Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai restaurants are excellent for tasting authentic Thai dishes, as well as local cuisine, strongly influenced by the flavors of Burma and China. Make sure to try staples like Khao Soi (hand-cut egg noodles), Nam Prik Ong (red chili dip), Tam Khanun (jackfruit salad), and Khao Niao (sticky rice). Khun Churn is a popular Chiang Mai restaurant thanks to its all-you-can-eat vegetarian buffet, featuring all sorts of noodles, curries and rice. The spread also includes drinks and desserts and is served in a peaceful garden. At the Riverside, you’ll find a Thai restaurant, a Western pub and a live music venue all rolled into one. This lively eatery serves more than 500 dishes, from serpent head fish with mango salad to spaghetti Bolognese.
Variety is key when it comes to live music, too. Every night, there’s a piano set and a guitar duo followed by a pop, reggae, funk or rock band. The Chiang Dao Nest 2 resort isn’t just loved because of its cozy cabins and fantastic mountain views–it also houses an excellent Thai restaurant. Specialties from all over the country, like Yum Chiang Dao Nest (spicy pork and shrimp salad), Choo Chee Kung (king prawns in spicy coconut curry) and Kang Om (slow-cooked buffalo in spices and herbs) are just a few of the dishes to try.