Where classic Thai street food meets trendy, high-rise sky bar.
Tucked away on the 39th floor of the Continent Hotel, this modern sky bar offers Thai dining with a traditional flavour.
Visiting a sky bar makes you feel privileged, and Bangkok Heightz keeps things stylish with a spiral staircase featuring modern décor accessories. This place has been designed to be sophisticated, yet fun. The dining room is an ideal lifestyle setting for a special meal with a spectacular view of Asoke-Sukhumvit junction.
The restaurant takes most of Thailand’s top dishes to another level, with a menu inspired by authentic Thai street food. Start your journey with a local favourite like Som Tum Gai Yang (B290), a spicy papaya salad, fresh and aromatic with sour-sweet flavour. This is served together with herb-grilled chicken and spicy dipping sauce in one tray, all creatively presented in a generous portion, and you can even tell them how many chillies you’d like.
Next, Tom Yum Goong (B390), and a signature dish in a spicy and sour soup, with prawns and mushroom, which is savoury yet fragrant. Served in a small hotpot-style with a wax candle underneath to keep it hot, this is the perfect dish for sharing. And how about Pad Thai (B390), the star of the show. We all know that it’s one of the most famous street dishes in Thailand, and here, the jumbo prawns are perfectly cooked with a juicy texture and the Sen Chan Rice Noodles soak up all of the flavours from the sauce, egg, tofu, bean sprouts, green onions and ground peanuts—all served with banana blossom. There are also options for other meats and vegetarians are also well catered for.
For something meatier, it has to be Grilled Australian Beef Rib Eye (B870), a beefy bovine slab sufficiently tender and bold in flavour. Or, spice things up with the Jim Jaew dipping sauce that grilled meat-lovers won’t resist.
The bar provides an extensive cocktails menu with fun names inspired by symbols of Thailand. Every drink is a highlight, but “Bangkok Heightz” (B320) seems to be one of the most popular choices. It’s powerful and refreshing with a mixture of passion fruit, apple, kiwi, ginger and lime juice. The “Muay Thai Mule” (B320) gives a little bit of a boozy kick with infused chilli and house gin decorated with a small boxing glove. Cocktails are creative, and the prices are reasonable for a hotel sky bar like this. Live music is performed every Friday and Saturday night.
This is a hidden treasure where everyone can sit back and relax while admiring the sunset or night-lights of the central business district in Bangkok. The menu transforms Thai street food to a new level. Come around sunset time to enjoy urban vibes. Booking is recommended as seats are quite limited.
By Wattanaporn Sodasoi
39F, 413 Sukhumvit Rd.
Open: Daily, 6pm-1am
Tel: 02 686 7000