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Restaurants in Chiang Mai

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52 places to eat in Chiang Mai

Restaurants in Chiang Mai
The Riverside
This restaurant, with 20 years of experience under its belt, is one of the best places in Chiang Mai. You can have dinner (if there's room) on the terrace overlooking the river, or you can make a reservation in the boat that leaves at 8:00 p.m. You can dine midstream every day, but there's an extra cost. In bhats it costs about 100 extra. The price of food is more expensive than the local restaurants, but the food is pretty good and you can enjoy the live music from the two gentlemen ve play the acoustic guitar at sunset. Or they have two bands that play really well at night. You can also go just to grab a beer and listen to music, knowing that it's a very small space in the room where the band is. A beer costs about 80 Bhats and dinner usually costs around 250 Bhats per person. The restaurant is open from 10 am - 1 am. I don't recommend going to any other Riverside restaurants in this chain, like the one across the street. The owners are the same and they have a nice terrace, but the river and the whole atmosphere in the Riverside area is original.
Culinary Interest in Chiang Mai
Thai Orchid Cookery School
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Thai Cooking School , or "Thai Orchid" began only 1 year ago and that is an advantage for the students ve study there. There are the same amount of students that there are in other schools, but best thing about this school is definitely the teacher. Raat is a woman devoted to the kitchen and teaching, ve pays special attention to the ingredients. The course begins with a visit to the market to choose the raw material and continues with a lecture, and ends with a practical class and the tasting of dishes cooked by the students themselves. The half-day course costs between 650 Bhats (reserve at Tulip Green House) and 800 Bhats.
Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Pun Pun Organic Vegetarian Restaurant
In the same Wat Suan Dok Temple on Suthep street, which starts at the west gate of the walled city and is called Suan Dok Gate, which is where this simple vegetarian restaurant is. It only has a few outdoor tables and isn't very nice. However, their food and their vegetarian juices are a treat for vegetarian food lovers. There's not a vegetarian in Chiang Mai ve doesn't go there regularly. Most people are foreigners, most of them are residents or students, because this type of food is not very popular among Thais. The price is more than affordable. You'll eat for 3 Euros per person with juice included.
Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Moxie Restaurant
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Moxie's restaurant is located in the [poi = 1029281] Dusit D2 Chiang Mai Hotel [/ poi], and like its modern hotel complex, the restaurant is a true original. The international cuisine serves dishes that are based on both Eastern and western cuisine, with pizza, meats, fish, etc. All of the tables are already decorated with silverware, orange cups, napkin rings, salt and pepper shakers, and orange and white colors, like the rest of the décor. One thing to bear in mind is that the restaurant opens for dinner from 5:00 p.m. until to 11:00 p.m. If you want to eat there in the morning you would have to find another restaurant or you would only be able to eat in the mixed bar. Personally I think it's a totally original restaurant where both the hotel's guests and other people can come eat dinner.
Restaurants in Chiang Mai
AirBus Restaurant
Eating in a "local" restaurant means you'll save a lot of money on food without sacrificing quality and without having to eat on the street. Four people can go out to dinner for around 125 Bhats (2,60 €) per person if you choose to only drink tap water with ice. Another cheap drink option is a smoothie that's prepared with green tea or English tea, with milk and ice and then frapped. It is ideal to offset the spiciness of the food. A single dish will be a substantial-sized meal for you.
Restaurants in Chiang Mai
The Duke's
The noodle soups and fried rice are very good,, but sometimes the body and especially the mind need a good steak. The Duke's s a chain of "western" restaurants in northern Thailand. In Chiang Mai, there are two, one in the night bazaar and another (where I went) on the banks of the Mae Ping River. Truth is, when your a month into a six month stay, you get a bit tired of Asian food, and it becomes difficult to resist the temptation of a good pizza, BBQ ribs, or a ribeye steak. And the burgers! It has very good service and quality food and the cooks know western food better than other places. It get a little overpriced compared to the local restaurants, but if you fancy western food, it's is worth paying for it. I was so happy to get some comfort food that I'd already finished my roast chicken when I remembered to take photos (no spices or sauces or anything ... So good!), So I only have photos of my appetizer and the terrace.
Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Bird's Nest Cafe
My favourite place in Chiang Mai. Whenever I get the chance, I stop here and enjoy some delicious food, and a natural smoothie. It's a bit on the expensive side, but the service is very friendly (although slow), and the quality is very high. There's a great, relaxing atmosphere, too, with tables, cushions and even hammocks! If you want to relax, it's a great place to go. Have a look at what the daily special is - if it's "kao soi", don't hesitate! Delicious!
Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Kalare Night Bazaar
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In Thailand you will find a very specific kind of local restaurant. I have seen them in every mall and in many night markets. The Night Bazaar in Chiang Mai is called Kalare. It covers a fairly big area, full of tables and with the local food stalls on the sides. Each stall advertises its specific food on posters, by way of very good collages, dishes in showcases and some even have dishes made of wax, silicone, or plastic so you can just point out what you want, eliminating the language barrier. Somewhere near the entrance or in the center, a small counter can be found where they sell coupons (in this case) or prepaid cards. For example, you buy a prepaid card for 100 Baht (that's just over €2 and enough for one person) and proceed to the stalls that interest you, order your dish and cut the coupons that correspond to the price of the dish or you deduct the cost from the card. The same goes for drinks. And so you go from stall to stall. When you finish your dinner and have a credit left on your card or coupon, you can hand it in at the box office and receive the credit back in cash. Also distributed in trolleys at each point are chopsticks and spoons, sometimes forks, sauces but no trays or knives. So it is a kind of self service with lots of stalls, each with its own cuisine and specialties. You can find all the country's noodles specialities (noodles or rice cakes), all versions of rice, soups, chicken, duck, pork, beef, eggs, salads , seafood ( very scarce), insects, fruits and drinks and all sauces, especially soy, fish and chili. It is fun, invites "risk" with dishes unknown and encouraged to be tried by the locals. It is very cheap and, last but not least, there are always interesting activities near the tables, music, local and international occasionally, dances, and in some during the last hours the ubiquitous karaoke (usually on the weekends, which are most popular). So enjoy authentic dinner with entertainment for 2, at most 3, Eoros. Bon Appetit!
Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Casa Antonio Italian Restaurant
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We went to Thailand on our honeymoon, and the first zone we were in was Chiang Mai, where we went to eat lunch at a restaurant with Thai, German and Spanish food, called Casa Antonio. It was there where we ate good bread with tomato and ham, a good steak, and chilled German beers. It was an unforgettable experience.
Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Latest Recipe
The Latest Recipe restaurant is sitauted in the hotel Le Meridien Chiang Mai, one of the best hotels you can find in Thailand. It is a multi cuisine restaurant where you could enjoy all kinds of food, both Asian and Western dishes, such as Italian cuisine with pizza, pasta or Asian cuisine with dishes such as Kai Ho Toey or noodles in yellow curry. One thing to note is that they have their own oven where they make bagels and bake their cakes, giving them a touch that other restaurants do not have. This restaurant is open all day from 6.00 in the morning for breakfast until 23.00, unlike the others is in the hotel, restaurant Favola is only open for dinners. Personally what I liked about this restaurant was their meat they which was well prepared and high quality, I chose almost everything: steaks, ribs, etc ... and desserts not knowing well what to choose.
Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Aroon Rai
Aroon Rai is, like many local restaurants in Chiang Mai, large and open-air, serving all kinds of curries, noodles and soups as well as frog, local sausage, and sticky rice (perfect to go with your curry!). It's very cheap and food and drinks for two cost us about €9.00. As this city is very popular with tourists, it's not uncommon to see curious tourists digging in with the locals. I especially recommend the Soi Khoa noodles with chicken curry. Very tasty and spicy.
Cafés in Chiang Mai
Brown Rice / Organic Bistro
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This restaurant in the center of Chiang Mai offers a good variety of vegetarian dishes, some traditional Thai and other personal creations of the chef. It is a well known and popular restaurant among tourists thanks to the main tour guides, but it isn't usually crowded. The food prices are average, but the drinks are expensive compared to the rest. Everything on the menu is cooked with organic vegetarian ingredients, with good options for vegans.
Cafés in Chiang Mai
Imm Aim Vegetarian & Bike Cafe
Imm Aim is a small vegetarian restaurant located outside the city walls. It's a casual outdoor restaurant in a low-traffic area that serves vegetarian dishes cooked with organic ingredients. Even though the staff speaks very little English, the service was great.Prices start at 50-60 to a hundred Bat.
Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Soda’s
This small bar has the fame of being open 24 hours. It's the ideal place to go to eat in the wee hours of the morning. Anything from a traditional Thai dish to a club sandwich. The woman ve runs the bar is the definition of nice. It's right next to Cocktail Bus.
Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Number 9 Restaurant
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An excellent restaurant near the north gate of the city, in the area of budget guesthouses. The menu offers many dishes, from classic Thai options, to pasta. There's a great choice of vegetarian dishes, too. Family run, with competitive prices, it's very popular with expats.
Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Mi Casa
I´m not going to teach you about where I live. it turns out that one day our guide asked us if we wanted Thai food, and we responded that the truth was that we preferred to eat something western He then told us, ¨don´t worry, tomorrow I´ll take you to my house and we will eat Spanish tortilla, paella, whatever you want. We were all amazed and he said he had learned to cook all of that. Then, the next day, after finishing the excursions he surprised us all. Sure who would have thought that with the name "My House" , it was going to lead to a Spanish restaurant, which I don´t remember very well if it was Galician or Basque who had named the restaurant. After that funny moment we enjoyed like dwarves knowing that there are places like this in Thailand, because this is not the only one, where you can go to eat and watch your countrymen. Not too big but it has gardens for outdoor dining, too bad it was raining that day and we had to eat indoors. To go to the bathroom we had to go through a jungle, all full of plants, very nice. By the way the food very good and it was a nice experience although we tuck the "ball" and now you know the character of friendly Thais who tease, attentive and always willing to make you have a good time. Greetings.
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