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Satisfy your cravings in Chiang Rai’s best restaurants

Satisfy your cravings in Chiang Rai’s best restaurants! 

When we went restaurant hopping in Chiang Rai, we couldn’t help but get blown away by the gastronomic experience we had. Ah, Chiang Rai’s top restaurants can surely hold their own against the world’s best! 

And don’t worry because we’re not here to gatekeep! We’re dishing out the deets, giving you the dining spots you shouldn’t miss out while you’re in Chiang Rai. Let’s go!

Give Green Farm House Restaurant

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Address: Museum Gallery, 300 Moo 13, Baan Puka, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand

Operating Hours: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Daily)

Contact Number: +66 81 090 1805


Prices: ฿

The place to go for relaxed local food adventures in Chiang Rai. It’s a farm-to-table restaurant, so expect to get authentic Thai dishes made only using fresh local ingredients.

You can even explore the restaurant’s garden area to check out the vegetables they grow and the fish they raise. That makes it ideal for foodies who like to ensure they’re only eating organic food. 

The top picks include mango sticky rice, steamed tilapia, tom yum soup, and vegetable yellow curry. One secret to their uber-delicious steamed tilapia is it’s seasoned with organic herbs and made using fresh fish from their farm.

Kunda Vegan Burger Cafe

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Address: 372 Trairat Road, Tambon Wiang, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

Operating Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Tuesday – Sunday)

Contact Number: +66 82 886 6301


Prices: ฿฿

For the health-conscious, Kunda Vegan Burger Cafe is a solid choice for its vegan burgers. This dish is served with an organic plant-based patty that the cafe makes fresh daily!

The same is true for the homemade almond buns and fresh salad the burger patty comes with. Aside from that, the cafe’s almond milk chai tea and gluten-free chocolate cake are also fan favorites.

Two Lung

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Address: 226 Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

Operating Hours: 

  • 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday – Friday)
  • 11:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. (Weekends)

Contact Number: +66 86 193 9096


Prices: ฿฿ – ฿฿฿

This Chiang Rai restaurant is a hidden gem that serves fancy Italian and Thai cuisines. Though Two Lung is tucked away along the Lao River, it’s definitely worth the 20-minute commute from the city proper.

Here, you can get premium filet mignon, salmon steak, homemade Hungarian sausage, classic Italian pasta, roast lamb, salads, and more. There’s also a good selection of wines for the complete fine-dining experience.

Moreover, it has a charming interior with wooden tables and brick walls. It feels like the quintessential Italian restaurant everyone knows and loves.

Boonsita Vegetarian Restaurant

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Address: Satharn Payabarn Road, Tambon Rop Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

Operating Hours: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Sunday – Friday)

Contact Number: +66 86 116 4575


Prices: ฿

This restaurant in Chiang Mai is great for vegetarian foodies. Boonsita Vegetarian Restaurant specializes in classic Thai dishes with mushrooms and tofu as protein substitutes.

Their vegetarian yen ta fo, a classic Thai dish with rice noodles, rich pink broth, veggies, and tofu, is a top choice among its regulars. 

The best part? Though this place serves vegetarian options, you can still order regular versions of these dishes. For instance, the classic yen ta fo can include prawns, fish sauce, minced pork, and fish balls.

Surf and Turf

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Address: 1025, 5 Jetyod Road, Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

Operating Hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Monday, Saturday)

Contact Number: +66 94 875 8788


Prices: ฿฿

The meat lovers in our team swear by the fish and meat dishes served at Surf and Turf, particularly the steak, fish and chips, burgers, chicken schnitzel, and barbeque meats.

Aside from that, Surf and Turf has a great selection of soups, pasta, and salads, which are great options if you’re a vegetarian. For dessert, there are four gelato options: vanilla, rum raisin, Belgian chocolate, and strawberry sorbet.

Barrab Restaurant

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Address: 897 60 Phaholyothin Road, Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

Operating Hours: 

  • 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday)
  • 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Thursday – Tuesday)

Contact Number: +66 94 812 6670


Prices: ฿ – ฿฿

If you like surprises, the Barrab Restaurant in Chiang Mai is definitely worth checking out. Its specials are ever-changing, so you can expect a different foodie experience whenever you come by.

The dishes to watch out for are their Northern Thai specialties like khao soi, som tum, and hung lay curry. Since it’s close to Myanmar, you’ll even find some Burmese cuisine on its menu—think chickpea and crispy tofu salad and chicken curry.


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Address: Resort by the Riverside Le Méridien 221 /2 หมู่ที่ 20 Kwae Wai Road, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

Operating Hours: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Daily)

Contact Number: +66 53 603 333


Prices: ฿฿฿

This gorgeous Italian restaurant in Chiang Rai is perfect for romantic dinner dates. Its rustic interior is elegant with a lantern-lit alfresco dining area along the pristine Kok River.

Though Favola’s menu consists mostly of staple Italian dishes like pasta, risotto, pizza, grilled meat, and seared fish, you can also find some Thai classics such as tom yum goong. Plus, you can choose outdoor or indoor seating. Touche!

Heaven Burger

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Address: 1025, 9 Jetyod Road, Tambon Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

Operating Hours: 

  • 10 a.m. – 10 a.m. (Monday – Saturday)
  • 12 a.m. – 10 a.m. (Sunday)

Contact Number: +66 90 330 1923


Prices: ฿฿

Heaven Burger is the go-to restaurant in Chiang Rai for burgers. Its selection of burgers is diverse with four options of buns and the choice between numerous meat and vegan patties.

Think mac and cheese burgers, jalapeño burgers, guacamole nacho cheeseburgers, and blue cheese burgers. However, our team’s burger fanatics enjoyed their signature heaven burger best. 

It came with a 120-gram beef patty, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, fried egg, bacon, caramelized onion, fresh onion, lettuce, and a choice between fries or salad. That makes it truly delicious to the last bite. 

La Ola

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Address: 528/8-9 13 14 Thanon Baanpa Pragarn Road, Tambon Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

Operating Hours: 

  • 3 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. (Weekdays)
  • 11:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. (Weekends)

Contact Number: +66 63 780 7950


Prices: ฿฿

If you’re a fan of Spanish tapas, La Ola is the Chiang Rai restaurant for you. Among their most notable tapas are hummus with smoked Spanish paprika, grilled squids with mojo, garlic prawns, bruschetta, and patatas bravas.

Aside from tapas, La Ola’s extensive menu includes numerous salad, pizza, paella, meatball, and pasta dishes. If you want to get the most out of your money, you can even order some menu items in a set.

Ribs & Co.

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Address: 590, 2 Phaholyothin Road, Rop Wiang Sub-district, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

Operating Hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Daily)

Contact Number: +66 52 059 956


Prices: ฿฿

This grill house next to Chiang Rai Night Bazaar is a haven for carnivore foodies. It’s famous for its signature BBQ pork and beef ribs which are tender and savory.

They also come in up to three serving sizes, so they’re ideal for big eaters or people coming in groups. And yes, if you’re more into vegetables there’s the option of having plant-based meat and vegan burger so there’s delicious for everyone. 

Yunnan Chinese Noodle

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Address: Mae Salong Nok, Mae Fa Luang District, Chiang Rai 57110, Thailand

Operating Hours: 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Daily)

Contact Number: +66 84 664 1215

Prices: ฿

Yunnan Chinese Noodle is a humble noodle resto in Chiang Rai’s Mae Salong Nok village. Its specialty is Yunnan-style wonton noodles with a rich and clear broth. 

This noodle dish is perfect with jiaozi dumplings and extra pork rinds. The pork rinds, in particular, add more depth to the broth’s saltiness and flavor.

Oh if you haven’t heard of them. Yunnan-style noodles are sought-after noodles from the Yunnan province of China where they’re served in small clay pots and are often garnished according to customer wishes. 

Awe’s Cafe

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Address: 1021, หมู่ที่4 Jetyod Road, Tambon Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

Operating Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Monday – Saturday)

Contact Number: +66 81 023 4164

Prices: ฿฿

Awe’s Cafe is perfect for tourists looking for a place that serves both Thai and Western-style dishes. What’s interesting, though, is it offers three breakfast options: American, English, and Irish.

Plus, if you’re watching your weight or are strict about your diet, there are a slew of options to choose from. This food place offers vegan options even gluten-free ones so you’re pretty much covered. 

Chiang Rai Roast Duck Restaurant

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Address: 643/2 Uttarakit, Tambon Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

Operating Hours: 

  • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Tuesday)
  • 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Monday, Wednesday – Saturday)

Contact Number: +66 86 086 0647


Prices: ฿

Even if you’re already a fan of roasted duck, Chiang Rai Roast Duck Restaurant will make you love it even more. It’s a local favorite for several good reasons—aside from its affordable price, their succulent roasted duck goes into almost all the dishes on their menu.

They serve it with their pork pellet soup, shrimp soup, noodle soup, steamed gourd, and Chinese-style pork rib soup. Moreover, you can have it over rice, dry noodles, or served on a platter.

Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House

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Address: หมู่ที่ 2 179 Bannrongseartean Soi 3, Mueang Chiang Rai District, 57100, Thailand

Operating Hours: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Daily)

Contact Number: +66 81 984 2925


Prices: ฿฿

This elegant coffee house and restaurant has numerous dining areas: a garden dining area, a lakeside dining area, a terrace dining area, and a Victorian-style dining hall. 

It’s also excellent for romantic dinner dates since this venue looks more intimate with its lanterns glowing at night. 

Furthermore, Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House has a massive food menu, so expect to see a fusion of Western and Asian cuisines.

It’s also surprisingly famous for its khao soi, so it’s definitely a must-try. Of course, you should also try its great selection of cafe items like pastries, coffees, and smoothies.

Oasis Vegetaurant

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Address: Tambon Wiang, Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

Operating Hours: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Daily)

Contact Number: +66 53 740 525

Prices: ฿

Oasis Vegetaurant is a restaurant in Chiang Rai well-known for its affordable vegetarian buffet-style offerings. Given the variety of dishes here, you’ll most likely find one you’ll love.

Everything is pre-cooked and displayed on the counter, so you can get your food as soon as you order. It’s perfect if you’re famished after exploring the province

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