Dalaabaa Bar & Restaurant, Chiang Mai
Tel: 66 53 242 491
Concierge.com's insider take:
Set in a sleek, glass-sided house that looks like it was lifted from an L.A. canyon, the former Indian consulate was reincarnated in 2004 as one of Chiang Mai's hippest eateries. Mind your way negotiating the entrance of stepping stones laid out in a reflecting pool, and settle down at a candlelit table. Low lighting and a ruby-red color scheme conjure romance, though the mood is slightly marred by the neon glow of Heineken and Jim Beam signs. However, the kitchen's take on contemporary Thai cuisine is innovativeorder the crab-filled spring rolls, which are shaped like breadsticks and deep-fried. Reservations are suggested in the high season.
Open daily 6 pm to midnight.