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“WOW! Just wow!”
Review of Elysa restaurant

Elysa restaurant
Ranked #251 of 2,271 Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Price range: US$3 - US$11
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 27 January 2016

On my next stop along the random eats tour of Chiang Mai, I visited Elysa Restaurant. You will want to try this place! Upon walking in, I was greeted not only by the very friendly staff, but by the patrons along my path as well. But not in English... nor in Thai. But in français! What a great surprise. This place wasn't just slapping the French moniker on the sign to lure tourists, this was the real deal. Everyone either spoke French or Thai. But I come from a french speaking culture, so that made it even more fun to be there; although Cajun French and Parisian French are a bit different. There were traditional French menu selections as well as Thai food. But as I looked through the menu, my eyes fell upon the item by which I believe all good restaurants should be judged, the hamburger.
Hear me out on this one. If you put care into something as basic and fundamentally essential to the diet as a hamburger, you can be judged on an even playing field between any dining establishment, I worked at a 4/5 star restaurant as a young man and the hamburger was select meat, cooked to perfection with the perfect amount of seasoning and condiments. This burger met those measurements and satisfied my craving with gusto.
This place is SO WORTH going back to. Try it, you will be glad you did. The prices are a little higher than the norm, but it is not norm food around here. So it is worth the extra coin to have the good food.

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Thank The_Homesick_Nomad
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Reviewed 23 December 2015

That restaurant is my favourite place to eat in Chiang Mai. Each dishes are home made and prepared with a lot of attention and details. European and Thai food are delicious. Prices are very affordable. The boss is always here to help you and give you a lot of informations and good plans for your trip Chiang Mai.
That restaurant is also a nice place to meet expat and local people.
Stephane, Sansai, Chiang Mai

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Thank Stephane-RAMOND
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Reviewed 27 May 2015

Went there for lunch today after many previous visits and got chatting to the French owner who encouraged me to try the Welsh Rarebit. Wow! Big meal. Made with 140gm of cheddar (apparently) and the fried egg on melted cheese on ham on toast was swimming in a soupy sauce made with belgian beer, worcester sauce and mustard. Best I have ever had and a nice change from thai food. My friend had a large tasty ham salad which was good too. Service very good. Not open for dinner yet but maybe in a couple of months

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Thank sunloversteve
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Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Hello Food is very forward both Thailand and French food service staff is very good i will come back soon

Thank Sujittra W
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Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

Best European food in Chiang Mai value for money and quality!!! Owners welcoming and friendly.
Once tried you will return

1  Thank Colin B
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