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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, Asian, Thai, International, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE RANGE
AU$8 - AU$23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, Asian, Thai, International
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 26 February 2024 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for the evening boat ride on our first night in Chiang Mai and really enjoyed it. Food & service was good and it was good value too. 5 days later we visited again for an evening meal in the restaurant ,...our service was very attentive and the food was good quality. Thanks to Joy and Lin for super service! The band that was playing were fabulous and this really made our evening excellent. Totally recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 20 February 2024

What a gong show. I read the favourable reviews and made a reservation the day before. We were seated by the water. That was a pleasant surprise - hence two stars instead of one). It went downhill from there. There were two large parties. One...was 24 and the other was 16. The restaurant was understaffed to serve this many people. As a result, all of us small groups of two near the river were neglected. Service was unbearably slow. My meal was inedible. My husband had a traditional Thai meal and it was average. I found the manager quite arrogant and he challenged me about the quality of my meal (??), which was uneaten, and then agreed to take my meal off the bill. We then had to wait an extended period of time for the bill and our change never arrived, so we left. Disappointing. A tourist trap for sure. Average and over-priced for the area. I can not recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 February 2024 via mobile

Very popular restaurant, busy with both tourists and locals. But we thought it was over-rated. The food was very average. Ok, there is a view of the river but it’s not particularly scenic. Almost everywhere else we visited in Thailand and Vietnam staff were incredibly...friendly and helpful, but here they just seemed keen to get you served and cleared out again as soon as possible. We also visited the Riverview on the other side of the river, and that was better in every way.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 February 2024 via mobile

Super restaurant lovely to sit outside by the river charming.good food lovely scenery. Romantic delightful all old wood band inside bit too noisy for me.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024

The Riverside is a popular and busy restaurant which, as its name suggests, is located on the bank of the river in Chiang Mai. There are indoor and outdoor tables. When we went it was full inside but tables were available outside. The pizzas are...very good and service is quite quick.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 November 2023 via mobile

Fantastic dinning and enterainement location. Good food and great vibes. Romatic dining on the boat while cruising the Ping river.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023

Every time when visiting Chiang Mai we have once or twice Dinner at The Riverside. Great food, friendly staff, lively ambience and live music, fantastic terrace on the rivers edge. Very much recommend.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 28 July 2023 via mobile

Very Nice place and very good service. Great terrasse by thé river. Good place for à family diner or a cocktail. Thank you

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 6 May 2023 via mobile

a nice bar on the river with good northern thai food. also has nice live music. food and drinks were good, service was fine, music was subdued (we sat on river) and river view was very nice. good place.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 22 January 2023

This restaurant was recommended and to be fair it was in a great location with good views of the river. We had a table right on the waterfront. Food however was something else. Not especially tasty (I’ve cooked a better pad Thai myself) and not...properly warm. There was a lot of deep fried food which left a greasy taste. The place was heaving. Luckily we were seated outside as when we left through the restaurant the live band was playing and conversation would have been impossible. It was cheap but we have eaten much better in Chiangmai for a similar price.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 4 January 2023 via mobile

For the new year celibration, close to asiatiqe The rooms a bit outdated. The cheques toon a lot off time

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 15 December 2022 via mobile

Amazing place to enjoy a good pad Thai or a delicious papaya salad VEGETARIAN!!! So tasty and well served. This place also have fish and meat.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 13 November 2022 via mobile

Just next to the river with view on the old part of town Great Thai cuisine/easy parking good service . Would recommend to anyone for a memorable dinner experience

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 26 August 2022 via mobile

Asked only us for vax status it seems!!!!Saw others go in without being asked. Angry staff said " Do you know what downstairs is"???? when guiding us With angry gestures. Music way way too loud!!!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 13 July 2022 via mobile

Excellent place to eat! Very budget friendly for a cool spot. They had some good drinks too. They had live music which was great.

Date of visit: July 2022
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The Riverside is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4