Chiang Mai

7 Best Restaurants in Chiang Mai

Like other major cities in Thailand, Chiang Mai has a large and diverse dining scene, with many different experiences to be had.

While street food is abundant, so too are restaurants offering Thai dishes, curries, seafood and other delicacies.

Here are 7 top restaurants in Chiang Mai:

The Good View

Set by the River Ping with—you guessed it—a stunning view, this place is an institution in Chiang Mai, thanks to a great house band and a menu featuring Thai, Japanese and International dishes at reasonable prices. Sit inside or out.

Huen Suntari

Set in a two-story wooden house by the River Ping, Huen Suntari is best known for Soontaree Vechanont, its folk-singing celebrity owner. The menu features classic Thai dishes and northern Thai cuisine.


Tong offers northern Thai cuisine in a laid back setting near the Nimmanhaemin artist strip. Try the northern Thai curries (kaeng hand le) or the deep fried chicken wings with chili dip (nam prik).

The Gallery

The Gallery combines a store full of local handicrafts with upscale dining. Try the curries or the seafood dishes.

Huen Pen

A restaurant with a 40-year history, Huen Pen offers northern Thai cuisine, including some family recipes you cannot sample elsewhere.

Charcoa Bakery and Restaurant

An inn as well as a restaurant, Charcoa offers courtyard garden dining with a great breakfast menu and a dinner menu featuring one of the best pad Thai dishes in Chiang Mai.

Whole Earth

A Thai-Indian restaurant with 30 years of history, Whole earth is set in a traditional wooden Thai house and features a large vegetarian menu.

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