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59/9 Nimmanhaemin Road, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
Name/address in local language
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
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Chiang Mai
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112 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

We went on a Saturday night with a big group. This place is huge but there was no-one else there except us, lame atmosphere. The menu is interesting and varied and the vegetarian options are clearly marked. From our group, two of us are vegans and we made it very clear that we don't eat any dairy including mayonnaise. When... More 

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Thank MsDeeChiangMai
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Dishes were really good, espescially the salad! They have various wines from all over the world, for 150 bath is a little expensive, but I guess it's the normal price in thailand.

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Thank Julia S
Oakland, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

We wandered by this place and decided to stop in. It has a nice atmosphere and interesting vegetarian food. I enjoyed it and would definitely go again!

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Thank MarlaMary9889
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

If this was an, ahem, more advanced rating scale I'd give this place a 3.5 or something, but let's round it down to three stars for all intents and purposes. Sahara's way down at the end of Nimman, past the usual point where I generally stop walking and start turning back (Kantary Terrace). But it's worth a visit on a... More 

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Thank Amirul R
Hanoi, Vietnam
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

A lovely place for middle eastern food. We really enjoyed the lentil stew and hummus. Staff were friendly but not overly attentive. Nice atmosphere with good music.

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Thank Sheila B
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I gave them so many chances, last time the food was old and sadly no customers in a real nice decorated place. It was never great food but acceptable and sometimes good in the beginning.

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Thank 123Tino-1977
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We always go there when we have guests who like to have Western food such as Pizza, fried chicken, French fries or Arab food such as baba Ganush, kebab, etc. as Sahara has a huge menu and offers a nice setting. We don't order Thai food here as you get that much better a cheaper somewhere else. The quality is... More 

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Thank Anna C
Chiang Mai
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176 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Great food, prices are OK. The restaurant has been pretty empty both times we've been, so the ambience suffers a bit. But good service, and great food. A bit expensive for what you get compared to other places in town.

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Thank SquashAddict
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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Thank lilmishi
Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Thank Ashok S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $8
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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
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
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.

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