Originally a food truck on Nimmanhaemin Road, Beast Burger got so popular they outgrew their van and set up a permanent restaurant on Soi 17. They have a simple menu of delicious burgers, including their signature Beast Burger which has cheddar cheese, bacon, caramelised onions and a special sauce and they even serve up a vegan option. All burgers are served with paprika fries or you can upgrade to waffle or cheesy fries.
Serving up authentic Italian food, Why Not? is the perfect place if you want a break from local Thai fare. They have thin-crust pizza, cooked in a wood-fired oven, pasta and also a huge range of imported meats and cheeses. The pizzas are very popular and so is their tiramisu! It’s Why Not’s? ambience that really appeals though, as most of their tables are in their patio or garden area and you can enjoy a relaxing meal outside, by candlelight.
The Larder is the place to go for beautifully presented open sandwiches and is deservedly popular with the local brunch crowd. All the dishes are like a work of art and made with high-quality, fresh ingredients. The smoked salmon and egg mayonnaise sandwich is highly recommended. Grab a table in their outside patio area and sit back and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.
Want a healthy but delicious and filling salad? Well, Salad Concept has it all. A modern and airy restaurant that offers a range of salad options that are either predesigned or you can make your own from a dizzying choice of ingredients. If you don’t want a salad you can also choose from pasta, soups, sandwiches and a range of other meals. They also have smoothies, juices and cakes.
Kiat Num serves tasty Thai food with a modern twist, think spicy kale salad or pad thai with seaweed. The restaurant has friendly staff and a welcoming vibe and you have the option of dining in air-conditioned comfort or in their oasis-like garden.
Rustic and Blue is a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach, with their exquisite dishes being worthy of awards for taste and presentation. Rustic and Blue serve straight from farm to table with fresh, seasonal and high-quality ingredients. They are known for their delicious brunches, including French toast as well as creative salads, such as the warm brie salad. The restaurant has just the right touch of vintage chic and they have indoor seating as well as a beautiful garden area. Look out for their special farm feasts for an extra special Chiang Mai treat.
Accha is the place to go for Indian food in Nimmanhaemin. They have the traditional offerings of curries, rice dishes and sides like naans, samosas and popadoms, including the ever-popular chicken tikka masala. The food is authentic and the portions are generous, however, it is also the ambience and excellent service that make Accha a great dining experience.
Tong Tem Toh is a top pick in Nimmanhaemin to enjoy northern Thai food. All dishes are created from locally sourced ingredients and there are many favourites to choose from, including must-trys larb kua (fried minced pork salad) and kaeng hang le (northern Thai curry). They also sell circular sets similar to the traditional khantoke tables, including sai oua sausage (Chiang Mai sausage), chilli dips and all served with vegetables and kap moo, crispy pork scratchings for dipping.
A small tapas bar that offers an ever-changing selection of tapas, Jagajee & Bar Fry is a must visit. Select from a range of tapas dishes on display, which vary depending on what tasty ingredients the chef bought from the market that day. They also offer gourmet fries, which you can pimp up with a choice of special sauces, and they have a good drinks selection.
A cute café that is tucked away down a quiet soi, Café de Nimman has a nice atmosphere and a large open-air space with an attractive terrace to sit out on. They serve a variety of tasty dishes with their fresh fish options being recommended.