Top 5 Restaurants In Chiang Mai
The hightlight of most peoples vacation is typically the food they ate. Chiang Mai is no exception as there are litterally thousands of places to eat. The great part about Chiang Mai like other major destinations in Thailand is there is a huge amount of foriegn restaurants.
Personally I would say that Chiang Mai has better foriegn food than they do Thai food mostly because Northern food is strange to the taste with literally no real seafood dishes. Not surprising though because Chiang Mai is in the mountains right! Though finding a good place to eat is not hard if you know where to go.
This is not the list of cheapest eats in Chiang Mai nor is it a list of the most expensive rather the majority of places I found are great to eat at in Chiang Mai.
1. Mr Churro Donut
Founded in 2010 this unassuming donut shop behind Chiang Mai university has been serving fresh donuts to Chiang Mai university students and local donut lovers. Little would one know they they have a great assortment of Chinese and Thai foods. This is typically a university Thai girl hangout, all the same it's a great place to eat. Dishes start at only 40 baht and are really good sized dishes that get you full. Anyone who comes here must try the Lemon Chicken it's the house specialty and well worth every penny! $
One of the most famous of all restaurants the Riverside is the place to go for a dinner birthday or celebration. The food is expensive but are well portioned and made to perfection. It's more of a pub vibe with two bands that play in different areas with the general dinner seating outside next to the Mai Ping River. $$$$
Real locals who live around Thapae Gate are sure to know this restaurant. There are two chefs here mother and daughter each cooking up great thai meals within 5minutes. The place gets crowded during meal hours but it's well worth the way. Personally i've taken Thai people who love to eat there. $$
4. BBQ Chick with love
Probably the best somtum and BBQ chicken i've ever eatin in Chiang Mai if not Thailand, the prices are pretty reasonable as well for two people you can have a fantastic meal for under 200 baht. Get here early though because they close at 8pm and sometimes sell out an hour before that. $$
5. No Name Noodle shop
If your looking for some hearty Thai noodles then look no further than this No Name shop, the shop has no name (probably for tax purposes), but they do have the best noodles in Chiang Mai. What sets this shop apart from the rest is their beef noodles, the beef almost melts in your mouth and is not chewy like other places, you put your own spices in the soup or eat it plain still delicous. Thai people prefer to eat noodles during the day so best time to go is then, though the shop is open 10am - 9pm. $