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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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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We always like to go to Aron Rai as they have delicious food, especially curries. The sticky rice is tops. A sink is right near the tables for washing hands. The food is always consistent and delicious as well as reasonable. Good service in a very casual, nothing fancy restaurant. Try it you will like it.

Thank TravelasIseeit
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went December 2016. Third review of this great restaurant. As the sign outside says "best curry in town" well the gauntlet had been thrown down, I had to try one ! So I went for the pork & ginger curry. I wasn't disappointed. Great flavor and to tasty. I also had a som tam to go with it,also good.... More 

Thank Ian B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 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 

Thank AshleyTheFoodCritic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 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 

1 Thank babypig82
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 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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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 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.

1 Thank trchu
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Ross B
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

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.

1 Thank Nat H
New South Wales, Australia
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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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