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Tong Bar and Restaurant

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soi 13 Nimmanhaemin Rd | Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand
+66 53 222 207
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

This place is a gem.Food is simply amazing if you enjoy authentic Northern Thai food. Upon leaving tropical down pour staff gave us an umbrella asked if we could return it tomorrow ,how nice & trusting is that we walked to our car & drove past & returned it. Thainess at it's best. Do yourselves a favour n get on... More 

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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

The restaurant is somewhat over-rated. The food was not good to my taste, very grease and super spicy. There was a huge rat running around and no body seemed to care. Think before you go especially there is a long wait.

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Thank Vivichichi
Tampere, Finland
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86 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015

Had dinner here on two consecutive days. Excellent experience both times. Restaurant was packed on both days. Go early or be prepared to wait.

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Thank Sami J
Boise, Idaho
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

Somewhat difficult to find with no signage, look for the bbq grill out front and typically a lot of guests at the tables. All northern Thai food, we were excited to try some different flavors and figured with how crowded the place was it would be a win. Service was very slow, had to eventually flag down a waiter. Tried... More 

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1 Thank Big_Deauter
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

After getting my hair done next door, this place piqued my interest since there were so many people. This place had no tourists at all (except me :p) and it seemed like all locals. I ordered the grilled oyster mushrooms with chili, which was simple but really nice! For my main, I got the spicy soup with chicken. I asked... More 

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1 Thank Kate O
Bangkok, Thailand
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219 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2014

went to this place twice already, its famous for tourist but seems the local don't know much about it. most of the food are nice except the 'sai ow' (stuff pork sausage), must try

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1 Thank Sakon_m
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

We came here twice due to one unique dish - the Stir-Fried Puff Mushrooms. The mushrooms are soft, yet crunchy, with a great earthy taste to complement the very spicy sauce (we ordered it 'mild' the second time and our taste buds were very happy). In addition, they have very good grilled pork shoulder blade fresh from the charcoal grill... More 

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1 Thank Andrew J
kuala lumpur
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

Unlike ordinary thai restaurant which serves you a plethora of common thai food such as tom yam kung, pad thai and fried rice, you will find non of those at Tong. Rice are limited to steamed or sticky rice and their menu are concentrated on northern/chiangmai food. You will not find red/green curry chicken here but a really good Burmese... More 

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Thank kslye
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

This little restarant i serves really good authentic thai and northern food that is sometimes so hard to find. The prices are good. The downside is that there is sometimes no seats left and also quite a lot of irritating flies flying around. But it is worth it. Had lunch there most times we went to the Nimman area.

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Thank Petter J
Siggiewi, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Back in December 2010 I used to stay next to this Northern Style Restaurant and must admit I loved the food! Not to mention how please my wife and her parents were (Thai) when I invited them for diner to this restaurant. One must ready to try northern style food for this one.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: soi 13 Nimmanhaemin Rd | Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Mai Province  >  Chiang Mai
  • Phone Number: +66 53 222 207

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?