Restaurants

Top Choice Northern Thai in Chiang Rai

Lung Eed

One of Chiang Rai’s most delicious dishes is available at this simple shophouse restaurant. There’s an English-language menu on the wall, but don’t miss the sublime lâhp gài (minced chicken fried with local spices a…
Vietnamese in Chiang Rai

Namnigew Pa Nuan

This semiconcealed place (there's no roman-script sign) serves a unique mix of Vietnamese and northern Thai dishes. Tasty food, friendly service and a fun barnlike atmosphere – wouldn't it be great if it was open fo…
Northern Thai in Chiang Rai

Khao Soi Phor Jai

Phor Jai serves mild but tasty bowls of the eponymous curry noodle dish, as well as a few other northern Thai staples. There's no roman-script sign, but look for the open-air shophouse with the blue interior.
Northern Thai in Chiang Rai

Paa Suk

Paa Suk does big, rich bowls of kà·nŏm jeen nám ngée·o (a broth of pork or beef and tomatoes served over fresh rice noodles). The restaurant is between Soi 4 and Soi 5 of Th Sankhongnoi (the street is called Th …
Thai in Chiang Rai

Phu Lae

This air-conditioned restaurant is popular with Thai tourists for its tasty but somewhat gentrified northern Thai fare. Recommended local dishes include the gaang hang·lair (pork belly in a rich Burmese-style curry)…
Thai in Chiang Rai

Rosprasert Muslim Food

This open-air restaurant next to the mosque on Th Isaraparb dishes up tasty Thai-Muslim favourites, including kôw mòk gài (the Thai version of chicken biryani).
Chinese in Chiang Rai

Muang Thong

Comfort food for Thais and travellers alike: this long-standing open-air place serves the usual repertoire of satisfyingly salty and spicy Chinese-Thai dishes.