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Aroon (Rai) Restaurant

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45 Th Kotchasan | E of Pratu Tha Phae, Chiang Mai, Thailand
+66 53 276 947
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Montreal
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here after reading that it was the best restaurant to get kai sao and pork belly red curry according to Thailand.com/ chiang mai restaurants. We had both these dishes as well as tom yum soup and spicy pork salad. All of it was good but not great and the portions were very small for 60 baht a plate!... More 

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Singapore
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121 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think the food is fairly authentic and reasonable priced. If you would like to sample traditional Lanna cuisine, this is the place to go. We tried: 1) Stewed curry pork with ginger 2) Khao Soi 3) Sai Oua (traditional sausage) 4) Durian ice cream (45 THB) Total bill for the above and 2 plates of white rice 320 THB... More 

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Illinois
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This family restaurant was recommended to us by other travelers who are chefs. The fried chicken is the best I have had in a long time. The curry dishes are popular. Service is quick and friendly. It's a no frills place with outstanding food at low prices. We went there twice.

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1 Thank IllinoisTheresa
Greater London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here in 2015 so when back in town December 2016 I went back for more. This is a no frills straight up good honest food kind of restaurant. Every dish I have had here has been great. This visit I went for crispy frog with garlic and pepper, rice,chicken and mushroon and chaing mai sausage. All great... More 

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1 Thank Ian B
Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch. I suspect dinner would be a lot busier. It's an open, under cover restaurant (restaurant is a generous description). Good, honest Thai food. We had the Chiang Mai spicy sausage (delicious), curry noodle (go to Khao Soi Khun Yai instead) and a divine pork and ginger curry. It's local. It's very good. Go.

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1 Thank trchu
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great authentic Thai food, good prices, good staff, really enjoyed the red curry, would definitely eat here again 👍🏻

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Thank Ross B
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is local food for Thais. Tourists are plentiful too. The Northern Thai dishes are authentic and inexpensive. I'll certainly eat there again the next time I'm in Chiang Mai.

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1 Thank Nat H
New South Wales, Australia
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324 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 673 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Aroon (Rai) became a favourite of ours on a previous trip to Chiang Mai and we were so looking forward to going back again. We had lunch there a couple of times this trip, and the food was just the same as we remembered - delicious, plentiful, served quickly and very tasty! They have arguably the best Khao Soi in... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

They promise the best curry, probably it is. Not a luxury restaurant, but very delicious food. Ask them to give you a table in the second hall, far from the noisy and dirty road.

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Singapore, Singapore
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Pros: inexpensive, tasty authentic local Thai food. Served very rapidly (by Thai standards). English speaking staff Cons: Tables nearest street will suffer from tuk tuk fumes Local guide mentioned this place, and we were happy to eat dinner here. Several unique/regional dishes as well as Thai regulars (Tam Yam, larb gai,...). Inexpensive, good Thai food, in simple family food court... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Th Kotchasan | E of Pratu Tha Phae, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Mai Province  >  Chiang Mai
  • Phone Number: +66 53 276 947

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