Many of the most famous – and best – restaurants in Chiang Mai are situated along the Ping River in the Riverside district. There is something so satisfying about feasting on Thai delicacies, fresh fish and exotic fruit as a burnt orange sun sets for another day and lights up the sky with streaks of colour. Below is the list of best restaurants in Riverside. Let’s see and discover it now!

1. The Good View

A Chiang Mai institution, The Good View occupies a prime position in the hearts of the town’s residents. This is purely due to the fantastic menu of Thai, Japanese and international fare all at reasonable prices, a stunning view and quality entertainment in the form of a live band. While the band belts out classics, guests can take to the dance floor or enjoy the idyllic views while feasting on some of the best food to be found in Chiang Mai. The kantoke (a traditional Chiang Mai platter of delicacies) comes especially recommended here. Located on Charoenrat Road the restaurant is easy to find, just left off Tha Phae Road Bridge.

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 01:30

Address: 13 Charoenrat Road

Tel: +66 (0) 53 241866

Cuisine: Thai, Japanese, western

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2. The Restaurant at Anantara

Quintessential fine dining when in Chiang Mai, this utterly charming spot next to the river is enhanced by its candlelit setting and sound of trickling water that surrounds it. The Restaurant (formerly called The Chedi) is an exercise in good design, and a great example of luxurious Chiang Mai at its best, and most certainly not a dining experience you will forget in a hurry. Enjoy the traditional Northern Thai dishes, Pacific Rim and innovative Asian fusion fare. The extensive wine list ensures that every dish can be paired with the right tipple.

Opening Hours: All day dining menu from 07:00; Dinner: 18:00 – 23:00

Address: 123 Charoen Prathet Rd

Tel: +66 (0) 53 253 333

Cuisine: Asian

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3. Baan Jangarpor restaurant

There is something truly magical about Baan Jangarpor restaurant. This 150 year old teak house has been carefully renovated and serves delicious Thai food on the raised ground floor. A blend of Northern Thai and Burmese architecture, the setting is the main draw, although the food isn’t far behind. The restaurant is a five minute walk from the Night Bazaar, walking down the hill towards the river.

Opening Hours: 17:00 until 23:00 every evening, except the 2nd and 4th Sunday

Address: 71 Charoenprathet Rd., Changkran, Chiang Mai

Tel: +66 (0)53 275 030

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4. Deck 1

By far the trendiest joint down on the river, Deck 1’s take on contemporary riverside dining is utterly charming. Serving up Asian fusion fare, the eclectic menu is creative while the resident Jazz band offers the perfect soundtrack to enjoy the delights of the riverside views. A wide range of selected wines, cocktails, mocktails and other healthy choices are available on the drinks menu. The breakfast buffet comes highly recommended. Deck one is easy to spot thanks to the glass facade that is so modern and striking compared to its neighbours.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – Midnight

Address: Charoenrat Road

Tel: +66 (0) 53 302788

Cuisine: Asia Fusion

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5. Puripunn Boutique Hotel

If you are not fortunate enough to stay at the exquisite Puripunn Boutique Hotel then dining there should be a priority. The cosy dining room is surrounded by greenery making for a tranquil and secluded setting and an intimate feeling. Everything from the cutlery to the china to the tablecloths is antique, with brilliant attention to detail. The menu consists mainly of Thai food with some international dishes including burgers and soups. The food maintains the five-star standard of the hotel as does the superb service and presentation. If colonial charm and impeccable service constitute your type of meal then Punna Cafe should be your first stop.

Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:30

Address: 104/1 Charoen Muang Soi 2

Tel: +66 (0) 53 302 898

Cuisine: Thai and western

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