Anchan Vegetarian Restaurant

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 26 reviews )
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Nimman Haeminda Rd, Soi Hillside 3 (at opposite Soi 13), Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50200

Restaurant, store, and bakery. Restaurant is located on the 2nd floor. Offers a changing menu written on the blackboard and has raw salads prepared with pesticide free produce. Also sells some health foods. Colorful artwork adorn the walls. Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-9:00pm. Last orders 8:15pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Organic, Thai, Western, Beer/Wine, Take-out

26 Reviews

First Review by SteffenS

Interesting twist to Thai dishes! - Edit

The Anchan Pad Thai Noodles were on the menu the day I went, so I ordered them and was surprised when a plate of PURPLE noodles was suddenly in front of me ! Apparently the noodles were coloured with a type of flower - which was cool. Of course the dish was delectable and I enjoyed sitting on their balcony reading.

Pros: super fast, nice atmosphere, interesting twist to dishes

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Awesome food, cool Location - Edit

There is nothing more to add. My son had the best Pad Thai here. We never found a better one.

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Wonderful food - Edit

A little out from the centre of town but worth the effort. The menu changes daily so you could be in for anything. The panang curry was outstanding, with a higher standard than most Thai restaurants in Chiang Mai. It appeared as though a lot of thought and care went into making their dishes.

Pros: Great taste, Clean presentation, Changing menu

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Awesome food ! - Edit

One of my favorite restaurant in Chiang Mai. Everything is freshly made, the food is tasty, the menu change every week with new dishes. The staff is very friendly and the price are really correct. The restaurant is located on the first floor on a quiet street, it's an open space so no cold airconditioning. Deserve 6 stars. :)

Pros: Free wifi, No Aircon, Quiet

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Best pad Thai - Edit

This vegetarian thai restaurant is the best place to eat a vegan pad Thai . We think it's absolutely the best in town . Good also the curries and smoothies .

Pros: Pad Thai

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GET THE BANANA COCONUT SMOOTHIE! - Edit

10 stars all the way. The food here was incredible and the smoothies are to die for! Loved everything we had and would highly recommend when visiting Chiang Mai!

Pros: Great service, Delicious smoothies, Convenient

Cons: Fills up quickly

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LOVE THIS PLACE - Edit

AMAZING FOOD. Their menu changes from time to time and it has always wow'd me. Fresh ingredients full of flavour without all the unnecessary seasonings. Their tofu dishes are always mind blowing.

Pros: Fresh vegetables, Friendliest staff, Cosy atmosphere

Cons: Nothing

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Insanely over-priced - Edit

Food was less than average, we slightly changed our order 2 mins after placing it and they refused to change it. Grumpy staff, avoid :(

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great pad thai - Edit

This place was great. I ordered the pad thai and a mango smoothie which were both great. The pad thai tasted healthier than other pad thais in a good way with delicious mushrooms and tofu and fresh veggies as well. The mango smoothie was delicious and sweet and tasted like they used high quality mangoes.

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A Favorite - Edit

Everything we've tried at Anchan has been delicious. Wait staff is friendly and helpful. I love the stir-fried veggies, but they also have a curried fried rice which is wonderful. Soups are filling, and the curries are wonderful.

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly staff, Good portion sizes

Cons: A little expensive, but still good value for the m, Small dining space fills quickly

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Made to order vegan food - Edit

Great made to order vegan food. Pad Thai, massaman curry ftw

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Misled not *vegan as specified - Edit

We went here and ordered the marked *vegan thai omelette. Spoke to the staff to ensure that it was in fact VEGAN and they reassured that it was vegan and that there are no eggs used. However, the dish was undoubtedly made with eggs. We took the dish over to the cook who confirmed that it was in fact made with egg and that he made it wrong. WTF!!!! You have a dish that is marked *vegan on the menu and the wait staff also assure you that its vegan and then the cook admits that he made it wrong. We did not get an apology. The cook was angry that we didn't want to pay for it. Such an awful experience, avoid at all costs.

Cons: Vegans will get poisoned, Pricey, Rude cook

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Wonderful for a Birthday - Edit

I had my birthday dinner here last night. There aren't many veggie restaurants in Chiang Mai that can accommodate this as they are either too small or not open late enough and don't sell alcohol. Anchan stays open until 9.30, they sell alcohol and of course make wonderful food! They can even do you a vegan cake, by request, the one they did for me was amazing.

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Yummy but overpriced - Edit

Anchan has a very small menu (one page, no pictures) compared to most veg restaurants in Chiang Mai, and it changes regularly. All vegan options are labeled. It is located on a street off of Nimmanhaeminda, just out of earshot of the buzzing traffic. Simple ambiance. I got the miso eggplant dish with brown rice. The food was very good, but expensive (I paid over 100 baht for what you can get elsewhere for 60-70), but this is something to be expected in this part of the city.

Pros: Meal was delicious, Good location

Cons: expensive, small menu

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Delicious food in a relaxed ambiance - Edit

Anchan is a nice vegetarian restaurant in the Nimman area of Chiang Mai that offers many clearly-marked vegan options. The restaurant is very ex-pat friendly and the menus are all in English. I tried the eggplant miso stir fry, crispy mushroom with tofu sauce, and the crispy mushroom thai salad and it was all delicious.

Pros: Large portions, Friendly staff, Nice ambience

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Really nice food to good price - Edit

Serving classic Thai dishes with a northern touch. Ingredients are fresh and it's obvious it's cooked by someone who knows their kitchen.
Clearly marked what is vegan and the week I visited it was 3/4 of the menu. The menu varies. The portions are generous so it's really made for sharing.

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Great lunch - Edit

Good healthy, flavoursome food
Portions OK size
Had the Thai Tomato salad, which had a lovely hum of heat about it

Pros: Good food, Charming staff

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Fantastic curries! - Edit

We'll definitely go back to this restaurant to try their curries and weekly menu. We ordered a Masamam and an Indian Style curries and both of them were tasty and delicious. Even though the portions were fairly big, we managed to order their homemade raw chocolate truffles. Definitely excellent!!!

Pros: Big Portion, Vegan Items marked on the menu, Vegan deserts

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Lovely place - Edit

Delicious food, helpful and friendly staff, easy to find, moderate prices. All good!
Each dish is around 90 THB and comes with brown rice. It's a reasonable portion! Well marked vegan options available. The green mango salad is fantastic.

Pros: friendly staff, vegan options

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Great flavors and cooked to perfection - Edit

This is a very authentic natural food restaurant which lists all which they do to keep their food healthy such as the oil they use, the use of Himalayan Salt in their cooking, the use of fresh veggies etc. What is really amazing as that they cook without overcooking and hence you can taste the difference in the crunchiness of the vegetables. Also, they are very competent with how they use their spices to make their food so very flavorful.

Pros: Use Himalayan Salt, Great flavors, Crunchy vegetables not overcooked

Cons: Still use tofu, Food comes a little slow

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Best veggie restaurant in town - Edit

Wow. This place is simply amazing. Great food with an amazing staff. Prices are reasonable for the quality of the food and portion sizes. I like to order things off the specials of the day, but the massaman curry is pretty amazing as well. :)

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Fine Dinng Veggie Style - Edit

This is the go to vegetarian restaurant for find food in a comfortable warm stylish atmosphere. I eat here weekly (and would come more often if it were closer to my home) and have been pleased with the consistent tasty food and friendly service.

All of the previous reviews are true. Great restaurant.

Pros: The tasty food, atmosphere, friendly warm service

Cons: too far from my house

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Anchan is doing it right - Edit

Anchan is true to the business with a sweet ambiance with beautiful hand painted murals. I enjoyed the gourmet organic delicacies every time. Wherever its the smoothies and shakes to salads to whole entrees.

Anchan is the model vegetarian restaurant of great service, happy customers, clean and delicious dishes that are full of flavor. The chef stays true to authentic flavors, made to order, with fresh ingredients. So nothing is sitting around for hours waiting for your arrival. Each dish is a culinary work of art.

This is a whole family business. So don't be surprise to see a very young smiling girl hand you a menu or set your table. It so cute to see every time.

You must experience the fried banana flower salad. This original exotic blend of sweet, sour, salty and spicy will have you scraping the plate for more. To my surprise it also comes with a side of organic red rice, making this a complete meal of awesomeness.

Anchan is the one vegetarian spot that you should not miss out on when you are in Chiang Mai.

Check them out on Facebook for their daily specials.

Pros: Banana Flower Salad, Great Menu Selection, Organic Fresh Made

Cons: Closed Sunday and Monday

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#1 on Tripadvsior - Edit

This is truly the restaurant to go to. A lot of people use the word "best" lightly, but you will never be able to claim a better meal than what you have had here. It is #1 on Tripadvisor in Chiang Mai out of 944 restrauants!!!

WOW

Amazing staff, always smiling, great prices. Why are you going anywhere else, seriously? I have lived here for 5 years and still go to Anchan at least 4 times a week.

Pros: Delicious, Best, Friendly

Cons: NONE, NONE, NONE

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mmm - Edit

Best food for dinner. So tasteful and full of taste :)

Pros: rich in flavor

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Delicious healthy in great atmosphere - Edit

I've been there three times now in a few days and will come back more times before leaving Chiang Mai. It's such a pleasure to be able to enjoy healthy tasty Thai food that you know is organic and without MSG. The menu card encourages you to tell the waiter if you do not want suger in your dish, which there apparently is in many Thai dishes. For a vegan and healthy food lover like me, it's a place to relax and enjoy without to much decision making and questioning about menu and ingredients. Last but not least, the staff and the owner are really nice and warm people

Pros: vegan, healthy, organic

Cons: hard to find without Happy Cow

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