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Paak Dang

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$$ - $$$
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46/1, Wang Sing Kham Road | Reservations Recommended, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
Name/address in local language
+66 94 629 1319
17:00 - 22:30
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

owners ; brother and sister from singapore ,are both top notch; he is the head chef and she provides a lot of charm with the patrons; the menu is brilliant, the premises quite nice try the som tam crispy, the tiger cry and the leg of duck; we are foodies and this place is great; head chef even made some... More 

Thank vern d
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were convinced by the great reviews, menu and mission of Paak Dang and were not disappointed! Dined on a Monday night with my partner. Only a few minutes from the old city by tuk tuk, the restaurant is beautiful and has a great spot on the riverbank. From the moment we arrived we were amazed by how welcoming, attentive... More 

Thank Oscar C
Carlyle, Canada
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been to this restaurant a couple of times now and plan to return again. The staff is efficient and friendly, the location, although a little distant, has a great river front view and peaceful surroundings. We have been totally impressed by the food! The fish was excellent, the salads crisp and tasty, several curries to choose from, so... More 

Thank Dale M
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved the concept of this restaurant! A Singaporean brother and sister team helping underprivileged youth from the hill tribes gain life skills. Since we had visited a few hilltribes in the days previous we decided this would be an appropriate final meal in Northern Thailand. We had the appetizer platter, pandang curry, and pad Thai noodles. All were really... More 

1 Thank WendyBDob
K-Lin L, Owner at Paak Dang, responded to this review

Dear Wendy & Monique, thank you for visiting us despite the rain and we are glad you both had a wonderful time dining at Paak Dang. Happy sailing in the South and I hope the weather is nice to you. Take care and if you both ever come by this way again we would love to host you again and... More 

Mercer Island, WA
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family of three (3) generations loved this restaurant. Everything was amazing. Casual. Riverfront. Variety on the menu, with LOTS of Thai food options. My daughter loved the lychee soda. Please ask the owners to share their journey with you.

1 Thank jimsnelling
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I dined at Paak Dang two months ago and I still cant stop thinking about the oh so delicious food we had. We over ordered, as usually, but I'm glad we did because it was sensational. From the mango smoothie, to the butter like crab and curry, to the steamed fish; we were VERY pleased. I was... More 

1 Thank Janae R
K-Lin L, Owner at Paak Dang, responded to this review

Dear Janae, thank you for writing us this glowing review as it is certainly something that brought a big smile to our faces reading this after a hard day's work! Even more heartwarming for us is that you visited us 2 months ago and Paak Dang was your very first review on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you enjoyed dining... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this restaurant - like everyone else! Unfortunately it was a bit wet the night we went, so we didn't get to enjoy the ambiance of the outdoor's section, but we had a great night in spite of this. The food is great and very generously portioned - we ordered too much! The crispy duck with tamarind sauce was... More 

Thank Melbournian_Sunlover
Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Paak Dang after reading a bunch of reviews - it was lovely! Outside of the main district and it has a beautiful setting. It is great to read the story of why they do what they do! Helping disadvantaged youth achieve more and have a career! Then there was the food! WOW! We had the Chiang Mai... More 

Thank 638Rachael
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sitting by the river was so serene and peaceful. Lovely quiet area to share a meal with friends or a romantic date :). Moijto was amazing, the massamun curry was delectable!! The owner checked on the guests, making everyones experience easy and hassle free - never seen such good management. Value for money!! Since it is out of the main... More 

Thank poakley4010
Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We totally enjoyed our experience at Paak Dang. The food and service were excellent. The riverside location is charming. When we asked for our bill, our waiter inquired if we needed transportation back to our hotel. We told him we'd like a tuk-tuk to the North Gate area. He came back a few minutes later to say our ride was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$6
Bar, Barbecue, Seafood, Thai
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46/1, Wang Sing Kham Road | Reservations Recommended, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Mai Province  >  Chiang Mai
  • Phone Number: +66 94 629 1319
Set on the Ping River, Paak Dang offers a beautiful dining experience in a 2 story Lanna Style Teak Wood house. We serve authentic Thai food that will tickle and tantalise the tastebuds of both the Thai local palate and our friends from all over the world. The open concept kitchen run by Chef Pay and led by Chef K-Jin offers a full Thai menu with something to suit each and every single person. Chef Pay will also be able to cook up something on special request subject to the availability of our ingredients - all freshly bought from the local markets daily. Paak Dang has also been set up with a mission and vision - to provide employment to the less privileged from the neighbouring villages and hilltribes and currently has a team of more then 20 staff catering to a 60 seat restaurant. With a wealth of experience between them, the owners of Paak Dang, K-Jin & K-Lin both work hand in hand to equip their staff with many important life skills. Open for dinner daily with a serene and beautiful setting on the Ping River. Reservations highly recommended for the best tables by the river. Come see the sunset, enjoy the tranquility of the river and have an unforgettable dining experience at Paak Dang.

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