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59/9 Nimmanhaemin Road, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
66 53 222 088
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: One of the most interesting restaurants in the most exiting area of Chiang...
One of the most interesting restaurants in the most exiting area of Chiang Mai, Sahara offers a varied range of cuisine set in a beautiful Moroccan style environment. From popular western foods to exotic middle eastern dishes to a wide variety of local Thai flavours, high quality dining at very affordable price is on offer. A second floor rooftop bar with a relaxing open air lounge features a Bedouin style tent roof. Upstairs you will also find private hookah smoking rooms serving a variety of fruit flavoured shisha tobacco. Playing the latest lounge music, this setting mixes perfectly with our large range of cocktails and imported Belgian and German beers. Our well stocked wine cellar holds a wide range of fine wines from around the world. We're open daily Sunday to Thursday 11.00 to midnight and Friday to Saturday 11.00 to 01.00 am.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fair food but expensive price

The food was just fair. I liked the atmosphere there, but the price for the food is a little bit too expensive. It is just not worth the price for me.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Vivien_W1206
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Hong Kong, China
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The food was just fair. I liked the atmosphere there, but the price for the food is a little bit too expensive. It is just not worth the price for me.

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Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I don't like food here. Only the atmosphere and the way to decorate the restaurant are nice. So, I visited here for taking a selfie. The staffs are quite nice. The price is unreasonable for the taste.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I git a chance to take my boyfriend to eat here as i have been here before a few times. The food was really good. The chicken skewed was really tender and the dipponv sauce was delicious. My bf got a chicken in tomato and eggplant sauce which was also very nice. The food and service was really fast as... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Poor food, brutally slow service... there are other negatives but who cares. You will almost certainly regret having come here to eat. Good location and thus plenty of other better restaurants right around the corner.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

We came with good friends. Thank God. This was the only positive about the evening. Terrible food. Burnt babaganush. Messed up our drinks order twice. The pork kebab was made with old rotten meat. The combo platter was a disaster. All in all every single dish was either inedible or barely palatable. The house wine was good and the water... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We ate here our second night in Chiang Mai and returned for more on our final (fifth) night. Great atmosphere and very tasty food. Although Sahara may look a bit expensive, it's certainly not and the food is well worth every baht. We had mainly Thai dishes (I'm not travelling to Thailand for European or Arabic food ;-) and the... More 

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Chiang Mai
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I was a regular here until two years ago. On a recent trip to Chiang Mai, I dropped by again hoping to have another nice meal. Boy was I disappointed. I could tell right away that something was wrong as the staff did not great us and avoided making eye contact. My wife ordered middle eastern food which arrived 30... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

In a good location, a nicely decorated restaurant (with wall painting reminiscent of Morocco and Middle Eastern) at first floor and bar/snack at terrace of roof top. An huge menu (Western, Middle Eastern and Thai food, including fish on request). Food and service are often changing (from good to medium-low quality).

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Hong Kong, China
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

I should have known this was not going to be a good experience when I saw the menu listing Thai food, burgers, smoothies, etc - and only 2 pages of Middle Eastern food. I don't go to an ostensibly 'Middle Eastern' restaurant to order a burger and fries! While the Hummus was acceptable and the pita hot, the spinach/yoghurt was... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The restaurant has lovely seating and great views from a terrace on the roof top. The menu is huge with Thai, Arabic, Western. Decent prices, big range of smoothies, milk shakes, hot drinks, alcohol and also a few reasonably priced desserts. I had the Thai food and it was plentisome and tasty. Husband was also satisfied with his onion rings... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 59/9 Nimmanhaemin Road, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Mai Province  >  Chiang Mai
  • Phone Number: 66 53 222 088

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 8
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Thai, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

One of the most interesting restaurants in the most exiting area of Chiang Mai, Sahara offers a varied range of cuisine set in a beautiful Moroccan style environment. From popular western foods to exotic middle eastern dishes to a wide variety of local Thai flavours, high quality dining at very affordable price is on offer. A second floor rooftop bar with a relaxing open air lounge features a Bedouin style tent roof. Upstairs you will also find private hookah smoking rooms serving a variety of fruit flavoured shisha tobacco. Playing the latest lounge music, this setting mixes perfectly with our large range of cocktails and imported Belgian and German beers. Our well stocked wine cellar holds a wide range of fine wines from around the world. We're open daily Sunday to Thursday 11.00 to midnight and Friday to Saturday 11.00 to 01.00 am.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?