Best Restaurants in Pai

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Best Restaurants in Pai
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Introduce

Pai, tucked deep in a valley and surrounded by walls of endless mountains, is a dream destination for many travelers. For most people coming to Pai means simply slowing down. Many prefer to lounge away at a chilled-out bar while the artsy types are found chilling at Pai’s many coffee galleries.

And this little mountain town somehow manages to offer a wide range of really good restaurant choices. And we have listed down the best restaurants in Pai that you shouldn’t miss while you are visiting Pai.

Na’s Kitchen

Na's Kitchen
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Na’s Kitchen is a hidden gem in Pai. The ramshackle venue of Na’s Kitchen will surely deceive you into ignoring this place. But the food at this place is magical. Every dish on their menu is perfectly cooked with a mixture of flavors and they have a lot of sections on their menu. Above all, the dishes are really cheap!

Location: Wiang Tai, Pai District, Mae Hong Son, Thailand

Opening hours: 11:00 – 21:00

Price range: 40 THB – 120 THB

The Blue Ox

The Blue Ox
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Decorated with colorful lanterns and banners – The Blue Ox is a tranquil restaurant in Pai. The fountains and the comfortable seating arrangements create a warm and relaxing atmosphere that you could spend hours here.

They offer an extensive menu which includes traditional Thai dishes, Thai cuisines with a twist, and also classic American favorites. The Blue Ox even offers a variety of homemade jams and yogurts for breakfast. And their steak is a must-try!

Location: 139/2, Pai, Amphoe Pai, Chang Wat Mae Hong Son, 58130, Thailand

Opening hours: 5:00 – 22:00

Price range: 17 THB – 540 THB

Maya Burger Queen

Maya Burger Queen
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If you are craving for some really good burgers while you are visiting Pai, you just need to go to one place and that is Maya Burger. Maya Burger sells the best burgers in Pai with a menu that offers separate sections for vegetarian and vegan burgers.

They even have vegan mayo! And what’s the best thing about Maya Burger? Starting from the soft buns to the garlic everything in Maya Burger is homemade. Warm and friendly service adds to the great experience at Maya Burger.

Location: 61/2 M.1, Pai, 58130, Thailand

Opening hours: 13:00 – 22:00

Price: 80 THB – 300 THB

Charlie and Lek’s

Charlie and Lek's
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If you are at Pai you definitely need to stop by at Charlie and Lek’s. And surely you won’t be disappointed. The staff at Charlie and Lek’s are super friendly and hospitable and they would let you swap ingredients to make sure your dish is as much spicy as you want.

Their long menu offers healthy vegetarian dishes, northern Thailand cuisines, and even traditional Thai cuisines. Their Khao Soi is a must try and don’t blame me later for not warning you about how delicious it is.

Location: Wiang Tai, Pai District, Mae Hong Son, 58130, Thailand

Opening hours: 11:00 – 21:30

Price: 50 THB – 180 THB

Big’s Little Café

Big's Little Café
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Big’s little café is a modest-looking cottage which sells the best English and American food in Pai. Its extensive menu offers English sausages, French fries, burgers, eggs and mushrooms, and even brownies. Every dish at this restaurant is fresh, clean and the friendly owners make sure to provide a comfortable atmosphere.

This little restaurant is quite popular among homesick ex-pats and you might have to wait a bit to get a seat.

Location: 134/1, Moo 3, Vieng Tai, Pai, 58130, Thailand

Opening hours: 9:00 – 20:00

Price range: 45 THB – 165 THB

Ganesh Bar and Restaurant

Ganesh Bar and Restaurant
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Ganesh bar and restaurant sells some amazing Thai food. They are known to local people for selling great dishes with good proportions at really affordable prices. The staff here are also well known among local people because of their friendly behavior.

Location: 139/ RO Pho Cho Mae Hong Son 3065 Road, Pai, Amphoe Pai, Chang Wat Mai Hong Son, 58130, Thailand

Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:00

Price range: 50 THB – 60 THB

Baan Pizza

Baan Pizza
Baan Pizza

Pizza is something you can crave anytime and anywhere. If you get those sudden cravings for pizza while you are visiting Pai, make sure to visit Baan Pizza to fulfill your cravings. Baan Pizza, on the main walking street, has a comfortable and friendly atmosphere.

Just after the restaurant, you will be welcomed by the smell of the baked crusts of pizza. Their pizza is perfect – thin crust, topped with the right amount of cheese and toppings. They even sell great homemade pasta which is definitely worth a try.

Location: 139/2 Pai Pai, Amphoe Pai, Chang Wat Mae Hong Son, 58130, Thailand

Opening hours: 10:00 – 23:00

Price: Each pizza would cost around 200 THB

Cafecito

Cafecito
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While you are traveling Southeast Asia you must miss the taste of really good Mexican food.

You don’t have to miss it anymore because here in Pai restaurant Cafecito serves some really amazing Mexican food. Tacos, tostadas, tortas, carnitas, Mexican rice, chorizo – Cafecito has every Mexican dish. Their dishes are cooked with great care and presented beautifully. Even their decorations will give you all the Mexican vibes.

Location: Pai, Pai district, Mae Hong Son, 58130, Thailand

Opening hours: 9:00 – 17:00 ( Friday to Wednesday)

Price range: 10 THB – 220 THB

Earth Tone

Earth Tone
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If you are tired of all the fried Thai food and want to have a healthy meal, Earth Tone has got your back. Earth Tone, located just across the street from the Wat Phra That Mae Yen, is really easy to spot.

The menu at Earth Tone is mainly vegan with a few vegetarian dishes. They even have vegan-friendly desserts, probiotic drinks, and many more. This restaurant is like heaven for all the vegetarians and vegans. And the staff here are welcoming and friendly.

Location: 81 Rural Road, Mae Hong Son 4024, Mae Hi, Mae Hong Son 58130, Thailand

Opening hours: 9:30 – 17:00

Price range: 70THB – 150 THB