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Gateway Ekamai: A Sophisticated Mall in Bangkok

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Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok) is a fantastic city you must visit once in a lifetime. And suppose you ever visit this marvelous city in your life. In that case, you should explore Gateway Ekamai, as it is one of Bangkok's most beautiful shopping malls and extremely popular among tourists and locals.

So, are you ready to have an amazing shopping experience with us? If yes, let's go on an unforgettable shopping trip at the Gateway Ekamai in Bangkok and buy your dream trends.

 

The Bear Travel  Fun Fact!

The Gateway Mall is the largest shopping complex in the Ekamai neighborhood.

 

Traditional Statue and Atrium

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The 'traditional' Japanese statue Maneki-Neko greets visitors coming to Gateway Ekamai shopping mall from the Skytrain. Maneki-Neko is a figurine depicting a cat with its paw raised that is believed to bring good luck. The central atrium is decorated with Japanese lanterns, replica cherry trees, and cranes. Meanwhile, origami birds also float around in the central atrium creating a mesmerizing sight.

 

Express Shopping at Gateway Ekamai

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Gateway Ekamai Mall in Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok) has a mix of affordable restaurants, clothes stores, health and beauty shops, an edutainment center, a large IT zone, and a 24-hour supermarket. A skywalk directly links this Japanese-style mall with the Ekamai BTS Skytrain Station. 

A giant lucky cat stands in front of the mall entrance. Inside, origami birds float up high in its central atrium. At the same time, replica cherry trees, lanterns, and daruma dolls (Japanese talisman of good luck) serve as decor in various parts of the mall. 

The Japanese theme can be seen throughout the selection of restaurants on offer. The ground floor offers the usual fare, such as Subway, KFC, Swensen's, and the customary Thai food court. Its floor "M" offers a wide range of Japanese restaurants and cafes, including Kyo Roll En, Ramen Kourakuen, Nagoya Tokyo Izakaya, Hinaya, and Chabuton.

Gateway Ekamai Mall's 2nd floor has beauty salons offering facials, hair, and waxing services, along with the Boots and Watsons pharmacies. The 3rd floor consists of independent boutiques selling children's and women's clothing. 

The upper floors are dedicated to electronics, with IT City and branches of Samsung, Acer, Toshiba, and Apple. You can also find a games arcade, a yoga studio, a flight simulation center, Taekwondo, and Muay Thai training gyms at Gateway Ekamai Mall. 

 

The Bear Travel  Trivia

Gateway Ekamai received the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Amazing Thailand Safety & Healthy Administration (SHA) certification in 2020.

 

What Can You Buy at Gateway Ekamai?

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Gateway Ekamai offers a distinctive modern design and is evenly divided into different zones.

  • URBAN DINING brings together over 50 restaurants, including authentic Japanese cuisines, international foods, and popular cafes.

  • URBAN KIDS & FAMILIES provides kids an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills while opening up their imaginations at the Education Zone. It offers opportunities to learn more about languages, science, math, arts, creative ideas, music, and martial arts.

  • URBANO FASHIONS is a one-stop service offering various fashion items, including boutique apparel, sneakers, and sportswear from leading brands. Take advantage of unique items to mix & match by yourself.

  • URBAN BEAUTY is a beauty & health innovations center that combines several leading brands' beauty products.

  • URBAN ATTRACTIONS offers joyful moments with HARBOR LAND, suitable for the whole family and fully equipped with a play area that meets international standards. And KIDZOONA, a large Japanese indoor playground for children.

 

The Uniqueness of Gateway Ekamai

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The mall is situated in the business and residential area of Ekamai. A unique feature is an ambiance that depicts the Japanese lifestyle. A distinctive decor is an amazing new experience for the clients. The concept of including the culture and lifestyle of Japan is unique. The Japan Town zone is popular with the original recipes of Japanese cuisine that opened for the first time in Thailand.

It is the largest shopping complex in the Ekamai neighborhood, with over 93,000 square meters of space spread over 8 floors. The focus of the mall is on recreating a bit of a Japan Town and Japanese shopping experience, mainly catering to the thousands of Japanese ex-pats who live in the area. 

At Gateway Ekamai, there are 8 floors of shops and services. Located at BTS Ekamai, the stores are varied and have a variety of authentic Japanese restaurants, multi-cuisine international restaurants, supermarkets, beauty and health shops, fashion outlets, and IT stores with an edutainment center. You can spend a day here and still not finish browsing the stores completely!

 

Japanese Lifestyle at Gateway Ekamai 

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The mall comprises hundreds of Japanese and other Asian restaurants with many other businesses. With direct access right out of the Skytrain, it's easy to get here. The choice of reasonably inexpensive restaurants is a big draw for the work and post-work crowd.

Gateway Ekamai opened in July 2012 at the Ekamai junction on Sukhumvit Road. It's right at the Skytrain station and has a bridge linking the station right to the Mezzanine floor. The mall calls itself a "Japanese Lifestyle Mall," and indeed, when you enter the mall from the train station, all the restaurant concepts, along with the decorations, are very Japanese.

Some brands are new to Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok). However, the Japanese theme soon wears off as you make your way up or down, and by the time you get to the IT area on the top floor, the brands are more Korean than Japanese.

 

Why Visit the Gateway Ekamai in Bangkok?

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  • It is an integrated shopping mall offering shops and services that meet the lifestyles of urban residents of all ages.

  • You can enjoy a variety of dining options featuring more than 50 international restaurants and cafes at Gateway Ekamai.

  • It fulfills the needs of families with education centers and shops.

  • Easily accessible with a connecting bridge linking the shopping mall and BTS Ekamai Station and via Sukhumvit and Rama IV Roads.

  • Gateway Ekamai is a comprehensive shopping center that meets the needs of various lifestyles, including families. It offers a wide range of shops and services under “Simply Complete Your Urban Happiness” 

  • Indulge in a selection of delectable cuisines served at a variety of restaurants. 

  • You can shop for necessities in a modern supermarket, a premium Beauty & Wellness center, and a fashion zone with the latest styles. 

  • Gateway Ekamai fulfills the needs of families with a large indoor playground and multiple well-known educational institutions.

 

How to Visit Gateway Ekamai in Bangkok?

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Gateway Ekamai is located in the heart of Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok) on Sukhumvit Road in trendy Ekamai, a major business district with office buildings, an international school, public and private agencies, and a popular residential location for Thais and expatriates.

Taking advantage of its location, the building features two concourse entrances, one on street level and another connected to the BTS. With a direct connection to BTS Ekamai Station, the shopping mall is also easily accessible by public transportation and private car.

 

The Bear Travel  Did you know?

The Japan Town zone is popular with the original recipes of Japanese cuisine that opened for the first time in Thailand.

 

 

 

Map & More Information

 

 

The Gateway Ekamai Mall is the largest shopping complex in the Ekamai neighborhood, with over 93,000 square meters of space spread out over 8 floors. The focus of the mall is on recreating a bit of a Japan Town and Japanese shopping experience, mainly catering to the thousands of Japanese ex-pats who live in the area. The mall comprises hundreds of Japanese and other Asian restaurants. It also has a large IT section with computers and electronics, a supermarket, beauty and health shops, fashion outlets, and an edutainment center.

 

Gateway Ekamai: A Sophisticated Mall in Bangkok

 

Business Hours

10:00 AM - 22:00 PM  |  Monday - Sunday

Business Address

982/22 Sukhumvit Road Prakanong Klongtoey, Bangkok, Thailand 10110

Contact Number

+66 (0) 2 108 2888

Email Address

customerservice.gwe@assetworldcorp-th.com

Website

Gateway Ekamai in Bangkok

Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/gatewayekamai/

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/gatewayekamai/

GPS

13.7188994, 100.5853477

 

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