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 for the best international restaurants in Chiang Mai are listed below.
Last Updated: November 2018
Top 10 Chiang Mai International Restaurants by Areas
• Loi Kroh & Night Bazaar: Chez Marco | Kad Kafé | The Restaurant
• Nimmanhaemin: Corner Bistro | Salad Concept
• Old City: Art Café | Dash Teak House
• Riverside: Deck 1 | The Riverside | Further Reading
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
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 and cocktails are added reasons to choose Chez Marco for lunch or dinner.
Chez Macro Restaurant: #15/7, Loi Kroh Rd., T. Chang Klan, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50000 | Open: 17:30-23:45 (Mon-Sat) | Tel: +66 53 207 032 | Facebook
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
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.
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
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 Shangri-La Hotel: #89/8, Chang Klan Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 06:00-22:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 253 888 | Fax: +66 53 253 800 | Website | Facebook
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
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 | E-mail
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.
Art Cafe: #291 Thapae Rd., A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 | Open: 08:00-23:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 53 206 365 | Website | E-mail
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.
Corner Bistro: #8/8, Soi Ratchpruek, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50300 | Open: 16:00-00:00 (Daily) | Tel: +66 96 497 6766 | Website | Facebook