Pho Vietnamese Restaurant (Vietnamese)
The high-tech, trendy look of Pho lends it an air of sophistication that is created by the mustard-coloured walls, hardwood floors, marble tabletops and low lighting. Along with the upscale diners here, the combination is one that is both scintillating and interesting.

F.E. Zuellig Bldg, 1/F Silom Road Bangkok
Tel.02 251 1124-5

Ur La Hoy
The sign above this chilled out eatery is only in Thai but is worthy of seeking out. Another of the cluster of bars in this suburban yet lively area, Ur La Hoy (meaning relax) definitely lives up to its name. The restaurant was opened two years ago, answering a demand for unpretentious after-work joints in the Sathorn vicinity. The main room isn't that large but feels roomy with a tall ceiling and windows. There's also a raised out door area and limited garden seating outback.

19 Soi Naratiwat Rachanakarin 15, Sathorn
Tel: 02 286 5672

The Dubliner Irish Pub (Irish)
The Dubliner brings an Irish pub presence to the Sukhumvit area. It has an authentic feel with a weathered wood finish covering the three floors featuring Gaelic bric-a-brac, making this alehouse "Pure Irish". There's live music at weekends, a big TV screen showing major sports events and pool tables on the third floor.

Vijit Restaurants
Vijit Restaurants have a wide variety of foods to serve you such as their special lunch time menus, appetizers and single dishes, Thai food, sauces & chilli pastes, Chinese food, Japanese food, Western food, Korean food, seafood, ice-cream, desserts, and beverages.

313 Visutkasat Road, Bangkhunphrom, Pra Nakorn, Bangkok, Thailand (International) Tel. (662) 0-2281-6972, 0-2281-0750 Fax. (662) 0-2280-1319
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Water 1999 (Chinese)
Set back from the road in a converted house, Water 1999 is easy to pass, but a stop here is not only worthy - it will be memorable. This beautiful restaurant is simple yet stylish, two floors of dining are dressed with white walls and dark wood furniture, though it's the wonderful back garden with terrace seating, ponds and fountains, that really sets the mood. Water 1999 is the only one of Bangkok's restaurants to serve authentic Taiwanese cuisine, reputed to be healthier (using less oil and salt) than its Chinese mainland neighbour.

22 Soi Phrom Pong, Sukhumvit 39 Bangkok
Tel: 02 258 8308

440 Sukhumvit Road (Washington Square)
Tel: 02 204 1841-2

The Cedar (Lebanese)
The Cedar has the distinction of being the oldest Middle Eastern restaurant in Bangkok, opened by the present owner's father back in 1975. Cedar recently moved a short distance to a new location but is still on Sukhumvit 49. The new space is a comfortably compact place with plenty of interior decoration to suggest a Middle Eastern presence. The restaurant is technically Lebanese, but offers a range of food associated with that region.

82/5 Soi Lang Suan, Lang Suan Road, Pathumwan
Tel: 02 251 3504, 02 255 4491

Yok Yor Restaurant
Yok Yor Restaurant was opened in 1984. All Thai people know this restaurant as a delightful place serving excellent Thai food, very reasonably priced, with quality and taste to meet your liking.

313 Visutkasat Road, Bangkhunphrom, Pra Nakorn, Bangkok, Thailand (International) Tel. (662) 0-2281-6972, 0-2281-0750 Fax. (662) 0-2280-1319
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Zanzibar (Italian)
This splendid garden restaurant features relaxed informal terrace dining around an elegant converted Thai house. In fact the 60-year old abode was given by the former King to one of his loyal servants. Open for over a year now, Zanzibar is one of the choicest Italian's in the heart of Bangkok's entertainment district.

139 Sukhumvit Soi 11 Sukhumvit Road Bangkok
Tel: 02 651 2900

:: Cafes
Ibrik Cafe' & Restaurant
Ibrik is a wonderful, laid back, homely yet elegant restaurant, located just off the bustle of Thonglor. Opened two years ago by the female partnership of Khun Areerat and Gobe, the mellow venue sits in a converted house with a lush tropical garden for terrace dining. The interior is simple and breezy, livened with sofas, paintings and bookcases.

145 Thonglor Soi 10 Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Tel: 02 711 5109-10

Cafe Bongo
Cafe Bongo is a trendy restaurant in trendy Convent Rd, popular with gays, serves Mediterranean, Italian, Spanish and local influences. Featuring foods of prepared "Mama" style. A full bar and a good selection of wines complement the food, so it's a great place to meet for something to eat before a night's raging! Prices moderate. Kitchen open till 12:30, restaurant open till 1:00 AM.

44 Convent Rd, Silom Bangkok
Tel: +66 2 632-0920 (daytime), +66 2 266-3534 (evening)

Dick’s Cafe
This stylish, classy bar and restaurant is located in the heart of the Suriwong and Patpong scene. Here's a great place for a drink or something to eat before or after hitting the surrounding go-go bars. Open from midday till very late. Prices moderate, service good from the friendly staff.

894/7-8 Soi Pratoochai, Suriwong Rd Bangkok
Tel: +66 2 637-0078

Grappa (Italian)
Along with its neighbour and sister venue Sugar Beet, these are the liveliest venues for miles around. Both are owned by the entertainment network In-Beat, which runs several of the city's coolest and busiest nightspots including Lucifer and Muzzik Café. Grappa feels more like a bar than an Italian restaurant, though they do make some of the best pizza in this part of town with the chef spinning his dough right in front of diners. The décor resembles a rustic Italian barn, albeit with the most eye-catching chandeliers.

50 Prachachuen Road Ladyao, Jatujak Bangkok Tel: 02 588 5378-9

La Boulange (European)
La Boulange features a wood-fired oven used to bake all the delicious breads, rolls, croissants and other baked goods on offer here. The distinctive circular oven is unique in that it rotates on the inside, allowing for a perfect finish. Be treated to the aromatic waft of bread as you walk into this petit café.

Sukhumvit Soi 24 (1F, Mahogany Tower) Sukhumvit Road Bangkok Tel: 02 661 0808

Keeping fresh and fashionable, this popular nightspot was recently revamped and renamed, formerly the popular Taurus and now the happening La Lunar. Loose yourself in this huge maze of a venue that houses a dance arena, a couple of bars and restaurant. Patrons are predominantly young, glitzy Thais, although the mellower bar areas see a slightly more mature crowd.

Larry's Dive Bangkok
Larry's Dive is a restaurant, bar and grill, with a beach theme, and is aimed at people of all ages who love the beach. As well as a beach barbecue, there are genuine hot dog carts, regular live music, pool tables, pinball machines and other entertainment, and a collection of strange sounding cocktails, all at very reasonable prices.

8 Sukhumvit Soi 22 - Bangkok 10110 Tel: +66 (0)2 663 4563

38/1 Sukhumvit 26, Klongtoey Bangkok
Tel: 02 261 3991-4

No. 53 Café (Fusion)
This trendy eating spot is located in a glass-enclosed space giving it the feel of a greenhouse, especially with the lawn and fountain out front. A central bar area breaks the restaurant into sections, creating a very casual atmosphere in which to enjoy the eclectic menu that the chef has put together. The place is frequented by the'beautiful' crowd of wannabe high-so locals and is great for people watching (please be discreet).

55 Soi Sukhumvit 53 Sukhumvit Road Bangkok
Tel: 02 262 1681