10 Best Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Travel guide for Chiang Mai visitor
Ohkajhu is one of Chiang Mai’s top restaurants offering not only great salads and organic food but also plenty of other dishes
This place is very popular so try making a booking in the morning or else prepare for a queue of 20-30min
Tong Tem Toh
Tong Tem Toh is a hugely popular Northern Thai restaurant in Chiang Mai that serves authentic and affordable Northern Thai specialities. It is one of the most popular Thai restaurants in Chiang Mai and a must-visit for any foodie who visits Chiang Mai. Reason enough to write a detailed review of this local gem.
Innovative flavor combos are the order of the day at Redbox, a boutique restaurant in an attractive old Victorian building. Expect elegantly plated, contemporary takes on modern dishes – mostly Thai, but with a few international options added in as well, with a focus on high-quality, seasonal ingredients. Favorites include the scallop carpaccio and the crispy pata. There are only seven tables here, so you’ll need to book in advance. For a relaxing end to your evening,
Huan Muan Jai
Huen Muan Jai is a hugely popular restaurant in Chiang Mai, specialized in the traditional Northern Thai cuisine. The restaurant opened its doors in 2011 and since then, people have to wait in line due to popularity.
Huen Muan Jai is located close to Hua Lin Corner, just outside the older parts of Chiang Mai.
Khao Soi Nimman
Khao Soi Khun Yai is one of the most popular restaurants in Chiang Mai that serves the Northern Thai curry named Khao Soi. Although there is always a debate who serves the best version in town, it’s commonly known that Khao Soi Khun Yai belongs to the top. Reason enough to write a detailed review of this popular place.
Ginger Farm Kitchen
If you’re looking for traditional Thai fare, look no further than Ginger Farm Kitchen – the more casual, sister restaurant of renowned House by Ginger. Take a culinary tour of northern Thailand with the restaurant’s farm-to-table focused menu, created with fresh, healthy and locally sourced ingredients. Portions are large (always a bonus), and you’ll find well-worn favourites alongside more unusual dishes.
Kanomjean San Pa Khoi Hiso Lanna
Not just the Chiang Mai’s famous Kanom Jeen Nam Ngeow, they let you choose whatever kind of soup/curry you want to go over your noodles from green curry, Bangkok-style coconut milk curry, spicy red curry, to spicy beef curry, all for 20 Baht! Don’t like noodles? They got you covered; you can get it over rice for just 10 Baht extra.
Galae restaurant Chiang Mai
The Galae restaurant is located on top of the hills in the West of Chiang Mai. To get there, just follow Suthep road, pass Chiang Mai University, and drive into the hills until the end. This is an open air dining place, beautifully situated in a wonderful flower garden. After your meal, make sure you grab the opportunity to walk to the other side of the lake to enjoy some real stunning views of Chiang Mai city. This restaurant takes open air dining to a whole new level.
The Salad Concept
Visitors book a table for tasty meals here and enjoy the sights of Wat Chomphu. You will be served mouthwatering salad wraps, chicken wraps and eggs benedict. When visiting this restaurant, it’s a must to try great smoothies or delicious juice.
The terrific staff works hard, stays positive and makes this place great.
Chom Cafe and Restaurant
On the outskirts of the city and set amidst a photogenic moss garden complete with waterfalls and ponds, Chom Cafe is an understandably popular spot. Big windows bring this fairy tale scene into the two dining rooms. The menu offers mostly Thai cuisine, along with some Western dishes, but don’t miss the excellent cakes and coffee. Reserve a table ahead of time if you plan to come between 11am and 5pm, otherwise you can expect a long queue.