The Whole Earth Restaurant, Chiang Mai

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    The Whole Earth Restaurant: Restaurant with Great Garden Ambience

    by DarkRay Updated May 16, 2005

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    The Whole Earth Restaurant

    The Whole Earth Restaurant presents one of the most unique and elegant dining experience in Chiang Mai. They specialize in vegetarian dishes, although traditional Thai and international dishes are served as well. There is an Indian influence to most of the dishes.

    The restaurant itself is divided into inner section which is air-conditioned, and a terrace section. Surrounding the restaurant is a very well landscaped and manicured garden, which lends the whole establishment a aura of tranquility. But one quirk of the restaurant is that you must remove your shoes before entering the restaurant.

    Due to the more upmarket atmosphere, do note that this is a more expensive place to dine though with a full meal costing upwards of 400 baht per person. Quite a bit more if you include wine.

    Favorite Dish: The fancy bean curd with crabmeat is interesting.

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    Whole Earth: Shoes off at Whole Earth, Chiang Mai

    by Myndo Written May 8, 2005

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    Whole Earth Restaurant, Chiang Mai

    What you get here is a mixture between the classical Thai dishes and some Indian specialities as well. They are specialized in healthy food, maybe that is why thy are a little more pricy than other restaurants.

    The restaurant is nicely located in a small old Thai house in a wonderful garden.

    Before you enter the restaurant you have to take off your shoes. They will be kept safe until you come back.
    From the small balcony you have a nice view in the garden.

    Favorite Dish: We had chickencream soup, Scampi sweet sour in a whole coconut.
    Thom Kha Ga (the Coconut-chicken soup), Scampi Tandorii

    try the fruit smoothies they have!

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    The Whole Earth: thai food at old wooden house

    by Audrey118 Written Jun 15, 2006

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    Serves Indian !!! and Thai cuisine.
    Lovely old house and nice garden setting.
    I love their ceramics which had hand drawn water lilies over it.

    Favorite Dish: The food serving is large, very tasty and would love to go back for a quick lunch.we had green curry and also a delicious ginger eggplant - which had lots of basil leaves - so fragant. And i have to have my pad thai - which taste awesome here. My husband had a mango and sticky rice for dessert. with coconut juice the bill was a mere 660 baht.

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    Whole Earth Restaurant: Good vegetarian and non veg food

    by trisanna Written Apr 26, 2005

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    This restaurant is located on the grounds of an old teak house. You can either eat inside, on the terrace of the house or in the garden. I recommend the terrace of the house. You must take shoes off before coming onto the terrace.

    The restaurant is associated with a transcendental meditation center. They serve Thai and Indian vegetarian and non vegetarian. If you really enjoy Thai food and like the heat-you will disappointed. This restaurant's palate is set up for farangs (foriegners). You can always ask for more chili.

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    The Whole Earth Restaurant: Thai / Indian / Vegetarian Delight

    by Phalaenopsis03 Updated Jan 14, 2005

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    Set in a traditional Thai-style wooden house, The Whole Earth Restaurant provides its diners a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere to enjoy a wonderful menu, which highlights Thai, Indian, and vegetarian dishes.

    Favorite Dish: Having had our fill of Thai food, our table decided to go Indian-style on this dinner. Curries, samosas, biryanis, etc. - all quite tasty, filled our bellies. But if anything, definitely do order a mango lassi. Their's is the best I've ever had since they incorporate real ripe mangos. My order came out to 200 Bht, which is equivalent to almost $5.00.

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    The Whole Earth Restaurant: Beautiful setting

    by tim07 Written May 24, 2009

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    The restaurant has been going for 30 years and is situated in a teak Lanna house set in a landscaped garden. You have the option to eat inside or outside on the terrace.

    The menu is a wide selection of vegetarian & non-vegetarian dishes of Thai & Indian cuisines.

    Open daily from 11am to 10pm.

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    Whole Earth: Good Thai Food

    by PierreZA Written Mar 24, 2008

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    Whole Earth Restaurant

    Whole Earth has a beautiful setting in a lush garden. The menu has fantastic Thai dishes, including vegetarian.
    The food is very good, and at reasonable process. A menu is available outside the restaurant.
    Remember to remove your shoes before entering the restaurant.

    Favorite Dish: Green curry with chicken

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    Whole Earth Restaurant: Authentic Northern Thai Food

    by babytourist Written Feb 17, 2014

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    They have a nice atmosphere and you can book the entire place for a group of about 50 persons. You can have a cocktail session before start of dinner. They can also cater to vegetarian request.

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