One of Chiang Mai’s best kept secrets, a peaceful and cool garden, a few minutes walk from the river. Coffee, cakes, food, drinks, and a small guesthouse also http://www.greenoclock.com/
Since 1984. The Riverside is one of a number of restaurants playing live music in the evenings, but it has undoubtedly the best music, best atmosphere and best food of all of them. It’s on the east side of the river near Nawarat Bridge, it is often full, but worth the wait.
Khao Soi Samoerjay
Khao Soi is a traditional dish of Chiang Mai, noodles in a curried soup, it’s very delicious and nowhere more so that at Samoerjay. A regular destination for busloads of thai tourists, it is open until 4pm only and serves many northern dishes as well as pork satay. It is next to Wat Faham on Th. Charoenrat.
Bamee means egg noodle. On the right going east on Charoen Muang, the road that leads to the railway station, after the first set of lights from Nawarat Bridge. No sign in English, Bamee Khorat, a daytime restaurant next to a hardware shop, makes unquestionably the best noodle soup (duck or pork) in Chiang Mai and other dishes besides, all excellent. No english menu, but very friendly and welcoming, thai prices, no tourists. The owner and chef has worked in many top hotels in CM and it shows in the taste of all his food, he roasts his own duck and pork, no msg allegedly, he wears a chef’s tall hat.