The Olive Tree
A gorgeous restaurant on the moat, The Olive Tree serves up scrumptious and authentic Middle Eastern fare. The décor is exotic with a charming downstairs dining room seating large groups as well as intimate couples while the sumptuous second floor lounge could be set in a bazaar in Marrakesh: all velvet ottomans, massive print sofas, antique tables and Middle Eastern art, perfect for a loungy after dinner drink…or two. If you have gorged yourself on a selection of mezze, chicken tajine with dried fruits, roast lamb with couscous, chicken liver with raisin and brandy and still hanker for more, sign up for a one day cooking class. There you can learn the art of Middle Eastern cuisine and wow your friends from your very own kitchen. Chef Zahavit of Jerusalem Falafel has been serving up her food here in Chiang Mai since 1991 and this latest incarnation looks like it is going to be around for a long while.
29/7 Moon Muang Road (just up from the Rachamankha corner)Category Restaurant, Restaurants Venue Type Restaurant Cuisine Middle Eastern Opening Times Open Saturdays - Thursdays, lunch 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., dinner 5 p.m. - 11p.m. (closed on Fridays)