On returning to Sunset View Restauarant @ Pai a warm welcome greeted me from the owner.
The choice of Thai and International dishes freshly cooked was of a very high standard a good size portion and most importantly tasted really good.
The ambience of this restaurant owes itself vey much to the fact that it is set on a hill below a temple overlooking the Pai valley. From this vantage point sat on the terrace spectacular sunset views are seen. the terrace is also open air so you get the benefit of the cool evening air.
This restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner or for a photgraphy enthusiast, or even to chill and read a book while the sun dissapears over the mountains on the horizon. Stargazers won't be disapointed either. You can also enjoy a fresh coffee or a cocktail to go with the view
Favorite Dish: The fried fish with garlic and pepper is most scrumptious. A whole fish quickly deep fried and servrd with a genorous topping of fried pepper and garlic. The outside of the fish is perfectly crispy while the inside is full of moist white fish. The fish is prepared so that you can peel off stips of it and eat it with no bones in sight. Try it with fried mixed vegetables in oyster sauce.
a terrace surrounded by lush gardens, and a little creek. this is where the restaurant of the inn is located. Scenic! the food was really good: we asked for a selection of whatever they wanted - never in my life have i seen so much food!
Favorite Dish: the chicken and peanuts was particularly tasty. the stir-fry veggies too. all came with tons of rice
OMG!!! This place was amazing. We were referred to it by some locals on the way into Pai, didn't really think it would pan out to be that great but so wrong! There were four of us so we got to try lots of stuff and it friggin' rocked. Maybe my favourite (non street vendor) meal of Thailand! And you cannot be just being in Pai!
Favorite Dish: Massaman curry! Grilled whole fish!
Banjaroen is the real deal, serving what Thai's call 'palace food', an old style authentic Thai food that used to be the staple of the royals in days of yore.
It was one of the most different and interesting Thai meals I've experienced in 21 years of traveling and living here.
We got there early for dinner, around 6pm, so enjoyed the views over the rice padis. The place was empty till about 7pm when other tables drifted in.
Downside: mein host seemed a bit gruff, short on smiles and welcome even though we were the only diners there at first. Corkage: 120 baht.
Favorite Dish: Gourd with a sort of tempura batter. Also several excellent prawn dishes, minced chicken with lime. All had nice earthy taste, not too sweet/sour like most Thai cooking.
You should not miss out to have a coffee and something sweet there. I really liked the view! It is very nice to just sit there and relax. It is quite entertaining as well to see how crazy the Thais are about this place. Must be famous...
Favorite Dish: Its all about coffee and sweets.
Angies is a smallish restaurant in the traditional wooden style in this area. The food is amazing and is the best value we have had in a long time. Drinks are the cheapest we have seen anywhere in Pai. Good place to chill and take your time. Enjoy.
Favorite Dish: Massaman curry and Penang curry. 50B each including rice. It tastes so good.
This is an open air restaurant with fairy lights and blues playing in the background. It is a relaxing atmosphere. The French-Algerian owner makes you feel welcome and presented us with a surprise at the end of the meal. The pizza was delicious. Our surprise was when we ordered our coffees we also got a decent sized shot of Amaretto for free with it.
Favorite Dish: Pizza. Haven't tried the pasta yet.
This Restaurant is inside the area of Thai-Yunan cultural village where is about 25 mins by motorbike. Very beautiful view of mountain and good weather around there. Price is a little more expensive than food in the town but a lot and still cheap in my opinion.
Favorite Dish: Try some pork soup...yummy..
This is the place in Pai where I have had the best Thai food. The lady (P'Dang) that cooks is a genius. Her dishes are fantastic and she does them exactly how you ask her to. I go there every night after I;ve been to the bar to stock up on some seriously good Thai cuisine!
Favorite Dish: Kapau Moo (fried pork with chillis and basil)
Moo Krob (Deep fried pork)
To be honest, everything I have had here has been amazing so try it all!
They serve wonderful Shan food here as the owner is a Shan man. He is married to a Danish woman so the European food is outstanding too. The atmosphere is so laid back and friendly. It's the ideal place to go for breakfast.
Favorite Dish: They do an amazing spaghetti carbonara and their pancakes with chocolate sauce are a must if you like your sweet things.
Kaew's food rocks man. This girl can make Thai food like no one's business and her ferang (foreign) food rules too. The atmosphere is wicked. It's an open plan place where many travellers and locals meet up. I can't say enough about this place, I practically lived there.
Favorite Dish: Kapau Gai, which is chicken basil and chilli. I love my hot food with loads of chillis so this was fantastic. She also does a great green curry, Israeli salad, pasta etc etc
opening in 2004... have a look at http://www.mandalabar.com
Favorite Dish: Good music everytime: ambient, chillout, ethno, brazil, sometimes trance
This place is Thai and International food and easy to find this place. Just walk around the corner between bus station and intersection. Food is good and it’s been here for long time ago.
"Rice soup" in the morning market there is so cheap!!! ( 5 baht ) and you can find some coffee and many kind of native breakfast
It's so interesting!!