Kad Kafe, Shangri-La Hotel: "Best value 5-star Buffet in the World???" Chiang Mai Restaurant Tip by Tusitala
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Kad Kafé features Thai, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, European and Mediterranean specialities. It has three different buffets: the weekday quick lunch, dinner, and Sunday BBQ.
Now here's the thing. Don't be frightened by the 5-star tag. As a new hotel it's got to make itself known and accessible to the local community, so its pricing at Kad is VERY aggressive (read; CHEAP). The lunch spread, featuring 5 different stations of pizzas, pastas, soups, Thai specialties, etc, will run you about US$6. Yes, you read that right. Eat your heart out for that measly sum.
The choice at dinner is bigger, ie including seafood, and a few dollars more, and the Sunday BBQ a little more again, but you do get access to swim in their gorgeous pool the rest of the day and get to feel how the other half live!
So, treat yourself without trashing your budget.
Favorite Dish: The pizzas and pastas are great, but try the northern Thai local delicacies such as Khao Soi.
Address: Shangri-La Hotel, 89/8 Chang Klan Road, Chiang Mai
Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: Just down the road from the Night Bazaar Area, south of Pantip Plaza.
Price: less than US$10
Theme: Pan-Asian and Pacific Rim
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