We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good Dining with a ambient atmosphere”
Review of The River Market

The River Market
Reserve with OpenTable
The River Market is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #176 of 2,419 Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $145 - $1,275
Cuisines: Thai
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The River market is centrally located on the River Ping and overlooking the Iron Bridge. The Thai-Burmese Colonial inspired building was built with 95% recycled wood and using old traditional construction techniques. The high ceiling adds light and the roof structure was designed for the air to circulate and keep the building cool even on the hottest days. The modern Thai kitchens showcase the food and the talented chefs that prepare it. Everything is cooked fresh using the best ingredients available. To make it a prefect meal we offer a selection of great wines, beers and cocktails chosen to compliment our food. The River Market Restaurant started with the idea of serving great Thai food at reasonable prices using quality ingredients and as a destination for friends and families to get together and share. The portions at The River Market are substantial and the dining area and the tables are comfortably spread out for patrons to stretch out and enjoy. Prices are reasonable.
Reviewed April 28, 2016

Over the years of visiting this city i've eaten in many places.. To date this must be my fav place to eat. Set in a renovated wooden building that has an interesting past, with grounds that slope down to the river. The food is more expensive than eating in street or road side cafes but still much cheaper than a meal at home in Australia or other countries i have visited. The menu is extensive, the food aromatic and very edible. Wine is good vintage and from good vineyards but not cheap. 645 bht for a bottle of house is the cheapest. but can be offset against the meal. We ate 4 mains - the ribs, slow cooked pork, garlic prawns, curried chicken in wraps, 2 rice, bottle of wine 2 beers ice cream and 2 cheesecake came to about 15 australian dollars a head.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank sue l
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (1,017)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

261 - 265 of 1,018 reviews

Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

We had a great meal here and the dish of our trip to Thailand! The setting is spectacular and the staff were attentive.

The mince/larb entree was absolutely amazing as was the macadamia pie for dessert.

Highly recommended!

1  Thank Violette76
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 25, 2016

We were only going to look around, as we thought it would be too expensive. Grounds are lovely, the ambiance pleasant and the food very good--and not unreasonably expensive after all.

Thank bobkarlaweldon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 25, 2016

We visit Chiang Mai often and have eaten at the River Market for three years. Initially our experiences were mixed and often unimpressed. During the last four months we have dined at the River Market three times, more than often introducing friends to the restaurant because of the open, expansive dining area which is exposed to a wonderful view of the Ping River. I have seen a positive change in the food which begins with a more exciting menu that carries through to excellent execution by the kitchen. Now the River Market is a destination for fine food. A few of my recently acquired favorite dishes are the Grilled Beef Salad, Massaman Lamb curry (oh boy!) and the Tamarind Glazed Ribs. The restaurant is a 5-6 minute walk from the Night Bazar, right next to the Old Iron Bridge.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Richard K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 23, 2016

With so many choices it was nice to have friends who live here suggest a place close by to enjoy some authentic Thai food. We had them order for us so we could just enjoy the view along the river and sip on some cold water. The waiters keep the water flowing which was very nice since the hot weather appears here to stay.
Each of the dishes for quickly prepared and arrived at our table in unison. Nothing like some fresh Thai soup and seafood dishes to finish off the day. Yummmm.
Perhaps not the cheapest Thai food, but certainly very tasty and well worth the price.
Enjoy the taste of SE Asia.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Stevomars
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The River Market also viewed

Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province
 
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province
 
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province
 

Been to The River Market? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing