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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 281
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  • 178
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  • 80
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  • 39
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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
One of the best meals in Chiang Mai

Lovely setting, great food. Staff were a little vague and listless but the food and value for money made up for it. Sit inside and listen to the band or sit outside by the river.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
PeteSheringham
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely setting, great food. Staff were a little vague and listless but the food and value for money made up for it. Sit inside and listen to the band or sit outside by the river.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The menu has a really good range of food. We have tried pretty much all of it on our many visits and have never been disappointed. The food is always tasty and the portions are good. The prices are very reasonable. I highly recommend visiting this restaurant. We have arrived as late as 10.30 pm and they are still serving... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Was there with another family, and we had 5 kids to feed. Food cam up at all different times (though this is a norm for Thailand) but it took an age to all come and then they missed one of the kids meals. Food was fine, but nothing you could not get from other good Thai restaurants. Location was good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A busy restaurant by the river with superb seafood. They also have a great variety of delicious imported beer, from small breweries from US and Japan. A must visit in Chiang Mai for foodies.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I went here twice...first time to try the food and the 2nd time to listen to the live music. The first time, I got the pork platter with blood sausages, pork skin, pork roll, and etc. I got another dish but I forgot what it was but it was pretty decent. I haven't try a lot of food here so... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We came to this restaurant for a light dinner and enjoyed the food, which is also moderately priced. Nice place on the river.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

When we stopped in for breaky last day of Songkran, Riverside was deservedly deserted. Wait staff was lackadaisical and sullen. Fruit with yogurt was fine. French toast tasted like egg-soaked paper; request for jam elicited "you have honey" response. Restroom spotless.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Crowded, frantic and tasteless. Riverside used to be all right foodwise with a nice atmosphere. No more. Lots of tables shoehorned inches apart and food was delivered quickly because it had obviously been sitting around. Our postage-stamp sized table was atop stairs leading to a busy dock, so crowds were constant. Much like eating in a bus station.

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I know the place since it opened 1983. The quality of the food was good in the beginning, but now you should just avoid it. Ok, the spicy shrimp salad I had last time was not bad, but the red curry in coconut was just terrible. Any foodmarket you get much better food for 20% of the price. So come... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went there to celebrate a friend's birthday on a 1-hr cruise dinner. It was such a lovely evening! We really had great food and staff were very friendly. It was raining a little bit but that wasn't a problem. Very romantic scenery for couples or great private party for groups of friends. Will certainly do it again!

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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?