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Phu Lae Restaurant

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612/6 Pahoyothin Road, Chiang Rai, Thailand
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Northern Thai food

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  • 11
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  • 29
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  • 11
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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
Great service and thai food

Great level of options for the super picky to the person who loves crazy spicy food. The service was great and the food came out piping hot which was fantastic. A good stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Thai first
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great level of options for the super picky to the person who loves crazy spicy food. The service was great and the food came out piping hot which was fantastic. A good stop.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Famous local restaurant serving typical Northern Thai food frequented mostly by Thai. Reasonable price for which foreign visitor should sample. Even though staff are not well verse in English but there are pictures in the menu. Other Thai will always help in selecting the food. Simple decoration and service are quite reasonably fast.

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Toronto
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Good food delivered quickly but few of the staff spoke english and some of the order was wrong. It was strongly recommended by our hotel staff; was good but did not live upto expectations.

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Redding, California
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66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

If you like Asian food, you should love this place. If you're not accustomed to Asian food, it might take a bit of time. ;-) We were recommend this restaurant by our hotel receptionists as the best Thai restaurant in town. Try the Thai sausage! as well as the more mainstream Asian dishes. Nicely air-conditioned, bathroom could be improved but... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Delicious authentic Thai food in clean, air-conditioned restaurant. Very good service. Well-frequented by Thais and tourists.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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