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The Riverside

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9-11 Charoenrat Road, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
66 53 243 239
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10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 87
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This place has always been a legend of chiang mai for decades. It has always been fun to hang out, especially if you like live music. Food is good. Music is quite loud, not the best place if you are thinking of catching up and chitchatting with your mates. Love it as always.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
EnzOnTour
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I really enjoy dining here, the food is really great! 5 stars for it. The location is nice, amazing scenery of the riverside, you can enjoy your meal with wonderful vibe. I recommended for dining here around 5.30 pm to enjoy watching the changes of the sky there. Also their staffs are totally nice and friendly. 100% will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Had an amazing night!!!! Food was great, lively atmosphere with a band playing. Make sure to book a table!! Mixed review of the staff, some were fantastic and a couple looked a bit harassed under pressure but didn't deter us....

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Dinner last night at the Riverside. Located on the east bank of the Ping River, directly across the river from the Warorot Market. Arrived just before sundown - tables directly along the river had not been set and a 6 person family who asked to sit there were seated next to us at a table that was already set. Less... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This place has always been a legend of chiang mai for decades. It has always been fun to hang out, especially if you like live music. Food is good. Music is quite loud, not the best place if you are thinking of catching up and chitchatting with your mates. Love it as always.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It was lovely, food and service sat in the gardens by the river enjoying a change from Thai food, although this was readily available and looked delicious too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Came for dinner 2 times with 4, once on the terrace, once on the boat. Make sure to make a reservation if you want to sit outside and on the waterfront. Better still, book your place for dinner on the boat (for an extra 150 Bath/pp), the trip on the river at night is worth every Bath off it. Food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Ate on the deck overlooking the river. Music from inside was still enjoyable out there. Dynamic atmosphere, great service, and good food. Spare ribs were delicious. Wine was kind of expensive, but that's typical in Thailand.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The food here is amazing. My partner and I ordered a banquet quantity of food and enjoyed every dish. However, both the service and atmosphere are appalling. The staff are unfriendly and pushy. The atmosphere dives into hell after 9pm. The venue becomes half restaurant and half nightclub, which is an awful combination. There's a live band playing and tables... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

good food poor service but good spot on the side of the river.the river boat is good service and good food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This place is more suitable for a night out as opposed to a formal dinner option. The setting is great if you're looking for a lively location. The live band is great and if you stay long enough, the DJ is amazing. Slightly more expensive compared to its neighbours, but none of those has a comparable atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9-11 Charoenrat Road, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Mai Province  >  Chiang Mai
  • Phone Number: 66 53 243 239

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: International, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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