15 Restaurants in Chiang Mai - Trending in 2020 (Updated)
There is no scarcity of restaurants in Chiang Mai, one of the biggest cities in Thailand.  Whether it is traditional Thai specialities, or new international and fusion dishes, Chiang Mai is a place that will not disappoint you. The restaurants here cater to a wide range of cultures, cuisines as well as costs, boasting of lip-smacking food and amazing service.

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Food here also has Muslim, Chinese and traditional Thai influences which make any other city incomparable with restaurants in this northern Thai city. Chiang Mai Restaurants are known for dishes that you will have a hard time searching for in other Thai cities.

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Whether it is Indian food at The Restaurant at Anantara, or fusion food at DK David’s Kitchen 909, or even traditional Thai food at the Old Chiang Mai Cultural Centre, there is something for everyone here. Even if you’re craving for a good, filling American burger, you have the Beast Burger in Chiang Mai to go to! Read on to find out some of the most popular restaurants in Chiang Mai.

Here is a list of the best restaurants in Chiang Mai:



01

DK David's Kitchen 909

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DK David's Kitchen 909

DK David’s Kitchen 909 is one of the most popular restaurants in Chiang Mai, known for some of the best European, Thai and Fusion food in the city. The restaurant aims to offer a fine dining experience to its guests with great food, attention to detail, and the amalgamation of a peaceful atmosphere with a first-class service. 

The restaurant is located along the far side of the Mae Ping River and boasts of a huge selection of wine that goes extremely well with the changing three-course meals that it excels in. Some of the popular dishes here are the Pumpkin Soup, Pan Seared Tuna, Risotto as well as Grilled Duck Breasts. 

Location: 113 Bumrungrad Road, Wat Ket Chang Wat Chiang Mai.

Price: Around 1500 Baht/ INR 3420 for two people.

Cuisine: French, Thai, European, Fusion.

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02

The Restaurant at Anantara

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The Restaurant at Anantara

Another one of the famous Chiang Mai Restaurants, The Restaurant is a part of the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort best known for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Offering breath-taking views of the Mae Ping River to its guests, it focuses on Indian and Western-influenced dishes. The Restaurant is a very sophisticated restaurant with an exceptional design, in addition to the great quality of food, drinks and service.

Some of the famous dishes here include the Lamb kebab which is cooked inside a clay oven, the Kerala Prawn Curry, Watermelon Gazpacho Soup and others. The Restaurant also offers cocktails that are locally inspired along with the famous Thai wine and other non-alcoholic drinks. They also have an “All You Can Eat” buffet, which features more than 40 different dishes. 

Location:
Anantara Chiang Mai Resort, 123-123/1 Charoen Prathet Road, Changklan, Chiang Mai.

Price:
Between 1200 to 1500 Baht/ INR 2750 to 3400, for two people.

Cuisine
: Indian, Western.

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04

Khantoke Dinner at Old Chiang Mai Cultural Centre

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Khantoke Dinner at Old Chiang Mai Cultural Centre

One of the more traditional Restaurants in Chiang Mai is The Khantoke Dinner at the Old Chiang Mai Cultural Centre. You will get to see an all-round dining and entertainment experience here. Khantoke Dinner is known for a traditional way of life, here guests are required to sit on bamboo mats on the floor and share their food while a number of different Thai dances and drum performances are shown.  

Khantoke Dinner is known for its delicious northern Thai food, with dishes like Sticky Rice, Burmese-style Pork Curry, Deep Fried Pork Skin and Vegetables with a spicy chilli dip. Guests are also served with beer, soft drinks, and whiskey. 

Location: 185/3 Wua Lai Road, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai.

Price: 520 Baht/ INR 1190 per person.

Cuisine: Thai.
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05

Riverside Bar and Restaurant

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Riverside Bar and Restaurant

The Riverside Bar and Restaurant is among the favourite Chiang Mai Restaurants for both locals and tourists. Boasting of an amazing atmosphere and located alongside the Mae Ping River, this restaurant has an overall romantic vibe. Moreover, you can also avail a night boat trip where you will not only get to go on a river cruise but also enjoy the lip-smacking food.

The restaurant has a great menu which consists of Pizza, Burgers, Northern Thai dishes as well as great mocktails which are a crowd-pleaser. You can also stay back after dinner and enjoy the live music that starts evening onwards.  

Location:
9, 11 Charoen Rat Road, Wat Ket Chang Wat Chiang Mai, 50000, Thailand.

Price:
Between 500 and 1000 Baht/ INR 1140 to 2290, for two people.

Cuisine:
Thai, International Fusion.

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06

Palaad Tawanron

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Palaad Tawanron

Located on top of a hill and overlooking the city below, the Palaad Tawanron restaurant offers a traditional Lanna style of fine dining experience to its guests. They have individual dishes along with set meals based on what the guests choose.

Some of the dishes that are among guest favourites here are Drunken Chicken, Hunglei Curry Akagi, Fried Dried Red Pork and Tom Yum Kung, all of which are presented beautifully and successfully portray the Lanna tradition. 

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

Price:
Around 1500 Baht/ INR 3430, for two people.

Cuisine:
Chinese, Thai.

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07

SP Chicken

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SP Chicken

Recommended by Michelin star chefs, the SP Chicken is one of those Chiang Mai Restaurants, that is not specified in the Chiang Mai-style, but has been the inspiration for many restaurants and chicken dishes around the world. Based on food from Isaan, in northeast Thailand, the famed dish here is the rotisserie chicken with sticky rice and spicy papaya salad. 

Location:
9/1 Sam Larn Soi 1, Phra Singh, Muang Chiang Mai.

Price:
around 200 Baht per person.

Cuisine:
Thai Isaan.

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08

The Good View

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The Good View

Offering amazing views of the Mae Ping River along with great food and good music, The Good View is one of the popular Chiang Mai Restaurants among locals as well as tourists. Best for a casual hang out with friends and family, or even a romantic date with your significant other, The Good View has a perfect ambience with acoustic as well as jazz music.

Deep-fried food is one of the specialties here, with dishes like deep-fried chicken legs and shrimps. You can also try one of the many soups, salads or curries like the Tom Yam soup. It is recommended to try The Khantoke, which is a customary platter full of Chiang Mai delicacies. The Stir-fried Soft-Shell Yellow Crab is also a hit amongst the guests here. 

Location:
13 Charoen Road, Wat Ket Chang Wat Chiang Mai, 50000, Thailand.

Price:
800 Baht/ INR 1830, for two people.

Cuisine:
Thai, Japanese, Fusion, International.

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09

Food 4 Thought

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Food 4 Thought

Known for offering healthy food options as well as coffee in Chiang Mai, Food For Thought, also known as Food4Thought, is a beautiful restaurant where people can enjoy healthy and organic dishes. The restaurant has a quaint interior with tables that are decorated with “books for thoughts” for guests to write their thoughts in. The restaurant boasts of making the best wraps in all of Chiang Mai. 

Location: 15/5 Moo 1, Soi Sudchai, Klong Chonpratan Road, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai.

Price: Around 400-500 Baht/ INR 915 to 1150, for two people.

Cuisine: Fusion, Contemporary.

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10

Barefoot Café

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Barefoot Café

Situated in a small house, the Barefoot Café is a quaint little restaurant best known for making their food from scratch. The restaurant uses food to connect with people and source their ingredients and produce directly from the farmers and local producers. The Barefoot Café is the best place you should go to if you want to spend time at a cosy location with your friends or loved ones and indulge in delicious food.

They serve pasta, pizzas, and salads, along with a variety of drinks and desserts. 

Location:
90 Thapae Rd, Tambon Chang Moi, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai.

Price:
Around 400 Baht/ INR 916, for two people.

Cuisine:
International.

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11

Salsa Kitchen

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Salsa Kitchen

With two different branches in Chiang Mai, the Salsa Kitchen should be at the top of your food-hopping list if you wish to try scrumptious Mexican food. With a friendly service and a warm, cosy vibe, the restaurant prides itself in some of the best Mexican food, both modern as well as traditional, in the city.

Some of their best sellers include the Mango Chicken Quesadillas, Nachos, and the Jalisco Style Aguachile Rojo. The restaurant also serves many delicious drinks like sangria, margaritas as well as beer. They also have vegetarian and gluten-free food options available. 

Location:
26/4 Huay Kaew Road, Chiang Mai.

Price:
Around 500 Baht/ INR 1150, for two to three people.

Cuisine:
Mexican.

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12

Beast Burger

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Beast Burger

Known as the best burger restaurants in Chiang Mai, Beast Burger prides itself in preparing burgers with the hardcore American flavours, simple and easy. With the choice of three types of fries, this is an ideal spot for all those meat lovers. Their BBQ Pulled Pork Burger and the Beast Burger with Aioli are their best sellers. 

Location:
14 Soi 17, Nimmanhaemin Road, Chiang Mai.

Price:
200 Baht/ INR 460, for one burger.

Cuisine
: American.

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13

Rosy-Cheeks

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Rosy-Cheeks

Known for offering healthy food with great flavours, Rosy-Cheeks is a fusion restaurant that makes its food from fresh ingredients and produce with a slight hint of a Japanese influence in them. It is a casual hangout place with affordable food options. Some of the most popular dishes here include the Wakame Seaweed Spring Rolls, Bruschetta, and the Beetroot Quinoa Risotto. 

Location: 52/2 Soi 3, Suthep Road.

Price: Around 300 to 400 Baht/ INR 690 to 915 for two people.

Cuisine: Fusion.
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14

Cherng Doi Roast Chicken

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This is one of the best Restaurants in Chiang Mai for the basic Thai cooking, which includes grilled chicken, papaya salad and sticky rice. Offering an outdoor experience, they are famous for their Crispy Skin Chicken, complete with a spicy tamarind sauce for dipping the chicken into.

Other dishes they offer are Moo Yang, or roasted pork shoulder, and the popular Som Tam or unripe papaya salad. They also have iced teas and coffees available for you to drink on a hot summer day. 

Location:
Soi Suk Kasem, off Nimmanhaemin Road, between Soi 2 and Soi 4, Chiang Mai.

Price:
100 to 200 Baht/ INR 228 to 457 for two people.

Cuisine:
Thai.

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15

Mit Mai

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This is one of the few restaurants in Chiang Mai that serve Yunnan cuisine, something which is almost unavailable outside the Yunnan region. With quick, friendly service and delicious food, this is a restaurant you must go to in order to try authentic Yunnan food.

Their food is prepared with unique Chinese ingredients and includes dishes like the Yunnan style air-dried ham, spicy salads as well as many different soups.

Location: 42/2 Ratchamanka Road, Chiang Mai.

Price: around 550 Baht/ INR 1260.

Cuisine: Yunnan.

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16

Old Chiang Mai Cultural Centre

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Old Chiang Mai Cultural Centre

At the Old Chiang Mai Cultural Centre, guests can get to experience the traditional style of Thai cooking and dining, along with dance and cultural shows. With pan-regional meals along with a few central Thai dishes, this restaurant is a dining spot for those who want to be in a comfortable atmosphere with their loved ones.

Some of their famous dishes are Crispy Pork, Stir Fried Vegetables, and Chicken with Tomato Chilli paste. 

Location:
185/3, Wualai Road, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai.

Price:
Between 550 to 1500 Baht/ INR 1260 to 3430.

Cuisine
: Thai.

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