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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: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Late night alternative for decent food

We were out late in the university area looking for a restaurant and realised that most we shutting down, and the ones that were open were dive bars where we couldn't go with our 6 year old. The service was great, the food was really very good and we enjoyed the spacious restaurant that we pretty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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English first
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This evening I enjoyed dinner with my fella at this modern lovely restaurant. Staff were extremely attentive and the menu had a good selection ofthai food. Prices were good and the live music set the romantic ambiance. Originally, after reading reviews for hookah shisha bars, our intention was to try this out and order snacks. Unfortunately this was not the... More 

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Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Its always a good time at this restaurant, very spacious inside with perfect air conditioning. It is very quiet inside the restaurant, but you could also sit outside patio by the road if you like to be by the city hustle and bustle. I was with my family and we were welcomed by very good smiling staff. They always provided... More 

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Delhi
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We were out late in the university area looking for a restaurant and realised that most we shutting down, and the ones that were open were dive bars where we couldn't go with our 6 year old. The service was great, the food was really very good and we enjoyed the spacious restaurant that we pretty much had all to... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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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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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

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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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

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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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
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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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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
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Thai, Wine Bar, Middle Eastern

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?