Chiang Mai Province Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Chiang Mai Province

April 3, 2018 Rebbecca Marino

Chiang Mai (Thai: เชียงใหม่, pronounced [t͡ɕʰīaŋ.màj] ( listen); Lanna: ᨩ᩠ᨿᨦᩉᩲ᩠ᨾ᩵, pronounced [tɕiaŋ.màj]) is the second-largest province (changwat) of Thailand. It is in the country's north. It is bordered by Chiang Rai to the northeast, Lampang and Lamphun to the south, Tak to the southwest, Mae Hong Son to the west, and Shan State of Burma to the north. The capital, Chiang Mai, is 685 km north of Bangkok.
Things to do in Chiang Mai Province

1. La Fourchette

162/2 Phra Pokklao Road | Phrasing Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Swiss, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$78 - HK$118 +66 53 277 482
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 693 reviews

La Fourchette

Reviewed By Holidayfixation - Sydney

Last night in Chiang mai and this restaurant lived up to its excellent reviews. The Staff are professional yet friendly and genuinely wish to serve. My husband is always wary ordering steak overseas but tonight’s was well with it cooked perfect and not tough. The duck was yum and always leave room for French desserts. It is a bit pricey but you get what you pay for and I would prefer to pay a bit more for excellent service and food. Would have rated this a 5 but the choice of wine by the glass saddened me as I am having withdrawls for a good glass of savi b.

2. My Place Lounge

80 Loi Kroh Road, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations Bar, Gastropub, American, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$39 +66 85 709 6851
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 204 reviews

My Place Lounge

My Place Lounge Sports Bar & Restaurant is in the heart of Chiang Mai. We serve quality western food including Burgers, Philly Cheesesteaks, Panini, flatbread pizza, breakfast, classic sandwiches, salads, Buffalo Wings, Jalapeno Poppers. Our bar has one of the largest selection of liquor in Chiang Mai, including Local Thai Craft Beer & Imported Craft Beer. We show live Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), English Premier League (EPL), American Football(NFL), Formula 1 (F1), MotoGP, NBA, NCAA, Boxing, Rugby, Australia sports (NRL, AFL, Rugby Union), Six Nations, and all other sporting events. Multiple High Definition TV's showing different games simultaneously. Our staff speaks English, and provides attentive and honest service. We open everyday at 8am with our full menu.

Reviewed By ftmphotography - Vientiane

I've been to Chiang Mai countless times since 2009 and there's always been a bar and/or restaurant for everything but very few that tick a couple of boxes. Then, just recently, I discovered MyPlace bar/restaurant/pool-bar/sports-bar and what can I say - ticks all the boxes, except that of being a sleazy-girl-bar, so couples, girls, everyone can feel comfortable there.
The staff are really friendly and attentive without being pushy in any way, including the owner who's almost always there and has a very welcoming presence (and is a great conversationalist too)! The food is delicious and inexpensive with a mainly Western casual dining menu and some Thai dishes. The pool table's a proper 3/4 one (maybe not precisely, but close enough) and there's always someone to have a game or three with, even if you go there alone. The same for having a chat - the regulars are a friendly and fun bunch.
Then there are the big screens for most major international sports and the owner really aims to please various customers. That said, it's by no means a rowdy sports bar and when I've been there several times not watching the sports of the screens, I've enjoyed hanging out in the bar just as much.
MyPlace is definitely NOT a boring-quiet restaurant-bar but there are tons of those in Chiang Mai.
To sum up, it's really the best bar-restaurant in Chiang Mai and just a really great place for everyone except the rude and/or non-peaceful types. (Oh, and they accept major cards for orders over 500Baht... very convenient!).

3. Fueng Fah Restaurant

110, Chang khlan Road | Suriwongse Hotel, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Chinese, Asian, Thai, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks +66 53 270 0515869
Excellent
78%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 329 reviews

Fueng Fah Restaurant

Thai and international restaurant Although Thai cuisine is well-known internationally, Chiang Mai retains its own local specialities, many of which can be sampled in Fueng Fah restaurant. Our all-day dining venue hosts a popular breakfast buffet and in the evening, the lights dim to showcase the preparation of both local fare and international favourites. Fueng Fah is located on the hotel’s first floor and serves à la carte Thai and international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is designed with wooden elements to emulate the style of a local shop in a Lanna market.

Reviewed By marujilla80 - London

We went there today and walked straight out after seeing the menu...
It really reminded us of the Thai restaurants you get in China, the dishes look a lot more like Chinese food than Thai. Almost everything in the menu were soups... Not what you want to eat in this hot weather...

4. Secret Learning Restaurant

25 / 1 Ratvithi Rd. Soi 2T | Sri Phum, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$94 +66 86 730 9321
Excellent
82%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 610 reviews

Secret Learning Restaurant

My number is +66 7133493..( is 3 months I try to change put the company don't do ) ... SLOW FOOD - I am an Italian cooker who loves to cook and I decide to cook for a few people only so I can concentrate on every single dish.Small menu which I like to serve every single dishes. Kitchen close around 9:30 PM. Simone The restaurant is very small.

Reviewed By Amber F

The cutest restaurant I have been to so far in Chiang Mai. Amazing Italian food and an awesome staff. Small kitchen is right in the dining area. Takes time but that’s why the food is so amazing. Live music and cutest owners, get here early though not many tables!

5. Tikky Cafe

2/2 Arak Soi 3 | Sriphum, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi Cafe, Thai, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$39 +66 98 796 2182
Excellent
87%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 669 reviews

Tikky Cafe

Reviewed By Liv T

Me and my boyfriend came in for lunch and had a wonderful experience. He staff are very friendly and helpful.
I had the mixed fruit shake which was absolutely incredible! So big for not much money and ridiculously refreshing.
My boyfriend had the banana and peanut milkshake which was basically a dessert it was incredible!
The food was lovely too- good portions. If you are not used to spice then even the medium spice is very spicy so be warned!
Not an expensive lunch and a lovely atmosphere.

6. The Hideout

95/10 Sithiwongse Road, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +66 81 960 3889
Excellent
82%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

The Hideout

We don't serve fast food at our small, non-airconditioned restaurant. Sandwich, salad and breakfast restaurant serving locally-sourced coffee beans and fresh fruit for smoothies. Our bagels and baguettes are made by a bakery to our high standards and we make our own yoghurt. Use of high quality ingredients and skillful techniques gives you the taste of fine-dining without the fine-dining price. Find out where the flavour is hiding!

Reviewed By Tash W - Cobble Hill, Canada

A friend and I came here for lunch and it was safe to say it’s one of the best meals I’ve had on our trip so far. I had the California chicken Sandwich on baguette which had avocado, cheese, mustard and seasoned chicken. The meat was exceptional, you can tell it’s real and not some sort of deli meat that is often served in Thailand. The bread was soft and fresh as well. The staff were attentive and always made sure to top up our free water!
I can’t say enough positive things about this place. I’ll be back for sure!

7. David's Kitchen

113 Bumrungrad Road | Wat Kate Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, Asian, Thai, Soups, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +66 91 068 1744
Excellent
89%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 3 reviews

David's Kitchen

Romantic french restaurant with a lovely indoor dining room. We are open for dinner from Monday to Saturday from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Reviewed By Anthony L

We were trying to find a nice restaurant in Chiang Mai as we have a baby. David’s kitchen is certainly a hidden gem. The dishes are great and the atmosphere is amazing. We met David during dinner too.

8. Sababa Israeli Restaurant

183/1 Chang Klang Road, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand Delivery, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Healthy, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night +66 64 719 0756
Excellent
89%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Sababa Israeli Restaurant

Authentic and Simple Israeli Restaurant with home style cooking straight from the holy land for people who want good food made from the heart. All our dishes are prepared from scratch using the freshest ingredients. (Gluten-free)

Reviewed By FMoz - Thailand

It's a small pop & mom shop rather than a restaurant. Humus and falafel were tasty but servings small. Menu is very basic, as is the food and physical environment. Bearing all these in mind, it's not cheap.

9. Tanita Coffee House

152 Charoenrat Road, Wat Kate, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Healthy, Cafe, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast HK$24 +66 84 484 8979
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 352 reviews

Tanita Coffee House

Thai restaurant and coffee shop in Chiang Mai<br>_____________________________________________<br><br> - Breakfast<br> - Thai Cuisine<br> - Thai Dessert (Mango Sticky Rice)<br> - Coffee And Drink<br> - Smoothie <br> - Fruit Shake<br> - Cake<br><br>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> WELCOME <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Reviewed By Betti_the_Guide - Berlin, Germany

We went here for a quick lunch and coffee stop and were super happy we came here. Very tranquil atmosphere, small place with only a few tables. Air con inside, nice patio in the shade outside. Curry was phenomenal and iced coffee was presented beautifully and great taste. We will be back!

10. Graph Cafe

Ratvithi Road Soi 2 | Si phum Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand Seating, Free Wifi Cafe +66 81 751 2365
Excellent
76%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 107 reviews

Graph Cafe

Reviewed By Aud M

We found this cafe online and were not disappointed! It’s like having a breakfast cocktail without the alcohol and is outclassed with amazingly brewed coffee. The flavours are all paired up so well and thoroughly thought out! Some might even think they wouldn’t work! Do not judge until you try! We went back each morning we where in Chiang Mai and tried different coffees each time. While enjoying the coffee in the graph cafe, we were told about graph table (around the corner) but didn’t quite manage to get in for food. We did however see the menu and again would highly recommend if in town! You can also enjoy the same coffee menu there! The cafe is small, so it’s not something you’d want to try arrange if in bigger groups! We will be back !!

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