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“Can't say it's bad, but...”
Review of Pun Pun

Pun Pun
Ranked #350 of 2,173 Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Is inside Wat Suan Dok but is open to all. The times we visited it seemed a lot of the resident foreigners knew about this place.
Reviewed December 3, 2013

...but I had really bad diarrhea after eating there. What they call a "beautiful location" on their website, is actually not. I mean, the temple itself and surroundings are beautiful, but Pun Pun is located on the back of an average thai-style building. There is nothing around except many mosquitoes and one big tree, so bring your repellent if you decide to dine here. Tables are very small, chair are very old, unstable and uncomfortable. Sitting on mine I felt like it was going to fall apart any second. Overall, it looks more like street food place than restaurant. Prices are very budget-friendly, portions are generous, staff very nice and food was delicious, but still...I would come back if it wasn't for diarrhea. I'm sure nothing else could cause it as I haven't had any food for almost 24h before eating at Pun Pun, and nothing after the meal there, also didn't have any dodgy drinks before or after. It's a shame, because at first it looked like a very nice place. Maybe they just need to improve hygiene standards, wear plastic gloves, wash hands more frequently, store food properly, etc.

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Reviewed December 2, 2013

This is a holy place and I felt in veggie heaven. The menu has so many delicious food for vegetarians, vegans and lovers of pure fresh biological food. It is a peaceful place where the monks have their meal. I had a green salad with grilled pumpkin, potato, eggplant, tomato and pineapple. You can choose fresh made dressings. I also had the home made mushroom sausages. This food was the best I had in Asia! The restaurant is open until 5 p.m.

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Thank Angelique J
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

Everything I've tried on the menu (which has plenty of options) so far was simply delicious, loved the yellow curry pasta! From experience, non-vegetarians love Pun Pun just as much as vegetarians do, so it's a safe bet if you're in a "mixed" crowd. The surroundings are nice, it's quiet and peaceful, perfect for a dinner with friends.

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Thank Guillemette D
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

A great vegetarian restaurant in a wonderful setting. Inside a famous Wat in Chiang Mai the tables are nestled around a Banyan tree and there are often monks there enjoying the cuisine as well. Wonderful organic vegetarian food beautifully displayed and very reasonably priced.

Everything on the menu is good!

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Thank Jaybin
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Vegetarian food in Chiang Mai is plentiful and almost always delightful but Pun Pun goes the extra mile providing some unusual dishes along with the old faithful (and if you're a vego in Thailand for more than a week you'll be grateful for a wider repertoire). The produce organically grown by the collective running Pun Pun and were certainly fresh and flavoursome.

We ate four dishes, the stand out being a soup with nori, vegetables and tofu and served with lime and a beetroot sauce. Not classically Thai but very tasty and nourishing.

We stopped by for a late lunch and despite the warning of 'slow food', were served speedily and efficiently. As the eatery is in an open courtyard, during rainy season it's wise to pick a table under an umbrella and a some foliage. The staff did a valiant job of dashing through the rain to service the patrons but you probably want to avoid this place during a decent down pour.

Be warned that they're closed at night and are not open every day. Check the website for up to date info. They have another restaurant further out from the old city open in the early evening, that I wish I'd had the time to visit.

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Thank AustralasianGal
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