ash has all the qualities of what a good restaurant should be. They serve an interesting fusion of Thai and Western dishes in beautiful surrounding at reasonable prices.
Dash Restaurant was purpose built by Noi in Lanna style with lots of teak wood over two floors. It can seat up to 100 people in its covered and outdoor garden areas. The staff are invariably very attentive and efficient, have warm smiles, and can make recommendations in good English. There is none of the over-abundance of staff with nobody doing anything, which is the norm in Thailand. This is obviously due to good training by Noi and her son, who coincidentally also happens to be called Dash. Noi and Dash seem to have a really close working relationship which is reflected in the results, and the staff always seem to be happy which says something for the Management.
The food served at Dash is delicious, fresh, perfectly spiced and the portion sizes are above average.
Some of the highlights include: Shrimp wrapped in bacon (185 baht appetizer), Garlic fried squid (175 baht appetizer), Homemade Thai style mixed vegetable tempura (100 baht appetizer), Green Papaya salad with peanuts (100 baht), Traditional Thai banana blossom salad (100 baht), Khao Soi with tofu (100 baht), Khao Soi with chicken or pork (140 baht), Crispy chicken with tamarind sauce (175 baht), whole deep fried sea-bass with garlic (350 baht), whole steamed tilapia steamed with lime (350), spaghetti in home-made pesto (125 baht) and grilled pork steak with side salad and mashed potato (350 baht).
There are plenty of options for our vegetarian friends as well. The Khoa Soi with Tofu is highly recommended and is one of the best in Northern Thailand.
The drinks menu at Dash Restaurant is extensive and includes: draft beer, bottled beer, cider, whisky, vodka, brandy, wine, gin and plenty of other alcoholic delights. A generous glass of house wine is great value for under 100 baht. A cool blended cocktail is recommended and delicious.
Top off the perfect evening with a carrot cake doused in passion fruit icing (125 bah) or “Thailand’s best cheese cake served with mango sauce (150 baht)
Dash is a super friendly host and he makes you feel really welcome. You can tell he loves his job and has a passion for his restaurant. He was educated in the USA and he speaks English, Thai and Chinese.
Dash prices are surprisingly inexpensive for such quality cuisine in a romantic setting.
Open hours: 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Address: Moon Muang Rd Lane 1, Chiang Mai 50200
Tel: 053 279 230