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612/6 Pahoyothin Road, Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Northern Thai food
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great chicken with cashnuts....

Popped into this restaurant to take a breather while doing the Saturday walking market. It was heaving, full of locals out for a Saturday night and a couple of private parties in side rooms. It was a bit more expensive than other places in the area, but the Lanna sausage and chicken with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
baubles58
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Popped into this restaurant to take a breather while doing the Saturday walking market. It was heaving, full of locals out for a Saturday night and a couple of private parties in side rooms. It was a bit more expensive than other places in the area, but the Lanna sausage and chicken with cashewnuts were lovely. Service a bit haphazard... More 

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Bangkok
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Food seemed overpriced for the flavor and the cuts of meat. I've lived in Thailand for a while, and this restaurant stood out as overpriced. Food wasn't terrible, just not worth 150 baht per plate.

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Thailand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Food was okay but not great, and definitely not as good as you'd expect based on the price (150 baht for most entrees). Atmosphere was mediocre as well. Of the three dishes we had, the chicken cashew was the only standout. It had a distinctive smoky flavor that stood out. And again, for the kind of price you'd pay at... More 

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Everywhere and Nowhere
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We hit Phu Lae on our last of five nights in Chiang Rai and were sorry we went. It's not that Phu Lae's food is bad, it's that it's just mediocre in a town with plenty of fabulous options. The competition is too good to waste a meal at Phu Lae. So where should you go instead? About 4 blocks... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Found this great restaurant quite by accident. Just out looking for something to eat & saw a great looking place with a great looking atmosphere. Great menu featuring ample selections of Northern Thai Food. Service was wonderful with many service staff to handle your wants & needs. Will add this to my 'must do again' list for next trip to... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Friendly Greeting on arrival and helpful advice before you even open the Menu on dishes.Good tasty food ,particularly Tom Ka Kai,spring rools and crab cakes to die for.Interestingly some good vegetarian options.Everything is freshly prepared then cooked.This can cause slight delays ,but the large windows help make it an interesting people watching spot. Good value for money

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

i asked my Thai brother in law to take us somewhere clean, modern and with good food. Phu Lae was where he took us. the restaurant is famous in Chiang Rai for its good food and sure enough there are many photos of celebs and an esteemed visit from the Princess of Thailand to prove it. Restaurant was indeed very... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Three of us went here on a weekday evening. Though the tables were not all occupied initially, the place filled up quite rapidly and became quite busy. Lots of locals and many young folk. The food served was hot and delicious. Portion sizes were generous. The staff were helpful and when we were struggling with the language, they got another... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The layout of the restaurant was quite unwelcoming and resembled a cheap cafe. The food was average and there were no vegetarian options on the menu.

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Bali
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

5 of us had a fir day lunch at this restaurant and were blown away by the quality/quantity of food and its not expensive. The thai salad and prawn dish was very tasteful. The dumplings and the fired minced pork was also good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 612/6 Pahoyothin Road, Chiang Rai, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Rai Province  >  Chiang Rai

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai

Description

Northern Thai food

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