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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 77
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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
Great night out!

We stayed not far from The Riverside and it shortly became our local. The service and food was quick and great. Menu offerings very extensive, both western and Thai dishes. At 9pm both nights we dined they had a live band and the venue came alive! We will definitely be back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Anna L
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Hobart, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Amsterdam
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This review is about the Riverside bar after dinner time, so not about the restaurant. We went to the Riverside bar on a Friday night around 10 pm I guess. The place was filled with people in a good mood, some tourists, but mainly Thai. There was live music the rest of the night with some Thai music at first... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We stayed not far from The Riverside and it shortly became our local. The service and food was quick and great. Menu offerings very extensive, both western and Thai dishes. At 9pm both nights we dined they had a live band and the venue came alive! We will definitely be back!

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Extensive variety, good service, good ambiance, live music and calming view. Good thai food. Can get more crowded at night so its best to go early.

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful Lanna type building located on grounds bordering the ping river. Atmosphere, food, service all very good. Pricing is within the high end of Chiang Mai cost - but worth it. This place books out so recommend booing1st.

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is definitely a touristy restaurant. But it has a great atmosphere with a huge amount of cultural diversity all overlooking the river (hence the name: the riverside if you didn't catch that). The green curry was spicy and delicious, but the chicken satay with peanut sauce was the best that I found in Thailand. Prices are a little more... More 

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Winchester
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49 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Tourist food. Nice setting. Great value for money. Could easily spend 3 or 4 hours just sitting watching the world go by.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Nice views by the riverside and later they have good music live with a good vibe. Its the tourist favourite probably because of the music/views however there are far nicer places that are quieter and have better service. The food is okay not great in taste. Service is poor. Forget food, wine glasses. Tip they have a larger restaurant across... More 

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Groet
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

The location was nice and the food was o.k.. But no personal attention and full of noisy tourists. Not my cup of tea, others however might like this place.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This place has great potential if the management only cared more about their guests suggestions. Lack of seats on the bottom level kinda kills the vibe and the crowded passageways cripples movement. Lack of guidance and help with seating is not very encouraging! Go there by all means and maybe your experience will be very different! Life is, after all,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by a friend. We researched it and as per the guidebook's suggestion turned up early to get a nice table. By the time we got there most tables by the ground floor windows were taken so we were led upstairs and sat by the wall where there was absolutely no view even though there was... More 

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?