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The Riverside

9-11 Charoenrat Road, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
66 53 243 239
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Ranked #262 of 1,293 restaurants in Chiang Mai
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Thai, International
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I spent the evening at The Riverside and chose to ignore some of the poor reviews on here. We arrived early and had a nice drink overlooking the river before we boarded the boat. Once escorted to the boat for the cruise we ordered our food. The poor communication and service then kicked in, we ordered our... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The staff hardly understand English and the service is really poor. The food is mostly eatable but not very good. If you only go here for the music and for drinking, then it's ok.

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Ballina, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A very good restaurant right on the river ; good food , not expensive , and good views of the river . Very popular with locals as well as tourists and as a result is quite frenetic .

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The restaurant used to be one of the few on the river with any kind of ambience, but now that has changed and the Ping river is lined with far better options than this tired old spot. The staff is the only thing consistent here. Consistently rude! The food can be good but can also be poor. One recent visit... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great food and river views from outside area with good music in the mix. Very very popular for both Thai and Frank so get in early. Food of excellent standard for prices and young service reflects your attitude in this popular venue so advice is to be polite. I have been many times and enjoy it every time. J

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We liked the combination of Thai Food (for the adults) and Western Food (Burgers, Fries) for the children.

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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We recently had a large group booking there and the food was really poor. The menu is huge and would be completely impossible to make anything fresh. The burger I had was really bad, the beef paddy was from frozen stock and tasted like it. Others in our group all commented later that their food was poor at best. If... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Went out of my way to visit this restaurant based on recommendations but had a very disappointing experience. Food & music was good but a rude bar man ruined the experience so would not return. Was sitting at the bar sharing an appetiser & talking privately with a friend when the barman came over to announce that the slimmer of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I visited this restaurant fairly early in the evening as I was told that later on it gets very crowded and the live band gets loader. I was recommended to go by some friends and neither I or my friends who were with me that night were not disappointed. The children were catered for with a Children's menu and we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Was recommended this restaurant by a tour guide and we were not disappointed by the food at all. However, the service was very slow and the waiters & waitresses seemed to have a little bit of an attitude. This was our last meal in Chiang Mai and it was a pleasant way to finish a fantastic few days.

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