The Khao Yai alpine climate and its lush and fertile soil, make it one of Thailand’s richest regions when it comes to fruit and produce, dairy products and livestock. These also make it a great place for gastronomic exploration. The choices are numerous, from small eateries serving local dishes to country steak houses, hip bistros and elegant, alfresco dining featuring traditional Thai and Continental cuisines as well as creative fusion delicacies, which can all be complimented by the bouquets and flavors of locally harvested and bottled red and white vintages.

Acala

This fine dining eatery serves delightful authentic Thai cuisine with original concoctions, all of which adhere to the original Thai recipes with regards to taste. A comfy located just off the reception patio, gives this fashionable signature restaurant a fantastic view of the lake and golf course, making it a pleasurable places to catch a quick bite to eat or to have a romantic dinner. If you’re looking for something a little more airy where you can catch the cool breezes, head to the alfresco seating on the poolside patio. The décor seamlessly combines contemporary Thai and artistic design with the use of rustic and wooden elements. In short this venue is the perfect setting for the best of both fine contemporary Thai cuisine and the beauty of Khao Yai’s nature.

1/3 Moo 6, Thanarat Rd., Moosi Sub-district,
Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130
Tel. +66 (0) 4442 6000
www.kirimaya.com



The Mist Bar



1/3 Moo 6, Thanarat Rd.,
Moosi Sub-district,
Pak Chong District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30130
Tel. +66 (0) 4442 6000
www.kirimaya.com

If you’re in the mood for a little zesty Japanese, then look no further than the mist bar, a comfortable Kiri style Japanese kitchen. The great thing about this venue is that it gives off a relieving intimate and cozy vibe, which stimulates the appetite. And the food perfectly integrates itself with the fabulous interior. All manner of Japanese delicacies are available, including Sashimi, Katsu, and other traditional favorites. Did we mention the view yet? As a diner here you enjoy picturesque views of the golf course, resort and mountains, making the Mist Bar a dreamy place for sublime Japanese and views. Adding to the comfort are the soft oversized chairs with big cushions and the subtle lighting that will make you feel as though you’re dining in a Tokyo eatery.

 

T-Grill


If you’re looking to gorge on some fantastic steak check out the aptly named T-Grill. This Steakhouse restaurant is located at the Kirimaya’s clubhouse building and overlooks the lush green golf course. The interesting aspect about this venue is that it will make you feel as though you are dining at an African safari outpost. It is rustic in design with Safari Chic style, and all the cool little touches that make you hungry for some prime grilled steak. T-Grill is best known for serving distinctive quick items for lunch, such as succulent certified Australian Angus Grain fed beef and a selection of innovative dishes for dinner. Come here with your honey and you’ll be assured of an impressive venue that promotes a romantic vibe.


1/3 Moo 6, Thanarat Rd., Moosi Sub-district,
Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130
Tel. +66 (0) 4442 6000
www.kirimaya.com



Myth



Myth
1/3 Moo 6, Thanarat Rd., Moosi Sub-district,
Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30130
Tel. +66 (0) 4442 6000
www.kirimaya.com

This open-air bar and Restaurant, located on the upper level of Muthi Maya’s Lobby, offers unspoiled 360’ panoramic views of Khao Yai National Park. Serving Italian cuisine, each table is situated in its own private area with a stunning natural backdrop. Fine Italian can be had in addition to a delightful variety of Thai dishes. The Italian food here can only be described as home style, as it uses fresh ingredients and shows all the love of an expert chef. A location in the beautiful Kirimaya Resort provides an uplifting and lavish atmosphere that will wow even the most discerning of diners. Afternoon tea is served from 14:00 - 16:00 hrs daily.

Princess Cafe

A boastful name indeed, but darned if they don’t live up to Featuring Thai, Chinese, and international specialties, the Princess Café does not disappoint aficionados of fine food. If you’re really up for a gastronomic challenge, then check out the “All-You-Can-Eat” dinner buffet. It’s a popular smorgasbord of fresh cuisine and a favorite among local families. Adding to the ambience is the house band and singers performing nightly. A cozy location in the Dusit Princess Korat hotel also gives you a place that is perfectly situated to enjoy the many delightful attractions of the Thailand’s I-San region. And as with any Dusit hotel, the Dusit Princess Korat offers a charming and courteous welcome and is one of the designated hotels representing the ‘Isaanpura’ – Thailand’s conference and incentives region.

1137 Saranarai Rd., Naimueang Sub-district,
Mueang District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
Tel. +66 (0) 4425 6629-25
www.dusit.com





The Empress



1137 Saranarai Rd.,
Naimueang Sub-district,
Mueang District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
Tel. +66 (0) 4425 6629-25
www.dusit.com
Renowned as one of the most outstanding Chinese restaurants in Korat, The Empress has a fine Cantonese menu. But the cuisine encapsulates the essences of other regions as well. The dim sum lunch is a one of the more busy times – and rightly so. An attractive array of dim sum goodies from the traditional to the imaginative are all nicely prepared here with the finest imported and local ingredients. A number of private rooms are also available for birthday parties and special occasions, so you can wine and dine with the finest Chinese in the region. Recommended items are the dim sum delicacies, but also worthy of mention is the super succulent Peking Duck.

Kong Garden

Situated in the Kong Garden Resort, a small boutique retreat on a hilltop surrounded by spectacular mountain views is aptly named restaurant in a fine venue for a delicious meal. A multitude of delicacies are available, including authentic Thai dishes and specially made to order cuisine. The cool aspect of this restaurant is its location near many national parks and waterfalls. Muak Lek Waterfall is only seven kilometers away while Jed Sao Noi Waterfall and Khao Yai UNESCO’s World Heritage National Park is about 20 minutes away by car. This allows for a quick bite of the fabulous cuisine before checking out the natural beauty of Khao Yai. The evening is the best time to come as there is a spectacular view of the sunset to be savored in style.

20 Moo 13, Pansuek-Kudkla Rd.,
Phaya Yen Sub-district,
Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30320
Tel. +66 (0) 2294 0078-80
www.konggarden.com

V-Restaurant

Located in the chic V-ONE Hotel Korat, a trendy boutique, this venue follows a lot of the same lines in terms of food and feel. The décor follows the hotels theme of modern chic with a twist of Thai enlightenment, a feeling that really makes it perfect for couples that want something more than a typical eatery. Exotic colors bolstered by deep patterns add to a sophisticated feeling, as does the food. A wonderful array of Thai and Western dishes are served here, including the ultra- spicy Thai dish and near national symbol of the northern region – som tum. A full compliment of Western dishes are available, including some really delicious spaghetti with a meat marinara sauce.

 



666/6 Chang Puak Rd.,
Naimueang Sub-district,
Mueang District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
Tel. +66 (0) 4434 2444
www.v-onehotelkorat.com

The Great Hornbill Grill

This colorful winery and vineyard features a restaurant, resort, and several interesting attractions. PB Valley is ideal for viticulture due to the cold weather, small amount of rainfall and the mountain ranges, which surround the winery acting as a natural windbreaker to protect the grapevines. Their history began back in 1989 on a large piece of land protected by mountain ranges. The owner, Dr. Piya Bhirombhakdi who once was the president of Singha Beer and a visionary entrepreneur, set about his mission to produce wine with a world-class taste under his initial “PB” for the people of Thailand. They offer a vineyard and winery tour with guides that explain the history, details and of course they have wine tasting in the cellar. At the Great Hornbill Grill Restaurant they proudly present you with over 100 menus of authentic and fusion style international cuisine together with famous exotic Thai dishes. PB Valley also offers resort style accommodations and breakfast.

Activities include wine tasting, vineyard tours and fine dining. Open at 11:00 AM to 09:00 PM.

102/2 Moo 5, Mittraphap Rd.,
Phaya Yen Sub-district,
Pak Chong District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30320
Tel. +66 (0) 3622 6415-6
www.khaoyaiwinery.com


Terano Khao Yai

A fine Italian ristorante Terano Restaurant and Wine Bar is situated amidst valleys. The first feeling when arrive at the restaurant is like entering an Italian village. Decorated in Provence style and used soft-toned colors, the restaurant looks classy yet cozy. All dishes, created by the chef, are used imported meat and organic and home-grown vegetables for the best taste and healthiness. Popular dishes are pasta and spaghetti based, as well as steaks. Desserts are also delicious. The highlights are banoffi cake and seasonal pies which used seasonal fruits for best taste. As the name tells, this restaurant is not only famous for its savory food and scrumptious desserts but also the wine. Afternoon through evening is the best time to sip wine, have a bite of variety of cakes while enjoying the picturesque scenery and fresh breeze, with the light music in the background. The best time to visit is, well, all year round. Even so, the peak months are between October and February. Reservation is a good idea. Open on Wednesday – Sunday at 10.00 AM – 09.00 PM.





 

Wanvarn

Good old days are as sweet as good old wines. Just like this restaurant that has 15 years reputation of being the place for reminiscence the sweetness of the past, with antiques decoration, and authentic Thai recipes with varieties selection of wines. Recommended menus are kaeng som cha-om khai (Vegetable-omelette spicy soup) and hmee grob (Crispy Noodle) might sounds basic, but with fine wines it sure tastes better. Have a bite of nostalgia here. Like wines, it tastes better by times.


101-103 Mahadthai Rd.,
Mueang District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
Tel. +66 (0) 4424 4509






VinCotto Restaurant



Share the same area of GranMonte vineyard is VinCotto Restaurant, a home-cooking style restaurant. The decoration and atmosphere is so homey that it makes you feel like having a meal in your own house. All recipes, created by the vineyard owner, have grapes as an ingredient. Food is served in generous portions at affordable prices. Recommended dishes are Prawn and seedless grape salad for appetizer; Chicken in vine leaves, Spaghetti Vincotto with seafood, white wine, chilli and sun-dried tomato, and Cog au vin are for main course; and Grape cheese pie and Panna Cotta with grape jelly for desserts. Last but not least, wine of course.

  






Open daily at 11.00 AM – 09.00 PM. Reservation is advisable.

52 Moo 9, Phaya Yen Sub-district,
Pak Chong District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
Tel. +66 (0) 8 1900 8282
www.granmonte.com

Primo Posto

A row of Italian-style houses and facilities on a 50 rai plot of nature opened to the public on 22 December 2007. It was called Primo Posto (First Place). Behind the beautiful façades, ivy-grown and complete with Italian porticos, windows and arches, there is a restaurant (Trattoria), a coffee shop (Caffé Momus), a wine shop (Divino), an ice-cream shop (Dolce Vita) and a souvenir shop. The backside houses a garden and gallery, with nice views over vineyards and mountains. The restaurant menu is not extensive and includes Italian and local food, as well as wines from the regional cellars of GranMonte, PB Valley and Siam Winery. Family banquets, wedding parties, birthday celebrations, movies and concerts ‘in the park’ can be organized in this special charm of Italian Renaissance. Primo Posto is popular with photo shooters. An entrance fee must be paid, but the voucher-ticket can be used for shopping at the compound.

Stores open on Fridays and Saturdays at 09.00 AM - 09.00 PM, Sundays at 09.00 AM - 06.00 PM, public holidays and long weekends.

Restaurant opens on Fridays at 06.00 - 09.00 PM, Saturdays/Sundays at 11.00 AM - 02.00 PM and 06.00 - 09.00 PM.

200/2 Moo 10, Mu Si Sub-district,
Pak Chong District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30130
Tel. +66 (0) 8 4035 8554
www.primo-posto.net


We-House Bar & Restaurant





 
The idea for this place came from the down-to-earth and fun loving owner, who wanted a restaurant in which everyone could truly feel at home. The stately house that she and her family lives in became their location, there is an indoor dining room, full mahogany bar and spacious living room where customers can sit and have cocktails and chat. The main attraction though, is the manicured lawn. Giant beanbags are strewn across the yard next to short tables for dining and enjoying the merry atmosphere provided by a live acoustic band. The crowd is a mix of hi-so hipsters and families who live in the area, just hanging out and eating. The decor is a diverse selection of souvenirs from all over the world, premium brands of votive candles and paper money framed on the wall. Bathrooms are delightfully quirky, with a row of Thai rocking chairs near the hand sink.

449 Moo 5, Soi Chong 11,
Nongjabok Sub-district,
Mueang District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
Tel. +66 (0) 8 1955 8035

Bali Restaurant




In a city full of outdoor garden restaurants, Bali holds its own as one of the main competitors in the market. The vibe in the air is a bit more hip than some of the others. Perhaps that comes from the cool, leisurely manner of this very Thai crowd in their late 20s to early 40s. Beautiful faces from TV lakorns flash in the background on the huge projected screen in the outdoor seating area. The music is Thai contemporary; chill indy artists, what you would expect to find in Bangkok’s Siam Square music shops. Since the place feels like a pub as well, it is not surprising that people are definitely drinking as much as they are eating. Many of the decorations are design conscious objects such as a really unique lamp in the inside dining space which is like a handmade basket woven from twigs. The bathrooms resemble chic outhouses with creeping vines, an open ceiling area and old-fashioned ring knockers for the wood doors.

28 Ponsaen Road, Naimueang
Sub-district, Mueang District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
Tel. +66 (0) 8 5016 2199


Happy Land

The “Dindan of Fun”, as they call it, is a Johnny Walker emblazoned bar and restaurant. Red is the main accent; smooth exposed concrete walls and diffuse lighting everywhere. The designated smoking area looks like a cross between a bus stop with a curved metal awning and a lighted red ashtray island, plus a few cushioned benches. Uniformed “pretties” of several liquor brands walk around greeting customers. The whole place looks like you’re at a house party and the front entrance is high-spirited, with hanging lights in trees and meatballs on a tabletop grill. There are indoor rooms for dining, though many people have snacks that can be easily eaten outside at the cocktail tables. Drinks are beers, liquors and mixers, and the majority of food is around THB80 per dish. Some tasty items include cashews spicy salad, sun perch with spicy sauce (pla salid daed deaw) and salted eggs stir-fried with seafood (talay pad kai khem).

280 Mahadthai Rd., Mueang District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
Tel. +66 (0) 4426 5899
www.happyland.hi5.com

 



Lan Lookmaidang

This charming garden restaurant is teeming with fountains, little ponds, water wheels, lush trees, wood carvings and earthenware lanterns all along the walking paths. The clientele appears to be small close-knit groups and middle aged folks who prefer a tranquil atmosphere; someplace where the soft music is predominantly instrumental and not so loud that conversation would be difficult. This would be a good place to entertain friends from out of town, or celebrate a a family member’s birthday. Though the menu is just slightly more expensive than other local restaurants at a range of THB120-400 per entree, most dishes are on average THB150. Some suggestions for house specialties include wingbean salad, deep fried fish cakes, and snakehead fish fried in fish sauce.

307 Soi King Sawai Riang, Muk Montree Rd.,
Naimueang Sub-district, Mueang District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
Tel. +66 (0) 4425 3281



Baan Kaew



   

For those who scout for incredible meals of Thai fusion food, you need to look no further. Showcasing their unique recipes with interesting yet simple names like Steak khiao waan neua (green beef curry steak), laab moo tod (fried ground pork salad), and pla chon chao wang (fried snakehead fish with spicy lemongrass sauce), the food here also tastes as good as it sounds. Cocktails also serves in the house, Piña Colada and Margarita are the most popular. Now “fusion” can be your new satisfaction.

105/17-19 Chom Surangyart Rd.,
Naimueang Sub-district, Mueang District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
Tel. +66 (0) 4424 6512
www.baankaewkorat.com

Pun Ngern Pub and Restaurant






Pun Ngern looks more like a restaurant, but definitely gets
enough business operating as a pub. Unlike most of the
other places in town, they are open for dinner and is good
as an after hours joint too. The kitchen closes at 01:00 AM,
but the place stays open until 05:00 AM and will continue
to serve bar snacks. Another aspect that sets them apart is
they have mixed drink cocktails along with the usual liquors
and beers. Chill acoustic music,

Thai pop covers by live bands, and “pretties” that will walk
around to chat with customers keep the atmosphere lively
and buzzing. Their recommended dishes include chicken
fried in fish sauce, crispy duck, enoki mushroom salad,
three flavors shrimp and Hong Kong style pork leg. Prices
are standard; entrees are in THB100-150 range while fish
dishes are around THB200 each.


580/2 Chang Puak Rd.,
Naimueang Sub-district,
Mueang District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
Tel. +66 (0) 4434 2179
www.pan-ngern.com

Korat Buri




This restaurant serves food but also features live music in front, where the bands perform in an air-conditioned enclosed room. The building is designed in a contemporary Lanna inspired house with an upstairs seating area, prominent entranceway decorated with faux tribal stone sculpture and garden dining with handmade wooden benches and tables. The outdoor bar is tucked away, back by the rear entrance bordering their parking lot. That section contains cushioned booth style tables, TVs, and some more seating next to the pool with fountain.

The house band plays mainstream Thai rock and high energy popular songs, with special featured musical acts on occasion. The sounds are piped through to back tables as well so the customers can enjoy the performance.

266-268 Yommarat Rd.,
Naimueang Sub-district, Mueang District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
Tel. +66 (0) 4426 9108-9

Sibsong Panna




Tucked away off of a main road in Korat’s downtown area, this delightful garden restaurant is outfitted with Northern Thai style decorations; colorful tree lanterns like the kinds often seen in Chiang Mai, bubbling water fountains in little ponds, terra cotta carvings and pottery. The most prominent object is the Ghanesha shrine that is visible when walking in through the entrance, on the way to the dining sala or outdoor garden tables. An indoor room can be reserved and closed off, for use as a private karaoke room for groups. As a courtesy, they have a Johnny Walker Red Limo golf cart that shuttles people back and forth from the main street where more parking can be found. The recommended menu has a fair selection, with many interesting dishes. Some of these include hor mok kanom krok, fried som tum, gai baan tod nam pla and tub tim ob mee.

9 Soi Trokphat, Yommarat Rd.,
Naimueang Sub-district,
Mueang District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
Tel. +66 (0) 4424 7977

Prik Dang Thai Restaurant




At Prik Dang, most customers will find that the elegant contemporary style is an agreeable way to mix it up. Though garden style restaurants are gorgeous and certainly pleasant when the weather is cool, indoor dining has its merits. In this case, the decor is simple and clean and looks very inviting. The warm-toned recessed lighting and hanging lamps are tastefully minimalist, while the bright shade of green on one interior wall resembles that of young grass growing in a field of tropical rice paddies. Another noticeable detail is how the white tablecloth and napkins make it look more formal, yet prices are still comparable to other fine restaurants in the area. Classic Thai fare is the norm here, along with their specialty spicy dips. The restaurant frequently hosts business people entertaining clients, older couples, and intimate gatherings of friends and families. The music at night includes a piano man singing easy listening tunes.

1327/1 Chom Surangyart Rd.,
Mueang District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
Tel. +66 (0) 4425 5999


Krua Prukpirom






At this music pub and restaurant, the vibe is altogether low-key and relaxed. There is even ample parking in a huge gravel lot in the back, so meeting friends for dinner and drinks should be hassle-free. Live acoustic music is playing at all times, with a mix of Thai and Western cover songs like perennial favorites Jack Johnson or Jason Mraz. The crowd is regular working people in their 20s-30s, mostly Thai along with some older foreigners that seem like longtime residents of Thailand. The inside air- conditioned room is another area where customers can dine, and the live music is piped in for their listening pleasure. Wireless internet is available. For dinner, some popular items are marinated shrimp, squid steamed with lime juice and freshwater fish in red curry sauce. Prices are on average THB100 baht per dish.

806/8 Chang Puak Rd.,
Naimueang Sub-district, Mueang District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
Tel. +66 (0) 4434 1649
www.kruapukpirom.com

U-Bar




Increasingly popular among locals, this place is mainly a concert venue and bar that occasionally brings in some high-profile musical guests. Compared to most other local venues, U-Bar has more capacity and is designed to be a nightclub style entertainment space. The plan includes rows upon rows of cocktail tables with high chair stools scattered across an open hall. The bar is on one end of the room, while the performance stage is on the opposite end. A billiards table is in an adjacent room from the main room, and gets quite busy as people like to hang out by the table when a band is not playing. A fun way to encourage spending, the U-Bar brand has their own souvenirs and a system by which customers can collect points to be redeemed for T-shirts, lomo cameras, wallets, coin piggy bank, costume jewelry and other small toys.

444/4 Mittraphap-Nongkhai Rd.,
Mueang District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
Tel. +66 (0) 4427 1088

Turn On Pub & Restaurant




This outdoor pub has a tiny stage area for live acoustic music which tends to be a two or three piece band, strumming mellow tunes. Right next to the stage is a large projected screen that shows feature length Hollywood movies, more so for background visuals. The restaurant seats about 100 people and has an indoor section with a few more tables, a large plush sofa for hanging out, and a flat screen TV in the corner of the room. The color scheme here is clean white for the outdoor wooden chairs and tables, while the indoor room has festive yellow, green and orange walls. A few of Turn On’s featured dishes are chicken drumsticks with chili pepper seasoning, pork with spicy sauce, deep fried chicken tendons, and tempura battered shrimp.

2781/2 Sueb Siri Rd., Naimueang Sub-district, Mueang District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30000 Tel. +66 (0) 4427 7977


Santika Restaurant

The outdoor garden style venue is adorned with multihued string lights in trees, and tables spaced far apart so it feels very cozy and uncrowded. With this arrangement, it feels like there is more privacy to chat with your friends and not have to keep your voices down. An unhurried vibe, the crowd seems youngish and unpretentious; more bohemian than the trendy style bars. In front is a stage for the acoustic live band playing Thai pop. The indoor room is another spot for customers to unwind. It has four large sofas, a TV and feels like sitting in a regular person’s living room at home, not an excessively styled artificial room. Some recommended food from the menu includes fried pork marinated salad, catfish floss salad, old-fashioned herbal snakehead fish, and tilapia steamed in lime juice.

Wangfah



Built as Thai villas with modern touch, the place is nothing short of posh boutique resort by the beach, guaranteed by the reputation of being the most beautiful restaurant in town. Apart from Thai and Chinese cuisine, Barbecue Seafood also serves on the weekend. Don’t miss yum saen kaew (spicy salad with shirataki noodle) for main dish and roti salad for supper. Folk band play their blissful tunes before Mr. DJ spins his records while you enjoy your happy meal.

Wangfah
274 Soi 4, Mittraphap Rd., Mueang District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
Tel. +66 (0) 4495 4199

Super Seafood



Open for dinner from 04:00 - 11:00 PM, this restaurant specializes in seafood and diplays a large tank in front of the outdoor kitchen where live crabs can be picked out once a customer places an order. Super Seafood holds about 125 people between the outdoor lot and the indoor air-conditioned room. The open air seating is made up of bright teal or white picnic bench tables on a paved concrete floor with one wall fence painted a cheerful light green color. Plants in big flower pots line the entire wall and brightly colored orange and pink banana flowers provide a touch of nature. Music is not a focus, but the main reason for going is the easy-going and non fussy approach to having a seafood meal. The dishes are fairly priced, ranging between THB100-200 for entrees. Some recommended items include Hong Kong shrimp, two friends spicy salad.

2223/8, Sueb Siri Rd.,
Mueang District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
Tel. +66 (0) 4435 4597




Big Chili



Crave for Burritos or Nacho Supreme? Your only choice in town is this spicy-name restaurant for authentic Mexican cuisine. From Chicken Fatijas with fresh vegetable and tasty Tortillas to Mexican beer, you name it. American and fusion dish, like Barbecue Ribs and Baked Mussels in Garlic Butter Sauce, also prepared here, as do German beer and cocktails. Either sitting comfortably inside the air-conditioned room or feel the wind blowing in the open-air area outside, spiciness will be on your plate, Amigo.

158/8 Jakree Rd., Mueang District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
Tel. +66 (0) 44247469

Lisa Restaurant

During your time in Khao Yai, it’s certainly worth making the effort to try this Thai quality restaurant; Lisa is located on Chom Surangyart Road, in the heart of Korat City, not far from Khao Yai. The restaurant offers Thai authentic dishes and specially made to order cuisine, very affordable and popular with locals and tourists alike. For those who like local ambience, this old wooden house which has been transformed to restaurant also allows you to enjoy the real Thainess.

95/1-4 Chom Surangyart Rd.,
Mueang District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
Tel. +66 (0) 4424 2279


  

Krua MasLada



Krua Maslada is easy to find by driving down Ratchasima Road in Pak Thong Chai district, located right next to the km 104 marker. Although it is actually open for lunch and dinner, their best seating areas are the 4-6 person tables overlooking the manmade pond. Daytime is likely to be too hot for sitting out in the open, but there is a big sala with roof cover if stopping by for lunch. For the dinner crowd, a house band plays live music.

9 Moo 12, Ratchasima-Kabin Rd.,
Mueang Pak Sub-district,
Pak Thong Chai District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30150
Tel. +66 (0) 4428 4444

Shabu Shabu

The founder of Hommuenlee Hill Resort has a good eye—Pak Chong was lacking a spot with satisfying Japanese hotpot. Hence, Hommuenlee Hill’s restaurant was opened, featuring the first and only Shabu-Shabu restaurant in the area. Customers can enjoy the authentic Japanese meal with the high quality beef, pork, or check shabu set, or they can opt for a more fusion combination. Everything is served with Hommuenlee Hill’s special homemade sauce.

397 Moo 10, Pak Chong Sub-district,
Pak Chong District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30130
Tel. +66 (0) 4493 6057-9,
(0) 8 0603 8126-7
www.hommuenleehill.com


  

Suan Muang Porn

For over 15 years this quaint restaurant has happily satiated voracious diners with their selection of Thai, I-San, and Western delights. A testament to the popularity of this cornucopia of cuisine is embodied in its size; once a small venue with only a handful of tables, it has now grown to more than 100. Adding to its lore are the vistas. A location with commanding overviews of the Lam Ta Khong reservoir has given Suan Muang Porn regional notoriety as the ‘it’ place to eat in the Khao Yai region. As diverse as the panoramas is the large menu. Over 100 different dishes grace this culinary tome and you can find just about anything you want, from fried fish to garden salads and a dazzling array of tantalizing soups. Did we mention the selection of meats? Steak, ostrich, venison, fish, beef, pork, and chicken – prepared in all different manners - are available for you to devour.

204/44 Moo 1, Klongphai Sub-district,
Si Kiew District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30150
Tel. +66 (0) 4432 3263
www.suanmuangporn.com

La Campagne



  



There is a little house up on the hill waiting for sweet lovers to stop by and have a taste of wonderful desserts. As colorful as their decoration, with many dolls and flowers, this beautiful restaurant is famous for its tasty Thai and international dishes and homemade cakes. spaghetti pesto, roti gang khiao wann (green curry with roti), and Mocha Latte are the stars of the house. With compromising prices for your tummy, the scenery for your eyes and the ambience for your mind are priceless.

1 Kabinburi-Nakhon Ratchasima Road,
Thai Samakkhee Sub-district,
Wang Nam Khiao District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30370
Tel. +66 (0) 4422 8112,
(0) 8 1879 9651, (0) 1855 7997

Baan Suan Kok Thip

The name of this place alludes to the island on which it stands. It is a manmade spit of land, built on a huge pond with fountains and wood bridges to cross over to the main seating areas, though there are a few salas dispersed around the large property that decorated with bright, colorful lights. In one section a few bungalows are available to be used as private karaoke rooms for groups. Generally these fill up and require reservations, which will be displayed on the dry erase board on the way in to the restaurant. Prices are very affordable; fish dishes are around THB200, other entrees are typically in the THB100 range. The house, serves Thai and Chinese cuisine, recommends their yellow curry stir-fried crab (pu phad phong garee), garlic soft shell crab (pu nim tod gratiem), pickled crab som tum (som tum pu ma dong), and spicy sausage (nam muang).

310 Moo 2, Phang Mueang Rd.,
Baan Koh Sub-district, Mueang District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
Tel. +66 (0) 4427 6345, (0) 4427 6867

Ban Mai Chay Nam

 

Ban Mai Chay Nam Resort & Restaurant
21 Mittraphap Road, Pak Chong District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30130
Tel. +66 (0) 8 1660 2826, (0) 4431 4236

www.banmaichaynam.com
“Time and tide wait for no man” can apply to everything but Ban Mai Chay Nam Resort and Restaurant, the place where good old memories are enlivened and revived once again. It is like a restaurant-cum-living museum, where things from all over the world are arranged and placed nicely around the restaurant. With the passion of collecting old objects of the owner and the love of cooking of the owner-ess, the firstly intended to be the couple’s retreat turned to be a restaurant leading diners to travel back to the good old days. Some objects shown, rare photographs and the only soccer table in Southeast Asia, for example, can be traced back as far as the reign of the King Rama V and the reign of King Rama VII respectively. Thai antiques are not only what you can expect to see but also Chinese jars, crystals or even McDonald’s happy meal premiums. After being full with food for your eyes now it’s time of food for your palate. The recommended dishes are pork satay, the dish

Piyapruk Resort & Steakhouse

This restaurant and hotel is a real marvel in horticulture. The spectacular garden was cultivated by the owner, a professor in landscape design who also maintains his own house on the premises. His landscaping company was responsible for the design of the grounds at the Promrangsri Buddha Park. A devoted nature lover, he built the Piyapruk garden over time and later opened up rooms in a separate wing as accommodation, followed by the steakhouse. The walkways to all the dining areas are flanked by verdant foliage and exotic species of plants, most labeled with their scientific names. Creeks flow over stepped waterfalls and rocks, tree trunks stand as sculptures, large carp swim along in the ponds and a misting system sprays a fine fog of cool air over the water features, creating an “enchanted forest” atmosphere. The steakhouse’s kitchen indeed serves up steak, but the menu also includes Thai, Chinese and European dishes.

10 Soi 19, Mittraphap Rd.,
Mueang District,
Nakhon Ratchasima 30000
Tel. +66 (0) 4429 9679

The Rachawadee Restaurant



Nestled in the Indochina Hotel, Rachawadee Restaurant offers guests the perfect setting to relax and unwind after a long day of business or leisure. The comfortable and casual setting is ideal for relaxed meetings with friends or colleagues and provides a great location to escape from the chaos of a busy city life. The extensive and colorful menu includes exotic Thai food, European food, and Chef’s specials, all of which are carefully prepared by the talented onsite Chef. There’s a spacious indoor area, perfect for enjoying live performers, and plenty

Piyapruk Resort & Steakhouse

of character in the décor as the atmosphere promotes an exclusive yet not pretensions feel. For a chilled out ambience head out to the poolside for moonlight dining and cool drinks.

154 Moo 6, Thanavithee Rd.,
Baanmai Nongsai Sub-district,
Aranyaprathet District,
Sakeo 27120
Tel. +66 (0) 3723 2588-60
www.indochina-hotel.net