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“Good food, decent prices, and fun for kids”

Nics Restaurant & Playground
Ranked #1 of 60 Restaurants in Hang Dong
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 2 - US$ 10
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: WELCOME! - Ambient indoor (Aircon) dining area- Alfresco dining in our landscaped garden- health & freshly made whole foods- Menu: Tapas, Pizza, Salads, Pasta, Fingerfood, Wraps, Paninis- Homemade Cakes- Special Kids Menu- Fresh Juices & Smoothies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall experience was pretty good. The staff was extremely helpful with the kids while they ate. The food tasted good and prices were reasonable. The kids had a blast on the play equipment. My only slight issue was that the food seemed to just come out randomly and with one of dishes we ordered we were informed it was not available only after everything else had been brought out. Overall, I highly recommend this place if you have kids and are in Chiang Mai.

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Thank Adam M
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Nic's T, Nics Team at Nics Restaurant & Playground, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Adam, thanks for the nice review and the very kind words for our lovely team. We have our Chef de Cuisine since six years and we are very happy with a excellent kitchen. Special is that Nics Restaurant has a Sous Chef as well who does all the sauces fresh with old original recipes and this is very unique and usually only in high end restaurants to find. But now….sorry for the unprofessional service. Really sorry! We are a family restaurant and about 95% of our tables are eating “Thai-style" and that means "it comes out of the kitchen when it's ready". But sure we can do “Western-setting" as well, where every person eat a own dish, with starters and mains and every course served at the same time and as well separate bill for every guest. Only our service staff sometimes forget about this (because it's so much against the Thai culture) and if we have then a case like yours, then the answer of the staff often is "The guest not say during ordering that he want this" and the management answers "The guest no need to tell, some westerners expect this without telling" and we need to roll our eyes wide and long. Anyway it should not happen that you are not informed about a unavailable dish immediately during the ordering. That was clearly unprofessional and should never happen. Your review will be part of our service-meeting tomorrow to train the staff to be more aware and better concentrated. By the way we decided to collect the orders at the tables with a electronical system starting with the new year (Songkran, 13th of April). That will help us to improve with the big size of the restaurant and the long ways to walk and it was time for this step-up-technology. See you Bye Your Nic's-Team

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We went to Nics restaurant 3 times in a row. On our end, I like to say it is mixed result: If you have kids (we have no kids) it is surely a great and adventurous place to hang out, safe environment for the kids, etc. Other reviews describe all these great benefits extensively. However, if you consider alone the restaurant and food menu please think about this: These days, there are numerous restaurants with really high quality food and great wine list in CNX. And these restaurants charge similar pricing as Nics does. Compared with them, for the prices charged the food quality and wine selection at Nics cannot match, is average. Eventually, there is a surcharge calculated on the menu for the playground. That could answer our opinion. Staff is well trained, attentive and friendly.

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Thank Stefan K
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Nic's T, Nic's Team at Nics Restaurant & Playground, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Dear Stefan, thanks for your review. We are so sorry that you are not 100% convinced. You know Stefan, we have more than 120 dishes. Some of them are standards and we need them anyway because not everyone likes to eat “fancy" always and many of our guests come daily or weekly since years. Sometimes they want a "feel well dish" like Spaghetti or a Panini or a Wrap or a Cesar Salad and if you choose such a dish, you can not really explore the potential of the kitchen. Maybe you come again and try us out with one of our famous and unique dishes. We have for these dishes a "Recommended" sticker in the menu. We would really love to convince you! Our Chef de Cuisine is running the kitchen in a very high quality since now six years. The price of a average dish in Nic's is only 220 THB and according to our standards in quality ingredients (Olive Oil from Spain, Balsamic from Italy), cooking style (every dish fresh from the stretch, all sauces homemade) and served portions size (western sizes) we feel this is a very good deal. We are not often frequented by tourists, the most of our guests are regulars and they are coming for our food. We don't do any advertisement, but we are very well visited because of “word of mouth" in the neighbourhood about our quality kitchen! Our somelier is a bit upset, because he selected ten excellent wines from Italy and France with a average price between 500 and 980 THB per bottle and that is for a restaurant unbelievable competitive. He thinks you maybe have never seen our beautiful bar menu? It was introduced in November 2017, and maybe your visits have been before? There is no surcharge for the playground, the same as there is no surcharge for service charge, on-site parking, reservation of whole private rooms for bigger families, the free wifi or maybe the air-condition in the three dining rooms. It’s all part of our lovely restaurant. Bye Your Nic's Team

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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Great cocktails.
Delicious food from tapas to lamb shank.
Great service
Efficient staff
Choice of seating areas to welcome everyone
Reasonably priced for this level of service.


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Nic's T, Nic's Team at Nics Restaurant & Playground, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Dear Nomadjon, thanks for that. Short and efficient. We feel very proud and honoured. A big thank you from the whole Nic's Team

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

My husband, friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Nics recently. Between us we had both Asian dishes and western - all were very tasty, beautifully presented and very reasonably priced. We sat outside and enjoyed the surroundings.

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Thank Ilkka R
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Nic's T, Nic's Team at Nics Restaurant & Playground, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Dear Ilkka, thank for that good and nice review. Our Asian dishes are cooked in the original style of the South and our cook for these dishes is coming from the Island of Koh Phangan. Until now we let every week the curry paste come by shipment from a very old Mae-Baan who does this paste in excellent homemade and original quality on the island. The opposite is our Chef de Cuisine who cooks in a german kitchen setup (Siemens ovens, Vorwerk Thermomix blenders, Bosch&AEG tools) a excellent quality kitchen of original western food. We are happy that you appreciated both and even speak about it in the internet. Thank you very much to support our lovely restaurant. You Nic's Team

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Nic’s is a nice family restaurant which is located close to the Moo Baan we were staying in so we thought we would give it a go for dinner.

They have both indoor and outdoor seating and a large playground for children so it is excellent for families.

We started with the bruschetta and it was excellent. The bread used was amazing. Nice and crispy on the outside but softer on the inside.

I chose the crispy schnitzel for my main course as a) it was recommended and b) I think the owner is German so I figured they would do a pretty good job. I have to say, it was excellent. The schnitzel was pounded thin and very crispy on the outside while still being juicy on the inside. It was served with potato wedges and aioli.

My husband tried the Massaman Curry Chicken which he enjoyed.

The service is excellent at Nics!

Although this restaurant is more geared towards families and we don’t have kids, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal so I would recommend it to everyone!

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Thank Cheryl K
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Nic's T, Nic's Team at Nics Restaurant & Playground, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Dear Cheryl, thank's for this long and nice review. We liked to serve to you and yes even we are often frequented by families we have many individuals/adults as well as regular guests. Some like to sit in the open "Ambient restaurant" and for the ones who love to be in AC we have now a beautiful new room "Silent & Romantic" with a comfortable setting for adults besides the wine stock. We are cooking with a Kitchen Chef and a own Souschef (who is responsible only to do all the sauces fresh) and we are proud about the quality that we get. The dishes that you mentioned are all favourites of our regulars. We use real ingredients like Balsamic Vinegar from Italy, Olive Oil from Spain and many details are done exactly like in Europe. Every dish we prepare from the stretch fresh for our guests and we have so many lovely regulars (Thais and Expatriates) who love us for what we are doing. Thank's again for your review. Bye Nic's Team

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