Ekamai's 10 Best Restaurants: An Array of Ethnic Treats

Ekamai has an outstanding collection of varied ethnic eateries to suit all tastes as well as budgets. While the neighbourhood is known for its high prices and upscale spots, especially at eateries like The Garret, which does American fusion and comfort food, or its sister restaurant up on a rooftop, the Italian Fuzio, you can also go to the other extreme, with outstanding and cheap northern Thai dishes like khao soi curried noodles or hang lay Shan pork belly curry at Hom Duan. Good Isan northeastern grilled chicken, papaya salad, and plenty of good cheer can be found at the giant Sabai Jai Gai Yang, which has been on Ekamai for ages. There are plenty of other options here as well. One of Bangkok's only and certainly best Greek restaurants, Olive, has found home in an old house here, and when it comes to Japanese, Ekamai is no slouch either, with some of the finest fresh sashimi cuts and sushi rolls to be found in the city at Tororo and Honmono. There are also large burgers and excellent brunch servings at the classy Hugo Bar & Eatery, and for some of the city's best coffee pour overs or flat whites, head to One Ounce for Onion, where you can also get panini sandwiches or waffles with smoked bacon. For its varied cuisine of all types, Ekamai is well worth exploring.



This hidden little spot is worth searching for if you are in the mood for American comfort food in a quite unique out of the way spot. To get here you have to pass through a Mini Cooper car showroom and then up several flights in a small...  Read More

Bourbon Street Restaurant


The Cajun food here is right out of New Orleans at this longstanding Bangkok institution. Seafood gumbo, jambalaya and blackened fish are all outstanding; they also make a mean chicken fried steak and pecan pie. Mains are served with side orders...  Read More



Fuzio shares a dining space with its sister restaurant, The Garret, located on a rooftop above a Mini Cooper auto showroom that overlooks all of Ekamai. The stylish dining room is a good place to take a date to impress, but it won't be cheap, as...  Read More



It can be hard to get authentic and tasty northern Thai treats in Bangkok, but this little hole in the wall serves up the real deal. It's a popular lunch spot, not open for dinner, and those in the know line up to get their fix of khao soi,...  Read More



This bar and bistro outfitted with leather couches and a retro vibe does a mean brunch that goes from 11-5 and serves up some classy salmon eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles, and some Angus fed beef mammoth signature burgers. The stylish restaurant...  Read More



This intimate little spot might pass for a coffee shop, with its lineup of counter stools, but behind it are some of Ekamai's top sushi chefs. Tororo specialises in fresh and extremely tasty sushi, with a large and inspiring menu that includes...  Read More



In a neighbourhood that becomes more trendy and modern every day, Sabai Jai Gai Yang is a throwback to the old school Thai eatery. This massive place sprawls over an entire corner, with large open air seating, plus a spacious air-con dining...  Read More



While this great little spot is more well known for its outstanding coffee pours, it also does some great food, with innovative dishes like pizzatillas (pizzas on tortillas), waffles with smoked bacon and barbecue sauce with eggs, and Thai...  Read More



Not only is Hot Rod a cool and happening bar with some good happy hour specials and a prime spot near the head of Ekamai, it's also a pretty unique restaurant, one worth checking out both for the gastronomic offerings and dazzling creations done...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Dave Stamboulis


Started in 2002 by a Greek woman from Corfu and her Thai business partner, Olive now boasts five outlets around Bangkok and fills the niche for authentic Greek and Mediterranean fare that is hard to find in these parts. Elena Karoumi hails from...  Read More


Meet Dave Stamboulis

Dave Stamboulis is a travel writer/photographer based in Bangkok. Born in Athens, Greece and growing up in Berkeley, California, Dave first discovered Bangkok while on a 40,000-kilometer bicycle...  More About Dave