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sukhumvit / na aroon, best vegetarian restaurant in bangkok

P1040268-copy copyP1040355 copyP1040251 copy P1040288 copy-checkerna aroon, an award winning vegetarian restaurant located in ariyasomvilla, is definitely a hidden gem of bangkok even for the locals. tucked away at the very end of sukhumvit 1, it isn’t somewhere you happen to stroll by. which means it’s that much more secluded – a perfect hideout for those seeking for an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

P1040258 copy P1040260 copy P1040261 copywhen i first entered the place i couldn’t help but feel captivated as if i’ve stepped into a well established property of the past. the villa, now operating as a luxury boutique hotel, spa and a restaurant was built during 1941 which was passed down since through generations and have beautifully maintained its’ authentic traditional architecture style and ambiance.

P1040274 copy-checker P1040269 copycan you spot something?

P1040270 copy P1040268 copy P1040265 copy P1040257 copy P1040267 copy P1040266 copy P1040275 copy P1040276 copy-checker P1040301 copy P1040304 copy P1040319 copy P1040305 copy P1040315 copy P1040306 copythe menu here is extensive which guarantees there’s something for everyone – from thai vegetarian/seafood delicacies to western food and even mouthwatering desserts. not to mention most of the ingredients are organic and still able to satisfy our tastebuds with burst of flavors. you can find the entire menu here.

P1040281 copy P1040282 copy P1040283 copy P1040287 copyfrom someone who’s so used to being around loud noises, tall buildings, and rare sight of trees and flowers – this was a very refreshing experience. it felt almost as if i was on a spiritual retreat in which meditation only seemed suitable. not only was i greeted with staffs who made me feel at home and provided utmost personal service, there were these little guides who kept me company.

not to mention na aroon is listed under EZTABLE which means you no longer have to call the restaurant to reserve a table and also if you forget your wallet at home? no problem – the app’s got you covered.

when you ask for the check at the end of your meal – they will send you the bill directly to your phone.

P1040325 copy P1040327 copyonce you click on the notification, you’ll be able to see the total price and all you gotta do is ‘pay now’.

P1040329 copyy P1040333 copyvoilà! once the payment is complete, an e-invoice will be sent to your email address.

i was literally blown away by both – discovery of this hidden oasis of bangkok as well as the convenience of the EZTABLE application. regardless of your dietary preferences or whether you’re a herbivore or a carnivore – i guarantee you’ll have a satisfying meal here at na aroon alongside nature and soothing ambiance.

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  • Reply Feline Creatures

    Jotting this down pronto! I love the quaint design of this little gem, from the lush greeneries to the vintage interior design to the cute little kittens! Oh such a divine place! Your recap of this and all your amazing restaurant reviews are top-notch Annie! Makes me want to hop on a plane to Thailand ASAP! hehe~ have a great start to your week hun! :) xoxo~ Lena

    January 26, 2015 at 2:24 am
    • Reply annie lee

      hehehe that’s my hidden agenda.. to make you fly back to bkk asap!! any plans? ;)

      January 28, 2015 at 3:34 pm
  • Reply DesignsbyJeanneR

    Love the atmosphere, looks so relaxing with the gorgeous plants. Cute little “guides” you have there!

    January 26, 2015 at 2:30 am
    • Reply annie lee

      those guides were my favorite part ;)

      January 28, 2015 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply Sandhya

    Beautiful surroundings and food!

    January 26, 2015 at 10:41 am
    • Reply annie lee

      yes indeed it was!! hehe hope you’ve been well sandhya!

      January 28, 2015 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply Pru Yeo

    Love that the restaurant is surrounded by beautiful lush greenery! I am a fan of vegetarian food so this seems like such a great restaurant to visit if I am in Bangkok! Thanks for the recommendation!


    January 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      i think you’ll love it pru!! it’s so amazing i can’t emphasize enough :)

      January 28, 2015 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply Hann

    The restaurant is just like home. Also the the photos here are vivid.
    Btw, I bet you love cats. Haha :)

    January 26, 2015 at 1:40 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      i wish i lived in a place like this… hehe i actually love cats but never had a pet-cat… would love to one day!!

      January 28, 2015 at 3:32 pm
  • Reply Damaris / The cat, you and us

    What a gorgeous oasis Annie! It makes me want to start right now a dream planning to visit Bangkok (which was already on the veeery top of my wishlist). The cuute cats are of course a super plus. It is so nice to virtually follow you around :)

    January 26, 2015 at 3:42 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      gorgeous oasis is exactly what it is!! thanks for the virtual follow really appreciate it ;)

      January 28, 2015 at 3:32 pm
  • Reply Jeanne

    Everything looks good! So cool how you can pay with your phone too.

    January 26, 2015 at 5:38 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      right?? so convenient :) thanks for dropping by jeanne!

      January 28, 2015 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Mitzie Mee

    Is it tofu on those skewers? Looks deliiiicious! And paying with your phone, how cool is that:) I’m usually not a cat person but Little Ms. Tiger looks adorable:)

    January 27, 2015 at 12:45 am
    • Reply annie lee

      yesss it is sanne it’s tofu satay with peanut sauce!! since i’ve turned vege i so missed having satay and this was awesome!!

      January 28, 2015 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply wazwu

    Wow, the food and setting is beautiful! And this place has kitty cats! Even better. :D

    January 27, 2015 at 12:46 am
    • Reply annie lee

      hahaha right? they made sure i saw every corner of the place ;)

      January 28, 2015 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply ~ Carmen ~

    Whoa, there really is an app for everything now. What a cool idea. I am vegetarian so this restaurant looks & sounds perfect for me. I love how light & open it is.

    :] // ▲ ▲

    January 27, 2015 at 2:46 am
    • Reply annie lee

      i know right? what a convenient world we’re living in lol. oh that’s awesome i’m a vege myself and it was the best discovery ever since i turned! haha :) you would love it!!

      January 28, 2015 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply Melisa

    Oh,you always have the best photos Annie. I love this restaurant and amazing scenery. You can pay bill via phone…wow, where this technology is going, absolutely amazing. KIss, Mel

    January 27, 2015 at 6:50 am
    • Reply annie lee

      i know right?? talk about how convenient this world is becoming… scary!!

      January 28, 2015 at 3:28 pm
  • Reply Helen Chik

    Great photos and thanks for sharing this!

    I’ve recently relaunched my website and would love if you could stop by and check it out! Let me know what you think xx

    Helen xx

    January 27, 2015 at 10:04 am
    • Reply annie lee

      will do helen!! thanks for dropping by :D

      January 28, 2015 at 3:27 pm
  • Reply Apple (@todayisgoood)

    Thank you for sharing this photo! nice shot!!!

    I also found promotion of EZTABLE app, dine today free tomorrow!
    you can click to see the detail

    January 27, 2015 at 3:23 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      awesome! such a great app :)

      January 28, 2015 at 3:27 pm
  • Reply Latitude of style

    I just love this place. Hope to visit there one day!

    January 27, 2015 at 8:53 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      you should give it a try :)

      January 28, 2015 at 3:26 pm
  • Reply gabe1990

    wows the place looks amazing and u captured every pictures perfectly really love ur blog is an art really keep it coming annie!! !!! :)

    January 27, 2015 at 11:37 pm
  • Reply sharonbeautyprime

    Awe.. Annie all your photos makes me imagine myself there. lol! The restaurant looks so relaxing I thought it was a spa at first glance, Thanks for sharing the hidden gem of Bangkok. Awesome photos : )

    January 28, 2015 at 12:23 am
    • Reply annie lee

      to be fair, it is a spa too! hehe but this is truly a find in the concrete jungle of bkk land!

      January 28, 2015 at 3:25 pm
  • Reply Melanie Kay Zelnick

    Looks like a great restaurant!
    Melanie @

    January 28, 2015 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Mrs C

    I’m taking serious note on this restaurant. I planned to tag along on my husband’s next flight to BKK and if this restaurant is easily excess from the hotel, I’ll drag him!

    January 29, 2015 at 4:18 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      do you come here often? i HIGHLY recommend this place. i mean they have it all here – hotel, spa, restaurant… i can’t think of a reason why you shouldn’t book a room at this place! ;)

      February 3, 2015 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply dayinmydreams

    great photos… really enjoying your blog, new fan! that curry bowl looks amazing!

    January 29, 2015 at 8:49 pm
    • Reply annie lee

      awww you’re the sweetest! thank you for dropping by :) i’m heading over to check yours out xx

      February 3, 2015 at 12:57 pm

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