Aum

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8/8 Suriyawong Alley, Tambon Hai Ya, Amphoe Mueang , Chiang Mai, Thailand, 50100

Vegetarian restaurant serving food and tea. Relaxed interior with cozy upstairs dining. Current owner since Jan 2010. Relocated from 65 Moonmuang Rd. Open Mon-Sun 10:30am-8:30pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Thai

89 Reviews

First Review by Lek

Beautiful food & People. Tempeh available! - Edit

Aum has always been one of our favourite Chiang Mai restaurants. Excellent Khao Soi, curries, soups, dumplings, a variety of Thai salads and spring rolls. Sticky rice and brown rice available.

Vegetarian sushi selection too - there's a lot more choice than many other restaurants.

The people are lovely and the new location is peaceful and relaxed.

The best is they have tempeh, you can ask for this to be added to any dish or to replace the tofu. This is great when you're tired of eating tofu for every meal.

They also have vegan wonton soup - almost impossible to find in most of Asia.



Pros: many many vegan options , the Khao Soi, tempeh!

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Surprise, surprise ! - Edit

Aum doesn´t look like a good restaurant for the first glimpse - it´s a kind of wierd mixture of somebody´s livingroom, cafe and street stall, but it´s clean and also cosy. Also the classic menu with pictures of meals doesn´t look so great and it seems slightly overpriced. But! We had Khao Soi, which was one of the best which my partner has ever tried (as he said :-)..), very tasty stir fried glass noodles with mushrooms and alsomy glass noodle veg soup was just good (lot of chinese cerlery which is my less favourite vegetable, but they of course didn´t know it). Biiiig portions!
I would come back and try something else (not my partner - he would order directly that great Khao Soi again :-D !)


Updated from previous review on 2017-12-31

Pros: Excellent food!, Nice staff

Cons: When you eat there, nothing :-)

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My favourite restaurant in Chiang Mai - Edit

Located in a calm street, very nice staff and atmosphere, amazing food especially the banana and avocado makis and the crispy noodles.

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honest and good food - Edit

We had:
Gyoza
Veg burger with fries
Papaya salad rice
Juices

All food was good, real fries, which is rare nowadays. Veggie burger was nothing special, juices and salad where delicious. Gyosa too!!

Pros: very good staff, nice atmosphere

Cons: location - too hidden, place is a bit hot

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perfect! - Edit

Only thing to say: DELICIOUSSSSS!!

Very friendly staff and great great healthy food ❤️

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YaUM - Edit

MmMmM I am craving their veggie wonton soup right NOW! Delicious! HUGE menu and one of the only veggie spots open a little later. Something on the menu for everyone! Cute upstairs seating too.

Pros: Massive Menu , Cool, chill vibes

Cons: Server was distant

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New Location - Edit

They have moved to their old place to a new location just near the Saturday market. The new place is in a less busy area than their former one in the heart of Thapae Gate, I hope they get just as much as business. This is one of the oldest restaurants in Chiang Mai! They have been serving up excellent food for years and have never compromised. The new place is nicer than the old one and the menu remains the same. I like it they have a large mix of Thai and western foods and they have a lot of side dishes such as steamed tofu or steamed pumpkin etc. So if you want you can get a meal without oil or fat. Great smoothies and nice vegan sushi too! I have noticed that their menu now clearly marks wish dishes are vegan, which they didn't before. Much appreciate that. Great place. Good prices. Good vibes.

Pros: Healthy options available - something for everyone, Huge menu, Nice atmosphere

Cons: Not 100% vegan

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Nothing special - Edit

Friendly staff but the food just isnt that great. The meals are slightly higher priced than other places so I cannot recommend this place.

What is really nice is that you can sit on the floor on pillows upstairs.

Pros: Friendly staff, Area upstairs but from july 2017 they move

Cons: Expensive relatively speaking, Food is not that great

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Fantastic Asian food - Edit

I love the variety on the menu here. The maki, dumplings, curry, stir fries and som tam were all fantastic and I would definitely go back to try other dishes. Great location near the start of the Sunday walking street. Prices are reasonable for Chiang Mai.

Pros: Wide variety, Great tasting food, Good prices

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Delish! - Edit

Went back many times they have great sushi and fresh spring rolls! Quinoa and tempeh too! Overall great spot they've been there for so long and are moving locations soon! Good wonton soup and dumplings too! Recommended

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Great food and atmosphere - Edit

Been in Chiang Mai for 9 days, been to Aum almost every other day.

Great homemade food (with vegan options): papaya salad and blue rice combo; red curry; pineapple fried rice. Refreshing juices and smoothies.

The upstairs sitting area is a bit rough around the edges but that's what gives the whole place its charm. Super nice staff.

Pros: vegan options , nice staff

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Not sure what all of the fuss is about... - Edit

We went to Aum tonight as we'd seen so many great reviews and someone had recommended the burger to us.
I ordered a soy mango lassi which was lovely and the burger with chips. I was really disappointed to discover the burger appears to be just one you could buy at any shop to heat up yourself. The patty was also really, really small. To top it off I had about 10 chips. If I'm going to pay just under £4 for a burger and chips I expect a homemade burger and more than 10 chips!
The soy lassi and cool seating arrangement upstairs redeemed it somewhat. Perhaps their Thai food would have been a better option.

Pros: Soy lassis , Cool surroundings upstairs

Cons: (Western) food doesn't appear homemade , Small portions

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excellent vegan options - Edit

What a great place for vegetarians and vegans within the old city walls! Excellent menu of traditional and western food. Option to sit at tables with chairs or on the floor with cushions and lower tables. Good value for money and super service.

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One of the best in Chiang Mai - Edit

Very nice place in the city center just out of the walls . Huge selections from Thai to western food . Good burger , tempeh , dumplings , avocado rolls and smoothies . Big portions and inexpensive . Very noce owner .

Updated from previous review on 2017-04-16

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Loved it! - Edit

Cute atmosphere. Cozy floor seating with cushions. The food was really tasty! We went 2 nights in a row for the vegan dumplings. They were amazing! Service can be a little slow, but the food is worth it.

Pros: Atmosphere , Food quality , Lots of vegan options

Cons: Slow service

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Enjoyed it - Edit

Had a beet root juice – which was so purple it was almost black. Pretty sure I'm stocked on nitrates for 2017. Shared a steamed ginger tofu, which was mild but good. Then had the steamed veggies salad which comes with a black sesame dressing. This was awesome. Try it if you're tired of spice. Lots of flavour without the chilli. We sat upstairs on the pillows. Wifi signal is strong.

Pros: Delicious, Tasty, Wifi

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Rustic but nice Thai asian fusion - Edit

The food is good with traditional Thai, and other asian cuisine. My favorite is some crispy deep fried leaves, sounds weird but tastes lovely. They do a nice cashew nut sushi, fried gyoza style dumplings, tofu laab and fresh spring rolls with nice shakes.

There is a nice upstairs bit you can sit on the floor thai style.

Pros: amazing crispy leaves, centrally situated, it's good sample of food of the region

Cons: slow service

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delicious and healthy - Edit

Wonderful variety of. Healthy vegan food , I know this place for over 10years and always come back when I am in Chiangmai

Pros: nice service , friendly staff, healthy food

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Love this place - Edit

Great variety of vegan options, tasty, many whole foods options, lovely space

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Sad we didn't come earlier! - Edit

We had been in Chiang Mai for two weeks and finally on our last night decided to give this restaurant a try. To be honest, the place smells and looks bit dirty or maybe it's just old. Anyway, it was nicer to sit upstairs and the service was quick and friendly. And the food: amazing. We took papaya salad, fresh spring rolls and stir fried pumpkin with no oil, and they all tasted so good. Definitely should have tried Aum earlier.

Pros: Amazing food, Friendly staff, Cooked with oil if you ask

Cons: Old place

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Delicious Dinner - Edit

We had our last meal in Thailand at Aum. The menu is clear but the staff did not speak any English so we were a bit confused, there is apparently an upstairs and the food, cutlery, etc, came out in a rather random order. The selection was wide, food delicious and service quick.

Pros: Wide selection, Quality, Cost

Cons: Random serving order

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shocking - Edit

Omg. Before the food came we are sitting at a table UPSTAIRS and an 8 inch long RAT runs by our table and down the stairs. This sucker was upstairs! Didnt come in off the street. Left his room to go to kitchen. On the bright side the food was pretty good.

Pros: food is good

Cons: bad company. RATS

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Tasty food, great atmosphere - Edit

Really enjoyed our meal here, so much to choose from. Everything we had was tasty and was finished very quickly! Traditional Thai seating on the floor upstairs. Good atmosphere. Located near to the East Gate.

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gooood clean food - Edit

I just ate the steamed veggie salad, steamed sweet potatoes, and avocado maki, and after months of oily food in Asia, my tummy and my skin are so happy. They have greasy stuff too though so don't worry if that's what you're into :) really friendly staff too.

Pros: oil free options , friendly staff , lots of vegan

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enthusiastic ! - Edit

we just had an awesome lunch.the choice is very big !good taste e fast service.

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nice vego restaurant opposite Thapae Gate - Edit

family operated vego restaurant with heaps of vegan options ... staff speak basic English, are friendly and will assist with food choices ... there is an upstairs area (must take off shoes) ... I have been going to Aum over a 3 year period and found the food to be good in both quantity and quality and the pricing moderate

Pros: lots of vegan options, nice staff

Cons: near a busy road so very few parking options

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Good food, but dirty - Edit

We ordered some nice vegan food and it tasted well. Still not very exciting, but OK. The people seem not very happy with their work.. and the toilet is very dirty.

Updated from previous review on 2016-10-12

Pros: Great balcony, Many healthy food options

Cons: Dirty toilet, Atmosphere

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