Mention Thong Lor to anyone in Bangkok and they will immediately think food and drink. The fashionable highbrow district is Bangkok's most happening and trendiest food area, and new restaurants pop up here daily. Despite being home to a hodgepodge of ethnic, the winners on Thong Lor remain Thai, along with a vast selection of Japanese. For Thai, Supanniga Eating Room serves up classic yet simple dishes from the owner's grandmother's recipe book (with dishes from the eastern town of Trat). Down the road, Soul Food Mahanakorn remains a unique venue serving Thai street favourites with a twist. And one of Bangkok's top restaurants, Bo.lan, has recently relocated over to Soi 53, serving a carbon free footprint menu. Classical royal Thai cuisine is served over at longtime favourite Patara, and you can also dig into spicy southern fare at Phuket Town.There is also plenty of great Japanese food in Thong Lor as it is the home of the Japanese expat population, and soi 13 has a Nihonmachi full of izakayas and sushi bars. Places like Honmono and Uomasa fly fresh fish in from Tokyo several times a week there are creative maki rolls at Maki Maki Sushi, and all serve truly outstanding fare, you can literally walk half a block here and find a bevy of choices. Indian also has a spot here, with Masala Art serving up succulent lamb and other specials to discerning diners. For comfort food, Roast does outstanding breakfasts to go with their gourmet coffee, which will kick start you for another day of culinary delights in Thong Lor.
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