Moxie Restaurant delights guests with a classy mix of traditional Thai food and interesting fusion dishes in a smart casual setting on the ground floor of the Dusit D2 Hotel. Located only metres from the main night bazaar, Moxie restaurant is easy to find, and cleverly hidden behind another a building so you can enjoy a chic lunch or dinner away from the crowds. Open for both lunch and dinner, it closes at 22:30.
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- Doi Inthanon National Park Tour
- Ping River Dinner Cruise
- Khantoke Dinner with Traditional Dance Performance
- Old City Half-Day Bike Tour
- Flight of the Gibbon™ Zipline Tour
- 2-Day Whitewater Rafting & Ziplining
- Full-Day Countryside Bike Tour with Lunch
- Aroy Aroy Thai Cooking School & Market Tour
- Full-Day Excursion to Chiang Rai & Golden Triangle
Decorated in the same autumnal colours that run throughout the hotel, Moxie has a modern feel. The restaurant is large and it is also where breakfast is served to in-house guests. Sadly this can make it feel a little sparse at times, unless you pick a table in the nooks that the D2 have cleverly created. These, along with some clever partitioning, help the restaurant maintain a cosy atmosphere. Be sure to check out the bar as you walk by. Lining nearly the whole length of the lobby, there are masters at work behind this counter. Winners of Thai Bartender of the year in 2010 - 2011 and runner-up in 2012, they serve some delicious concoctions and make a show of shaking at the same time.
Local-inspired dishes include the famous northern dish of Khao Soi (230 baht), a coconut curry that comes with egg noodles and your choice of chicken or beef, spicy duck red curry (250 baht) and grilled pork with sticky rice and a sweet, spicy Issan sauce (320 baht). One of our favourites is the fusion dish of Chiang Mai sausage and pasta (250 baht), the al-dente spaghetti a great accompaniment to the spicy meat and crispy pork crackers. Two main dishes really stand out on our visit: one of Moxxie’s signatures is the baked baby pork ribs (440 baht). The meat is succulent and falls off the bone, and serving this rich dish with sweet potato mash and the extremely spicy green papaya salad prevents it from being too filling. Another perfect lunch dish is the sea bass (390 baht), fresh and light and accompanied by truffle potato and a mushroom and coconut cream sauce.
Desserts include black sticky rice and mango (190 baht), an extremely tasty and attractively presented version of the Thai classic, but we thought that the sweet pistachio cheese mousse with a dark cherry salsa (190 baht) was both inventive and full of flavour, the sour fruit cutting through the creamy cheesecake-inspired pudding. If you fancy something lavish then order one of the delicious sundaes. So much more than a few scoops of ice-cream, the chocolate chocolate (220 baht) is the ultimate sweet treat, with brownie chunks, chocolate and chocolate chip ice-cream, caramelised milk sauce, whipped cream and fudge. Moxxie Restaurant in the Dusit D2 serves impressive Thai and fusion cuisine in a sleek, chic dining room that may only be minutes from Chiang Mai’s bustling night market but feels like another world.
Moxie Restaurant Chiang Mai
- Opening Hours: 06:30 until 22:30
- Address: 100 Chang Klan Road
- Tel: +66 (0) 5399 9999