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“A perfect place for a romantic dinner”
Review of Paak Dang

Paak Dang
Ranked #15 of 2,056 Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $6
Cuisines: Bar, Barbecue, Seafood, Thai
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Set on the Ping River, Paak Dang offers a beautiful dining experience in a 2 story Lanna Style Teak Wood house. We serve authentic Thai food that will tickle and tantalise the tastebuds of both the Thai local palate and our friends from all over the world. The open concept kitchen run by Chef Pay and led by Chef K-Jin offers a full Thai menu with something to suit each and every single person. Chef Pay will also be able to cook up something on special request subject to the availability of our ingredients - all freshly bought from the local markets daily. Paak Dang has also been set up with a mission and vision - to provide employment to the less privileged from the neighbouring villages and hilltribes and currently has a team of more then 20 staff catering to a 60 seat restaurant. With a wealth of experience between them, the owners of Paak Dang, K-Jin & K-Lin both work hand in hand to equip their staff with many important life skills. Open for dinner daily with a serene and beautiful setting on the Ping River. Reservations highly recommended for the best tables by the river. Come see the sunset, enjoy the tranquility of the river and have an unforgettable dining experience at Paak Dang.
Hong Kong, China
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“A perfect place for a romantic dinner”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

Very nice food and ambiance, a romantic place in chiangmai for a night out! My husband and I loved it. Must try the Tilapia in lemon source! The live music is a pleasant surprise.

  • Visited November 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“If you would like Yummy for your Tummy :)”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

I've been to Thailand 7 times..

This is the best Thai food I have ever had!

If you ever want to know what SOULFOOD is..this is the place where you
can and would experience it..

  • Visited November 2013
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“Lovely place on the river”
Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

It was very pretty. The food was very tasty, and there was a lot to choose from. It was raining the evening we were there, but that didn't hurt the atmosphere, and it wasn't busy. It was relatively easy to find. Good value.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Natadelle
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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great restaurant?”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

I have gone this restaurant. The atmosphere was very nice. The staff always lit your drink. The food was not bad. There was a singer and they had a rat show. The rat ran under the roof. I think it was a perfect show for me. When I left there I found something in their kitchen. The unsanitary kitchen.

  • Visited October 2013
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Richards S, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Paak Dang, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Dear Guest. Thanks for your visit and thank you that you enjoyed the Food.
Of course we are not happy about seeing a rat ? Maybe a squirrel ? Anyway, like everywhere on the world also in Thailand you can find animals and rats in Hotels, guesthouses, private houses, Restaurants - especially near the river. It is nearly impossible to control that. As we dont want to kill them, we have an electronic,electromagnetic ultrasensor , to Keep anmimals away from our area. This works very good - normally...
Our kitchen is built new, only 1 month ago . If you mean the place, where we put the used dishes - of course this Looks not so nice untill they are cleaned. But also there is everything stainless steel and you can be sure - the government controls us many times and here is everything ok.
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“Great food!”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Loved this restaurant - we went twice during our 6 days in Chiang Mai. Whole fish, great atmosphere and incredible flavours. They don't have card facilities, however drove my partner down the street to the atm without asking for anything in return.
Plus, a great live singer.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Katherine W
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Richards S, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Paak Dang, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
We are vey happy that you enjoyed your evening with us.
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