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Paak Dang Riverside Dining


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Set on the Ping River, Paak Dang offers a beautiful dining experience in a 2 story Lanna Style Teak Wood house. We serve authentic Thai food that will tickle and tantalise the tastebuds of both the Thai local palate and our friends from all over the world. The open concept kitchen run by led by Chef K-Jin offers a full Thai menu with something to suit each and every single person. Paak Dang has also been set up with a mission and vision - to provide employment to the less privileged from the neighbouring villages and hilltribes and currently has a team of more then 20 staff catering to a 60 seat restaurant. With a wealth of experience between them, the owners of Paak Dang, K-Jin & K-Lin both
$4 - $6
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Bar, Barbecue, Seafood, Thai
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to enjoy amazing food in a beautiful riverside location. I was able to have a discussion with the owner and got a little more understanding of the story behind the restaurant. The restaurant itself makes great food for sure, but it's...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank shayner96
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I came to this restaurant for a mid week meal in Chiang Mai. We were given a fabulous table right at the riverside and were welcomed by some extremely friendly staff. We ordered a jungle curry, a corn salad and some miang...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank jt700
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for seafood on the river. Perfect setting for a date. My friends and I all had a great time chatting with the owner. A very polite man that does his best to accommodate.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank missyo999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Location was amazing as it was on the riverside of Chiang Mai ! We also liked the atmosphere and the ambience of the place despite the fact that the flies and bugs around were annoying just after sunset! Food wasn’t “wow” to be honest but...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ramol_zad88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved it so much, we came twice. Paak Dang serves great seafood, reasonably priced nice wine and has great people serving. It supports young people through its mission. It is on the river Ping. It is not fine dining but authentic and lovely. We...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank BGPLondon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to say that I was disappointing. I had read of the reviews and everyone seems to like it. Maybe I had high expectations after reading the reviews but I don't get what all the amazing reviews are about. Don't get me wrong, the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank francois2809
klinl, Owner at Paak Dang Riverside Dining, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. However your comments left us a little confused as the few dishes we have listed as examples on our website are all still currently on our menu. To clarify further, as...More

Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Romantic diner at the riverside with great service and even greater food! I was searching all over Thailand to get my hands on some Miang Kham and here i finally got some;) They were delicious!!!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Chef_T1m
Reviewed March 5, 2019

I like restaurants or places who have a good concept. Paak Dang supports and employes young people and give them a chance to work and get an education. We wanted to support that concept and booked a table. We were surprised how good everything worked....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank BadHomburgTraveller
Reviewed March 2, 2019

Local restaurant by the river side, famous for seafood but price of seafood is pretty high, need to pay US 100 for a crab. However, local thai dishes taste really good at reasonable price. The river view is fine but the place is not elegant,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Alex_AF
klinl, Owner at Paak Dang Riverside Dining, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2019

Dear Alex, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and I am glad you at least enjoyed our authentic Thai food. However, for the sake of our future guests, I would like to take this opportunity to clarify that the price...More

Reviewed February 22, 2019

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. The setting, service and food were top notch. The outdoor dining on the Ping river was beautiful and the live music was an unexpected delight. The river prawns were the size of small lobster and just as delicious. The...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank buzz33beth54
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Nic C
January 30, 2018|
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Response from CBentham | Reviewed this property |
Yes I would definitely book and use uber to get around very cheap .Downloaded uber app and didn't let us down
October 4, 2017|
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Response from DaveWDentist | Reviewed this property |
They did when we went. They also had lobster and some seriously big prawns. They have a barbecue out the front for doing fresh seafood.
October 4, 2017|
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Response from klinl | Property representative |
Yes we have live mud crabs and soft shell crabs.
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