Chanchao's Chiang Mai Food Review
Reviews of restaurants and Thai food stalls in Chiang Mai, Thailand
By: Chanchao in Chiang Mai

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Monday, 17-May-2004 00:00 Email | Share | Bookmark
Mango Tree

Mango Tree Restaurant
Airconditioned, with live or recorded music that's not too loud
Chicken in blue cheese sauce & chips. Good big glass of wine too
Across from Mango Tree is a strip of small beer bars.
Friendly staff, though many are not the youngest or prettiest..
Bad news from the Western Front.. :) (e-mail from a boyfriend..)
Flower selling hill-kids. Cute, but wish they were home in bed
Many places have pool tables, try to beat the local talent
Chiang Mai's finest playing nanny and enforcing closing time..
Map Location
Note: This place didn't make it in this location. The owner has moved to a slightly out of town location. More as I learn of it. Meanwhile, that building now has changed to..... yup, yet another bar!

However there's good news too, because the place next door, called the 'Mayflower' is still there and is improving all the time. The French owner really has a good menu together, and the prices are very reasonable. He offers a big range of food, including some more 'bar type' food like pizza and fries. And.... they deliver to any bar in the vicinity

Mango Tree Restaurant is still a bit of an odd one out on this stretch of Loi Kroh road, which is known for the girlie bars catering mostly to a Western tourist clientele. Mango Tree could even be called slightly up-market, and serves very good Western as well as Thai food. In many cities of the world, some of the best restaurants can be found in 'red light' areas, and Mango Tree would certainly not be an exception to the rule. In all fairness I'm not sure the area actually qualifies as a 'red light district' in the Western sense of the word; there's certainly no brothels there, just bars, and the area isn't overly dodgy or sleazy. Yet if you're male and have a pulse, it's quite likely some friendly ladies from the bars there will invite you in for a drink when going to Mango Tree. Besides the usual pictures of the place and the food I also include some pics of the bars around, be sure to view all 9 photos. Most of the bars are quite friendly really, good places for a drink, play some pool or chat with the staff.

Mango Tree's prices are a bit above average for Western food in Chiang Mai, but then again the taste and quality is well above average as well. The menu is pretty big with many British, Italian and general Western dishes to choose from. Most main courses are in the 100-200 baht price range. Mango Tree is on the corner of Loi Kroh road and Kotchasarn road, close to the city moat.


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