Samyan Mitrtown

This shopping mall is the talk of the town.

Publish Date: 18 February 2020

Bangkok’s historic Samyan neighbourhood is now home to Samyan Mitrtown, a six-floor mall packed with affordable cafes and restaurants, plus a few other perks.

While international names like Taco Bell and Tim Horton’s have dominated the headlines, you’ll find just as long queues at local institutions such as Hom Duan, a northern Thai restaurant that doles out a mean khao soy, and Jeh Jong, a fried-pork specialist in the basement food court which gathers street-food vendors from surrounding communities.

Shopping-wise, you can fulfil your minimalist dreams at the largest Muji in Bangkok and grab some kitchenware from local brands at Apron Walk. Catch an arthouse flick at House Samyan, a long-time cinema institution which relocated here from Bangkok’s outer suburbs.

Take a break at TE Time and Space, a teashop that encourages you to customise your own brew.

Come nightfall, students seek shelter in a 24-hour zone complete with bookstore and co-working space.

Seeking inspiration for the ‘Gram? Be sure to pass through the futuristic, glass-bottomed tunnel that connects the mall with Samyan MRT station.

Tim Horton's
Beef Master
Hom Duan
Jeh Jong
Jeh Jong

How to get there: Samyan Mitrtown sits less than a 10-minute taxi ride from Siam@Siam Bangkok (which should cost less than THB80). Alternatively, the shop is a roughly 25-minute walk away, which gives you a good chance to check out some of the street art in the area as part of the Chula Art Town initiative. Just turn right at MBK Center and head straight down Phayathai Road

944/1 Rama 4 Rd., Pathum Wan, Bangkok

Tel: +662-033-8900

Most shops open daily 10am-10pm (there is also a 24-hour zone)

Closest MRT station: Samyan