When it comes to dining on international specialities, Chiang Mai’s restaurants are not lacking in choice. There are restaurants in most parts of Chiang Mai where international food is on the menu. Choices range between expat themed bars and plush eateries in heritage teakwood buildings. More than a few of Chiang Mai’s guesthouses and hotels have onsite restaurants offering the likes of burgers, pizzas, steaks, pancakes and gourmet salads too. Our recommendations on the best international restaurants in Chiang Mai are listed below.
Salad Concept | Corner Bistro
Loi Kroh-Night Bazaar Area:
Chez Marco | Kad Kafé | O’Malley’s Irish | The Restaurant
Old City Area:
Art Café | Dash Teak House
By the Ping River & Hang Dong Areas:
Deck 1 | The Riverside | The Hideaway [Hang Dong] | Further Reading
DASH TEAK HOUSE
Dash Teak House is a heritage structure located in a small soi (lane) in the northeast corner of Chiang Mai Old City. Diners have the choice of eating in the spacious garden or in the upstairs lounge. The menu at Dash is a fusion of the best Thai and Western dishes with items such as spaghetti, Caesar salads, samosas, burgers, spring rolls and larb spicy minced pork dishes on it. The menu also features desserts including cheesecake, carrot cake and brownies as well as coffee brewed from locally sourced beans and an assortment of beer, wine and cocktails.
Dash Teak House: #38/2, Moon Muang Rd., Soi 1, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 | Open: 10:30-22:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 279 230 | Website | Map
CHEZ MACRO RESTAURANT
A long established eatery set amid the bars on Loi Kroh Road, Chez Marco features a menu with specialty dishes from France, Italy and the Mediterranean. The choices are varied and include steaks with French sauces, beef Provencal, lamb chops, spaghetti, pasta, bruschetta and tuna carpaccio. Desserts like chocolate mousse and crème brulee are outstanding. Gourmet coffee, smoothies and mean cocktails are added reasons to choose Chez Marco for lunch or dinner.
Chez Macro Restaurant: #5/7, Loi Kroh Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000 | Open: 17:30-24:00 (Mon-Sat) | Tel: +66 53 207 032 | Map
THE RESTAURANT AT ANANTARA RESORT
The Restaurant is an ambient riverside eatery at the Anantara Resort. Dining here gives a diverse choice of tastes which includes healthy breakfasts, tandoori lamb chops, nan breads, pasta and risotto from Italy, Wagyu and Black Angus steaks, and watermelon gazpacho soup. English breakfast, Ceylon Pekoe tea, wines, Hoegaarden beer and the coconut and pineapple flavoured Lanna Margarita are among a full portfolio of beverages.
The Restaurant at Anantara Resort: #123, Charoen Prathet Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 06:30-22:30 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 253 333 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
THE RIVERSIDE BAR & RESTAURANT
Founded in 1984, The Riverside Bar & Restaurant has long been a favourite with Chiang Mai visitors. A beautiful riverside setting, heritage buildings, live bands every night and one of the city’s most eclectic assortments of food and drinks ensure this popularity is unlikely to change. International food on the menu includes pepper steak, duck a l’orange, burgers, toasted sandwiches, pizzas and German bratwurst sausages.
The Riverside Bar & Restaurant: #9-11, Charoenrat Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000 | Open: 10:00-01:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 243 239 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
KAD KAFE AT THE SHANGRI-LA HOTEL
The Kad Kafé at the Shangri-La on Chang Klan Road is a perennially popular place to enjoy premium quality meals. This spacious and attractively furnished eatery offers buffets with a fusion of Mediterranean, European, Indian, Thai, Asian and seafood speciality dishes. The food is always fresh and chefs on hand to ensure guests needs are catered for.
Kad Kafé at the Shangri-La Hotel: #89/8, Chang Klan Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 06:00-22:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 253 888 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
DECK 1 RESTAURANT
One of a string of bars and eateries on the right bank of the Ping River, Deck 1 offers an exclusive dining experience. The menu at Deck 1 is a magical fusion of tasty Thai, Asian and Western treats. Choices for the buffet breakfast range from fried rice and wonton soup to French toast, omelettes and bacon and sausages. The flagship of the lunchtime specials is roast chicken with spaghetti and green curry. In the evening dining on the likes of roast lamb and salmon while sitting on the riverside patio is a delightful experience.
Deck 1 Restaurant: #1, 14, Charoenrat Rd., T. Wat Ket, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 500000 | Open: 07:00-24:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 302 788 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
As its name implies, salad is the signature dish at Salad Concept on Nimmanhaemin Road’s Soi 13. Cos, coral leaf and all the other lettuces are the main ingredients in the salads which comes with extras like salmon, tofu, bacon and tamarind sauce. Tomato, pumpkin and shitake mushroom soups and a range of cakes and pies are other compelling reasons to eat at Salad Concept. Detox juices and smoothies round off the main menu options.
Salad Concept: #49/9-10, Soi 13, Nimmanhaemin Rd., T. Suthep, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 | Open: 11:00-22:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 894 455 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
O’MALLEY’S IRISH BAR AND RESTAURANT
O’Malley’s Irish Chiang Mai is an atmospheric pub and restaurant in Anusarn Market. It is a choice venue for those who love good food and drink. International food served ranges from ham and split pea soup to Louisiana style chicken wings and Philly steak and cheese sandwiches. All day breakfasts are wholesome and filling and a pleasure to eat even when it is late in the day.
O’Malley’s Irish Bar & Restaurant: #149/14-15, Chang Klan Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 09:00-01:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 271 921 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
THE ART CAFE
Since opening in the late 1990s, the Art Café has evolved into one of Chiang Mai’s preferred dining venues. Part of the reason for this is a convenient location opposite Thapae Gate, but the main reason is delicious dishes with sizable portions. It is a nice spot to start off the day with a Mexican or American breakfast, a pancake or muesli and yoghurt. A la carte lunch and dinner choices include Italian pizzas, lasagna, a varied choice of Mexican specialities, home-made ice cream and a full collection of soft drinks and coffees.
The Art Cafe: #291 Tha Phae Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 08:00-23:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 206 365 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
The Hideaway is under the same management as the Art Café and has the same full menu as that establishment. The Hideaway is the bakery and the cheese production centre for the two restaurants’ own-brand Dacheeso products. These items are on sale at the Hideaway. The restaurant section is a converted villa with shaded gardens in Amorn Nivet Village. The village is about three kilometres south of Chiang Mai Gate.
The Hideaway: #140/93 M.10, Chang Mai – Hod Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 08:00-23:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 202 257, +66 86 116 1533 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
THE CORNER BISTRO
The Corner Bistro is the place to go if looking to enjoy prime quality steaks, sub sandwiches or Thai specialities with a modern twist. Diners get to order the likes of a deep-fill BLT sub, penne and grilled chicken, the CB burger, spaghetti with kaeng keow waan green curry, Indian roti with green curry, spicy larb French fries and chicken wings. The Corner carries full listings of beverages ranging from shakes through Thai beers and house wines to cocktails such as Long Island iced teas and frozen daiquiris. The Corner Bistro is tucked down Saijai Rd and is a few minutes on foot from Kad Suan Kaew Mall.
The Corner Bistro: #8/8, Soi Ratchpruek, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50300 | Open: 08:00-16:00, 17:00-23.30 (Daily) | Tel: +66 96 497 6766 | Website | Facebook | Map