Chiang Mai

7 Best Restaurants in Chiang Mai City

Chiang Mai City offers much to those who want a night out that starts with a great meal.

From street food on the weekend walking streets to fine dining, Chiang Mai will not disappoint. But it may be a challenge to select a destination, with dozens of restaurants to choose from.

To help you make decisions, here are seven dining options in Chiang Mai City:

Huen Pen

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


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).

Antique House

With a terrace overlooking the River Ping, Antique House offers Thai dishes in a casual environment. Try the steamed chicken Antique House style.

Chez Marco

Located among the bars of Loh Kroh, visitors to Chez Marco can see the French-trained chef hard at work as they relax in a comfortable setting. The menu features tapas and French cuisine (try the duck breast with sautéed apples). The wine list is serious. And the restaurant is flexible about when they close, so feel free to stay awhile.

Fern Forest Café

One of Chiang Mai’s hidden treasures, the demur café on Singharat Road is a local favorite—and a great place to relax.

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.

La Lantera di Genova

Like many fine restaurants, La Lantera di Genova is not much to look at. But the food offered by the Genovese-born chef is authentic and first-rate Italian cuisine.

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