Dubbed as Bangkok’s 21st-century commercial-business district, Sathorn is the opposite of a gentrifying district. Unlike most parts of commercialised Bangkok, there are no sprawling malls in Sathorn, which may be more boon than bane to the upscale clientele the neighbourhood attracts.
It is already dotted with gleaming skyscrapers, the swankiest hotels, fancy restaurants, trendy cafes and luxury residential properties, but it is removed enough for those who want to avoid the chaos of downtown Bangkok. In the recent years, Sathorn has seen phenomenal growth in recent years and its proximity to Sukhumvit, Bangkok’s main drag, provides easy accessibility to the city’s main retail and dining hubs. Lumpini Park, Bangkok’s biggest green oasis, acts as a fitting border, sitting on the intersection that marks the start of Sathorn’s main road.
But Sathorn isn’t without its own dining and nightlife options. The area is witnessing a culinary renaissance—restaurants helmed by Michelin-starred chefs have taken up residence here, while Bangkok’s most daring restaurateurs have established independent upscale dining rooms within the neighbourhood’s tree-lined enclaves.
Meet some of the prestigious addresses in this neighbourhood.