the country.
The American Jarrett Wrisley skilfully combines the two in this converted three-storey shop, a delightfully vintage space with benches, creaking wooden floors, and soft lighting. The small plates and tapas are exceptional: crispy chicken samosas with minty yogurt sauce, shrimp and grapefruit salad with herbs or mackerel and lotus served with curry-coconut cream.
Jazz and reggae music create a festive atmosphere where locals mix with expats, never short of advice and tips to share. Finish your conversations at the bar on the ground floor the cocktails are among the best in the neighbourhood.
Soul Food Mahanakorn
56/10 Sukhumvit Soi 55
+66 (0)2 714 7708
Menu: around 620 THB