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The Nana neighbourhood covers the area of Sukhumvit Road from Ploen Chit to Asok BTS stations. This area is divided into two sections, the Arabic and the Night Scene. East of Nana station is Sois 7 and 5. This area is a highly concentrated with Lebanese, Indian and other Halal restaurants, so if you love your Middle Eastern foods, this is the place for you. If not, there is a shed load of fast food restaurants including Carl's Jr - one of the world's best fast food burger joints. Also, if you love your kebabs, then this is your nirvana. Check out Soi Sukhumvit 3/1, or Kebab Alley as some of us in Bangkok like to call it.
The Kiwi Bar on Soi 8 is the best pub in this area and is great if your looking for a drink without being hassled by bar girls. They do an excellent pint of Heineken and other draft beers including Guinness. Visit on a Tuesday to take advantage of the free buffet from 7pm.
Expect to see many freelancing prostitutes on the streets, though they are quite discreet. If you are seeking to meet a woman on the street, be sure to confirm whether she is a ladyboy or not first. There are some Ladyboy massage parlours too with ladyboys outside beckoning passers-by to come in.
As you begin to head Southwest towards Asok, there are many other sois leading away from Sukhumvit Road where you'll find all kinds of bars and clubs. On Sukhumvit Road itself, there are many malls and restaurants offering something for everyone.
If you have low morals, near the Asok BTS Skytrain station is the world famous Soi Cowboy, a small road densely populated with strip clubs and other bars of that nature. It is a lively place and is worth a quick drink if you're in the area.
This area is highly concentrated with hotels and apartment buildings. Check out the KV Mansion for extended stays. You can get a room for 8000 baht a month, or 10,000 a month with all utilities included. A two-month deposit is required, and you pay extra for a room with a microwave (see Living in Bangkok on a Budget).