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Samsen Villa Chiang Mai

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201 Charoenrat Rd. | Rim Ping Condominiumม Wat Gate Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
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+66 53 306 588
11:00 - 23:00
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A restaurant by the Ping River. The ambience just simply perfect! Good food at reasonable pricing. Have a meal here and you have the choice of enjoying indoor or outdoor. The restaurant serves Thai & Italian cuisine. From our local friends here highly suggested Thai cuisine. Must try Royal Thai Style Pork Satay and their frozen beer (unfortunately we don't... More 

Thank Rachael W
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Food was very good. It's better then the river market as I can say as my opinion. To enter, it look weird. You got to go through a alley way which is way dark. But otherwise the everything at this restaurant is nice.

Thank Darren W
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The restaurant is sited by the river and in the night the place looks beautiful in its garden setting. Food served was excellent and price was decent. We had steamed fish in lemon grass soup, fried tasty chicken which is highly recommended. They also served frozen beer but we preferred the normal cool beer. Service was good and fast. Wonderful... More 

Thank wkng188
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116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Was very surprised to find this restaurant set beside a river n at the ground level of what I understood as the first n oldes condominium in Chiangmai. As we walked into the restaurant, was very surprised to find its entrance was a garden, full of blooming flowering plants n green settings. The tables were set out in the terrace... More 

Thank David T
Shanghai, China
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Located on the Ping River, they serve amazing Thai Food. Must try : seafood coconut soufle, Banana blossom leaves salad, pomelo salad.

Thank Lucaswarehouse
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We went for dinner on Thursday night. We didn't book a table, so it was almost impossible to get a table in the riverside. Luckily, there was one empty table at the back (riverside), so we decided to take the one. Overall service was fantastic. Staffs were friendly and very professional. Food was pretty good, but portion sizes are relatively... More 

Thank A K
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a very good choice, for Thai seafood in particular, but actually for everything on the menu. We were hosted here by friends for one dinner, and opted for it again the following week when we hosted some other friends. Menu is extensive, so don't know where to start, but everything was good and some things were great. It... More 

Thank Doug L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Excellent ambience by the riverside with good december breeze while savoring authentic spicy thai food with nice good frozen beer. Good value too.

Thank Jerry T
Chiang Mai
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Food was yummy especially Thai food and dessert. Although, there were lots of people, waiting for food is not too long. Even plain dish like salted roast chicken, it was flavorful all over from crispy skin to tendered meat. Thanks also for suggestion to choose the table on calling to book the seats! It was also such a surprise to... More 

Thank kedsie
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254 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is on the river with a beautiful deck, garden and colonial deco. The food is less spicy by local standard but probably more popular for tourists. The quality is quite good and the price is reasonable, similar style to Savoey.

Thank Warren H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 12
Asian, Thai, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Charoenrat Rd. | Rim Ping Condominiumม Wat Gate Subdistrict, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Mai Province  >  Chiang Mai
  • Phone Number: +66 53 306 588
Back to July 5th, 1978, on Setsiri Road opposite to Wichaiyut Clinic (at present, Southern Wichaiyut Hospital), a small Thai restaurant is situated. At that time, it originates food from our restaurant's original recipe. Later one, it becomes model for various restaurant widely, such as Fried Pork Ribs with Salted Soya Beans Dip, Freeze Beer, Fried Catfish Spicy Salad, etc.

At the present, Samsen Villa Restaurant still serves Thai food and beverage with the same original taste. Moreover, the environment is friendly providing warmth tough to the customers. In addition of the Freeze Beer, or various popular dishes such as Curry Dish of Fresh Water Shell with Acasia and Piper Herb Fried, Twisted Cluster Bean with Prawn, Braised Goat with Chinese herbs, Royal Style Pork Satay's recipes originated by "Jae Kieng" has underlined that the Samsen Villa Restaurant plays only original Thai music, as to remain Thai touch and feel in old classic age. This is considered as our major policy.

Finally, we would like to thank all our customers who have always been giving us your kind support so far.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?