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“Best nothern Thai Food”
Review of Huen Phen

Huen Phen
Ranked #395 of 2,398 Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Best food in Chiang Mai. Very fantastic restaurant with delicious local dishes. Fresh vegetables and Thai herbs prepared with combo of sweet, sour, salty and spicy. I will go back.

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

They have good food and the place has a great charm about it. It' s tough to give a place like this a 5 star review - the food is good and authentic, the waits are short, if at all, and the food arrives as it should, but there are so many great restaurants in Chiang Mai. The staff is great, the food is good and you will definitely not be disappointed.

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We had previously enjoyed lunch here a few years a go but never visited in the evening, having been put off by descriptions of the interior and some of the reviews criticising the food and service. This time we decided to give it a go and after a 10 minute wait at 6:30pm we were in.

The restaurant does have a slightly junk shop feel to it but I quite liked it. Not authentically Thai or sophisticated but still more interesting than most places. The dining experience was also a little quirky with strangely random portion sizes (plates of rice are tiny so order extra) and the staff are friendly but sometimes absent for too long.

There is a decent menu of northern Thai food but a lot of the dishes include pork (as is the way in northern Thailand) so this does limit the options slightly if you don't eat it. Having said that there should be enough to choose from to satisfy most people and we enjoyed three or four dishes between the two of us. As I mentioned some of the portions are large and some small so I would advise a degree of over ordering, just in case. It's reasonably priced after all, so why not.

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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.

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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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