This ever-busy part of town is home to excellent eateries.

Elements

(International) Although this fine-dining bigwig hints at the Okura hotel’s Japanese origins—your seared scallop comes in a miso consomme, the foie gras is flavored with yuzu gel, and a rich, sweet duck breast is marinated in soy—the techniques on show are classically French and bountifully flavorful. With its sky-high city views, Elements nails both classical refinement and creative flourishes. 
25/F, The Okura Prestige, 57 Wireless Rd., 02-687-9000. Open Tue-Sat 6-10:30pm. BTS Phloen Chit.
 

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Gianni Ristorante

(Italian) Fine Italian dining in Bangkok would not be where it is today without Gianni Favro. The longtime chef has delighted local rainmakers and power movers for the past 20 years with his Mediterranean-inflected dishes, educating diners on the nuances of Dover sole, burrata and handmade pasta along the way. The sophisticated, refined setting, chock-a-block with artwork and muted earth tones, echoes the restaurant’s reputation as a place to make deals.
34/1 Soi Tonson, Phloen Chit Rd., 02-252-1619, 02-652-2922. Open daily 11:30am-2pm, 6-10pm. BTS Phloen Chit.
 

Ginza Sushi Ichi

(Japanese) Now with its own Michelin star to complement the one at its Tokyo mother branch, Sushi Ichi treats guests to uncompromisingly authentic omakase-style sushi. Artistic, delicious, refined and subtle, the food (flown in daily from Tsukiji Market, of course) competes for attention with the very theater of omakase, where chefs in traditional outfits wield elegant knives and scrape fresh wasabi on boards strewn with shagreen.
LG/F, Erawan Bangkok, 494 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-250-0014. Open Tue-Sun noon-2:30pm, 6-11pm.
 

Islero

(Spanish) Straddling both sides of the Spanish food divide, this bistro-like eatery on the ground floor of a busy office building offers both cutting-edge culinary techniques—spherical olives, foam cheese—and the hearty peasant food of traditional Spain. Former El Bulli chef de cuisine Eduard Bosch’s menu is ably executed by chef-couple Emiliano Alvarellos and Iliana Karagkiozi in a well-appointed dining room that feels comfortable without teetering into pretension.
Athenee Tower, 63 Wireless Rd., 02-168-8100. Open daily 5-10pm. BTS Phloen Chit.
 

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Lenzi Tuscan Kitchen

(Italian) Specializing in the hearty rustic flavors of Northern Italy, this comfortably-appointed restaurant exudes understated luxury. Helmed by the charismatic Francesco Lenzi, the kitchen churns out artisanal cold cuts alongside sausage stews and perfectly-cooked steaks courtesy of a wood-fired oven, all to the delight of an appreciative Thai and expat crowd. The upscale Tuscan theme is echoed by the interior’s dark wood, tufted leather seats and ochre walls.
Ruamrudee Soi 2, Wireless Rd., 02-001-0116. Open daily 11:45am-2pm, 6-10:30pm. BTS Phloen Chit. 
 

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La Monita

(Mexican) Sukhumvit’s enduring favorite for an after-work burrito and beer in a familial atmosphere does more than just plain old comfort food. The vivid decor gives every indication of the super-flavorful quesadillas and tacos on offer, bursting with fresh ingredients, powerful sauces and perfectly-seasoned meats. In these capable hands, even the simplest of pleasures—homemade corn tortilla chips, guacamole—are amped up to 11. 
Other branches: Siam Paragon, EmQuartier
888/25-26 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-650-9581. Open Mon-Fri 11am-11pm; Sat-Sun 10am-11pm. BTS Phloen Chit. 
 

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New York Steakhouse  

(American) The huge handlebar platters, old-school leather chairs and framed pictures of the Manhattan skyline mark all this as Bangkok’s quintessential steakhouse. As does the crowd of big-spending executives who head here for prime cuts imported from the premier beef regions of Japan, USA and Australia, live Maine lobster, stiff martinis and the impeccable tableside service that comes with a five-star hotel.
2/F, JW Marriott, 4 Sukhumvit Soi 2, 02-656-7000 ext. 4240. Open daily 6-11pm. BTS Phloen Chit. 
 

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Paste  

(Thai) In order to bring new attention to forgotten Thai recipes, chef couple Jason Bailey and Bee Satongun have combed the old cookbooks from King Rama V up until King Rama VII (roughly 1870-1930) and scoured the countryside for just the right ingredients. It’s this level of detail, combined with the chefs’ own restless creativity, that sets Paste apart from other revivalist kitchens. And the world’s taking notice: the restaurant just scored its first Michelin star, while Bee was named the region’s best female chef by Asia’s 50 Best. Don’t expect molecular or fusion flourishes, as Bailey and Satongun stick to the authentic textures and flavors of Thai cuisine. Across increasingly sophisticated tasting menus, the chefs introduce a plethora of rare herbs and ingredients: from edible hummingbird flowers in your smoky Southern yellow curry with red spanner crab all the way down to salt from Nan province that they say is smoother than sea salt. No longer confined to the history books, these vibrant, complex dishes also manage to offer something new and beautiful.
3/F, Gaysorn Plaza, 999 Phloen Chit Rd., 02-656-1003. Open daily noon-2:30pm, 6:30-10pm.
 

Penthouse Bar + Grill

(American) All walnut woods, marble and tufted leathers, this restaurant perched atop the Park Hyatt is a fittingly masculine setting for a feast of red meat, from US Prime grass-fed tenderloin up to Japanese Matsunaga A3 wagyu striploin. Seafood, too, covers premium options like Hokkaido scallops and Canadian lobster. The perfectionist steakhouse staples are bettered only by the drinks, which get you sub-Thonglor cocktail lounge prices at a five-star hotel rooftop.
34-36/F, Park Hyatt, Central Embassy, 88 Wireless Rd., 02-011-7480. Open daily noon-2pm, 6-10:30pm. BTS Phloen Chit. 
 
 

Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin

(Thai) Undoubtedly the city’s first truly modern Thai restaurant (it opened to huge fanfare in 2010), Sra Bua is still arguably its most advanced. The luxuriously teak-paneled, double-height dining room still packs in a crowd of both locals and tourists. The food, now presided over by Thai head chef Chayawee Sutcharitchan, is also just as show-stopping, characterized by curries turned into ice-cool powder by liquid nitrogen and crab laksa served as a Cornetto.
Lobby/F, Siam Kempinski Hotel, 991/9 Rama 1 Rd., 02-162-9000. Open daily noon-3pm, 6pm-midnight. BTS Siam. 
 

 

Sushi Zo

(Japanese) Arriving in Bangkok by way of the namesake, one-Michelin-starred Sushi Zo in Los Angeles, Hokkaido-born head chef Toshi Onishi prepares 20-course omakase dinners that stray from the staunch rules of traditional Edo-style sushi. This means your shima aji (striped horsemackerel) nigiri might come marinated in olive oil and topped with Sichuan pepper, or your red snapper cured under a smoke dome. It all hides inside a barely noticeable sushi counter with space for just 10 guests at a time. 

G/F, Athenee Tower, 63 Wireless Rd., 02-656-7700. Open Tue-Sun 6-8pm, 8:30-10:30pm. BTS Phloen Chit. 

 

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Tables Grill

(International) Book dinner here for upper-crust steakhouse charm, premium seafood, theatrical tableside culinary shows, house-infused cocktails, and the after-dark ambiance of a gentleman’s club with oversized mirrors and dark wood paneling. Expect to be seated alongside a clientele of business bigwigs and the occasional general as you tuck into black truffle-flecked Champagne risottos, decadent lobster bisques and premium chunks of meat.
M/F, Grand Hyatt Erawan, 494 Ratchadamri Rd., 02-254-6250 . Open Mon-Sun 6-10pm; Sat-Sun 11am-3pm. BTS Chit Lom. 
 

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Uno Mas

(Spanish) Alfresco 54th-story views complement a fresh, Mediterranean decor that feels anything but stuffy. It’s a fitting backdrop for a laid-back yet authentic selection of tapas that spans some 40-odd treats like Joselito ham, live Boston lobster sashimi, oysters, Cochinillo suckling pig and wild porcini mushroom croquettes. Thirsty? There are a whopping 36 wines by the glass.
54/F, Centara Grand at CentralWorld, 999/99 Rama 1 Rd., 02-100-6255. Open Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 4pm-1am; Sat-Sun 4pm-1am. BTS Siam/Chit Lom. 

 

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