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Gekko Garden

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Intersection SriDonchai Rd & Kamphangdin Rd, Chiang Mai, Thailand
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Launceston, Australia
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Owned by American, so both Thai and Western food on offer. Good strong menu at reasonable prices. Nice atmosphere and good location

Thank JudyandJim7250
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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391 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: Large area, open-air (but covered), inexpensive food - much of it good, free wi-fi, and television showing the news. There are specials every day, giving even more savings (though drinkers are encouraged to order 3 large beers!). Cons: Not clean enough, poor toilets, some inefficient staff (though some good), really old, uncomfortable furniture, smelly canal running alongside and it... More 

Thank chiangmaicharlies
Essendon, Australia
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are lovely and the food is cheap but it is full of expats smoking which is a big turn off. It could be a little bit cleaner as well.

Thank Ngaire B
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking to have a beer and some good storytelling at the bar with English speaking backpackers/expats, this is your jam spot. The Atmosphere is open air, relaxing and welcoming to all and the service was great. If you are okay with decently priced, western food and all things westernized (Thai, Asian, etc) , you will love this... More 

Thank swordsbennett
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

I've read many of the reviews of others, and due to their bad reviews, have never been and will probably never go to Gekko Gardens for breakfast. OK -- lunch. I was there just two days ago and had the best fish and chips that I've ever had in Chiang Mai, and equal to most in English pubs. Two LARGE... More 

Thank Fwheby
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

I walked in by mistake trying to get to another restaurant but I got stuck in a downpour so I sought refugee. The crowd is pretty local & expat which is really cool cause they've been around the block & got good bits of info. The foods good & they have one of the best happy hours.

Thank christian C
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Nothing fancy, but very genial, cheap, and open until midnight. This is definitely a fully-stocked bar with good prices on everything, but it's also a restaurant featuring reliably good Western and Thai menu items. Very convenient to the Night Bazaar's southern end at Panthip Plaza.

Thank rlsizemore
Udon Thani, Thailand
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

When in Chiang Mai on a sunday between 18 and 20 it's a must to enjoy the wonderful steak buffet at Gekko Garden. Serving ham steak, roast beef,smoked ham salmon steak ,pork tenderloin, very tasty potato salad,for just 220 bath . 100 bath for the kids only. Will be back ....

Thank SteenBoes
Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Food was fresh and tasty. Unfortunately this was offset by wait staff who shuffled along like it a major pain to do their jobs. With a little customer service oriented management, the place could be really great.

Thank Bob T
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

This restaurant permits smoking, in contravention of the Kingdom's law. The Sunday buffet is lukewarm at best. Service, generally, is poor & the owner indifferent. I saw 2 large rats scurrying toward the canal that "flows" (little more than a cesspool) past the kitchen. Can't recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Asian, Thai, British, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Intersection SriDonchai Rd & Kamphangdin Rd, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Mai Province  >  Chiang Mai

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