Taste of Korea in Chiang Mai: Misone Restaurant

Oh, mouthwatering memories… Surprisingly, Misone restaurant is relatively unknown, i.e. rarely mentioned on popular “best of” or “recommended” lists of Chiang Mai’s restaurants.

Misone restaurant

Korean food @ Misone restaurant

One day, we walked by a menu display advertising Korean dishes. After couple weeks living in Chiang Mai, the novelty of thai cuisine was wearing off, so our curiosity led us inside. We haven’t been to Korea yet, and our closest encounter with authentic Korean cuisine happened in Seattle’s Korean eateries. Therefore, we played safe and ordered Korean ramen. It was delicious.

Korean ramen

Long story short, Misone quickly became one of our favorite places. Over time, we tried almost everything, from galbi(that was fun, but too time-consuming) to plenty of soups, to an endless variety of ramen noodles, to kimchi and banchan. The food was always fresh and consistently delicious. Frankly, if I had my way, I would go there every other day.

My favorite: Bindaetteok
Korean ramen
Korean ramen

Eventually, we’ve met the owners, a Korean couple, and developed a ritual of small talk using a funny combination of creative gestures, English and Thai languages. It might look crazy from an onlooker’s point, but it worked well.

Korean Barbecue:

Korean BBQ

Korean BBQ

Korean BBQ

More delicious food:

Korean food @ Misone

Korean food @ Misone

Korean food @ Misone

Here is the lowdown:
Excellent Korean food
All You Can Eat Buffet Lunch 11:00 – 13:00 119Baht
Dinner 17:00 – ?
9 Nimmanhaemin Soi 7 Suthep Muang Chiangmai 50200

Misone Restaurant (located on the first floor of Misone Hotel) on Google Maps:

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2 thoughts on “Taste of Korea in Chiang Mai: Misone Restaurant”

  1. Haha, I can’t believe I clicked on this because I’ve got 2 weeks left in Korea. You might think that I’d be sick of the local cuisine but since my wife and I are going to be in CM in a month, I had to have a look! Seeing that dak galbi sign brought a smile to my face because that, by far, is my favorite Korean dish. I’ll keep this one secretly from my wife and when we’re missing sam jang and bbq, I’ll throw this one out there as an option. Thanks for sharing this, Elena! Great shots of some awesome food!

    • Thanks, Duke :). Speaking of this place, not only food was very delicious, but the owners were fantastic people. Since we ate there quite often, we became friendly with them. The owner speaks a little bit of English, so our conversations consisted mostly of sign language and pantomime. Been friends with the owner resulted in having extra dishes “on the house”, which was great for the stomach, but not so good for the waistline ;). Have fun in CM!

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