Thajene Chomchan Seafood Restraunt Chiang Mai

Decent seafood in a mountain city

Cuisine: seafood
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Recommended dishes: all kinds of seafood
Price indication: a bit expensive but reasonable

If you enjoy eating seafood but you’re living in a mountain city like Chiang Mai, you may have a problem. Chiang Mai doesn’t border any sea although some overseas people contact me sometimes on the internet asking me how far it is to walk to the beach.

Proper Thai seafood restaurants, therefore, are scarce in Chiang Mai, you’ve got to look for it and, well, if you didn’t find it at Thajene Chomchan, you probably won’t find it anywhere in Chiang Mai.

Thajene Chomchan Seafood Restaurant

Thajene is one of the few Thai-run businesses that offer a real selection of seafood. The other ones are perhaps Phuket Seafood, Andaman Seafood and Auntie Seafood. What sets Thajene apart, however, are a few key factors:

  • Location: Thajene is conveniently located at 104/8-9 หมู่ 2 ซ.2 Photharam Rd, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand.
  • Working Hours: Thajene is open seven days a week from 5 pm to 12 am, making it a reliable choice for late-night food.
  • Freshness: The owner also owns Mahachai seafood, a main supplier of seafood in Chiang Mai. This means new stock is sent daily from all of Thailand’s seas, ensuring the utmost freshness of their offerings.
  • Atmosphere: The restaurant provides a cosy, casual setting, making it a pleasant place to dine. Additionally, the restaurant often features live music.
  • Services: Thajene Chomchan offers a variety of services including dine-in, takeaway, and outdoor seating. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible and has a wheelchair-accessible car park.
  • Offerings: Besides its extensive seafood menu, Thajene also offers a kids’ menu, and a range of beverages including wine, coffee, alcohol, and cocktails.

You can find more about Thajene Chomchan and their offerings on their website.

If you’re seeking fresh seafood in Chiang Mai, Thajene is undoubtedly one of your best options. Although I have only tried a few dishes, my experience has been largely positive. I found the deep-fried fish a bit too deep-fried, but the salad with salty fish was good, and the veggies with shrimp were decent despite being a tad overcooked.

For Chiang Mai standards, the food isn’t cheap, because we’re used to standard dishes for 40 baht each and here they costs at least 120 baht, but if you really want some special fish, you simply can’t get it everywhere and then you’ve got to pay for it.

Thajene Chomchan (ท่าจีน ชมจันทร์) means something like ‘enjoy the moon at the river’ or ‘enjoy the moon in a Chinese port’, because Thajene is a river in Thailand but it literally means Chinese port. In any way, it’s kind of a romantic image Thai people have in mind. It’s not really that romantic a place, more a bit old-fashioned as clearly this place has been around for a long time, but it’s pleasant nevertheless and there’s a band. Service is ok, especially if they have special staff on duty for orders.


off the Super Highway in a quiet soi. Follow the Super Highway from the Rincome intersection with Nimmanhaemin road, pass Wat Jed Yot on your left. Take the next soi, going off the Super Highway and follow the signs. Open: every day from 17:00-24:00

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Posted 11th November 2014 by Chiang Mai Eater

Location: มหาวิทยาลัยเทคโนโลยีราชมงคลล้านนา วิทยาเขตภาคพายัพ (เจ็ดยอด) Chang Phueak, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand

Labels: seafood Thai

Deep-fried tap tim fish

Salad with salty fish

Aspergus with shrimps

The Menu:

(Note: The menu has most likely changed since these images were taken)

Posted 11th November 2014 by Chiang Mai Eater

Location: มหาวิทยาลัยเทคโนโลยีราชมงคลล้านนา วิทยาเขตภาคพายัพ (เจ็ดยอด) Chang Phueak, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand

Labels: seafood Thai

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