Exclusive Chiang Mai Restaurants, where to eat and dine out

Exclusive Chiang Mai Restaurants

Where to eat and dine out

Eating is a national obsession in Chiang Mai and there is food everywhere you look. Thailand is a culinary delight, with food and fruit carts on many street corners, noodle shops everywhere and endless restaurants with choices ranging from top international cuisine to rustic little bars with a kitchen.

High-end restaurants in Chiang Mai

Le Crystal :

French restaurant in Chiang Mai where various superb French selections are proudly served along with our collection of fine wines which are displayed in our temperature controlled walk-in wine cellar. The high ceiling dining area surrounded with glass offers temperature controlled dining with a magnificent view of our decorated garden and the Ping River. For nature lovers, Le Crystal provides a garden, balcony where you will be able to dine amongst the fragrance from our garden and enjoy a closer view of the Ping River.
Le Crystal restaurant

Those with a need for privacy, Le Crystal offers “The Private”, a private room on the second floor with a panoramic view overlooking the Thai garden and the Ping river. This room accommodates up to 10 persons and is perfect for company meetings, family gatherings or just a private special occasion, free transportation is also provided from your location in Chiang Mai.

Location: 74/2 Paton Rd, T.Paton, A.Muang, Chiang Mai 50300

Open daily: 6.00 – 10.30 pm.

Live Music Jazz Band: Start from 7.30 to 10.00 pm.( except on Sunday)

Palaad Tawanron: 

enjoys an unbeatable location among the forest on the lower slopes of the mountain above the zoo. The views are so great, but it gets busy so be prepared for a long wait for your food. Follow the signs from the right turn near the top of Suthep Rd.,
Palaad Tawanron restaurant

Location: 100 Suthep Road , Suthep. Muang , Chiang Mai 50200

Open hours: 11:30 am. – Midnight.

The Restaurant at the Anantara:

International cuisine such as burgerspasta dishessteaks and Indian dishes and more, located by the Ping River with a luxurious dining room which is a romantic place to watch sunset while having dinner.
The Restaurant at the Anantara

Location: 123- 123/1 Charoen Prathet Road Changklan Muang Chiang Mai 50100

Breakfast: 6.30 am – 10.30 am

Lunch: 12.00 noon – 3.00 pm

Dinner: 6.30 pm – 10.30 pm

David’s Kitchen: 

Here, you’ll taste some of the best food. This is a modern French cuisine and other original dishes with an Asian accent. The main dishes include Soup, Starter & Salad, Pasta, Signature dishes, Beef. This is one of the best restaurants in Chiang Mai, so let’s try it!
Davids Kitchen

Location: 113 Bumrungrad Road | Wat Kate Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50000

Open Hours: Monday -Saturday 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Famous local Chiang Mai food & restaurants

Chiang Mai has many famous foods and restaurants but if you need to try the authentic foods.
We would like to introduce you to authentic local foods and restaurants at a reasonable price.
So, let’s find a good place to eat!

1. Nam Prik Num and Cap Moo (Spicy green chili paste with deep fried pork skin)

One of the most popular dishes in Northern Thailand. The taste of Nam Prik Num is hot, salty, and sweet. They eat Nam Prik Num with Cap Moo (deep fried pork skin), steamed, raw vegetables and sticky rice which it’s served on a Khan Toke table. If you want to try Khan Toke Dinner, it has Khum Khantoke and Old Chiang Mai cultural center. These places are a good choice for you to dine out.
Nam Prik Num and Cap Moo

2. Khanom Jeen Nam Ngiao

– fresh rice noodles and “Nam Ngiao” – spicy tomato infused broth

Khanom Jeen Nam Ngiao is the original recipe of the northern Thailand. This is a famous dish among the Thai people, it’s local food of northern and the taste is little bit spicy. There are lots popular local restaurants, but we recommend “Kad Nom Sen”, Northern Thai atmosphere. The restaurant set in an old house and old decors of Northern Thailand to take you back to Thai-Lanna tradition.
Khanom Jeen Nam Ngiao

3. Kao Soy Curry (coconut based curry served over soft egg noodles and topped with crisp egg noodles)

Kao Soy is traditional northern Thai food or Ahan moung nau. It is deep fly egg noodle with various kind of vegetable top with soup which is made of red curry with chicken. This is one of the most famous for Thai visitors. Beside KaoSoy there is also a roll of various northern foods that you can experience. The taste of KaoSoy here is authentic. A Thai visitor can notice by, look around with famous Thai politicians, movie star and singers who take turns to visit and it is guaranteed deliciousness by the local. It’s easy to find KaoSoy in Chiang Mai. For tourist we would like to recommend Kao Soy Nimman, located at Nimmanhaemin Rd. Soi 7. It has more various kinds of KaoSoi than other restaurant and the taste suits everyone.
Khao Soi Curry


Now you know where you’ll be able to eat authentic Northern Thai food
You’ll find many restaurants in Chiang Mai
But this is the ultimate list of the best restaurants in Chiang Mai from LJ Biz
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