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“Fun” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dash! Restaurant and Bar

Dash! Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #32 of 2,025 Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$10
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, International
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Good for: Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
singapore
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2012

Dashiell & Noi were very friendly and made us feel very comfortable although we came dining with 4 children. Most eating places baulk at boisterous kids chasing their cats & asking loudly for their preferred drinks & desserts, but not Dash & Noi :)

Dash speaks impeccable Mandarin - putting us to shame. He reminded the kids to retain their chinese roots & to practice their mandarin too lol.

Food was good - no complaints. Service great. Desserts - delightful. Home made with such passion...u can taste it! :)

Thanks Noi & Dash! We hope our complimentary comment on yr coconut cake reached yr ears, Noi! Hop yr foot massage that night (whilst we enjoyed yr perfected cake recipe) was good ;p

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“A Special Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

My friend and I wanted to go out to a particularly nice meal for one of our last days in Chiang Mai and Thailand. Tripadvisor recommended Dash! and so we wandered over for dinner, hoping for the best.

We arrived at this beautiful teak house and found a spot in the garden to sit down. Our server comes over almost immediately and gets our cocktail order. We ask about his perfect english and it turns out that he is the owner and namesake, Dash, and that he is from Seattle. The American influence in most apparent in the service, which is much more attentive than usual in Thailand. Dash took the time to talk us through the menu and we let him choose a salad, soup, and two entrees for us.

Between waves of delicious food, the other owner, Dash's mom Noi came and sat down to talk with us and give us advice about what to do in Chiang Mai. She shared how she came to carve out this slice of paradise, why she came back to Thailand after years in the U.S., and even how her mom gave her the recipe for the signature eggplant dish. While we talked the place began to empty and Dash took over the mic and regaled us with crooned classic rock standards. After dinner they invited us to join them at a great jazz spot down the road that we would have never found without their help.

The food was delicious, the service attentive, and the atmosphere was beautiful, but the experience of the meal was more than the sum of its parts. When you are on vacation you want to experience something different and authentic that makes you feel a real connection to the place you visited. Noi and Dash have built something very special that feels like it couldn't exist anywhere but on its quiet street in Chiang Mai. It was very touching to see how much they care and how happy they are to have you dine with them. If you also care about great food and rich experiences, you definitely should stop by Dash! when you are in Chiang Mai.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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“Superb Restaurant with great food, lovely staff and owner, and all for a great price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012

Dash! Is wonderful. I visited with my brother for dinner one night and we enjoyed the shrimp wrapped in bacon, pad see eww, sea bass, and coconut milk soup. Everything was delicious. The owner, Nai, even came and sat with us and we planned to come back in two days to do a cooking class with her. The class was fantastic and she tought us so much about Thai cuisine, even taking us to two markets in the morning before we started cooking. I cannot wait to return to Chiang Mai and bring family and friends to Dash!

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 reviews
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“Great place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012

We went to the restaurant just now and thought ill review it right away. It was a very good restaurant. Can't point out any faults. Strongly recommend to anyone visiting chiang mai for good Thai food. My wife and children loved it as much as I did.

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“Dash! Must-EAT Must-Go”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012

I first went to Dash! Two days ago with my sister and immediately fell in love with the atmosphere, the Owner Noi, her son Dash, and the food especially. The workers are all fantastic and cater to your every need. Every dish we ordered was impeccable. We decided to take the cooking class and learned between 12-15 classic thai dishes that were easy to make and even better tasting. The highlight was cooking, as well as, going to the markets in the morning to purchase fresh produce and learn how to pick fresh ingredients. This place gets an A+ review and has been my favorite meal thus far in Thailand.

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Thank Joseph S
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