Chiang Mai’s choice of German restaurants is varied. There are plenty of options for a tasty meal of German specialities and these include schnitzels, wurst sausages, pepper steaks, sauerkraut and dessert. The What’s Up recommended the best Chiang Mai German restaurants and the dishes they are renowned for are shown below. Most have at least one imported German beer on their drinks menus.
Last Updated: June 2019
The Bier Stube was Chiang Mai’s original German restaurant three decades ago. It still occupies the same premises on the Old City side of the moat and is just two minutes on foot from Thapae Gate. Tasty schnitzels, wurst sausages and pepper steaks with pommesfrites offer a taste of Germany. This cheap and cheerful establishment is also noted for its Thai food, pancakes and fruit juices.
Bier Stube: #319, Moon Muang Rd., T. Sri Phum, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 07:00-23:30 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 278 869
Chiang Mai Breakfast World is the onsite restaurant at the Thapae Gate Lodge and is five minutes’ walk away from Bier Stube. This eatery features a collection of all-day breakfasts from around the world featuring German cold cuts, sausages, cheeses, eggs and potatoes. Deutsches fruhstuck (German breakfast) and heisse pfannen (the hot breakfast pan) are perfect before a day’s sightseeing or a night out in the town.
Chiang Mai Breakfast World: #24/1, Moon Muang Rd., Soi 2, T. Phra Singh, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 | Open: 07:00-17:00 (Mon-Sat), 07:00-14:00 (Sun) | Tel: +66 53 278 209 | Website | Facebook
The Teak Baan Sakthong is located close to nightlife central on Loi Kroh Road. This attractive teak house and gardens is a relaxing location to enjoy prime steaks, roast schweinshaxe ham hock and classic German desserts. The food menu is complemented by a collection of imported beers including Erdinger weissbier.
The Teak Baan Sakthong: #36, Loi Kroh Rd., T. Chang Klan, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 15:00-23:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 272 236 | Facebook
The Green Fox is a convivial beer house and restaurant two kilometres south of the Night Bazaar. Specialities such as bockwurst and bread, pork knuckle and mashed potatoes, beef goulash, sauerkraut, roulades, schweinshaxe and Kostritzer dark beer are a celebration of German heritage right in the heart of Chiang Mai.
Green Fox: #470/7, Chang Klan Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 09:00-22:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 92 624 4547 | Website | Facebook
Tucked down Soi 3 off Loi Kroh Road, Auf der Au Garden Restaurant is the place to go for German buffet meals. Breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets are all-you-can-eat and feature a huge selection of cold cuts, cooked meats, schnitzel, bratwurst sausages, cheese, breads, pastries and desserts. Auf der Au Garden is a sister establishment to the original Auf der Au Restaurant out on the Lamphun Road.
Auf der Au: #20 Soi 3, Loi Kroh Rd., Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: Daily 08:00-14:00; 17:30-21:30 | Tel: +66 93 434 0844 | Website | Facebook
Diners looking to sample authentic German cooking will be delighted with Sangsuma. Pork knuckle, sausages, sauerkraut and even the mustard tastes as good as anything served in a gaststatte or gasthaus in Germany. Bottles of weiss beer and a classic retro style décor featuring vintage furniture serve to boost the feeling. Sangsuma is located 100 metres down a soi leading off the city’s outer ring road and just down from Mee Chok Plaza.
Sangsuma German Restaurant: #197, M. 8, Thanawan 4 Village, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50300 | Open: 11:00-14:00, 16:30-22:00 (Tue-Fri), 11:00-22:00 (Sat-Sun) | Tel: +66 81 640 5884 | Facebook