Where to Eat in Chiang Dao: The Best Restaurants and Bars

February 18, 2018 Stefan Strunk

Discover the best restaurant in Chiang Dao, Thailand including Marisa Restaurant, Malee's Restaurant, Chiang Dao Nest Restaurant, Baan Suan Mae Rim, goodtreeart restaurant & accommodation, DoiMek Cafe, Mok Loung Coffee, Baan Yotmuang Khao Soi, Model Farm, Sanae Doi Luang
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1. Marisa Restaurant

304 Moo 4 | Muang Ngai, Chiang Dao 50170, Thailand Thai HK$24 - HK$47 +66 53 375 517
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 5 reviews

Marisa Restaurant

Marisa's restaurant is part of Marisa Resort & Spa at Chiang Dao, just off road 107. The restaurant is open 7 days a week. Kitchen is open for Lunch from 12 - 15.30 and for Dinner from 17.30 - 21.00. Various menu's. Chef's special is the fish.

Reviewed By rhabout - Chonburi, Thailand

Lovely Gardens, great food (Northern Thai) and very nice helpful people. They were very helpful creating vegetarian versions of classic dishes using mushroom or fake meat. Let us bring our own wine...no corkage. Try the deep fried morning glory...like a giant birds nest...fabulous taste...they could improve the "vibe" massively if they lit the garden with more lights and prettier lights....the dining room could have been lit much more intimately. When they get that right this place really will be a gem.

2. Malee's Restaurant

144 / 2 M.5 | In front of Malee's Bungalows, Chiang Dao 50170, Thailand Seating, Waitstaff Asian, Thai Breakfast
Excellent
54%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Malee's Restaurant

We opened this restaurant December 2009. It is built it with teak wood in classical thai style. The location is in scenic area in front of Malee"s Bungalow and just before the Nest. Our menu is mainly Thai, some western food available as well. Our prices are moderate.

Reviewed By dkirwin - Bangkok, Thailand

I dined at malee'e restaurant for 2 days (breakfast and dinners) and really enjoyed the tasty Thai meals. Nothing fancy, just excellent traditional Thai cooking. I am a resident of Thailand and have no hesitation in recommending malee's restuarant for grat value real Thai food
Douglas Kirwin
Bangkok

3. Chiang Dao Nest Restaurant

144 / 4 M.5, Ban Tham, Chiang Dao, Thailand Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +66 86 017 1985
Excellent
66%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 130 reviews

Chiang Dao Nest Restaurant

Reviewed By Tib18 - East Sussex, United Kingdom

We'd booked dinner at Nest 2 on our first evening, and stopped there for lunch to "sample it." Our choices were vegetarian, though we're not vegetarians. Papaya salad with crispy tofu, vegetarian spring rolls and tempura morning glory. My companion and I are keen cooks - this was a gastronomic delight! We couldn't wait for dinner, and decided with such a varied menu, we would eat lunch and dinner at Nest 2 throughout or stay. We just didn't want to miss an opportunity to dine here. Every single dish was a feast. A couple of times we chose to "up" the spice level. Phew, fantastic!
Nest 2's chef, Oh, chatted with all the diners. Her passion for food, and pleasure at seeing happy diners, was evident. Nest 2 serves the best Thai food I have ever eaten, without doubt. I plan to return in (very) low season in the hope of learning more about Oh's cooking and having the pleasure of eating it again.
I reviewed the Nest as a whole (under "accommodation"), and this review is contained therein. On seeing that I could also review the restaurant individually, I had to take the opportunity. Whilst I've ticked "cheap eats," the standard of the food is definitely first rate. Were this restaurant in the UK, people would be queuing to eat here, and booking months in advance.
If you're a "foodie" visiting Chiang Dao, this is an unmissable experience.

4. Baan Suan Mae Rim

261 Moo 2, Chiang Mai-Fang Rd | Sanpong, Chiang Dao 50170, Thailand Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Thai Lunch, Dinner +66 53 297 421
Excellent
33%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

Baan Suan Mae Rim

Reviewed By Helen C - Hong Kong, China

Haven lived in Mae Rim for 15 years, Baan Suan Mae Rim is the best Thai restaurant around the neighbourhood. Ingredients and herbs are ultra fresh. I particularly like the stuffed squid soup with glass noodle, which is their speciality. You have to ask for it as it is not on the menu. Vegetable tempura is also delicious. We like the table by the water. Nothing fancy, but down to earth.

5. goodtreeart restaurant & accommodation

292 moo 12, T.. Chiang Dao | A. Chiang Dao, Chiang Dao, Thailand Thai
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

goodtreeart restaurant & accommodation

I have visited this restaurant/accommodation and have to say the food is freshly prepared, tasty with a good choice of menu. Accomodation new and in my opinion up to hotel standard. In the main Thai food is served but, they do prepare western food should you wish. (steak etc)

Reviewed By george b - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

I found the owner of this business to be very helpful, friendly and knowlable of the area. Pradit went out of his way to make you feel welcome. The rooms were excellent, very clean and well equipped. The food was Northern Thai that was freshly prepared and tasty.

6. DoiMek Cafe

450/1 Moo 10 | Mueang Ngai, Chiang Dao 50170, Thailand Outdoor Seating Cafe, Asian, Thai Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$16 - HK$78 +66 53 375 088
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

DoiMek Cafe

We serve local, organically shade-grown Arabica coffee beans freshly roasted every day. We also serve simple, soul-food. There are also free wi-fi, toilet, showers, and camping grounds, where you can stop by and prepare for your trip further north :)

Reviewed By Marco M - Gutersloh, Germany

Auf Empfehlung von Freunden haben wir nach dem Elefanten-Reiten hier einen Stopp für einen Kaffee inkl. Kaltgetränke und abgepacktes Eis eingelegt. Super Ambiente, tolles Flair, freundlicher Service und günstige Preise ... Kann ich nur wärmstens empfehlen!

7. Mok Loung Coffee

107, Chiang Dao, Thailand Thai Lunch
Excellent
37%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Mok Loung Coffee

Reviewed By Whidds

This cafe is brilliant. Stopped here between fang and chiang mai. The good was so nice and the coffee or drinks fantastic aswell. My parents live in fang and stop here every trip. They talked it up to me and it lived up to expectation.
It's a must!

8. Baan Yotmuang Khao Soi

251 Moo 11 | Mueang Ngai Subdistrict, Chiang Dao 50170, Thailand Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Thai HK$24 +66 80 819 0226
Excellent
100%
Good
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Baan Yotmuang Khao Soi

Typical northern Thai food and regular Thai food. Fruit shakes are also available.

Reviewed By extros70 - Martigny, Switzerland

Patronne très sympathique, cuisine variée, grand moment de découverte.
Le patron parle le français, l'anglais et le thaïlandais.
C'est un endroit en dehors des sentiers battus, loin du tourisme de masse.
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9. Model Farm

Highway 107 Road, Chiang Dao, Thailand Lunch
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Model Farm

Reviewed By Simon P - Shanghai, Shanghai, China

Coffee shops don't do it better this one. Had the best (and strongest) coffee ever here, and no artifices. Nothing fancy, just straight black marvel. We also bought a few locally made products, fruit juice, coffee beans, banana chips.

10. Sanae Doi Luang

107 | Chiang Dao Subdistrict, Chiang Dao 50170, Thailand Reservations
Excellent
33%
Good
59%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

Sanae Doi Luang

Reviewed By Bonngourmet - Bonn, Germany

This restaurant is located on Route 107, about 500 meters South of the crossing with the street that leads to the Chiang Dao Cave (the Tripadvisor map shows the restaurant North of the intersection; this is wrong!). The restaurant is on the Eastern side (i.e. to your right when you come from Chiang Mai). Sanae Doi Luang has a very nice garden setting. They only serve Thai food. We had four dishes. The lemon grass/shrimp salad was excellent, the Naem and mixed mushrooms were good and the Nam prig oong (a Northern Thai specialty) was a bit disappointing. For the four dishes and two bottles of beer we paid 800 Baht which is very reasonable given the very nice setting. Please note that the restaurant closes at 9 pm.

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