Soi 26 is a quiet, leafy residential street – a nice place to visit if you are after a laid back meal or an evening of music at Queen Bee.
Grand Ramen Umai
The Grand Ramen Umai opens 17.00 to 22.30. It is a Japanese restaurant that serves ramen bowls, yaki soba, udon, katsu curry, and other Japanese classics. Ramen bowls cost 159 to 179 Thai Baht. Asahi beer is 79 Thai Baht for a glass of draft, or 110 for a bottle.
Evolution Gastro Pub (www.arizehotelsukhumvit.com)
This modern restaurant with floor to ceiling windows is on the ground floor of the Arize Hotel. Evolution Gastropub has a 4 course International Set Menu that costs 765 Thai Baht a person. Thai Set Menus are also available. The gastro pub is open 11.30 to 14.30 and 18.00 to 22.00.
Queen Bee (www.queenbeebangkok.com)
The Queen Bee is a restaurant, bar and music venue. It’s in a cool out-of-the-way venue and has a loyal following for both its food and music. The majority of the customers are Thai. The menu is international, with a Thai section. Cooked breakfast cost 130 Thai Baht for 5 items (recommended); Western dishes are priced 180 to 220 Thai Baht, and Thai food is priced 80 to 180 Thai Baht and covers a wide range of dishes. They also do good cocktails at 150 Thai Baht a glass. The real fun comes every Friday and Saturday night with live music. Check the website for details. Tuesday night is ‘jam’ night so bring your instrument. Food from 9 am to 12 midnight.
The Mint Restaurant has an international menu aimed at a Thai audience. Desserts are a specialty. Expect to pay 500 Thai Baht a person for a drink, main and a dessert. Please note this place doesn’t seem to sell alcoholic beverages. We aren’t sure why. Open Tuesday to Sunday 11.30 to 21.00.
Four Wings Hotel
Two smart good quality restaurants are located within the Four Wings Hotel. They have mid-ranged prices on the menus. For Japanese dishes such as teriyaki, bento sets, sushi, sashimi go to Tsuru. For traditional Chinese cuisine try Hongyok.