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Go Ginza — in Bangkok!

Ginza Thonglor brings the exciting vibe of Japan’s famous upscale district to Sukhumvit Road and the heart of Thonglor. Dine, shop and have fun – Tokyo style – at Ginza Thonglor.

Bangkok’s leafy Thonglor neighborhood has long been a favorite with the city’s Japanese community. Indeed, visitors from Japan not only stay at one of several hotels catering to Japanese clientele, but long-term residents likewise make the Thonglor area their Thailand home.

Now with Ginza Thonglor – the city’s newest lifestyle community – Thonglor is truly the tops spot for Japanese experiences including dining, shopping and much more.

In-the-know experiences

Apart from being the original home of classical kabuki, Japan’s ancient theater tradition, Tokyo’s Ginza district today is known worldwide for its premium shopping at international luxury-brand stores and upmarket boutiques, and known as well for its wide variety of mid- to upscale food and drink venues. The district is similarly renowned for its bustling street life in daytime then later a nightlife of sophisticated clubs and lounges.

Those same stylish pleasures now await Bangkok diners, shoppers and fun seekers. Spread across 2nd and 3rd floors of Hotel Nikko Bangkok, Ginza Thonglor features a prime selection of venues, shops and services. For food and drink, guests can choose from Japanese, Chinese and Thai restaurants along with premium coffee and dessert shops and a special whisky bar. There’s also a gift shop, bespoke tailor, travel agency and even luxury spa.

For those behind Ginza Thonglor, ensuring distinctiveness is paramount.

Natee Eamsherangkoon, General Manager of Ginza Thonglor, explains: “Our concept from the beginning has been to focus on upscale, in-the-know experiences, whether it’s dining, shopping or entertainment. To that end, we’ve invested more than 100 million Baht in creating a stylish and eye-catching landmark. And this is the perfect location for it. Soi Thonglor close to BTS is ideal not only for Japanese travelers and residents, but also for all expats and of course Thais who want to feel the Ginza vibe in Bangkok.”

He continues, “There’s more to the concept than looking good though. Important as well is providing genuine Japanese experiences. And an excellent example is our HIDE whisky bar, which is just like the exclusive, hidden whisky bars you’ll find in Tokyo’s Ginza district.”

Get it at Ginza Thonglor

An important part of providing such distinction and exclusivity in a lifestyle community setting entails limiting the number and types of businesses in operation. At present Ginza Thonglor comprises approximately 20 restaurants and shops wherein are found outstanding food and drink, superior-quality personal services, as well as Japanese products not commonly available at large department stores in Bangkok.

Among just a few of the highly regarded venues and brands available at Ginza Thonglor are:

  • HIDE | Produced by Ginza Yamazaki – elegant whisky bar straight from Ginza
  • Tokyo Yakiniku Shoutaian – first and only branch in Thailand and serving minimum A5-level beef
  • Unakichi – restaurant famous for its unagi (eel) farm-raised in Koji
  • Chez Shibata 365 – French-inspired Japanese desserts
  • Club Dang2 Bangkok – long-running Japanese cabaret hit now in Bangkok …

and much more as Café Kaldi, Fiorenzo Tailor, Gift shop Mori, Hamaoka, KIN Shabu Sukiyaki, Let’s Relax Spa, SABU YAKINIKU, Steak House Hiro, Aimm Thai Cuisine, Wine & Kushikatsu Ishimoto, along with the recently opened and long-time favorite Chinese Restaurant ‘Royal Kitchen’. Get it at Ginza Thonglor!


Ginza Thonglor is a five-minute walk from BTS SkyTrain – Thong Lo station. Parking available in Hotel Nikko’s car park. Open every day from 9 a.m. to midnight.

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