Vietnamese is one of the constantly expanding portfolio of choices for dining in Chiang Mai. Although not found on every street corner, there are a number of restaurants in Chiang Mai at which authentically flavoured pho noodle soups, spring rolls, pancakes, fried rice and even the French colonial influenced banh mi baguettes are on the menu. Most also offer the chance of drinking Vietnamese ca phe (coffee) strained through imported phin stainless steel filters. Our recommended Chiang Mai Vietnamese Restaurants are listed below.
PHO ANH RESTAURANT
Named after Vietnam’s famous noodle soup, the Pho Anh’s signature dish is the genuine article. The pho bo (beef) and pho ga (chicken) served at the Pho Anh have been rated as good as anything found at street cafés in Hanoi or Hoi An. Other Vietnamese culinary highlights on offer at Pho Anh include chạo tom (shrimp on sugarcane) and banh xeo sizzling pancakes. The banh mi at Pho Anh is stuffed with either grilled pork or chicken and all the vegetables and herbs used in Vietnam. The Pho Anh is on Charoenprathet Road and about five minutes from the Night Bazaar on foot.
Pho Anh Restaurant: #48, Charoen Prathet Rd., T. Chang Klan, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 11:00-20:30 (Daily) | Tel: +66 91 068 2642 | Website | Facebook | E-mail | Map
DARA VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT
Dara Vietnamese Restaurant is an excellent choice for those looking to sample tasty food at prices which are definitely on the cheap side. Located in the back sois off Chang Moi Road, Dara is a rustic establishment where fans of Vietnamese cooking are able to enjoy the likes of spring rolls, chicken with lemongrass, fried rice and signature salads. Vietnamese coffee or roselle and other herbal juices are the ideal accompaniment to a meal at Dara.
Dara Vietnamese Restaurant: #73/1, Chang Moi Kao Rd., T. Chang Moi, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50300 | Open: 10:00-21:00 (Mon-Sat) | Tel: +66 53 874 040, +66 95 697 7740 | Facebook | Map
VT NAM NUENG RESTAURANT
VT Nam Nueng is named after the iconic Vietnamese salad and is a clean and modern restaurant on a soi off Lamphun Road and near the Ping River’s Nawarat Bridge. The VT Nam Nueng offers a full choice of other Vietnamese specialities which come with the nation’s flavour enhancing condiments and leafy salad vegetables. Vietnamese sausage, spring rolls, patés, grilled pork and pho soup are among the favourites guaranteed to provide peerless dining experiences.
VT Nam Nueng: #49/9, Chiang Mai-Lamphun Rd., T. Wat Gate, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000 | Open: 10:30-21:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 266 111, +66 266 780-2 | Website | E-mail | Map
MY VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT
My Vietnamese Restaurant is a small boutique chain of eateries in Chiang Mai, Lamphun and other select locations in the North of Thailand. The menus at My Vietnamese outlets feature the same dishes the original owners created when they moved from Vietnam to Thailand more than 50 years ago. Spring rolls, pancakes and meats are steamed, grilled or fried and garnished with fresh vegetables, herbs and sauces. Pho soup, nam nueng, banh mi, Lao steak, Vietnamese coffee and homemade dessert are among the other delicious items available at My Vietnamese Restaurant outlets. There are city branches at Mee Chok Plaza, Kad Farang, at the back of the Big C Extra mall and near Chiang Mai University.
My Vietnamese Restaurant: Chiang Mai University Branch #100, M. 1, Huay Kaew Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50300 | Open: 10:00-22:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 892 355 | Website | E-mail | Map