Top 8 Restaurants in Chiang Mai


Although Chiang Mai is small, it brings tourists from all over the world, so it naturally brings together the cuisines of various countries with inexpensive price. To visit in Chiang Mai, "eat" is a big thing. Do you want to find out what really deserves your visit? Just follow me and explore the best restaurants in Chiang Mai.


1. DK David's Kitchen at 909 

French & Thai Fusion

DK David's kitchen at 909 is rated as one of the finest restaurants in Chiang Mai – if not the finest! The menu is a mix of French, European, Thai and fusion food, with a separate menu for wine. There is also a daily set three course menu which changes regularly. The food is very special- appetizer, main courses, and dessert are all spectacularly flavorful. The service is also impeccable.   David, a humble and delightfully friendly owner will stop by your table for a chat. David will warmly welcome you by name, asking you about your travels and thanking you for coming. This personal touch, along with an extremely personable staff will make you feel right at home.

Opening Hours: 17:00 – 22:00

Location: 113 Bamrungrad Road, Wat Kate, Riverside, Chiang Mai

Tel: +66 (0) 910681744


2. Tong Restaurant and Bar 

Authentic northern Thai food

Tong Restaurant and Bar is a highly rated Northern Thai restaurant that's easy to spot thanks to an enticing barbeque grill outside the entrance. Tong, also called Tong Tem Toh, is one of the most popular restaurants for Thai’s in the Nimman area. The menu is in Thai with a simplified English translation so it is recommended to go with Thai friends who can order for you. Recommended dishes include the grilled pork neck, Nam Prig Ong (which is a Chiang Mai special chili dip) and the spicy chicken curry. Dishes range from 50-100 Baht and most are very spicy. The menu is extensive and it's a good idea to order a few different dishes to share.

Opening Hours: 17:00 - 23:00

Location: Soi 13, Nimmanhaemin Road

Tel: +66 (0)53 894 701


3. Khaomao-Khaofang Restaurant 

Mini oasis, amazing atmosphere and food

This unique and creative Khaomao-Khaofang Restaurant is situated within a man-made jungle-like atmosphere. Guests will enjoy their traditional Thai classic dishes as the sounds of waterfalls, bubbling streams and jungle sounds pervade the ambience. It is like dining in a forest. As soon as you walk into the restaurant, you will just feel like walking into nature. Feel free to wander around and admire all the views before dinner. Besides environment, the food is so extensive that you will need some time to make your choice. The price is reasonably cheap, but the quality and authentic Thai food is unreasonably tasty and fresh. If you are looking for a unique dining experience in every aspect, I would highly recommend this restaurant to you.

Opening Hours: 11:00 - 21:30

Location: 181 Moo 7, Ratchaphruek Road | Hangdong, Chiang Mai 50230, Thailand

Tel: +66 53 838 444


4. The Gallery  

Lovely riverside setting, great food and service

The Gallery restaurant is located in one of Chiang Mai's oldest wooden buildings, built in 1892 by an immigrant from China, and is a great combination of art and cuisine. The front part of the building is an art gallery and shop selling home ware and arts, while at the back is a charming open air restaurant overlooking the Ping River. Both the building and the restaurant have won numerous awards over the years including an 'Outstanding Conservation Award', 'The Best of Asia' from TIME magazine and even Thailand’s Best Restaurants by some international publications. The Gallery mostly serves authentic Northern Thai food but also provides a large variety of international food. It will definitely suit you by any means.

Opening Hours: 17:00 - 22:00

Location: 25-27-29 Charoenrat Rd, Chang Wat Chiang Mai, Thailand

Tel: +66532486012


5. The Riverside Bar & Restaurant 

Thai and western food, great atmosphere 

No visit to Chiang Mai is complete without experiencing the Riverside. The Riverside Bar & Restaurant is known for its vibrant atmosphere and scenic setting next to the Ping River. Indoor and outdoor seating are all available with wooden furniture and romantic lighting. The menu cater for all types of people with local food and international food, including pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, curries, and authentic northern Thai cuisines. There's also a nightly boat trip, in which meals are served while diners cruise down the river. Be sure to stick around after dinner to enjoy live music.

Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 1:30am

Location: 9-11 Charoenrat Road, Wat Kate Chiang Mai

Tel: +6653243239


6. Mix Restaurant & Bar  

Authentic Thai food, creative dishes all over the world

Mix lives up to its name. This bold restaurant takes cuisine by the horns and mixes up food from different cultures and countries to create a unique menu that screams Mix. Mix Restaurant & Bar serves a large variety of creative dishes from all over the world. In fact, with a menu featuring over 250 items, you really need to go back again and again just to find your favorite dish! The cuisine can be Thai, Chinese, European, international, or all of them at the same time. While the cuisine is all mixed up, the decoration is exotic and romantic. It was ranked as the most romantic restaurant in Thailand by Cleo Magazine. Obviously, it will be a visual and taste feast for sure.

Opening Hours: 11:00am - 02:00pm

Location: Nimmanhaemin Soi 1, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Tel: +66 53 216 878



Authentic Thai Food

With a superb location in a traditional Thai house, Ginger & Kafe offers a distinctive restaurant experience, with excellent food and service. The restaurant's decor is fabulous with old-fashion furniture and colorful accessories. The setting is elegant. The place is well-designed to create a unique homey atmosphere. Pad Thai, Caesar Salad, Goat Cheese Quesadillas, fish and chips, green curry, and all of it are delicious! Before you leave be sure to stop by their onsite shop where you can buy beautiful hand-made furniture and other household items. Beware though as it will be hard to walk away empty-handed!

Opening Hours: 10:00am – 11:00pm

Location: 199 Moon Muang Road, Muang Chiang Mai, Thailand

Tel: +6653287681


8. Beer Republic 

Amazing beer, good place to talk

Beer Republic is a Tuscan-style restaurant & bar with a selection of 15 draught beers. They offer "Beer Experience" sets which include 5 or 10 selections draught beer. They also offer a huge selection of over 40 bottled beers. Their food menu features a broad selection of Thai & Western food, including oysters & mussels, a variety of salads, pork knuckle, burgers, pizza, steaks & sausages, as well as cheese & cold cuts plates. Every night Beer Republic is almost full. People from different countries gather here to drink, talk, exchange perspectives and cultures. Drinking while the wind is blowing, talking while the atmosphere is getting higher and higher. It is time to get your deepest feelings off your chest in such a beautiful night with some close friends.

Opening Hours: 16:00 - 00:00

Location: Nimmana Haeminda Lane 11 | Suthep, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Tel: +66 53 216 568


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