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“Good food; terrible service”
Review of Cafe de Nimman

Cafe de Nimman
Ranked #130 of 2,099 Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good food; terrible service”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Been here twice. First time my wife and I were served promptly (only two other tables) and the food was pretty good. Second time with two friends (so four of us) and the restaurant was full. Three of us got our dinner (after a long wait) but the fourth person in our party never got her dinner. We asked four times, but still they didn't get it/bring it. We waited an hour and a half, and that's not an exaggeration. Might even be generous. We also saw a giant rat run across the restaurant floor, and there are lots of mosquitoes. It's a shame, because the food is actually good.

  • Visited January 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
217 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 384 helpful votes
“A nice place in the centre of the happening strip”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

We enjoyed our first night out in Chiang Mai at Cafe de Nimman. Just the two of us, we arrived in the middle of the dinner time rush and were lucky to grab a vacant spot out the front in the courtyard. The menu, like too many Thai places, is way way way too big, page after page of choice, either there's an enormous kitchen and staff or things will either be not available or not fresh.
The dishes we choose are large and full of lovely fresh salad leaves and herbs.
A soft shelled crab salad came out piled high on the plate and full of flavor. The crabs were not as crunchy as I was used to but still nice, she had a huge bowl of hot and sour spicy prawn soup, it seemed to be tomato based and again, very tasty.
Friendly and attentive staff helped us with our choices, and they serve pretty decent coffee as well.
It's certainly not cutting edge modern Thai cooking, but then again you're not paying for that either. You could do a lot worse in Chiang Mai

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Mr_rossduncan
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chiang mai
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Over publicized as a fantastic coffee shop”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

It is a tiny cafe usually overcrowded on nimmanhaemin road and they are supposed to have an array of various type of coffees from different areas of the world but coffee is nothing special

Visited February 2012
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Thank Demis G
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San Justo
2 reviews
“Simply the best.”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Excellent food & service, the menu is huge, so we had to ask the waitress advise, she did well, spring rolls, fried shrimps, chicken wit nuts, pad thai and two pork dishes,they pass around refilling the glasses, we never had to wait for drinks. Highly recommended.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Elias B
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Sydney
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Thai food and air conditioning”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

Huge menu with lots of choices. I've eaten here a couple of times although I think its a better lunch than dinner venue. Some of the items have been interpreted a bit strangely (eg: spring rolls that are a flat circle of seaweed stuffed with mince and fried) but the food is generally fresh and tasty. Sometimes hard to catch the eye of the many waiting staff but this has been my experience in most Thai eateries.

Visited July 2012
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