Chiang Mai restaurants

Top Choice Southeast Asian in Chiang Mai

Service 1921

The pan-Asian restaurant at the Anantara is elegance incarnate, with waitstaff in full 1920s garb and interior decor resembling the secret offices of MI6 – appropriate as the gorgeous teak villa housing the restaura…
Top Choice International in Chiang Mai

Rustic & Blue

With an interior looking like a Pinterest spread of farmhouse-chic and an outdoor patio complete with hammocks, Rustic & Blue's photogenic, farm-to-table dishes are in perfect harmony with the decor. Think eggs …
Top Choice Thai in Chiang Mai

Tong Tem Toh

Set in an unpretentious garden of a teak house, this trendy cafe serves deliciously authentic northern Thai cuisine. The menu roams beyond the usual to specialities such as nám prík ong (chilli paste with vegetables…
Top Choice Ice Cream in Chiang Mai


Mobbed day and night, this shop creates fantastic ice cream and sorbets using local fruits and creative ingredients such as black beans and sticky rice; the saraka (snake fruit) sorbet is quite possibly the best ice…
Top Choice Chinese in Chiang Mai

Kiat Ocha

This humble Chinese-style canteen is mobbed daily by locals who can't get enough of the kôw man gài (Hainanese-style boiled chicken). Each plate comes with soup, chilli sauce and blood pudding and the menu also incl…
Top Choice Italian in Chiang Mai


Yes the modern black decor interspersed with gigantic, golden candelabra-style chandeliers is interesting, the pastas and mains are innovative and the cocktails are addictive, but it's the perfect pizzas here that m…
Top Choice Thai in Chiang Mai

Lert Ros

As you enter this local-style hole in the wall, you'll pass the main course: delicious whole tilapia fish, grilled on coals and served with a fiery Isan-style dipping sauce. Eaten with sticky rice, this is one of th…
Top Choice International in Chiang Mai

Riverside Bar & Restaurant

Almost everyone ends up at Riverside at some point in their Chiang Mai stay. Set in an old teak house, it feels like a boondocks reimagining of a Hard Rock Cafe, and bands play nightly until late. Stake out a claim …
Top Choice Thai in Chiang Mai

SP Chicken

Chiang Mai's best chicken emerges daily from the broilers at this tiny cafe near Wat Phra Singh. The menu runs to salads and soups, but most people just pick a half (90B) or whole (170B) chicken, and dip the moist m…
Top Choice Northern Thai in Chiang Mai

Kao Soi Fueng Fah

The most flavourful of the Muslim-run kôw soy (wheat-and-egg noodles in a curry broth) vendors along Halal St, with the choice of beef or chicken with your noodles.