Chareon Suan Ake – Chiang Mai Restaurant Review

By Louise

Chareon Suan Ake Restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Chareon Suan Ake is located in a small village not too far from Maya (around 10 minutes scooter ride).

We went after reading about Andy Ricker’s recommendation of the place:

For those looking to go deeper into authentic Northern Thai cuisine, this is Ricker’s top pick, located in a small village off the Irrigation Canal Road.

This is definitely worth a vist – but if you have a Thai friend, then it’s way better to bring them along as there is no English menu and no server speaks any English!

Location of Chareon Suan Ake

San Sai Khlong Ngam 2, T. San Phi Suea (GPS: 18.8254913, 98.9701973)
053 852 778

The Menu at Chareon Suan Ake

The entire menu is in Thai unfortunately, so it’s best if you can translate it before getting there.

Menu at Chareon Suan Ake Restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Menu at Chareon Suan Ake Restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Menu at Chareon Suan Ake Restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Menu at Chareon Suan Ake Restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Menu at Chareon Suan Ake Restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Menu at Chareon Suan Ake Restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Menu at Chareon Suan Ake Restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Menu at Chareon Suan Ake Restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Menu at Chareon Suan Ake Restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Menu at Chareon Suan Ake Restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Menu at Chareon Suan Ake Restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Menu at Chareon Suan Ake Restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Menu at Chareon Suan Ake Restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

The Food at Chareon Suan Ake

One of the other customers at the restaurant ordered a selection of dishes for us, so I’m not too sure what I was eating! Just beware that everything is quite spicy. My favorite dish (we ended up ordering 3 plates of it) was the pork jerky with crispy deep-fried lime kefir leaves.

The pork jerky with deep fried lime kefir leaves at Chareon Suan Ake Restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Pork jerky with deep fried lime kefir leaves.

Stir-fried vegetables at Chareon Suan Ake Restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Stir-fried vegetables

Banana blossom curry at Chareon Suan Ake Restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Banana blossom curry

The chicken curry at Chareon Suan Ake Restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Spicy curry at Chareon Suan Ake Restaurant in Chiang Mai, Thailand