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I agree with tayto & goski.

Wiang Inn wins my vote,good food ,Thai food well prepared on the spot and always a variety.

:o Wiley Coyote

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Wiang Inn also have a loyalty card, I think it's 10% off.

A friend of mine was very unhappy with the Wiang Inn buffet last week, after arranging to meet a friend there, the hotel told him the buffet was full and though he has a loyalty card, he had to go elsewhere.

He was one unhappy guy and gave them back their loyalty card.

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We went to the family Bakehouse for our daughter's birthday and was not impressed, no atmosphere, only ones there, and food mediocre, they certainly didn't have the best staek that night! The Woody Corner (tranlated from the Thai name) restaurant in BenHa, excellent for Thai food and good atmosphere.

Having lived in Chiang Rai for over 3 years, it is surprising sometimes to hear of a restaurant you did'nt know about.

One I know , The Family Bakehouse serves the finest steak ever.

Do you know of any good restaurants?

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That Indian restaurant now no longer. As far as I know Indian Curry is not on offer in Chiang Rai. Several Muslim restaurants offer Muslem food which is fairly similar.

Having lived in Chiang Rai for over 3 years, it is surprising sometimes to hear of a restaurant you did'nt know about.

One I know , The Family Bakehouse serves the finest steak ever.

Do you know of any good restaurants?

Last April a friend was visiting us and he

found a little Indian place on one of the side streets

between Jetyod and Phanonyothin Rds

It was just opposite the Wang Come and

beside quite a big massage place

It was pretty a pretty basic plastic table and chair job

but I am partial to Indian style curry

and a bit of nice bread instead of rice

It made a nice change

Don't know if its still there !

tungtsz

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For someone that is a little bit more adventurous I recommend the Ostrich Farm. To get there you go the superhighway south, passing Big C, turn left at next trafficlight towards Toeng and go maybe 6-7 km. Just after the 4 lanes goes to 2 lanes you find it on your left hand.

It is a very nice place with very friendly staff. Perfect for families with children. There is a playground there plus you have 30-40 big ostrich to look at.

The food is great and prices are really low. If you want to try ostrich I recommend "panaeng nok".

Another place if you don´t need to stay in central Chiang Rai is Santiburi Gofclub. They have, in my opinion, best thaifood in town and also at reasonable prices. Beautiful views over the golfcourse. Take your time and go up to balcony on top of the clubhouse, fantastic view!

And if you play golf, this is one of the best golfcourses in Thailand.

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How could your friend be unhappy with the buffet when he didn't even try it? As far as the information you're giving away he might just have a bad temper, getting embarrassed that he didn't get a seat at that exact moment (which must have been at 12 o'clock or after) and then ran of acting angry.

He could have given the loyalty card to me...

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How could your friend be unhappy with the buffet when he didn't even try it? As far as the information you're giving away he might just have a bad temper, getting embarrassed that he didn't get a seat at that exact moment (which must have been at 12 o'clock or after) and then ran of acting angry.

He could have given the loyalty card to me...

Why else would he have a loyalty card, other than the fact he was a regular customer.

The reason for him being upset was not with the food but because he was a regular customer and they told him at 12.30 that they were booked out with a tour.

ok

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For someone that is a little bit more adventurous I recommend the Ostrich Farm. To get there you go the superhighway south, passing Big C, turn left at next trafficlight towards Toeng and go maybe 6-7 km. Just after the 4 lanes goes to 2 lanes you find it on your left hand.

It is a very nice place with very friendly staff. Perfect for families with children. There is a playground there plus you have 30-40 big ostrich to look at.

The food is great and prices are really low. If you want to try ostrich I recommend "panaeng nok".

:D:D:D

This is a great idea,Many Thanks svenivan !

:o Wiley coyote

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Haha! Face the facts tayto, that's why they have the lunch at wiang inn. So what, plenty of other good stuff around in town. Take it easy.

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Wiang Inn also have a loyalty card, I think it's 10% off.

A friend of mine was very unhappy with the Wiang Inn buffet last week, after arranging to meet a friend there, the hotel told him the buffet was full and though he has a loyalty card, he had to go elsewhere.

He was one unhappy guy and gave them back their loyalty card.

I think this show that Wiang Inn is a quality place. If the buffet is full then it is full. Normally at a buffetploace they squeese in everyone that wants to pay and noone will be satisfied because too many people and too little food.

Me and wife have always been very satisfied with the lunchbuffet at Wiang Inn. The breakfastbuffet is also great but expensive, cost more than the lunchbuffet.

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Speaking of buffets, the Dusit dinner buffet is a treat but a bit heavy on the pocket for me. Have you tried that Sven?

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Speaking of buffets, the Dusit dinner buffet is a treat but a bit heavy on the pocket for me. Have you tried that Sven?

Yes, I have been there many times and it is normally very, very good. Absolute highest quality but as you said, expensive.

But most times I have been invited by people staying in the hotel and it is very convenient to put the bill on their room!! :o

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Hello All :D ;

This is my first post - hope it goes up.

I have been around the CR area for awhile, off and on, just have not joined a forum (and am not familiar with all the forum protocol).

I have a question regarding the location of one of the eateries mentioned here. I have tried to find the "Chaing Rai Resort" but been unsuccessful. I have gone 5 Km West from Ban Du towards the nahm tok (and that far North towards Mae Sai on the 4-lane - and South as well), but cannot find such. Would the postor or someone please clarify a little for me.

Also I might mention that I have tried Don's lanaharn at Doi Hang several times, and find the setting (between two ponds) to be delightfully Sabai Sabai, the food fresh and well prepared -especially the meats, and Don himself just a great and helpful guy. The Western food appears to be limited at present (a great American Breakfast anytime, etc.) but apparently is to be expanded. This is also a good place to bring your Thai (and other) friends, and have a few leisurely "suds". The Thai head cook Nang apparently has many years of experience cooking European, American, Thai, and other type meals, and if one must associate with other Farangs (I don't necessarily have this need, but occasionally it is nice to be around ones' own kind), one can usually see one or two or more there, and although a fairly new place in its present lovely form, it is getting to be known as a meeting place for Western and other Expats.

NungGao!!!

SeeJo

P.S. - Also there must be more than one eatery known for steaks, and I would appreciate some clarification; Something like the "Family Bakehouse" has been mentioned, "Family Steakhouse", etc., all with glowing reviews. But the only one with a similar name I have found is on the left and back into a little soi several "blocks" down the 2nd street to the left at the Hayek/Mengrai intersection when coming from the Mae Sai direction. I tried it once on recommendation by a Thai, my friend and I were the only customers about 8:00PM. The T Bone steak that was served was horrible, and wine could not be had by the glass. The taste of the steak was wierd and we had to cut it up into tiny bits to eat it (actually it was not a "T Bone" but a "Seven Bone" cut, and off a truly ancient, mossy-horned old water buffalo without question :o ).

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Congrats on your post and wecome to Thaivisa and especially Thaivisa Chiang Rai.

I have to agree with you, this restaurant has seriously deteriorated.

It was once an excellent place but unfortunitly no longer merits any praise.

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