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“This restaurant is a must do in Chiang Mai”

Aroon (Rai) Restaurant
Ranked #154 of 2,383 Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Went here with friends as mentioned in lonely planet and near where were staying. Have to say LP underrated it - gorgeous authentic Thai food at unbelievable value. Loved it so much we went there every night afterwards!

Not the most impressive of restaurants at first glance but give it a chance. Wide and varied menu with something for everyone, food arrives super fast and always tastes delicious and their homemade brownies & ice cream is yum. Recommend the fried fish with pineapple & Kok Saoi. We ended up with full meal and dessert for four (plus drinks) for under twenty euro. Take advantage of great prices to try a few different dishes.

No air con, just fans and breeze from outside so best in the evennings when a bit cooler but gerat fun to people watch from as full view of the stree!

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Thank RJC-RTW
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Northern Thai cuisine at its best. THis place has been open since 1957. After 3 short weeks in Chiang Mai we wanted an authentic northern thai meal to complete our stay and his hit he spot nicely.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Aroon Rai is an amazing restaurant. The food is fresh and delicious. The green curry is to die for! They even make their own delicious ice cream and they always have mango and sticky rice ( my favorite!!!! YUM

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Westerners may hesitate based on the appearance from the outside, but the food is outstanding if you can take the heat. Based on our waitresses recommend (we asked her what she would want to eat) we ordered the papaya salad, massaman curry with beef, and panang curry with noodles & chicken (we ordered a second of that one). Cheap food and absolutely amazing flavors. Don't miss out.

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

There are a few old restaurants in Chiang Mai and Aroon Rai Restaurant is 55 years old and still going strong which tells you it does something that customers really like, namely, good food. It isn't a fancy hip place, quite the opposite. It is clean and basic and down to earth and the menu has old favourites as well as many items less familiar but no less tasty. I have tried many different dishes but the one I keeping coming back to is their northern style Chicken Curry which is simply delicious. I live in Thailand, though not in Chiang Mai, and I wish I could find this curry elsewhere but it is part of what makes the city special.

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Thank talismanic
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