Chiang Mai, known as the ‘Rose of the North’, is the largest city in the north of Thailand. This old city is rich in culture and holds some of the most outstanding, unique places to see and things to do.
Similar to its language, culture, and heritage, the cuisines in Chiang Mai are different from south and east Thailand.
To make sure that you get an amazing meal and don’t miss out on the best restaurants while you are visiting Chiang Mai, we have put together the top restaurants in Chiang Mai for you.
Tong Tem Toh
Tong Tem Toh is a highly rated Northern Thai restaurant located on the outskirts of the old city of Chiang Mai. If you are looking for authentic Northern food at a reasonable price, Tong Tem Toh is the right place to go.
Although Tong Tem Toh is capacious, you might have to wait for at least 15 to 30 minutes in line to get a seat. Yes, it is that famous!
Tong Tem Toh uses a mixture of exquisite local delicacies and flavors to make eccentric cuisines. In short, Tong Tem Teh is a must-visit while you are visiting Chiang Mai.
Location: 11 13 Nimmanahaeminda Road, Suthep, Chiang Mai 50200
Opening hours: 07:00 – 21:00
Price range: 50 THB – 200 THB
Extraordinary name, right? SS1254372 café is as extraordinary as its name. Located next to the Gallery Seespace,Art Gallery SS1254372 café is a small, beautifully decorated café with art and a large outdoor area. Mainly known for its amazing coffee, SS1254372 café serves good quality food too.
It has the friendliest staff who serves the most unique looking dishes made from fresh ingredients. The kitchen at SS1254372 café closes at three o’clock in the afternoon while the café closes at five o’clock. However, SS1254372 café makes an exciting place to have a cozy breakfast or lunch.
Location: 22/1 Soi Nimmana Haeminda 17, Chiang Mai Amphoe Muang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50200
Opening hours: 08:00 – 17:00
Price range: 100 THB – 200 THB
Nimmo House Shabu & Grill
If you are looking for a unique food experience, Nimo House Shabu & Grill is the place for you. The restaurant is set beside a beautiful river with low, wooden picnic chairs and tables, beanbag chairs, and is surrounded by a variety of green plants and colorful flowers.
The setting of the restaurant is warm and pleasing itself. And the menu is as large as the restaurant. Although their main emphasis is Japanese food, they serve amazing Australian Beef Brisket, New Zealand Lamb Rack and many more dishes to choose from. And to top it all, they even let you go kayaking in the river.
Location: 119 Santi Su soi 5 Mae Faek Mai Sai Mae Faek, Amphoe San Sai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50290, Thailand
Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 17:00 – 23:00, Sat-Sun, 16:00 – 23:00
Price range: 250 THB – 500 THB
The Giant Treehouse
The Giant Treehouse café isn’t one of those cute coffee shops. The Giant Treehouse café is actually a treehouse café! Yes, you read it right! Hidden inside a dense jungle the café is built fantastically on a gigantic, sprawling tree. This café is really remarkable with outstanding natural views.
It is the best place for people who want to get closer to nature and who wouldn’t mind taking an adventure in the forest. Although you have to travel a lot to get the Giant Treehouse, it will be worthwhile even for a cup of coffee among the warm sunshine, and the beautiful views on the top of the hill.
Location: Moo 1, Ban Phaed Huay Kaew, Chiang Mai
Opening hours: 08:30 – 17:30
Price range: Coffee prices start from 80 THB
Galae restaurant – surrounded by gorgeous flower gardens, picnic tables, colorful umbrellas, and a reservoir – gives you a relaxing picnic-like experience.
The beautiful open-air restaurant provides a large menu of delicious Thai and Northern Thai restaurants. At night this restaurant turns into a romantic place where you can enjoy some of the amazing views of Chiang Mai while taking a walk along the reservoir.
Location: 65 Suthep Rd, Muang, Chiang Mai, 50200
Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Price range: 90 THB – 220 THB
The Gallery Restaurant
The Gallery restaurant is a combination of Art gallery at the front and a wonderful open-air restaurant at the back overlooking the Ping River.
Their elegant décor, a profusion of dishes and drinks, and great live music create a setting for fine dining. Over the years The Gallery restaurant has won numerous awards for its outstanding architectural building and mouth-watering food.
The Gallery restaurant serves many international foods besides Thai food and focuses on serving fresh and good quality food.
Location: 25-27-29 Charoen Raj Road, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
Opening hours: 12:00 – 00:00
Price range: 300 THB – 1300 THB
Dash Restaurant and bar
Located in a quiet part of the old town, Dash restaurant and bar are quite renowned among locals and foreigners. The restaurant has quite a lively setting- a wonderful wooden house, amazing lighting, live music played by the band and delectable Thai cuisine makes sure to provide everyone with a really unique experience.
Location: Muang Road Soi 3, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Price range: 98 THB – 327 THB
The restaurant at Anantara Chiang Mai resort
If you are at Chiang Mai you will definitely see many ravishing five-star hotels and if you really want to dine at one of those five-star hotels, the restaurant at Anantara Chiang Mai resort is one of the best ones that you should must visit.
This restaurant is one of the most stylish restaurants in Chiang Mai with the best quality of food and excellent service. The best thing about this restaurant is the magical view during the sunset which makes the expensive food prices worth it.
If you want to have a memorable meal with someone special this restaurant is the right place for you.
Location: 123, 123/1 Charoen Prathet Road, Tambon Chang Khlan, Muang, Chiang Mai 50100
Opening hours: 6:30 – 22:30
Price range: 261 THB – 1634 THB