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“Victim of its own success”
Review of Huen Phen

Huen Phen
Ranked #195 of 2,172 Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed August 10, 2013

Eleven years ago my wife and I discovered a small restaurant, eclectically decorated serving delicious and spicy Northern Thai food. Unfortunately it looks like Huen Phen has been added to every tourist's itinerary.

Day 1, we went at 8.30 pm and there were nine groups ahead of us. These days since everyone has to photograph their food before eating, things are slower anyway.

Day 2 we went at 5.30 pm and got a table right away. But within 15 mins the place had filled up. And no, they won't take reservations, at least not from foreigners.

A note about the food, spicy means really spicy. So be careful.

The papaya salad was excellent. And the northern pork sausage so good we ordered it twice.

Have dinner at 5 pm and you can't go wrong with this place. A must do on a CHIANG Mai trip and sadly on everyone's list as well.

Thank Miran_Ali
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Great selection of local foods, great prices. Not a tourist trap... and you should be fond of chilli! Delicious.

Thank Joanne B
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

I went to this restaurant because of my friend invite me to go there. we just order 4 dishes. they all was delicious. we love mix food stir fried. we will go again next time.

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

It was a very nice place to eat. Serving sizes are a little small but the food was excellent and at a decent price. Will definitely come back here one day. Try their Khao Soi, it was one of the best i had around Chiang Mai

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Thank Dan92W
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

It is cheap, but the items we ordered werent to our liking. The papaya salad tasted too much of shrimp and was spicey like it said it would be and our noodle soup lacked flavor.

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